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.
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.