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Rainbow Releasing Classic Monsters Of Rock Performance

03/09/2016
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(hennemusic) Rainbow will release their 1980 performance at the UK's Monsters Of Rock festival this spring ahead of the band regrouping for a series of live dates this June. "Rainbow: Monsters Of Rock - Live At Donington 1980" will be released as a DVD+CD set and via digital formats on April 22.

The package captures the last performance of the Rainbow lineup of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Don Airey, bassist Roger Glover, vocalist Graham Bonnet and drummer Cozy Powell as they headlined the first rock festival ever staged at Castle Donington.

The Donington set in support of the group's 1979 album, "Down To Earth" features new tracks alongside classics from earlier in their career including "Stargazer," "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll," "Catch The Rainbow" and more.

The Monsters Of Rock performance climaxes with Blackmore destroying his guitar and thrusting it into an amp which promptly bursts into flames before fireworks appear overhead to conclude the main event.

Rainbow are previewing the package with footage of "All Night Long." Check it out here.

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