Music Tuesday, March 15th

Mick Ralphs to sit out Bad Company tour

Herefordshire guitar legend Mick Ralphs has decided not to participate in this summer's Bad Company US tour.

Mick, who recently played at The Left Bank in Hereford with his blues band, will be replaced by Rich Robinson, the co-founding member of The Black Crowes.

“I’ve decided to sit this upcoming US tour out,” said Mick. “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 (Rodgers) and Simon (Kirke), and love to all our fans for supporting us over the years. Thanks.”

In a recent interview with Herefordshire Live just before the tour was announced the former Mott The Hoople star told us touring becomes harder as you get older.

“There might be some American dates for Bad Company this summer," he said "We last toured in 2014 and the original plan was to do some festivals and shows in England and Europe but for some reason that didn't come off and the management said ‘what about doing some American shows?’

"I thought ‘here we go again’ as I have toured America so many times. The interest in America is still there after all this time. It’s unbelievable really. There are bigger venues over there but I would love us to do something like Glastonbury."

In his homecoming performance at the Hereford Rocks festival in Hereford the guitarist was in stunning form treating the audience to a number of Bad Company classics.





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