RITCHIE BLACKMORE Confirms Second Best Of RAINBOW / DEEP PURPLE Show In Germany For June 2016
October 24, 2015, 5 years ago
Back in September, Ritchie Blackmore announced that he will regroup with members of Rainbow and Deep Purple for four shows next year in Europe:
“I am doing four dates in June, which will be all rock," Blackmore tells Noisey. "I have the band basically together and it will be (the best of) Rainbow and Deep Purple. It’s just having fun but it’s only four dates in Europe. I don’t want to do anymore because I take what I’m doing now much more seriously.”
Blackmore recently announced a show for June 18th at the Festplatz am Viadukt in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. He has now been confirmed to play the on June 17th at Freilichtbühne in Loreley, Germany.
Stay tuned for updates. Read Blackmore's interview with Noisey here.
Blackmore recently spole with Billboard.com about these special shows:
“I’m now 70, so I just felt like playing some rock ‘n’ roll for a few days. We’re going to do four or five dates of just playing the old rock stuff, Purple stuff and Rainbow. I’m doing it for the fans, for nostalgia, and the singer I found is very exciting; he’s a cross between Dio meets Freddie Mercury. So this will mean exposing a new singer to the masses, and I’m sure he’ll become pretty famous because of his voice.”