New Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) April 14, 2014
State Theatre presents platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Rodgers on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8pm. Rodgers is known for his worldwide success with the bands Free, Bad Company, and The Firm. Tickets range from $35-85.
Paul Rodgers has sold over 90 million records and has written, recorded, produced, and released 30 albums since 1968. His hit songs include “All Right Now,” “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Makin' Love,” “Can't Get Enough,” and “Shooting Star.” In addition to his work with Free, Bad Company, and The Firm, Rodgers has also toured with Queen as the lead singer.
Rodgers made a mark on the British music scene in 1968 as singer/songwriter for bluesy rockers Free. In 1970, they shot up the international radio charts with “All Right Now,” which Rodgers co-wrote. It was a number one hit that received over a million radio plays in the U.S. Free released four albums with a combination of blues, ballads, and rock that were Top Five successes in the UK.
When Rodgers formed his next band, Bad Company, with Mick Ralphs, they were the first act signed to Led Zeppelin’s new record label, Swan Song. The band earned six platinum albums with hit songs like “Shooting Star,” “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” and “Can’t Get Enough.”
In the early 1980s, Rodgers began his solo career and released his first LP, Cut Loose. It reached number 135 on the Billboard’s Pop Albums chart. He also had a short-lived group with Jimmy Page named The Firm, which resulted in two albums and two tours. Rodgers continued on his solo career. His sixth solo album, Electric, debuted in 2000. The single, “Drifters,” remained in the top 10 for eight weeks on Billboard’s Rock charts.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at http://www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
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