After a successful one-night-only reunion concert last year, the members of '70s supergroup Bad Company will once again come together, this time for a run of summer 2009 shows. According to a press release, the band's founding members — singer Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke — are all on board for the 10 shows that kick off June 17th in Hollywood, Florida and conclude July 4th in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Doobie Brothers will join Bad Company on the tour.
In August 2008, the three remaining members of Bad Company (bassist Boz Burrell passed away in 2006) reunited for the first time in nearly a decade to perform at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. A DVD of that sold-out show, Bad Company â€" Hard Rock Live, will be released on August 8th. "It's great to be back with Paul and Simon," Ralphs said in a statement. "We made great music together and had the time of our lives doing it. I'm really looking forward to getting back out there this summer."
As of right now, the jaunt doesn't take the band west of Michigan. Prior commitments may prevent this from becoming a full-scale reunion tour, however. As Rock Daily previously reported, Mick Ralphs is set to reunite with glam band Mott the Hoople in October, and Rodgers still has some touring obligations to Queen following the release of The Cosmos Rocks last year. Check the tour dates as they stand now below:
June 17 - Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
June 19 - Atlanta, GAÂ @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 20 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 23 - Raleigh, NC @ Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
June 24 - Virginia Beach, FL @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 27 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 28 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
July 1 - Independence Township, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 2 - Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
July 4 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Resorts Atlantic City