Thursday, March 3, 2016

Bad Company, Joe Walsh Team Up For U.S. Summer Tour

Joe Walsh and Bad Company (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke) have announced their ‘One Hell Of A Night’ tour, which begins in Dallas, Texas on May 12 and ends in Nashville TN on July 3rd. As co-headliners they will rotate the headlining spot each show. As for who will headline in what city Walsh playfully quipped: “I told Paul, if it’s a long bus ride I go first!”

"I had always hoped that we would do something together and so here we are 30 years later finally touring together, Bad Company lead singer Paul Rodgers commented. “It has taken us this long so I wouldn't miss this. Unless you want to wait 30 more years for our next tour in 2046!!! There is only one Joe Walsh, he is such a unique person and an uber talented singer, songwriter and musician."

“I have a huge amount of respect for Paul of course and the band and we get along great,” added Walsh. “Paul and I agreed it would be a hell of an evening of music, one that will be memorable for everyone who comes, and memorable for us, and that’s important in this day and age.”

“I’ve loved Joe Walsh since I first heard the James Gang many years ago, looking forward to playing with him again!” remarked Bad Company guitarist Mick Ralphs.

"Getting back on stage with Mick and Paul is always a thrill for me,” added Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke. “And knowing that I get to see Joe Walsh every night makes it that much better..."

The tour will include special VIP ticket packages for sale, including a pre-show party, premium seats, photo opportunity with Joe, exclusive merch and more. This is something both co-headliners are really excited about. “We wanted to open it up, meet our fans and give back something special to as many people as possible who have been supporting both our bands all these years,” said Walsh.

Performing with Joe Walsh will be some of his backing band members from his record-setting solo Walsh Tour 2015, including Joe Vitale, his Barnstorm bandmate on drums and adding Chad Cronwell on drums; Waddy Watchel on guitar; Larry Young on bass and Jimmy Wallace on keyboards. Leslie Fuller, Connie Jackson,Windy Wagner and Rickey Washington will be background singers and Clayton Janes on samples.

British singer, songwriter and recording artist Steve Rodgers will open each show acoustically, playing original songs from his new album.

JOE WALSH & BAD COMPANY TOUR DATES:

5/12/2016 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
5/15/2016 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5/17/2016 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
5/18/2016 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
5/20/2016 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
5/22/2016 - Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
5/24/2016 - The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/26/2016 - New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
5/28/2016 - Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/29/2016 - W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
6/7/2016 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
6/9/2016 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
6/11/2016 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
6/12/2016 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavillion
6/14/2016 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
6/16/2016 - Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
6/18/2016 - St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/20/2016 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
6/22/2016 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/23/2016 - Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
6/26/2016 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
6/28/2016 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
6/30/2016 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion
7/3/2016 - Nashville, TN @ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre