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Las Vegas First Stop on Rodgers’ Solo Tour

Las Vegas First Stop on Rodgers’ Solo Tour

 

LAS VEGAS - February 26, 2011 - Paul Rodgers, who toured and recorded with Queen from 2004 to 2008 and reunited Bad Company 2008 to 2010 is at long last returning to the US with his solo band for an exclusive concert at the Eastside Events Center at the Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel April 2nd.

“Playing with Queen was brilliant they interpreted my songs on an entirely new level. With Bad Company the musical fire (son of Led Zeppelins’ late drummer John) works were still there but creating and touring solo is where my heart is” says Rodgers, a Grammy® nominated and Platinum selling artist.

Rodgers is playing an exclusive 10 dates in the United States this year and his first stop will be at the Eastside Events Center Saturday, April 2 at 9 p.m.  This will be Rodgers first solo show pairing up with drummer Jason Bonham. Other band members include the familiar faces of guitarist Howard Leese (Heart) and Lynn Sorenson (bass).

Rodgers has chosen to rehearse for several days at Eastside Cannery Events Center for his upcoming UK tour prior to his show. His last UK solo tour culminated with the recording of his  debut solo DVD “Live in Glasgow” which charted at #1 in Canada, #2 in Japan, #3 in the US,  #4 in the UK and is now Certified Gold.

The singer/songwriter will be performing new songs from his up and coming solo CD, making it 31 album/CD releases since 1968, plus hits from his expansive back catalogue such as “All Right Now”- Free, “Feel Like Makin’ Love”- Bad Company and “Satisfaction Guaranteed”- The Firm.

Says Rodgers “Developing a set-list is always a bit of a balancing act but in the US it will be Bad Company heavy for fans.”

Tickets are available now: $39.95 for Reserved, $49.95 for Prime, $59.95 for Gold, plus tax and fees.  Tickets can be purchased by calling (702) 856-5470, or by visiting www.eastsidecannery.com. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Eastside Cannery's box office at the front desk.

 

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

2010    BMI presents Paul Rodgers with the million air award to acknowledge 4,000,000 radio performances of ‘All Right Now’ in the US.  When I started writing ‘All Right Now’ the lyrics and the melody flowed easily”. Paul Rodgers

2010    Certified Gold in the UK & Top 10 on Billboard’s CD charts for 3 weeks ‘The Very Best Of Free & Bad Company featuring Paul Rodgers’.

2010    Rolling Stone Magazine’s #3 Greatest Voice in Rock

2009    Solo performance on Jools Holland

2009    Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck present him with the Classic Songwriter of 2009 chosen by the fans and writers of the UK’s International Classic Rock           Magazine.

2009    Receives Honorary Doctorate from Teesside University in his hometown of Middlesbrough, England.

2008    Queen + Paul Rodgers performed for their largest crowd 350,000 in Kharkov, Ukraine.

2008    Performed at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert in London’s Hyde Park, sharing the stage with Will Smith, Queen, Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Josh Groban and others.

2008    One of only 8 people to ever receive a Proclamation from US Congress, acknowledging his many achievements and his philanthropist work for the Fender Center’s “Kids Rock Free” Music Education Program.

2007    Debut Solo DVD “Live in Glasgow” charts at # 1 in Canada for 3 weeks.  Certified Gold in Canada.

2007    Led Zeppelin, Paul Rodgers, Bill Wyman and others share the stage as a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic Records founder) at London’s 02 Arena.

2006    Appearance on American Idol.

2006    Appearance on Entertainment Tonight.

2006    Voted “A ROCK ICON” in Classic Rock Magazine by fellow Musicians.

2006    Voted # 1 SINGER by Japan’s Player Magazine

GRAHAMS NUMBER win in Atlanta !!


A Baby Band winner, Bon Jovi-dissing disqualification emerge at
Hard Rock Battle of the Bands

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A L L R I G H T N O W . C O M




After four grueling weeks of competition, Atlanta rock trio Graham's Number will represent our city in the nationals of the
 annual Hard Rock Cafe's Battle of the Bands competition. With a crazy amount of crowd support, tight musicianship and a spirited stage show at the Hard Rock Cafe
downtown early Friday morning, Graham's Number squeaked out a
win with their deft blend of old school Jimi Hendrix-era rock, soul and reggae influences.
 
Most astonishingly, only one out of the three kids in the act could legally drink inside the bar. Guitarist and vocalist Nic Sanders and drummer
 Brandon McKinney are just 20-years-old while bassist Andy Scherm is the elder of the act at 21. Sanders and McKinney
met as students at Osborne High School while Scherm graduated from Pope High School.
 
The winners of the national competition will open for Bon Jovi in Hyde Park in London later this year. Band Battle judge and
Ticket Alternative president Iain Bluett told us privately:
 "They would just be the perfect band to listen to outside in the sun in Hyde Park out of all the acts we saw tonight."
 
