Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lynyrd Skynyrd & Bad Company announce summer tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company have announced a co-headline tour that takes the bands coast-to-coast for 12 dates.

Both bands celebrate significant 40th anniversaries in 2013, with Skynyrd having released their debut album on August 13, 1973 and Bad Company being formed that same year.

While the pair have shared the stage and Paul Rodgers has toured with Skynyrd, Bad Company and Skynyrd have never toured as co-headliners together.

"Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go,” says Johnny Van Zant. “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.”

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

Special guests and Kentucky-bred hard rockers, Black Stone Cherry, will be kicking things off on The 40 Tour.

The co-headline tour will stage performances at the following venues:

Jun 20 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
Jun 21 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater
Jun 23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul 11 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 13 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 14 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 17 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 19 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 20 - Noblesville, IN - Kilpsch Music Center
Jul 23 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Jul 24 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul 26 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook (Not a Live Nation date)
Jul 27 - Bethel, NY -Bethel Woods Center for the Arts *

*Black Stone Cherry not appearing on this date

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