With the collaborative trek both bands are marking major 40th anniversary milestones. Skynyrd released their debut album, 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.
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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