Other finalists with huge fan support Thursday night included Wesley Cook and Life & Limb. As part of the finals, each band
was required to perform a cover of a Bon Jovi tune to be filmed and later used for the nationals competition.
Atlanta finalists The Nominees chose a mash up of of the New Jersey rockers' classic "Livin' on a Prayer,"
 combining it with Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Atlanta rock quartet The Swear battled sound issues
while banging through an impressive rendition of their original "Vampire" and guitarist Jeremy Zamora donned
a pin-adorned jean jacket for their cover of the late 1980s prom classic "Never Say Goodbye."
 
The evening's award for Best Rock Attitude went hip-hop/rock act United Streets of Atlanta, who scored well
with the judges and were possibly poised to win it all until they were disqualified from the competition after refusing to play a
Bon Jovi cover during their three-song set. Instead, they used the high profile gig to
 promote the band's debut album release party tonight at Vinyl in Midtown at 8 p.m.

http://www.atlantamagazine.com/atlintel/culture/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10209281

 

Five of the many guitarists that Paul has recorded or performed with over the years

. Slash, Ronnie Wood, Joe Perry & Jimmy Page.

PAUL RODGERS To Be Joined By JASON BONHAM On U.K. Tour - Feb. 16, 2011





Paul Rodgers, who toured and recorded with QUEEN from 2004 to 2008 and BAD COMPANY from 2008 to 2010, is at long last returning to the U.K. with his solo band.

"Playing with QUEEN was brilliant they interpreted my songs on an entire new level," says Rodgers. "With BAD COMPANY the musical fireworks were still there but creating and touring solo is where my heart is."

Paul's last U.K. solo tour, in 2006, culminated with the recording of his debut solo DVD, "Live In Glasgow", which charted at #1 in Canada, #2 in Japan, #3 in the U.S., #4 in the UK and is now certified gold.

Rodgers has announced that drummer Jason Bonham (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, LED ZEPPELIN) will be joining him on tour. Rodgers states, "Jason played with Joe Perry and myself in L.A. recently and was so hot that I asked him to join us for the U.K. tour."

Also in the band the familiar faces of Howard Leese (HEART guitarist), Lynn Sorenson (bass) plus some surprise guests.

Rodgers will perform new songs from his upcoming solo CD, making it 31 album/CD releases since 1968, plus hits from his expansive back catalogue such as FREE's "All Right Now", BAD COMPANY's "Feel Like Makin' Love" and THE FIRM's "Satisfaction Guaranteed".

Says Rodgers: "Developing the set-list is always a bit of a balancing act but in the U.K. it will be FREE-heavy for the fans."

Supporting Rodgers are very special guests DOWN 'N' OUTZ. Fronted by Joe Elliott of DEF LEPPARD and backed by THE QUIREBOYS, DOWN 'N' OUTZ will be an evening of music by MOTT THE HOOPLE and its collective works.

Tickets are priced at £34.50, in advance, regionally, and £32.50, £37.50, £40.00, £50.00 in London (subject to booking fee) and are available from Livenation.co.uk.

Dates for the tour are as follows:

April 15 - Blackpool, UK - Opera House
April 16 - Sheffield, UK - City Hall
April 18 - Newcastle, UK - City Hall
April 19 - Glasgow, UK - Clyde Auditorium
April 21 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
April 22 - Nottingham, UK - Royal Centre
April 24 - Bournemouth, UK - Internation Centre
April 25 - Southend, UK - Cliff Pavilion
April 27 - London, UK - Royal Albert Hall (plus Joe Perry)
April 28 - Birmingham, UK - NIA

Photo below courtesy of PaulRodgers.com

 


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Paul Rodgers
 
As Paul Rodgers prepares for a series of super-concerts around the UK in April,
he will appear in Uncut as part of our regular "Audience With" feature.

So, is there anything you've always wanted to ask the legendary singer?

Free or Bad Company?

Out of all the guitarists he’s played with, who’s the best?

How on earth did he end up playing at the Labour Party Conference in 2002?

Send your questions to us by Tuesday, February 15 to uncutaudiencewith@ipcmedia.com


The best questions, and Paul’s answers will be published in a future edition of Uncut magazine.
 Please include your name and location with your question!

Latest music and film news on Uncut.co.uk
 
 
 
 

Sunshine by Stephen Rodgers

 

 Paul Rodgers has posted the following statement online regarding the passing of legendary guitarist Gary Moore:

GARY MOORE 1952-2011


"Gary was a friend and a truly great man. I respect that he played the game his way... no time for B.S. He was focused and passionate about music and was one of the best.
"The last time that I jammed with Gary, he came on as my special guest at London's Royal Albert Hall and proceeded to take it to another level... the place imploded!
When he played, he was a man on fire.
"If there hadn't been an ocean between us and Gary didn't mind flying, we absolutely would have created more together.
"We've lost a great British blues man and I am very, very sad ..........
PAUL RODGERS.

