Lynyrd Skynyrd And Bad Company To Co-Headline The 40 Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company will co-headline a North American tour this summer. The 12-date trek has been dubbed The 40 Tour because it marks the 40th anniversary of both bands.

Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant said he's thrilled to go on tour with Bad Company. "Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go. Personally, Paul [Rodgers] is one of my favorite rock singers. We have a deep appreciation for Bad Company's music and look forward to being on the road with them and sharing the stage."

Rodgers added that ties between the two groups run deep: "The Skynyrds and I go back to the 70's and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in LA aka the Riot House."

The 40 Tour kicks off on June 20 in Auburn, Washington at the White River Amphitheater and will wrap on July 27 in Bethel, New York at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

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