It's not often Bad Company makes its way to the Midwest, much less the region.
The British band, featuring Paul Rodgers, played to a packed house recently at The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino. Bad Company's show, one in a 25-date tour, was a celebration of the group's 40th anniversary.
Starring on stage with Rodgers in Hammond were also co-founders Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke. The concert proved to be one of the most well attended and enthusiastic shows the Venue has hosted recently. Audience members filled main floor seats, the suites and balcony of the theater.
Rodgers, former lead vocalist of Free, can still belt out the tunes. His vocals proved strong and never faltered as he delivered some of the most popular songs from the Bad Company catalog. Rodgers has long been known as one of rock's better voices and time hasn't changed that.
The group rocked on songs such as "Can't Get Enough," "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" and "Ready for Love." Rodgers encouraged the audience to sit along with "Shooting Star."
For most of the concert, fans were out of their seats cheering the rockers on and singing along with the hits.
Also on the playlist were "Feel Like Makin' Love," "Bad Company," and "Movin' On." Though the concert was a little on the short side, clocking in at less than 90 minutes, the band gave its all.