Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow announce 2017 tour dates

Long live rock n’ roll!

The positive thing about 2016 is the great ‘cold day in hell’ reformations – such as the original Guns N Roses, At The Drive-In, Thin Lizzy and of course, Bros. Yet, the most amazing band to make a come back this year was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. After a one-off show earlier this year the legendary guitarist has announced he will be taking the reformed and revamped hard-rockers on tour.

What better way to kick off the string of gigs than headlining Stone Free Festival at The O2 in London. Believe it or not, this will be Blackmore’s first London show since 1995.

Live dates are as follows:

June 17 – London, UK – The O2 (Stone Free Festival)
June 22 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
June 25 – Glasgow, Scotland – The SSE Hydro
June 28 – Birmingham, UK – Genting Arena

Blackmore will also be joined by Meister Bob on bass, BLACKMORE NIGHTS‘ drummer David Keith, STRATOVARIUS‘s keyboardist Jens Johansson and singer, Ronnie Romero who is currently playing live with his band Lords Of Black.

Check out Rainbow playing live recently in Germany:


Neale McGeever
Neale McGeever
RAMzine Senior Contributor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

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