"When Mick and I formed the band we were amazed at the instant success. It didn't hurt to have Led Zeppelin behind us, and we wrote some decent songs that still resonate. This one is for the fans."
Thirteen of the twenty two concerts will be co-headlined with classic Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd. Paul Rodgers had this to say, "The Skynyrds and I go back to the 70's and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in LA aka the Riot House. In the 90's the band introduced me to my wife
Cynthia, and that's why I am so damned happy and healthy these years."
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant said, "Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go. Personally, Paul is one of my favorite rock singers. We have a deep appreciation for Bad Company's music and look forward to being on the road with them and sharing the stage."
The complete itinerary is listed below by MNN, with co-headline dates cited via the notation W/LS:
BAD COMPANY 2013 Tour Itinerary-
15 Rancho Mirage, CA Aqua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
20 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater W/LS
21 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater W/LS
23 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater W/LS
25 Del Mar, CA San Diego County Fair
28 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
29 New Lenox, IL Community Center
05 Hinckley, MN Grand Casino - Outdoor Amph.
07 Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino
11 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion W/L.S.
13 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater W/L.S.
14 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live W/L.S.
16 Buffalo, NY Artpark Amphitheater
17 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center W/L.S.
19 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion W/L.S.
20 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center W/L.S.
23 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater W/L.S.
24 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center W/L.S.
26 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Music Pavillion W/L.S.
27 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts W/L.S
02 Solomons, MD PNC Waterside Pavillion
03 Orilla, Ontario CAN Casino Rama