Bad Company’s U.K. ‘Swan Song’

Bad Company sets an autumn run through the United Kingdom.  The hard rockin’ British band’s “Swan Song Tour” includes stops in Wales and Scotland before wrapping in London.

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DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.

The name of the tour harkens back to the band’s ’70s roots.  Bad Company’s 1974 self-titled debut was the first album released on Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song imprint.  Today’s Bad Company features original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke.

“Returning to the U.K. with Bad Company where it all began 40-plus years ago is a full circle for the band and fans,” Rodgers said.  “It’s always a pleasure to play in the U.K.”

Special guests Richie Sambora and Orianthi are on every show along with Steve Rodgers or Jasmine Rogers appearing as the first act.  The tour follows Bad Company’s summer run through the U.S. with Joe Walsh.  Black Crowes axeman Rich Robinson is sitting in for Mick Ralphs on the U.S. shows. 

Here are the U.K. dates:

Oct. 15 – Leeds, England, First Direct Arena
Oct. 17 – Cardiff, Wales, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Oct. 19 – Nottingham, England, The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Oct. 21 – Birmingham, England, Genting Arena
Oct. 24 – Manchester, England, Manchester Arena
Oct. 25 – Glasgow, Scotland, The SSE Hydro
Oct. 27 – Newcastle, England, Metro Radio Arena
Oct. 29 – London, England, The O2 – London

Tickets go on sale June 3.  Visit for more details.