Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company To Hit The Road

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Two titans of ’70s classic rock are teaming up for a short co-headlining tour. Lynyrd Skynyrd, still touring behind last year’s Last Of A Dying Breed will hit the road with the reunited Bad Company – featuring founding members Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs.

In a statement, Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant said, “Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go. Personally, Paul is one of my favorite rock singers. We have a deep appreciation for Bad Company’s music and look forward to being on the road with them and sharing the stage.”

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(Paul Rodgers, Photo Credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Paul Rodgers said, “The Skynyrds and I go back to the ’70s and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in LA aka the ‘Riot House.’ In the ’90s the band introduced me to my wife Cynthia, and that’s why I am so damned happy and healthy these years.”

Rodgers has opened for Skynyrd as a solo artist, but this is the first time Skynyrd and Bad Co. are touring together.

The tour will also feature an opening act: Black Stone Cherry who are one of the bands in the new wave of southern rock bands.

The tour kicks off June 20 in Auburn, Washington. For additional dates, check out Bad Company’s official website, or Lynyrd Skynyrd’s official website.

Brian Ives,


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