Joe Walsh to join forces with Bad Company
“One Hell Of A Night Tour” kicks off in May 2016
By David Sands
April 1, 2016
Joe Walsh has found some good company to hit the road with later this year. Or, more accurately, he’s found Bad Company.
That’s right, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh is teaming up with classic rockers Bad Company (singer Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke) for a series of U.S. concerts this spring and summer that they’re dubbing the “One Hell Of A Night” tour. It kicks off in Dallas on May 12 and winds around the country, ending in Nashville on July 3. (SEE BELOW).
“I had always hoped that we would do something together and so here we are 30 years later finally touring together,” Paul Rodgers said in a release. “It has taken us this long so I wouldn’t miss this. Unless you want to wait 30 more years for our next tour in 2046!!! There is only one Joe Walsh, he is such a unique person and an uber talented singer, songwriter and musician.”
“I have a huge amount of respect for Paul of course and the band and we get along great,” added Walsh. “Paul and I agreed it would be a hell of an evening of music, one that will be memorable for everyone who comes, and memorable for us, and that’s important in this day and age.”
The set list will include crowd-pleasers like “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Walk Away,” “Life’s Been Good To Me So Far,” “Funk 49,” “Life In The Fast Lane” from Walsh and “Shooting Star,” “Feel Like Makin Love,” “Bad Company,” “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy” from Bad Company.
Walsh will be joined on stage by several backing band members from his solo Walsh Tour 2015, including drummer Joe Vitale, guitarist Gannin Arnold and bassist Larry Young. Leslie Fuller, Connie Jackson, Windy Wagner and Rickey Washington will also be joining in as background singers along with Clayton Janes on samples.
British singer-songwriter Steve Rodgers will open each of the shows with original acoustic music.
Joe Walsh/Bad Company Tour Dates:
May 12 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX *
May 15 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO ^
May 17 Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA *
May 18 Sleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista, CA *
May 20 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA ^
May 22 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ *
May 24 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, TX *
May 26 Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, New Orleans, LA ^
May 28 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL *
May 29 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL *
June 7 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY *
June 9 Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA *
June 11 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ *
June 12 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ *
June 14 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY *
June 16 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN *
June 18 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO *
June 20 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO *
June 22 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkson, MI ^
June 23 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL *
June 25 Grand Casino Hinckley Ampitheater, Hinckley, MN *
June 26 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH *
June 28 First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA * June 30
PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC *
July 1 Chastian Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA ^
July 3 Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel, Nashville, TN ^
^ Amex presale applicable markets
* Citi presale applicable markets