Breaking: Bad Company set for Leeds date on farewell tour

Classic rock legends Bad Company will perform in Leeds as part of their 'Swan Song' tour.

The band will perform at the First Direct Arena as part of their first tour in four years.

Original members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke will hit Leeds on October 15 this year.

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Bad Company burst upon the rock’n’roll scene in 1973, and was immediately dubbed a super-group by fans and press alike, as its members all came from very successful popular bands: Free (Rodgers and Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Ralphs) and King Crimson (Burrell).

Library filer dated 11/11/04 of singer Paul Rodgers performing

“Returning to the UK with Bad Company where it all began 40 plus years ago is full circle for the band and the fans. It’s always a pleasure to play in the UK,” said Rodgers.

“So looking forward to be playing in the UK for all our great fans- gonna be great!” Mick Ralphs added.

“The British fans are special and we’re going to give them a treat. There’s nothing like playing in my home country.” Simon Kirke added.

Special guests Richie Sambora + Orianthi (RSO) will open every show along with Steve Rodgers or Jasmine Rodgers as the first act.

Library filer dated 11/11/04 of singer Paul Rodgers performing

Despite their reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to ever rock an arena, Bad Company never released a live album during its meteoric rise to the top of the charts until last month.

LIVE IN CONCERT 1977 & 1979 was released last month via Rhino Records and also debuted on the UK album charts.