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Blackmore’s Night tour dates

Blackmore Productions has announced preliminary tour dates for June 2007:

Wednesday, June 6, Reykjavik, Iceland
Sunday, June 10, Glenrothes, (Fife) Scotland
Tuesday, June 12, York, England
Thursday, June 14, Reading, England
Sunday, June 17, Birmingham, England
Tuesday, June 19, Yeovil, England
Wednesday, June 20, Cardiff, Wales
Saturday, June 23, Brighton, England

And then, off to Mainland Europe

The actual venues are to be confirmed soon.

Thanks to Mike Garrett and Blackmore Productions for the info.

Comments disabled Aug 3, 2007, due to excessive spamming of this particular post.



15 Comments to “Blackmore’s Night tour dates”:

  1. 1
    John Bartone says:

    Nobody here cares, so why do you keep promoting that jerk?

    p.s You can tell big Ian I said that!!!

  2. 2
    Anthony D'Angio says:

    Ritchie Blackmore? A jerk? I for one will cherish the honour of being in the presence of one of (if not “the”) greatest, most innovative guitarists of the modern era and his ultra talented partner. As far as him being a jerk goes, perhaps, at the time, sure, but call it the Plugger Syndrome (work that one out if you can) – the man has evolved into something greater because he is now doing something he truly loves – and it shows in his live performances. Make no mistake, Deep Purple are the greatest band that has ever lived, but really, isn’t all this bickering so last century…
    Err!

  3. 3
    Paul W says:

    WHAT?? No US tour dates..AGAIN, WHY?? Maybe becuse we don’t care or the fact you couldn’t sell out the dining room at Burger King.

  4. 4
    Anthony Cianfarano says:

    Long Live Rock and Roll. We should appreciate and enjoy the talent as long as it is available. I agree with Anthony D., I consider Blackmore one of the greatest guitarist of our time. His influence has touched too many to be discounted.

  5. 5
    Anthony Emery says:

    What is with the name Anthony? Seems we are all Ritchie fans!!

    Let’s face it, Ritchie Blackmore is a name that transcends time and space. He just ‘is’! Even Ian Gillan says he loved the guy, shared rooms with him etc. I do however understand they fell out irretrievably. Having seen ‘Come Hell or High Water’ DVD, I agreed with both sides. Ritchie should NEVER have acted the way he did, but he should have quit before getting to that point – it was probably only a feeling of loyalty that made him play as long as he did. He didn’t like Ian Gillan or his voice anymore and having heard some of IG’s voice between 84-93, I can’t say I like it much either. Ian was aging, overweight and drinking too much and his voice was suffering. It wasn’t until ’96 that I felt Purple started to regain respect. THEY also know it… Anyway Ritchie is doing what he wants, and Purple are doing what they want – isn’t THAT the most important thing????

  6. 6
    palumbo says:

    RITCHIE BLACKMORE IS A GREATEST MAN!
    I don’t like people juged blackmore for personal and not for his innovative
    guitarplayer , virtuosos and songwritter wonderfull !
    more better that glover, gillan and steve morse !
    sorry , i love deep purple but blackmore is blackmore !
    listen in rock,machine head, burn,perfect stranger album you understand who is the man in black !
    don t forget , rainbow ! splendid band mostly innovative !
    and blackmore s night , anyway some part guitar are incredible !
    some part writer song are greatest !

  7. 7
    palumbo says:

    RITCHIE BLACKMORE IS A GREATEST MAN!
    I don’t like people juged blackmore for personal and not for his innovative
    guitarplayer , virtuosos and songwritter wonderfull !
    more better that glover, gillan and steve morse !
    sorry , i love deep purple but blackmore is blackmore !
    listen in rock,machine head, burn,perfect stranger album you understand who is the man in black !
    don t forget , rainbow ! splendid band mostly innovative !
    and blackmore s night , anyway some part guitar are incredible !
    some part writer song are greatest !

