Original Bad Company guitarist Mick Ralphs will not be part of Bad Company's upcoming tour with Joe Walsh but fans will still get rock royalty as Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes steps in.
Ralphs told fans "I’ve decided to sit this upcoming US tour out. The travel required to do these dates is something I’m just not feeling up for at the moment. I’m glad the band found Rich to take my place for this run, I’m sure he’ll be great. See you all again soon. Much love to Paul and Simon, and love to all our fans for supporting us over the years Thanks."
Robinson said about his summer schedule "I'm excited to be joining Bad Company as their special guest on tour this summer. One of my favorite bands growing up was Free. I've been a big fan of Paul Rodgers and his work throughout his career--from Bad Company and beyond--and Simon Kirke is one of my all time favorite drummers. To be able to play with Paul and Simon is such an honor. I'm really looking forward to it. See you out there!"
Rich also has a new album coming out this June, Flux. This is his forth solo set along with an EP and two live releases, one with brother and former bandmate Chris Robinson.
The tour dates:
- 5/12 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
- 5/15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
- 5/17 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
- 5/18 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
- 5/20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
- 5/22 - Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion
- 5/24 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- 5/26 - New Orleans, LA - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
- 5/28 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
- 5/29 - W. Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
- 6/07 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
- 6/09 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
- 6/11 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
- 6/12 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavillion
- 6/14 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
- 6/16 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
- 6/18 - St Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
- 6/20 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
- 6/22 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
- 6/23 - Chicago, IL - FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
- 6/26 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
- 6/28 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
- 6/30 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavillion
- 7/01 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
- 7/03 - Nashville, TN - Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre