Japanese promoters are doing something right. The managed to book a package tour (dubbed the Voices of Rainbow) of the three surviving Rainbow vocalists — Graham Bonnett, Joe Lynn Turner, and Doogie White. Bonnett will apparently headline the show performing with Alcatrazz, while JLT and White will be performing with a very Blackmoresque guitar player Akira Kajiyama and his band. Three dates have been announced: March 12 in Tokyo, March 13 in Nagoya, and March 14 on Osaka. Tickets will go on sale December 15 with presales starting a few days earlier. Full details in our calendar.
JLT and Akiro Kajiyama performing King of Dreams:
In other news, JLT did an interview with Guitar International recently, promoting Raiding the Rock Vault show, in which he took part, and was asked a question that undoubtedly keeps everybody at THS headquarters wide awake:
Robert: I ask because you were in Deep Purple and was wondering if you were going to be included in the [Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame] induction?
Joe Lynn Turner: That would be interesting. I really have no idea. I have no idea which of the other members of Deep Purple will be included. I don’t know if it’s just the Mach 5 line-up. Deep Purple is a band that had a lot of members run through it. I haven’t really pursued it or tried to find out, because I’m personally half and half about it. I have a little bit of Blackmore’s attitude in the sense that Deep Purple should have been in 20 years ago, “what’s that all about?”
Thanks to Juan Ignacio Flier for the info.