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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company Teaming Up For Summer Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company Teaming Up For Summer Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company will be hitting the road together. The two groups have mapped out a 13-date co-headlining U.S. trek, which will begin in Auburn, Washington on June 20th. They'll make stops in such cities as Houston, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Detroit as they work their way eastward, wrapping up the tour in Bethel, New York on July 27th. With the collaborative trek both bands are marking major 40th anniversary milestones. Skynyrd released their debut album, "(Pronounced 'Leh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)," in 1973, while Free's Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke, Mott The Hoople's Mick Ralphs, and King Crimson's Boz Burrell came together in 1973 to form the supergroup Bad Company. The touring lineup of Bad Company will feature Rodgers, Kirke, and Ralphs with guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Todd Ronning. Burrell died in 2006.

Both bands are looking forward to the tour. Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant calls Rodgers one of his favorite rock singers, and adds that he and his bandmates "have a deep appreciation for Bad Company's music." Rodgers says his history with Skynyrd dates back "to the '70s and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in L.A." He also credits his current health and happiness to Skynyrd, because the Southern rockers introduced him to his wife, Cynthia.

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Bad Company Tour Dates

June 20 - Auburn, Washington, at the White River Amphitheater June 21 - Ridgefield, Washington, at the Sleep Country Amphitheater June 23 - Mountain View, California, at the Shoreline Amphitheater July 11 - Houston, Texas, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 13 - Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre July 14 - Bristow, Virginia, at Jiffy Lube Live July 17 - Camden, New Jersey, at the Susquehanna Bank Center July 19 - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, at the First Niagara Pavilion July 20 - Noblesville, Indiana, at the Kilpsch Music Center July 23 - Clarkston, Michigan, at the DTE Energy Music Theater July 24 - Cincinnati, Ohio Riverbend Music Center July 26 - Gilford, New Hampshire, at the Meadowbrook July 27 - Bethel, New York, at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts


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