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.
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 Billboards CD charts for 3 weeks The Very Best Of Free & Bad Company featuring Paul Rodgers.
2010 Rolling Stone Magazines #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 UKs 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 Mandelas 90th birthday concert in Londons 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 Centers 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 Londons 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 Japans Player Magazine
Five of the many guitarists that Paul has recorded or performed with over the years
. Slash, Ronnie Wood, Joe Perry & Jimmy Page.
Paul Rodgers has posted the following statement online regarding the passing of legendary guitarist Gary Moore:
GARY MOORE 1952-2011
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PAUL RODGERS PLANS ON CONCENTRATING ON SOLO CAREER IN 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."
Another cover by this Austrian Band (Vienna) Not too shabby too
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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
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