Paul Rodgers, legendary singer, songwriter and frontman for Free, Bad Company and The Firm, will be playing Ipswich’s Regent Theatre in May as part of his new UK tour.
Paul’s FREE Spirit tour is full songs from Free’s back catalogue and will delight fans of all ages.
“It was 50 years ago in 1967 when Paul Kossoff and I met and later formed Free,” said Paul today. “We first jammed together at the Fickle Pickle Blues Club in Finsbury Park, we wanted exactly that, to be free to play the music that we loved, blues and beyond. We knew we had something special between us when people told us that when we played time stood still.”
Paul played with Deborah Bonham’s band, led by guitarist Pete Bullick, at charity gigs to support Willows Animal Sanctuary. Paul, his wife Cynthia, Deborah and Pete are all patrons of the charity and now the band is joining the FREE Spirit tour.
Paul says the name of the tour was inspired by Willow’s rescue of two abandoned ponies on the Shetlands. “After a 14-hour ferry ride the two arrived, one heavily pregnant and both full of worms. The drugs needed would most assuredly kill the unborn foal. However, miracles do happen and a healthy foal was born christened ‘Free Spirit’ by Willows. Which, in turn, inspired the name for the tour.”
FREE Spirit arrives at the Ipswich Regent on Tuesday 23rd May. Don’t miss it. For tickets and details go to www.ipswichregent.com