Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd Will Co-Headline Sheds This Summer
Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd will co-headline the 12-date The 40 Tour. Both bands celebrate significant 40th anniversaries in 2013: Lynyrd Skynyrd released their debut album on August 13, 1973 and Bad Company formed the same year. While the pair have shared the stage and Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers has toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company and Skynyrd have never toured as co-headliners together.
Skynyrd’s current line-up features band co-founder Gary Rossington (Guitar), Johnny Van Zant (Vocals), Rickey Medlocke (Guitar), Mark “Sparky” atejka (Guitar), Michael Cartellone (Drums), Johnny Colt (Bass), Peter Keys (Keyboards), Dale Krantz Rossington- Honkettes (Backing Vocals) and Carol Chase-Honkettes (Backing Vocals).
“The Skynyrds and I go back to the ’70s and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in LA aka the Riot House,” Rodgers says. “In the ’90s the band introduced me to my wife Cynthia, and that’s why I am so damned happy and healthy these years.” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant offers, “Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go. 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.”
Special guests Black Stone Cherry will open most dates on the summer run.
The co-headline tour will stage performances at the following venues:
June 20 Auburn, WA —White River Amphitheater
June 21 Ridgefield, WA—Sleep Country Amphitheater
June 23 Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheater
July 11 Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 13 Charlotte, NC—Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 14 Bristow, VA —Jiffy Lube Live
July 17 Camden, NJ—Susquehanna Bank Center
July 19 Burgettstown, PA—First Niagara Pavilion
July 20 Noblesville, IN—Kilpsch Music Center
July 23 Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theater
July 24 Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center
July 26 Gilford, NH—Meadowbrook
July 27 Bethel, NY—Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (without
Black Stone Cherry)