Las Vegas First Stop on Rodgers Solo Tour
Las Vegas First Stop on Rodgers Solo Tour
LAS VEGAS - February 26, 2011 - Paul Rodgers, who toured and recorded with Queen from 2004 to 2008 and reunited Bad Company 2008 to 2010 is at long last returning to the US with his solo band for an exclusive concert at the Eastside Events Center at the Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel April 2nd.
Playing with Queen was brilliant they interpreted my songs on an entirely new level. With Bad Company the musical fire (son of Led Zeppelins late drummer John) works were still there but creating and touring solo is where my heart is says Rodgers, a Grammy® nominated and Platinum selling artist.
Rodgers is playing an exclusive 10 dates in the United States this year and his first stop will be at the Eastside Events Center Saturday, April 2 at 9 p.m. This will be Rodgers first solo show pairing up with drummer Jason Bonham. Other band members include the familiar faces of guitarist Howard Leese (Heart) and Lynn Sorenson (bass).
Rodgers has chosen to rehearse for several days at Eastside Cannery Events Center for his upcoming UK tour prior to his show. His last UK solo tour culminated with the recording of his debut solo DVD Live in Glasgow which charted at #1 in Canada, #2 in Japan, #3 in the US, #4 in the UK and is now Certified Gold.
The singer/songwriter will be performing new songs from his up and coming solo CD, making it 31 album/CD releases since 1968, plus hits from his expansive back catalogue such as All Right Now- Free, Feel Like Makin Love- Bad Company and Satisfaction Guaranteed- The Firm.
Says Rodgers Developing a set-list is always a bit of a balancing act but in the US it will be Bad Company heavy for fans.
Tickets are available now: $39.95 for Reserved, $49.95 for Prime, $59.95 for Gold, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased by calling (702) 856-5470, or by visiting www.eastsidecannery.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Eastside Cannery's box office at the front desk.
2010 BMI presents Paul Rodgers with the million air award to acknowledge 4,000,000 radio performances of All Right Now in the US. When I started writing All Right Now the lyrics and the melody flowed easily. Paul Rodgers
2010 Certified Gold in the UK & Top 10 on Billboards CD charts for 3 weeks The Very Best Of Free & Bad Company featuring Paul Rodgers.
2010 Rolling Stone Magazines #3 Greatest Voice in Rock
2009 Solo performance on Jools Holland
2009 Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck present him with the Classic Songwriter of 2009 chosen by the fans and writers of the UKs International Classic Rock Magazine.
2009 Receives Honorary Doctorate from Teesside University in his hometown of Middlesbrough, England.
2008 Queen + Paul Rodgers performed for their largest crowd 350,000 in Kharkov, Ukraine.
2008 Performed at Nelson Mandelas 90th birthday concert in Londons Hyde Park, sharing the stage with Will Smith, Queen, Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Josh Groban and others.
2008 One of only 8 people to ever receive a Proclamation from US Congress, acknowledging his many achievements and his philanthropist work for the Fender Centers Kids Rock Free Music Education Program.
2007 Debut Solo DVD Live in Glasgow charts at # 1 in Canada for 3 weeks. Certified Gold in Canada.
2007 Led Zeppelin, Paul Rodgers, Bill Wyman and others share the stage as a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic Records founder) at Londons 02 Arena.
2006 Appearance on American Idol.
2006 Appearance on Entertainment Tonight.
2006 Voted A ROCK ICON in Classic Rock Magazine by fellow Musicians.
2006 Voted # 1 SINGER by Japans Player Magazine
GRAHAMS NUMBER win in Atlanta !!
Five of the many guitarists that Paul has recorded or performed with over the years
. Slash, Ronnie Wood, Joe Perry & Jimmy Page.
PAUL RODGERS To Be Joined By JASON BONHAM On U.K. Tour - Feb. 16, 2011
"Playing with QUEEN was brilliant they interpreted my songs on an entire new level," says Rodgers. "With BAD COMPANY the musical fireworks were still there but creating and touring solo is where my heart is."
Paul's last U.K. solo tour, in 2006, culminated with the recording of his debut solo DVD, "Live In Glasgow", which charted at #1 in Canada, #2 in Japan, #3 in the U.S., #4 in the UK and is now certified gold.
Rodgers has announced that drummer Jason Bonham (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, LED
Also in the band the familiar faces of Howard Leese (HEART guitarist), Lynn Sorenson (bass) plus some surprise guests.
Rodgers will perform new songs from his upcoming solo CD, making it 31 album/CD releases since 1968, plus hits from his expansive back catalogue such as FREE's "All Right Now", BAD COMPANY's "Feel Like Makin' Love" and THE FIRM's "Satisfaction Guaranteed".
Says Rodgers: "Developing the set-list is always a bit of a balancing act but in the U.K. it will be FREE-heavy for the fans."
