It’s not a world tour by any stretch of the imagination, but perhaps it will give fans some reason to wish for something a bit larger in the future. The original members of Bad Company have announced that they will reunite for eight shows in the United Kingdom next April.
It’s been more than thirty years since the original members of Bad Company performed together in the U.K. They also plan to release a new live DVD/CD set in February.
The last time the original members reunited on stage was back during August of 2008 when they performed at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. That show was not your typical reunion, since it was reported at the time that it was done, in part, for legal reasons.
Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers worked for a while with the remaining members of Queen; a venture that seemed to achieve some measure of success and even resulted in an album. The album, The Cosmos Rocks, was not well received by many critics, and despite a strong showing on some European charts, the album never rose beyond #47 in the U.S.
Although there is no indication of any further plans the group has beyond the short tour next spring, one might speculate that the boys might consider doing something bigger if the spring tour goes well and they find themselves enjoying it. Pure speculation on my part, to be sure.
Currently, the reason given for the reunion tour appears to be fan appreciation. According to Paul Rodgers, the shows are to “thank the fans for keeping the music alive.”
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