Brian Johnson, Robert Plant Join Paul Rodgers Gig

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Brian Johnson, Robert Plant and Paul Rodgers together onstage in Oxford England on May 14, 2017 (via Rodgers’ Facebook)

In May 2017, Paul Rodgers was in the midst of his U.K. “Free Spirit” tour. The former lead vocalist of Free (as well as Bad Company, and now also a solo artist) was performing songs strictly from the Free catalog.  On May 14, 2017, the audience at Oxford, England’s New Theatre got more than they bargained for when two other legendary vocalists showed up. Former AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson and Robert Plant joined Rodgers for the encore and performed the Barrett Strong classic rock hit “Money (That’s What I Want).”

The venue in the British university town holds 1800. The set list for that Sunday night performance was similar to the brief tour’s opening set as it featured such Free staples as “Mr. Big,” “All Right Now” (a Top 5 classic rock anthem from 1970), and “Fire and Water.” But the biggest difference, certainly, was the presence of the two guest stars.

Plant also made news with his August 2017 announcement of a new album, Carry Fire, and U.K. tour.

Watch the trio trade lead vocals on “Money (That’s What I Want).” Our Classic Video

The tour culminated with a show at the famed Royal Albert Hall in London. Rodgers has since booked a brief tour this fall–solo and with Bad Company–which includes October’s Rock Getaway event in Mexico.

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Paul Rodgers Dates (Tickets available here and here)

Sep 22 – Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino
Sep 24 – Louisville, KY – Champions Park
Sep 29 – Coquitlam, BC – Hard Rock Casino
Sep 30 – Tacoma, WA – Emerald Queen Casino

Bad Company Dates

Oct 26 – Tulsa, OK – The Joint at the Hard Rock
Oct 29 – Riviera Maya – Hard Rock Hotel
Nov 04 – Riviera Maya – Hard Rock Hotel

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