Bad Company announce a Leeds date - Swan Song tour
Bad Company will return to the UK for their first tour in four years this fall on their ‘Swan Song’ tour. Original Bad Company members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke will hit Leeds, first direct arena on 15 October 2016.
“With mean riffs that took no prisoners, smoldering grooves and THE voice of all British voices, these guys brought home a special unique angle to the scene. “I’m excited to see them make their way back on the road, town to town.” - Robert Plant.
Bad Company burst upon the rock’n’roll scene in 1973, and was immediately dubbed a super-group by fans and press alike, as its members all came from very successful popular bands: Free (Rodgers and Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Ralphs) and King Crimson (Burrell). They continue to live up to that hype and are one of the strongest successful touring bands today.
"Returning to the UK with Bad Company where it all began 40 plus years ago is full circle for the band and the fans. It’s always a pleasure to play in the UK," remarked Paul Rodgers.
“So looking forward to be playing in the UK for all our great fans-- gonna be great!" Mick Ralphs added.
“The British fans are special and we're going to give them a treat. There's nothing like playing in my home country...” Simon Kirke added.
Special guests Richie Sambora + Orianthi (RSO) will open every show along with Steve Rodgers or Jasmine Rodgers as the first act.
Despite their reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to ever rock an arena, Bad Company never released a live album during its meteoric rise to the top of the charts until last month. LIVE IN CONCERT 1977 & 1979 was released last month via Rhino Records and also debuted on the UK album charts.
Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday 3rd June and are available at www.firstdirectarena.com or from our booking line 0844 248 1585