ROCK MEETS CLASSIC - History Of Rock Tour 2016 Featuring JOEY TEMPEST, STEVE WALSH, DAN McCAFFERTY, DORO, Members Of THE SWEET And THIN LIZZY Kicks Off Today In Würzburg, Germany
March 30, 2016, 3 years ago
Rock Meets Classic, the annual European tour featuring classic rock artists backed by The Mat Sinner Band and the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague, kicks off today (March 30th) in Würzburg, Germany. This year's line-up features Europe vocalist Joey Tempest, former Kansas frontman Steve Walsh, The Sweet members Andy Scott and Peter Lincoln, Midge Ure of Ultravox fame, German metal queen Doro, Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham and Ricky Warwick, and former Nazareth frontman Dan McCafferty. The complete tour schedule is as follows:
30 - Würzburg, Germany - s. Oliver Arena
31 - Kempten, Germany - BigBox
1 - Passau, Germany - Dreiländerhalle
2 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
3 - Stuttgart, Germany - Porsche Arena
5 - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
6 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi Electric Halle
8 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
9 - Halle/Westfalen, Germany - Gerry Weber Stadion
10 - Magdeburg, Germany - GETEC Arena
12 - Bern, Switzerland - Bern Expo Halle 4
13 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
14 - Ingolstadt, Germany - Saturn Arena
15 - Neu-Ulm, Germany - Ratiopharm Arena
16 - Regensburg, Germany - Donau-Arena
17 - Nuremberg, Germany - Frankenhalle
The Mat Sinner Band features Primal Fear members Mat Sinner, Alex Beyrodt (guitars) and Tom Naumann (guitars), and also featuring Voodoo Circle's Jimmy Kresic (keyboards), Veronika Lukešová (Kiske / Somerville / drums), Tiffany Kirkland (backing vocals), Kolinda Brozovic (backing vocals), Gabriela Gunčíková (Trans-Siberian Orchestra / backing vocals) and Sascha Krebs (backing vocals).
Last summer Rock Meets Classic performed two special festival shows in Germany at Rock Of Ages and the Wacken Open Air on July 31st and August 1st respectively.
Featured artists for these two exclusive shows included Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween), Marc Storace (Krokus) and Jennifer Haben (Beyond The Black).
Check out footage of Kiske performing the Helloween classic "I Want Out" at Wacken Open Air 2015 below:
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