Thirty-six years after Free’s biggest hit “All Right Now” topped the charts the band’s singer Paul Rodgers is returning to the UK with a new tour.

He told Uncut, “The set will be fairly Free-heavy, because they were so loved in England. I want to play those songs as a celebration of the DVD [Free Forever] that’s coming out”.

Rodgers last toured the UK as vocalist with Queen and has plans to reunite with the group on his return to the country. “After the tour has finished I’ll be writing with Roger Taylor and Brian May. This will be the first time we’ve collaborated as songwriters and it’s possible we’ll release an album. But we just want to kick some ideas around to start with.”

Rodgers also says his set will feature hits from Bad Company including “Feel Like Making Love”.

He will perform the following dates in the UK:
Sunday 1st October Sheffield City Hall
Tuesday 3rd October London Royal Albert Hall
Thursday 5th October Birmingham Symphony Hall
Friday 6th October Bristol Colton Hall
Sunday 8th October Manchester Lowry Theatre
Monday 9th October Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Thursday 12th October Newcastle City Hall
Friday 13th October Glasgow Clyde Auditorium


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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014

Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...