Bad Company will have a new guest guitarist with them for their upcoming summer tour: Rich Robinson. As the co-founding member of The Black Crowes, Rich has released four solo albums and has a new album titled Flux due in June.

“I’ve decided to sit this upcoming US tour out,” guitarist Mick Ralphs commented. “The travel required to do these dates is something I’m just not feeling up for at the moment.  I’m glad the band found Rich to take my place for this run, I’m sure he’ll be great.  See you all again soon. Much love to Paul and Simon, and love to all our fans for supporting us over the years Thanks.”

“I’m excited to be joining Bad Company as their special guest on tour this summer, Rich Robinson remarked. “One of my favorite bands growing up was Free. I’ve been a big fan of Paul Rodgers and his work throughout his career–from Bad Company and beyond–and Simon Kirke is one of my all time favorite drummers. To be able to play with Paul and Simon is such an honor. I’m really looking forward to it. See you out there!”

Bad Company lead singer, Paul Rodgers and Rich Robinson are no strangers to each other, having shared a stage late last year in Seattle at the EMP Museum to honor Rodgers’ former band mate in The Firm – Jimmy Page.

Bad Company/Joe Walsh Tour Dates:
May 12 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
May 15 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
May 17 Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA 

May 18 Sleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista, CA
May 20 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
May 22 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
May 24 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, TX
May 26 Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, New Orleans, LA 

May 28 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
May 29 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
June 7 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY
June 9 Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
June 11 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
June 12 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
June 14 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
June 16 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
June 18 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO
June 20 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
June 22 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
June 23 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL
June 25 Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre, Hinckley, MN (Bad Company Only)
June 26 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
June 28 First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
June 30 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
July 1 Chastian Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
July 3 Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel, Nashville, TN
September 4 Ironstone Amphitheatre, Murphys, CA (Bad Company Only)

For more information and tickets visit the tour page or BadCompany.com