by Alisha Jackson
Ten dates into their One Hell of a Night tour with Joe Walsh, Bad Company have announced a new tour featuring original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke, and special guests Richie Sambora and Orianthi (RSO).
The Swan Song UK Tour will begin on October 15th in Leeds, and general tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 3rd, with the opportunity to buy VIP packages starting this week.
The press release reads, “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 eight UK cities in October including Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and London.”
“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,” Paul Rodgers says. Mick Ralphs, who dropped out of Bad Company’s One Hell of a Night tour due to not feeling well enough to travel, sounds eager to get back on the road. “So looking forward to be playing in the UK for all our great fans– gonna be great!” he said. “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 and Orianthi, who are being billed as “RSO”, will open every show along with Steve Rodgers or Jasmine Rodgers as the first act.
Bad Company’s full announcement and tour art can be seen below.