The official Ritchie Blackmore Facebook page have announced that the one-off RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW UK show in Birmingham is sold out. Tickets for the show, scheduled on Saturday 25th June 2016 at the Genting Arena went on general sale today, Friday 6th November, but many were already sold during the pre-sale which started on Wednesday.
Fans are eagerly awaiting for the line-up to be announced for the show, which is one of only three rock shows taking place in 2016. Guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore will also play two Monsters Of Rock Festival appearances in Germany on 18th June and Loreley, Freilichtbühneon on Friday 17th June.
Blackmore recently told Billboard.com about his plans to revisit RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE classics: “I’m now 70, so I just felt like playing some rock ‘n’ roll for a few days. 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.”
Blackmore declined to reveal the other musicians that will participate in the shows because contracts are still being negotiated, but said that none will be known names from his previous groups. He plans to film and record the performances for future release.
Stay tuned for more news!