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Paul Rodgers Featured On New Season Of Public Television’s ‘Front And Center’

Paul Rodgers will be featured on the critically-acclaimed public television concert series Front and Center beginning in mid-November (check U.S. local listings here)

Paul Rodgers iHeartradio Theater

Photo by Katherine Tyler for iHeartRadio

Filmed on June 23, at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City, this hour long special features Rodgers –along with the all-star Memphis studio musicians that recorded The Royal Sessions at Memphis’ storied Royal Studios – performing classic soul and R&B songs released in February to critical and fan acclaim. Read more →

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Royal Sessions: Paul Rodgers’ Memphis R&B at The Grammy Museum October 15

Royal Sessions: Paul Rodgers’ Memphis R&B Presented By American Express

Paul Rodgers will be at The GRAMMY Museum on October, 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM for a special celebration of The Royal Sessions featuring an interview moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, and performance. Doors open at 7:30 PM.

Museum Member Presale starts Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM PDT

American Express is the exclusive payment method for Museum Member pre-sale tickets. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by Members exclusively by calling the Museum Box Office (213-765-6803) or through the Member AXS link (to receive the $1/50 Member surcharge you must use the link provided above)
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Paul Rodgers: The Royal Sessions Live at Royal Albert Hall Nov. 3

Singer-songwriter Paul Rodgers returns to the Royal Albert Hall for one night only on Monday, November 3rd for a special show to present work from his latest album, The Royal Sessions, alongside classic hits from his vast back-catalogue of Free and Bad Company.

All profits from the show will go to the Willows Animal Sanctuary & Animal Assisted Therapy Unit in Aberdeenshire. Learn more at www.willowsanimals.com

Live Nation pre-sale starts Thurs. August 14 at 9:00 AM. General On Sale starts Fri. August 15 at 9:00 AM. For more information and tickets visit LiveNation.co.uk

The Royal Sessions consists of covers of blues, R&B and soul records that inspired Rodgers as a young singer in the mid-’60s. Recorded at Memphis’ Royal Studios and produced by friend and collaborator Perry A. Margouleff, the album features many of the same players who had graced the original tracks.

Paul will be joined by Reverend Charles Hodges Sr. on the Hammond B3, bassist Leroy Hodges Jr., guitarist Michael Toles, Archie “Hubby” Turner on the Wurlitzer, drummer Steve Potts, the talented Shontelle and Sharlisse Norman of The Royal Singers and The Royal Horns (Marc Franklin on Trumpet, James L. Spake on Baritone Sax, Gary Topper and Lannie “The Party” McMillan Jr. on Tenor Sax).
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Paul Rodgers One Time Only Performance Of “The Royal Sessions” Live: Town Hall NYC June 19

Paul Rodgers announces Royal Sessions Live Concert Thursday June 19 in New York at The Historic Town Hall

Public on sale Frday, May 2 10 AM EDT at Ticketmaster.com

This singular performance will feature Rodgers along with the all-star Memphis studio musicians that recorded The Royal Sessions at Memphis’ storied Royal Studios performing a full set of the classic soul and R&B songs released in February to critical and fan acclaim.

Paul Rodgers will be accompanied by The Royal Sessions musicians: Reverend Charles Hodges Sr. (Hammond B3), who has played and recorded with Al Green, James Carr, Willie Cobbs, Albert Collins and Boz Scaggs; Leroy Hodges Jr. (bass), who has backed Al Green, Ann Peebles and also appeared on albums by Rufus Thomas,Bobby Rush and Cat Power; Archie “Hubby” Turner (Wurlitzer), who played with The Impalas, Albert King, and currently tours with Cyndi Lauper; Michael Toles (guitar), who has worked with B.B. King, Albert King, Isaac Hayes and more; Steve Potts (drums), who has been included on records and tours to artists from Neil Young to Cat Power. Additionally, Rodgers will be joined by The Royal Singers, three soulful, gospel-rooted vocalists, including Shontelle Norman, Sharisse Norman and Stefanie Bolton, and The Memphis Horns, a multigenerational mix of Memphis’ best blowers, including Marc Franklin (trumpet), James L. Spake (baritone sax), Gary Topper (tenor sax), and Lannie “The Party” McMillan Jr. (tenor sax).

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Press Wrap Up

The latest Paul Rodgers news from across the web this week
(Click the red links below to access the reviews and interviews)

ROLLING STONE
Paul Rodgers Returns to His Soul and R&B Roots: The Bad Company frontman shares stories of recording in Memphis, sneaking into Graceland and flying Led Zeppelin’s jet (Interview)
MIDWEST BEAT WITH TOM LOUNGEES
Paul Rodgers – The Royal Sessions Interview (Streaming Audio)
CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED
Paul Rodgers – The Royal Sessions Review (Rating: A)
GLIDE MAGAZINE
Paul Rodgers – Going Soul/R&B on The Royal Sessions (Interview)
THE VINYL DISTRICT
Paul Rodgers – The TVD Interview

NYSE Euronext

Paul Rodgers Rings Closing Bell of NYSE Feb. 11

Paul Rodgers will be ringing the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the release of “The Royal Sessions” and to promote music education.

The ringing of the bell will take place February 11th at 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT.

To watch a live stream of the event starting at 3:56 PM ET/12:56 PM PT click here

If you missed the bell ringing live the NYSE Euronext YouTube channel will have an archive of Paul Rodgers ringing the closing bell here