Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jason Bonham To Play Drums For Paul Rodgers On UK Tour

Paul Rodgers, who toured and recorded with Queen from 2004 - 2008 and Bad Company 2008 - 2010, is at long last returning to the UK with his solo band. "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."

His last UK 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 US, #4 in the UK and is now certified Gold.

Rodgers has announced that drummer Jason Bonham (Black Country Communion, Led Zeppelin) will be joining him on tour. Says Rodgers: "Jason played with Joe Perry and myself in LA recently and was so hot that I asked him to join us for the UK tour."

Also in the band the familiar faces of Howard Leese (Heart guitarist), Lynn Sorenson (bass) plus some surprise guests.

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 Free''s 'All Right Now, Bad Company's 'Feel Like Makin' Love', The Firm's "Satisfaction Guaranteed".

Rodgers: "Developing the set-list is always a bit of a balancing act but in the UK it will be Free heavy for the fans."

Supporting Rodgers are very special guests Joe Elliott's 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 London (subject to booking fee) and are available from

Dates for the tour are as follows:

15 - Blackpool, UK - Opera House
16 - Sheffield, UK - City Hall
18 - Newcastle, UK - City Hall
19 - Glasgow, UK - Clyde Auditorium
21 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
22 - Nottingham, UK - Royal Centre
24 - Bournemouth, UK - Internation Centre
25 - Southend, UK - Cliff Pavilion
27 - London, UK - Royal Albert Hall (plus Joe Perry)
28 - Birmingham, UK - NIA

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