Supporting Rodgers are very special guests DOWN 'N' OUTZ. Fronted by Joe Elliott of DEF LEPPARD and backed by THE QUIREBOYS, DOWN 'N' OUTZ will be an evening of music by MOTT THE HOOPLE and its collective works.
Tickets are priced at £34.50, in advance, regionally, and £32.50, £37.50, £40.00, £50.00 in
Dates for the tour are as follows:
April 15 - Blackpool, UK - Opera
April 16 - Sheffield, UK - City Hall
April 18 - Newcastle, UK - City Hall
April 19 - Glasgow, UK - Clyde Auditorium
April 21 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
April 22 - Nottingham, UK - Royal Centre
April 24 - Bournemouth, UK - Internation Centre
April 25 - Southend, UK - Cliff Pavilion
April 27 - London, UK - Royal Albert Hall (plus Joe Perry)
April 28 - Birmingham, UK - NIA
Photo below courtesy of PaulRodgers.com
Stephen Rodgers - Haunted
So, is there anything you've always wanted to ask the legendary singer?
Free or Bad Company?
Out of all the guitarists hes played with, whos the best?
How on earth did he end up playing at the Labour Party Conference in 2002?
Send your questions to us by Tuesday, February 15 to [email protected]
The best questions, and Pauls answers will be published in a future edition of Uncut magazine.
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Sunshine by Stephen Rodgers
Paul Rodgers has posted the following statement online regarding the passing of legendary guitarist Gary Moore:
GARY MOORE 1952-2011
When he played, he was a man on fire.
"Gary was a friend and a truly great man. I respect that he played the game his way... no time for B.S. He was focused and passionate about music and was one of the best.
"The last time that I jammed with Gary, he came on as my special guest at London's Royal Albert Hall and proceeded to take it to another level... the place imploded!
"If there hadn't been an ocean between us and Gary didn't mind flying, we absolutely would have created more together.
"We've lost a great British blues man and I am very, very sad ..........PAUL RODGERS.
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PAUL RODGERS PLANS ON CONCENTRATING ON SOLO CAREER IN 2011
After focusing on Bad Company in 2010, Paul Rodgers will concentrate on his solo career in 2011.
He tells us that in addition to a U.K. tour in April, he's working on new songs with the hope of recording an album. Rodgers says,
"I want to make it completely an analog album. I just don't like the sound of [digital]... I want to make it like the old days."
You just have to smile when you see something like this
ATTENTION SINGERS IN THE USA
I saw the potential immediately and have been following its growth ever since. It now appears it may end up being THE PLACE FOR UNDISCOVERED ARTISTS TO LAUNCH THEIR CAREER. In fact, The Voice of America, a highly anticipated singing competition program, scheduled to air on NBC this spring, has given special attention to TalentWatch. Check out the following link on their NBC affiliate page! http://www.nbcthevoice.com
A little info on TalentWatch Theres a few wrinkles that really make this site cool. Besides music videos, every artist uploads a personal video where they tell their story. You get to rate artists on their talent, entertainment AND likeability. In fact, music fans drive this site. Bottom line- every music artist has an equal chance to rise to the top. Every single one. And that's the way it should be. Now don't you think it's time WE decide who deserves to be discovered.... I do.
Back to The Voice of America. You can register to audition for the show at http://www.nbcthevoice.com
Theyll be checking the TalentWatch site as well.
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Another cover by this Austrian Band (Vienna) Not too shabby too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-qVLns260Q (I like them)
Check them out at
UK BAND Heartbreaker is a tribute to Paul Rodgers, which features the music of Queen, Free & Bad Company. The band plays a selection of songs from these different eras of Paul Rodgers; spanning over his 41 year career at the top.
We play a two hour set, the main part of the show, we play songs that Paul Rodgers has co-wrote with Queen: Celebrity, Small, Cosmos Rocking and Voodoo from the Cosmos Rocks album as well as classic songs by Queen: Tie Your Mother Down, Fat bottomed Girls, We Will Rock You and many more. We also feature classic tracks by Bad Co: Can't Get Enough, Feel Like Making Love, Seagull, Shooting Star and the track Bad Company. This set closes with tracks from the band Free with such classics as: Wishing Well & All Right Now.
The first part of the show is dedicated to the band Free as well as a selection of songs from Paul Rodgers solo career: Fire & Water, Mr Big, Little Bit of Love, My Brother Jake and many more.
Our band plays in various venues up and down the United Kingdom and audiences appreciate the live experience of Heartbreaker. We look forward to seeing you at our gig,
Live for the music, Heartbreaker
Barflys playing Free's "My Brother Jake" live at the "One Day in May" festival Trentham Gardens 9th May 2009.
Find out more at http://www.thebarflys.co.uk