Bad Company featuring original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke have added an Irish show to their Autumn 2016 'Swan Song' tour. The lauded British blues rock act will play Dublin's 3Arena on 14th October.
Bad Company burst upon the rock’n’roll scene in 1973, and were immediately dubbed a super-group by fans and press alike, as its members all came from very successful popular bands including Free (Rodgers and Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Ralphs) and King Crimson (Burrell). They continue to live up to that hype and are one of the strongest successful touring bands today.
Says Rodgers about the upcoming shows: "Returning to Ireland and the U.K. with Bad Company where it all began 40 plus years ago is full circle for the band and the fans."
Guitarist Ralphs adds: “So looking forward to be playing in the Dublin for all our great Irish fans - gonna be great!"
Finally, drummer Kirke says: “The Irish fans are special and we're going to give them a treat.”
Special guests for the hotly anticipated show will be former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora with Orianthi. The pair will be making a return to the city following their sold out gig at Dublin's Olympia Theatre in June 2014. Sambora + Orianthi (RSO) will open the show along with Steve Rodgers or Jasmine Rodgers as the first act.
Despite their reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to ever rock an arena, Bad Company never released a live album during its meteoric rise to the top of the charts until last month. 'Live In Concert 1977 & 1979' was released last month via Rhino Records and also debuted on the UK album charts.
Tickets from €59.70 including booking and facility fees go on sale from 9am Friday 1st July via Ticketmaster.