Paul Rodgers to Headline Saturday Night Concert at Toyota Grand Prix of LB
Rock and Roll icon Paul Rodgers will star in Saturday night’s “Rock-N-Roar” Concert, April 12 at the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The concert, which begins at approximately 6:45 p.m. on the Convention Center stage facing Ocean Blvd., is free to all Saturday race ticket holders.
In addition to his to his Grammy-nominated solo career, Rodgers is credited as the main songwriter, lead singer and founding member of three internationally famed rock bands - Bad, Company, Free and The Firm. Bad Company released six multi-platinum albums, spawning such rock chart hits as "Can’t Get Enough,” “Feel Like Making Love,” “Shooting Star,” “Bad Company,” and “Rock and Roll Fantasy.”
With Free, Rodgers and the group released four top-five albums, including smash hits “All Right Now,” “Wishing Well,” and “Fire & Water.” In addition, Rodgers formed The Firm with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, which released two top-selling albums and had two top-grossing world tours. Rodgers was instrumental in resurrecting Queen and, together over four years, the band released an all new studio album, live CDs, DVDs and launched two epic world tours.
Over the course of a career that has spanned five decades, Rodgers has written, recorded, produced and released 31 albums and sold more than 90 million records. His latest solo record, The Royal Sessions’ single "I Thank You" is currently #1 at Classic Rock Radio. The CD/LP pays homage to the legendary hits on Stax/Volt, Goldwax and Hi Records —recordings by Otis Redding, Albert King and Ann Peebles and features many of the musicians who played on the original tracks. Additionally, Rodgers has played more than 700 live shows around the world, including the legendary Isle of Wight Festival in his native England, appearing with Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, The Who and others.
Paul Rodgers said, "I would like to congratulate the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on its 40th Anniversary. This is a fantastic celebration to kick off my North American Tour. Dare I say a Rock n' Roar Fantasy."