Paul Rodgers Announces 2011 UK Solo Tour
With Very Special Guests Joe Elliot’s Down ‘N’ Outz
”Everyone knows that Paul Rodgers is one of the greatest singers in the world.
What they are only just waking up to is that there may never be another like him.”
– Mick Wall, Classic Rock Magazine
16th November 2010 – Paul Rodgers, legendary singer/songwriter is the only musician in history to have led three bands to international success Free, Bad Company and The Firm and achieve a Grammy nominated Solo career. He will be returning to the UK in April of 2011 to play 10 exclusive Solo shows. His last UK Solo tour in 2006 culminated with the filming of his debut Certified Gold DVD “Live in Glasgow” that charted internationally, #1 in Canada #3 in the US, on the Nielsen soundscan charts, #2 in Japan and #4 in the UK. He is one of the most revered vocalists and songwriters in rock music. ”Paul Rodgers is the real deal.” Eric Clapton 2008 ”Working with Paul gave me the opportunity to appreciate what an extraordinary vocalist and songwriter this man really is.” Jimmy Page. 2010 “Paul’s voice is incredible!” Robert Plant 2010. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 19th November 2010 via www.livenation.co.uk .
Selling over 90 million and counting records during his career, Paul Rodgers is and has been one of the most sought after and recognizable vocalists in rock music, who joined forces with Queen in 2004 to tour and go on to record a new studio album “The Cosmos Rocks” released in 2008.A songwriter and self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Rodgers has written, recorded, produced and released 30 albums since 1968. He has recorded/performed with some of the most legendary figures in musical history – Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh, Slash, Nils Lofgren, Charlie Watts, Bryan Adams, Motown’s Sam Moore & The Four Tops, blues greats Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin and others. In 2009, Rodgers was the recipient of the Classic Rock Roll of Honour “Classic Songwriter” award presented to him by Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.
Recently, BMI presented Rodgers with his fourth “Million Air” Award in recognition of more than four million performances of Free’s hit song “All Right Now” on U.S. radio, the song has also surpassed a massive 2,000,000 radio plays in the UK (as of 2000). A radio staple for 40 years, “All Right Now” was an international #1 hit in over 20 territories.”When I started writing “All Right Now” the lyrics and the melody flowed easily. It felt special then and still does. It’s a must play in my Solo set.” Paul Rodgers .The song topped the UK’s 2010 Planet Rock radio fan poll as the “Greatest Rock Single,” in “one of the most decisive polls” they’ve ever run, beating out 39 international chart-topping hit songs from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, AC/DC, The Eagles, Queen and Guns and Roses. Previous Planet Rock polls placed “All Right Now” on the “Best Summer Rock Song,” “Greatest Rock Riff of All Time” and “Ultimate Driving Songs” charts.
After a five-year skyrocketing run of success, Free would disband in 1973 and Paul Rodgers would go on to form and front another legendary rock band, Bad Company. Earlier this year, “The Very Best of Free and Bad Company featuring Paul Rodgers” , featuring Rodgers’ greatest works during the legendary ’68-’73 era of Free and ’73-’82 era of Bad Company, became Bad Company’s first top 10 chart appearance since 1979 and Free’s first since 1991.Paul Rodgers and Bad Company’s 2010 UK tour Sold Out.
Supporting Rodgers as very special guests on his Solo tour are special guests Joe Elliot’s 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.
+ Very Special guests Joe Elliott’s Down ‘N’ Outz
FRIDAY 15 BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE
SATURDAY 16 SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
MONDAY 18 NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
TUESDAY 19 GLASGOW CLYDE
THURSDAY 21 02 APOLLO MANCHESTER
FRIDAY 22 NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CENTRE
SUNDAY 24 BOURNEMOUTH BIC
MONDAY 25 SOUTHEND CLIFF PAVILIONS
WEDNESDAY 27 LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL
THURSDAY 28 BIRMINGHAM NIA
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Tickets go on general sale 9am on Friday 19th November 2010 priced at £34.50 adv regionally, London £32.50 / £37.50 / £40.00 / £50.00 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
There will be an artist pre-sale from www.paulrodgers.com midday on Tuesday 16th November 2010, available on a first come first serve basis, maximum order of 4 tickets per purchase. Ticket bundles will be available as follows
1. Paul Rodgers VIP Meet and Greet Bundle
-1 Premium Seat in the First 5 Rows
-1 Meet and Greet with Paul Rodgers
-1 Signed Event Poster
-1 Commemorative VIP Laminate
2. Paul Rodgers Enhanced Ticket Bundle
-1 Premium Seat in the First 10 Rows
-1 Signed Event Poster
-1 Commemorative VIP Laminate
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For Enquiries regarding Joe Elliot’s Down ‘N’ Outz, please contact Duff Battye, Duff Press