 

 

Ready for Love by Chris Cron

Singer of the band Melee

 

 

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SIMON KIRKE
 
 Founding member & drummer of Free and Bad Company

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Apr 08, 2011

SIMON KIRKE
"founding member & drummer of Free and Bad Company"
Reserved Tabled Seated
$25.00 Advance
Doors-Will Call 6PM
Simon Kirke of Bad Co 8PM

 

A 102.9 WMGK event....

DJ TO FOLLOW AT MIDNIGHT

 
 
A few more dates will be announced soon
 

 

Single Reaching out from 1969

For more information regarding this song/cd please contact me at Lucy@allrightnow.com

 

 

 

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  • Tickets are NOW on sale  for

    PAUL RODGERS

    To purchase tickets go to

     www.eastsidecannery.com 

    or the Eastside Cannery box office located at the front desk.

    Seating

    Gold Circle  @ $59.95
    Prime  @ $49.95
    Reserved  @ $39.95

    Ticket prices do not include tax and applicable fees.


    Video from 1995

     

     

    Announcing a new site for

     ANDY FRASER

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    GAVIN CONDER to ARN
    Family

    PAUL KOSSOFF 1975 INTERVIEW

    FREE : PARIS 1969 : HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN

    FREE : JAPAN REHEARSALS 1972 : LADY

     

     

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    PAUL RODGERS PLANS ON CONCENTRATING ON SOLO CAREER IN 2011

    1/3/2011

    After focusing on Bad Company in 2010, Paul Rodgers will concentrate on his solo career in 2011.
    He tells us that in addition to a U.K. tour in April, he's working on new songs with the hope of recording an album. Rodgers says,
     "I want to make it completely an analog album. I just don't like the sound of [digital]... I want to make it like the old days."

    You just have to smile when you see something like this

    ATTENTION SINGERS IN THE USA

    About 6 months ago I stumbled on an amazing new site, TalentWatch.net.

    I saw the potential immediately and have been following its growth ever since. It now appears it may end up being THE PLACE FOR UNDISCOVERED ARTISTS TO LAUNCH THEIR CA
    REER. In fact, The Voice of America, a highly anticipated singing competition program, scheduled to air on NBC this spring, has given special attention to TalentWatch. Check out the following link on their NBC affiliate page! http://www.nbcthevoice.com/contact.html

    A little info on TalentWatch…There’s a few wrinkles that really make this site cool. Besides music videos, every artist uploads a personal video where they tell their story. You get to rate artists on their talent, entertainment AND likeability. In fact, music fans drive this site. Bottom line- every music artist has an equal chance to rise to the top. Every single one. And that's the way it should be. Now don't you think it's time WE decide who deserves to be discovered.... I do.

    Back to “The Voice of America.” You can register to audition for the show at
    http://www.nbcthevoice.com/. Auditions take place in January and February in eight different cities. If you can’t make it to the auditions, go to http://www.talentwatch.net/ and upload some videos.

    They’ll be checking the
    TalentWatch site as well.

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    http://www.heartbreakerpaulrodgerstribute.co.uk/

    UK BAND Heartbreaker is a tribute to Paul Rodgers, which features the music of Queen, Free & Bad Company. The band plays a selection of songs from these different eras of Paul Rodgers; spanning over his 41 year career at the top.

    We play a two hour set, the main part of the show, we play songs that Paul Rodgers has co-wrote with Queen: Celebrity, Small, Cosmos Rocking and Voodoo from the Cosmos Rocks album as well as classic songs by Queen: Tie Your Mother Down, Fat bottomed Girls, We Will Rock You and many more. We also feature classic tracks by Bad Co: Can't Get Enough, Feel Like Making Love, Seagull, Shooting Star and the track Bad Company. This set closes with tracks from the band Free with such classics as: Wishing Well & All Right Now.

    The first part of the show is dedicated to the band Free as well as a selection of songs from Paul Rodgers solo career: Fire & Water, Mr Big, Little Bit of Love, My Brother Jake and many more.

    Our band plays in various venues up and down the United Kingdom and audiences appreciate the live experience of Heartbreaker. We look forward to seeing you at our gig,

    Live for the music, Heartbreaker

     

  • 22.01.2011 | 21.30 THE APPLEBY UK
  • 19.02.2011 | 21.00 The Vic
  • 04.03.2011 | 21.00 The Tackeroo
  • 11.03.2011 | 21.00 BEGGARS BUSH
  • 24.06.2011 | 21.00 ROADHOUSE
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    Barflys playing Free's "My Brother Jake" live at the "One Day in May" festival Trentham Gardens 9th May 2009.

     Find out more at http://www.thebarflys.co.uk

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    Posted By Chicago Joe Jones (Atlanta) This is a highlight from Chicago Joe's Rock and Blues Camp New Years Eve Party 2010; Nick Sanders on Guitar, Andy Sherin on bass, and Brandon Mckinney on drums. They call themselves Graham's Number. Here they are covering Steppenwolf''s timeless classic "Born To Be Wild".

     

    Lucy Welcomes G's # to ARN

    I am delighted to announce I am working with the band

    GRAHAMS NUMBER

     - PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT AT

    www.grahamsnumbermusic.com

     

     

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