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Bad Company announce exclusive Live CDs of UK tour!
Bad Company are delighted to announce that we will be working
with instant music specialists Concert Live on our forthcoming UK tour dates.
will be recording 3 dates from the UK tour and creating live CDs instantly
at the shows for fans to purchase and take home straight after the concerts!
Recorded gigs are; Wembley Arena, Manchester MEN and Birminghams LG Arena,
and the Live CDs will be available after each of these shows as well as throughout the duration of the tour.
These CD sets are presented in deluxe 3 disc digipaks and are strictly limited edition!!
To ensure you get these ultimate souvenirs of your Bad Company concert,
we urge you to order your copies now,
To get your hands on them, either for collection after the concert or home delivery,
simply visit the Concert Live website www.concertlive.co.uk
If you are not coming to the live shows, but would still like to get a live CD from the tour, you can
pre-order and choose to have it delivered to your front door. Worldwide delivery available!
Enjoy the show!
Saturday, 22:00 on BBC Radio 2
Bad Company, recently reformed with original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke,
recorded in a special gig for Radio 2 in the BBC Radio Theatre at the end of March. Features hits from
Paul Rodgers' long career and from the '68-'73 era of Free and '73-'82 era of Bad Company. Introduced by Johnnie Walker.
Bad Company Video
You'll be able to watch video of Bad Company's Radio 2 concert, from 2300 on Saturday evening.
Repeat of Paul Rodgers interview
Rob Birnie's in good company with legendary frontman Paul Rodgers this Saturday night.
As Bad Company are set to embark on their first tour in nearly a decade we thought it was time we caught up with frontman Paul Rodgers.
Paul is in the studio with Rob on Saturday to talk about his extraordinary career, about his Bad Co / Free Best Of and about reuniting with Bad Company.
BIRNIE'S IN WITH PAUL RODGERS
(Repeat Thursday 1 April 11pm) UK time - 6pm Atlanta time
Listen at this link
Friday 2nd April Manchester Evening News Arena
Sunday 4th April Sheffield City Hall
Monday 5th April Cardiff CIA
Wednesday 7th April Newcastle Metro Arena
Thursday 8th April Glasgow SECC Clyde Auditorium
Saturday 10th April Brighton Centre
Sunday 11th April Wembley Arena
Mick Ralphs - Howard Leese - Lynn Sorrensen - Roger Allen (Fan)
Outside the BBC Radio Theatre London March 2010
Review from the SWAMPFREAKS
Now remember I am not a writer or know the first thing about doing some kind of review, But hears how I saw the gig, hope it paints some kinda picture for you.
So hear we are at the BBC studios in the big smoke (London), Hilly and Mac from SwampFreaks, Mac had travelled over from Germany and Hilly came down from Newcastle,
Were sitting in the front row on a balcony that seats about 80 people, overlooking the 250 people below, Waiting for Bad Company to play a set for BBC Radio 2, How we got here, well thats down to a very special friend, Lucy Cheers from SwampFreaks.
Some guy comes on stage and tells the crowed to enjoy the gig and make loads of noise coz the gigs getting recorded, Ha-Ha like we need to be told to make noise,
Then Jonnie Walker introduces the band,
From the backstage area behind the bands backline gear a door opens and the band stroll onto stage quite casually with an air of confidence, crowd really does make noise,
Starting line up aint Bad Company, Yes Paul and Simon we there but no Mick, The band open up with a handful of songs from Pauls own history of music like Wishing Well, Saving Grace and Alright Now,
Ok now on the left side of the stage theres 2 Marshall amp stacks not used, These look like re-issue Marshall hand wired Plexi amps, (Hilly geek),
After the first few songs Paul goes to the mic and introduces Mick and the line up is complete, Bring on Bad Co,
They go onto playing all the crowed pleases,
Feel Like Making Love
Run With The Pack
Cant Get Enough
Rock n Roll Fantasy
Finally ending with a stunning version of Bad Company
Paul on vox and piano,
Absolutely faultless from beginning to end, Showing the crowed that he really does still know how to ROCK, launching his Mic stand 20 feet in the air on several occasions even going into the crowd and greeting every one he could reach, Well mainly the women,
(Wouldnt you do the same),
Simon on Drums,
Kick, Snare, Rack tom, Flour Tom, Couple of cymbals, Thats his setup, a proppa drum kit for people that play hard, Beat perfect, Tight and loud never dropped a beat, Simple as that.
Les Paul, Telecaster, Marshall Plexi, What a sound, Even though he came on later he just got straight into it, well thats what pros do, His riffs were cool and his solos were better.
Howard Leese Guitar
Again using Marshall, possibly vintage modern and I think PRS guitars; His style is simple, Play what is needed, nothing more nothing less, a true pro.
Lynn Sorrensen Bass
Using Marshall bass amplification not sure of guitar possibly warrick, Most important though Bass hug low and denim top to bottom, played Mint, And by the end of the gig he had used every part of the stage.
So you have to picture the scene, 2 northern lads raggy jeans long hair and check shirts looking like a pair of hippies out of the 70s sitting in the front row on a balcony that holds 80 people and Paul shouts into the mic, who got there tickets from Ticketmaster, Down stairs go crazy, Who got there tickets from the fan club again down stairs go crazy, Paul points up to the balcony and says So I guess you lot are from the Record Company and Management, HOW COOL IS THAT.
10/10 now I cant wait for Bad Co 7th April Newcastle Arena,
Andrew Black LIVE FROM THE UK
The Free & Bad Company tribute band in the
Andrew Black UK Tour March 2010
Sunday Brunch w/Andrew Black begins 3/28
After a one-year hiatus, Front Page News i n Midtown has decided to reinstate the weekly Sunday jazz/blues brunch with Andrew Black & the Naturals. Beginning on Sunday, March 28th, join Andrew, Will, and the band in the covered patio as the play great jazz and blues, plus music from their 2008 CD, 14th and Crescent. No cover, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM every Sunday. Sunday Brunch w/Andrew Black begins 3/28
Rare Photos of Paul Rodgers
The Road Runners were formed in 1963 in Middlesbrough.
The three founding members were pupils at St. Thomas' RC Secondary School on Highfield Road in Middlesbrough,
namely Colin Bradley, Micky Moody and Paul Rodgers.
PAUL RODGERS SOLO DATES
Some additions to Solo dates:
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH
Saturday, June 12, 2010
San Diego County Fair, San Diego, CA
THE VERY BEST OF
FREE AND BAD COMPANY FEATURING PAUL RODGERS
Paul Rodgers has released many a hit, both with Free and Bad Company, and now, thanks to a new compilation album, you can get all those classic tunes on one CD. Its aptly called The Very Best of Free and Bad Company Featuring Paul Rodgers and boasts 15 tracks including Cant Get Enough, Rock N Roll Fantasy and All Right Now. There will also be an exclusive iTunes deluxe version that boasts bonus material from The Firm with Jimmy Page, The Law and Pauls solo recordings. It all comes out on March 29th, but the CD will only be available overseas.
Learn more at PaulRodgers.com.