Saturday, March 19, 2016
Bad Company have hired former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson to sit in for the absent Mick Ralphs on their upcoming US summer tour with Joe Walsh.
“I’ve decided to sit this upcoming US tour out,” explains Ralphs. “The travel required to do these dates is something I’m just not feeling up for at the moment. I’m glad the band found Rich to take my place for this run, I’m sure he’ll be great. See you all again soon. Much love to Paul and Simon, and love to all our fans for supporting us over the years Thanks.”
“I'm excited to be joining Bad Company as their special guest on tour this summer,” adds Robinson. “One of my favorite bands growing up was Free. I've been a big fan of Paul Rodgers and his work throughout his career - from Bad Company and beyond - and Simon Kirke is one of my all time favorite drummers. To be able to play with Paul and Simon is such an honor. I'm really looking forward to it. See you out there!”
The Bad Company / Joe Walsh dates for the “One Hell Of A Night” tour will begin in Dallas, TX on May 12.
The 2-month trek will see the co-headliners rotate the headlining spot at each show.
On April 29, Bad Company will release a pair of classic 1970s-era concerts: the 2CD “Live In Concert 1977 & 1979” delivers two previously unreleased live recordings: a 1977 show in Houston, TX and a 1979 performance at The Empire Pool in London (now known as Wembley Arena).
In January of 2015, Robinson announced the end of The Black Crowes after 24 years as a band.
The guitarist will release a new album, “Flux”, in June.
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