Paul Rodgers Opens ‘Free Spirit’ Tour

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British singer Paul Rodgers opened his U.K. “Free Spirit” tour last night (May 5) in Scotland at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium. The former lead vocalist of Free (as well as Bad Company, and now a solo artist) is performing songs strictly from the Free catalog. Friday night’s 18-song set featured such Free staples as “Mr. Big,” “All Right Now” (a Top 5 classic rock anthem from 1970), and “Fire and Water.”

The tour will culminate with a show at the famed Royal Albert Hall in London. Other than the U.K. tour (dates below), Rodgers’ only other concert dates are a single U.S. date at the new Bourbon & Beyond festival in Louisville, Kentucky in September and October’s Rock Getaway event in Mexico.

Rodgers also performed in the short-lived mid-’80s “supergroup” The Firm with, most notably, Jimmy Page; in the early ’90s with The Law with ex-Faces/Who drummer Kenny Jones; and from 2004-2009 with Queen + Paul Rodgers.

Watch Rodgers and his band perform “Mr. Big” on opening night…

May 5, 2017 Setlist

Little Bit of Love
Ride on a Pony
Travellin’ Man
Be My Friend
Soon I Will Be Gone
Love You So
Travellin’ in Style
Come Together in the Morning
My Brother Jake
The Stealer
Mr. Big
Wishing Well
The Hunter
Walk in My Shadow
All Right Now

Crossroad Blues
Fire and Water

Paul Rodgers’ Free Spirit Tour Itinerary
(All dates in May)

Sunday 7 – City Hall | Newcastle
Monday 8 – O2 Apollo | Manchester
Wednesday 10 – Colston Hall | Bristol
Friday 12 – Pavilions | Plymouth
Sunday 14 – New Theatre | Oxford
Wednesday 17 – De Montfort Hall | Leicester
Friday 19 – City Hall | Sheffield
Saturday 20 – Royal Concert Hall | Nottingham
Monday 22 – Cliffs Pavilion | Southend
Tuesday 23 – Regent Theatre | Ipswich
Thursday 25 – Guildhall | Portsmouth
Saturday 27 – Symphony Hall | Birmingham
Sunday 28 – Royal Albert Hall | London


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