Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Paul Rodgers, Jason Bonham link for UK tour in April

While waiting for Black Country Communion to release its second album and begin touring in June, Jason Bonham will not be lounging around the house waiting for the unemployment check. Bonham will be part of the touring lineup backing Paul Rodgers on his April jaunt through the UK.

Photo: Carl Dunn
The tour will be in support of the 31st album of Rodgers's career as a recording artist. Completing the band lineup with with Bonham on drums will be Heart guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Lynn Sorensen.

Rodgers has led a successful solo career in addition to fronting the bands Free, Bad Company, the Firm and a post-Freddie Mercury Queen. Bonham drummed on two of Rodgers's albums in the 1990s: Muddy Water Blues in 1993 and The Chronicle in 1997.

Rodgers and Bonham also shared the bill of the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert in 2007. Before Bonham filled his father's seat for the Led Zeppelin reunion portion, Rodgers opened with renditions of his song "Seagull" and the Free hit "All Right Now." a rendition of his song "Bluebird."

Tickets for this tour in April are ₤34.50 regionally and ₤32.50, ₤37.50, ₤40.00 and ₤50.00 in London from Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

Tour dates are:
  • April 15: Blackpool - Opera House
  • April 16: Sheffield - City Hall
  • April 18: Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena
  • April 19: Glasgow - Clyde Auditorium
  • April 21: Manchester - O2 Apollo
  • April 22: Nottingham - Royal Centre
  • April 24: Bournemouth - International Centre
  • April 25: Southend - Cliff Pavilions
  • April 27: London - Royal Albert Hall
  • April 28: Birmingham - National Indoor Arena


  1. Just for the record, Rodgers actually sang "All Right Now" and "Seagull" on December 10, 2007 at the Ertegun tribute show.

  2. Thanks for keeping an eye out, Wyatt.

  3. To be honest, i used to be a very big Queen fan, and it's nice for me to see that P. Rodgers, Queen and Jason Bonham talk the same language. It's a bit like a same great family ! Long life to Led Zep, Queen and so on... !!!


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