Royal Sessions: Paul Rodgers’ Memphis R&B Presented By American Express
Paul Rodgers will be at The GRAMMY Museum on October, 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM for a special celebration of The Royal Sessions featuring an interview moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, and performance. Doors open at 7:30 PM.
Museum Member Presale starts Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM PDT
American Express is the exclusive payment method for Museum Member pre-sale tickets. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by Members exclusively by calling the Museum Box Office (213-765-6803) or through the Member AXS link (to receive the $1/50 Member surcharge you must use the link provided above) Read more →
The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is excited to announce the pre-sale of tickets to the “PANDORA Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice” featuring Paul Rodgers, singer and main songwriter from Bad Company, along with The Voice of Foreigner, Lou Gramm, to be held on Saturday, November 15th in Jacksonville, FL at 7:30p.m.
The pre-sale will take place on September 16th starting at 10:00 AM and run through September 19th. For pre-sale tickets click here and enter PASSCODE: RODGERSFANS to get your tickets. Read more →
Singer-songwriter Paul Rodgers returns to the Royal Albert Hall for one night only on Monday, November 3rd for a special show to present work from his latest album, The Royal Sessions, alongside classic hits from his vast back-catalogue of Free and Bad Company.
All profits from the show will go to the Willows Animal Sanctuary & Animal Assisted Therapy Unit in Aberdeenshire. Learn more at www.willowsanimals.com
Live Nation pre-sale starts Thurs. August 14 at 9:00 AM. General On Sale starts Fri. August 15 at 9:00 AM. For more information and tickets visit LiveNation.co.uk
The Royal Sessions consists of covers of blues, R&B and soul records that inspired Rodgers as a young singer in the mid-’60s. Recorded at Memphis’ Royal Studios and produced by friend and collaborator Perry A. Margouleff, the album features many of the same players who had graced the original tracks.
Paul will be joined by Reverend Charles Hodges Sr. on the Hammond B3, bassist Leroy Hodges Jr., guitarist Michael Toles, Archie “Hubby” Turner on the Wurlitzer, drummer Steve Potts, the talented Shontelle and Sharlisse Norman of The Royal Singers and The Royal Horns (Marc Franklin on Trumpet, James L. Spake on Baritone Sax, Gary Topper and Lannie “The Party” McMillan Jr. on Tenor Sax). Read more →
John Bonham’s sister Deborah Bonham performed at a candlelit memorial concert for Led Zeppelin’s late drummer at Redditch’s St. Stephen’s Church in on August 2nd, 2014 to benefit the John Bonham Memorial Fund. This video was shown on the big screen at the church in Redditch, England where John Bonham was born and raised. John played his first gig on the church yard when he was just a lad. The John Bonham Memorial Fund is fundraising to purchase a statue to erect in his honor in that very same church yard.
“The world lost a great soul and a great drummer when John passed and many of us lost a great friend. It is only right that a memorial statue to commemorate his life stand for all time just like his memory and music will. Thanks to the fans at the DTE Ampitheater in Clarkston, MI for helping to record this video message” – Paul Rodgers
The aim of the John Bonham Memorial Fund is to raise an initial £50,000 for the design and installation of a fitting permanent memorial in Redditch town centre, the birthplace of the legendary drummer from Led Zeppelin.
Steve Rodgers, Paul Rodgers’ son, will be supporting Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd on their upcoming US July tour dates. Steve Rodgers’ set times for the Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd tour will range from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM depending on the venue.
“Steve Rodgers has been busy this year recording his much requested second LP, due for release in November 2014. Critics compare his music to a mix of Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini and Cat Stevens. Steve grew up surrounded by great music and at a young age he used to listen to LP’s from his father’s eclectic record collection, mostly blues records, The Beatles and his favourite, Led Zeppelin.” – For more information visit SteveRodgersMusic.com
The Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd tour kicks off July 10th in Bangor, ME at the Waterfront Pavilion. Bad Company will play July 8th at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario just prior to the Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynrd tour. For more information and tickets visit the tour page here
Tonight Paul Rodgers will be answering questions and performing songs from The Royal Sessions at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City. Listen live HERE starting at 6:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM MT / 8:00 PM CT/ 9:00 PM ET.
Please note that this broadcast is only available in the United States.
“Wow I’ve never been applauded for vocal runs before. This music allows me to wrap my voice around it. What a special, special night at Town Hall. Thanks to everyone who came out and made it so amazing” – Paul
This singular performance will feature Rodgers along with the all-star Memphis studio musicians that recorded The Royal Sessions at Memphis’ storied Royal Studios performing a full set of the classic soul and R&B songs released in February to critical and fan acclaim.
Paul Rodgers will be accompanied by The Royal Sessions musicians: Reverend Charles Hodges Sr. (Hammond B3), who has played and recorded with Al Green, James Carr, Willie Cobbs, Albert Collins and Boz Scaggs; Leroy Hodges Jr. (bass), who has backed Al Green, Ann Peebles and also appeared on albums by Rufus Thomas,Bobby Rush and Cat Power; Archie “Hubby” Turner (Wurlitzer), who played with The Impalas, Albert King, and currently tours with Cyndi Lauper; Michael Toles (guitar), who has worked with B.B. King, Albert King, Isaac Hayes and more; Steve Potts (drums), who has been included on records and tours to artists from Neil Young to Cat Power. Additionally, Rodgers will be joined by The Royal Singers, three soulful, gospel-rooted vocalists, including Shontelle Norman, Sharisse Norman and Stefanie Bolton, and The Memphis Horns, a multigenerational mix of Memphis’ best blowers, including Marc Franklin (trumpet), James L. Spake (baritone sax), Gary Topper (tenor sax), and Lannie “The Party” McMillan Jr. (tenor sax).