Ritchie Blackmore To Play Another Deep Purple/Rainbow Show
Blackmore will perform at the Monsters Of Rock festival in Loreley, Germany on June 17 ahead of his previously-announced appearance at the same event in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany on June 18.
Blackmore departed Deep Purple for the second time in 1993 and has been focusing his energies since 1997 on Blackmore's Night, a medieval folk band he formed with then-girlfriend and now-wife Candice Night.
"I'm now 70, so I just felt like playing some rock 'n' roll for a few days," the guitarist tells Billboard. "We're going to do four or five dates" - most likely in England, Germany and Sweden - "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 Ronnie James 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." Read more here.
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