The Band accompanied the legendary Free, Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers on his FREE SPIRIT UK tour, where he revisited his phenomenal catalogue with one of music’s seminal blues-rock bands.
With enhanced versions of all of her albums now released in 2017 through Cadiz Music – The Old Hyde featuring Jason Bonham and Mick Fleetwood, Duchess featuring Paul Rodgers and Jerry Shirley, and SPIRIT, The Complete Sessions Remastered (all 15 songs) featuring Robert Plant – Deborah will be performing many of these songs live, plus several tracks originally recorded in 1985 for her debut album For You And The Moon.
Over the last few years she has sung on stage with Paul Rodgers (Deborah’s mesmerizing performance at The Royal Albert Hall as his guest received a standing ovation at the sell-out concert), Dan McCafferty and more recently, Robert Plant stepped on stage unannounced to a delirious crowd at Deborah Bonham’s show to perform Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks’ with her band and then Johnny Kidd & The Pirates’ classic, ‘Shakin’ All Over’ with Deborah, delighting the crowd with their obvious shared, magical chemistry. After a rapturous opening set for Foreigner at their sold out London Palladium show, Deborah was invited back on stage for the encore to duet on I Want To Know What Love Is.
2017 sees a select series of UK dates to follow the London show and her return to Europe for further sold-out shows, where the French press call her “Princess of Rock”.
“Deborah Bonham and her band are from and for the heart, soul and feet. No one does what they do. We need them” BBC
“She’s quite possibly the most vocally impressive, entertaining and awe-inspiring performer I’ve seen.” MetalTalk
“A powerful rock band steeped in the primal intimacy of the Blues” Classic Rock
22 Sep WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC Slade Rooms www.wolvescivic.co.uk
29 Sep SWINDON Victoria Theatre www.thevicswindon.com
26-28 Jan 2018 GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL Minehead www.bigweekends.com
Paul Rodgers “FREE Spirit” UK Tour
It was so inspirational playing Free material with Deborah Bonham’s band, led by guitarist Pete Bullick, when we played charity gigs to support Willows Animal Sanctuary and Assisted Therapy Unit, which my wife Cynthia and I plus Deborah Bonham and Pete Bullick are Patrons of, that I promised myself that someday we would tour the UK with this band. Well…that someday has come. Pete will be on guitar, Ian Rowley on bass, Rich Newman on drums and Gerard Louis “G” on keyboards. Special guest will be Deborah Bonham featured with a keyboardist.