  8. 8
    Anthony Emery says:

    I totally agree Palumbo!!!

    I have EVERY Deep Purple (all lineups) AND Rainbow (all lineups) CD (often vinyl as well) especially because Ritchie Blackmore is my favourite guitarist of all time – BURN is also the greatest rock album ever recorded in my opinion! No one treats his guitar like his lover and his bitch quite the way Ritchie does – LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL!

  9. 9
    John Bartone says:

    Allow me to reiterate… It is such a joy to see what d.p. have been doing these last 12 years.. They travel together, dine, laugh etc… And I’ll tell you, Steve Morse is not only a guitar god himself but also one of the nicest men you’ll ever meet… Long live the Morse era!!!

    p.s I played soccer (football) with Ritchie in Connecticut back in the late 80’s.. His team was losing so he stops the game and switches players to benefit his team.. Being around him was like walking on eggshells.. What a creep, and that’s just one small example of the kind of person he is…

  10. 10
    Anthony Emery says:

    Hey John,

    Glad to see you’re a passionate Steve Morse fan!!! Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE Steve Morse as both a guitarist and a person. When they came to Melbourne in 2004 – he shook my hand and I still have the guitar pick I caught that night! (see my review at http://www.thehighwaystar.com/reviews/04-3.html
    Look for Melbourne April 24)

    I also think Purpendicular is the 2nd best studio DP album of all!!!

    As I said earlier on – DP were becoming ridiculous in ’93 (Battlers Try to Rage On is a 2 song album with SHIT all else!) – Steve SAVED them and rebuilt them from the ground up, with the support of both the band and the fans who would not let this great band die! I said IG’s voice was turning to shit in the 80’s and I meant it. What IG has become since Steve joined is nothing short of a miracle. (Rapture of the Deep is one of my 10 fav songs EVER!!!)

    I am only saying I love all incarnations of DP musically (ok, not mk 4) and Ritchie might be a bit of a nutter now, but he is an amazing musician and guitarist who has done so many wonderful things for the music world.

    My point is that I don’t want to take sides, I just want to revel in what all these guys have done and what they continue to do.

    I don’t have to live with Ritchie, I just want to love his music!!!

  11. 11
    anthony brandreth says:

    Just a small thing – ‘come hell or high water’ DVD, OK he pulls a moody but when he plays mr Blackmore is well on form, I can remember watching him play a similar show with the Rondenelli/Joe Lyn Turner incarnation of Rainbow in the early ’80s at Stafford Bingley Hall when he spent about 70% of the gig on his arse,sat on the drum riser,but played some amazing, lyrical, Hendrix like guitar.

    Having seen Steve Morse with the band,he is a good competant player,but I find his ‘great rock riffs’ solo spot dull and unimaginative and bordering on cabaret.

    (!st post might as well be controversial

  12. 12
    Peter says:

    Ok, so the ‘man in black’ does occasionally behave like a jerk, think we can all be guilty of that one! The fact is that we have two great bands to go and admire at both ends of the scale. Blackmores Night may not be everyones cup of tea, but there are some truly great songs on all of the cd’s, I have them all and they are always on, along with the Purple cd’s, lets not bicker, just admire the man for what he is…….a bloody genius, whatever form of music he decides to play!! As for the Steve Morse topic, he is NOT a Blackmore, and never will be, I agree with an earlier comment, he singlehandedly saved Purple, he is a God in my humble opinion. I have seen him numerous times and never fails.
    1st comment, hope I havent upset anyone.

  13. 13
    Anthony D'Angio says:

    I agree with everyone (there! how’s that for non-controversial hehe)… But seriously, I can empathise with everybody’s opinions. You can go on and on about how Ritchie acted in this way and shouldn’t have, and how Steve is a God but no match for Ritchie etc. etc… Reality is this.. I have seen DP twice now (Gillan/Morse ’04 & Turner/Blackmore ’91) and am about to see Ritchie Blackmore in concert .. nothing brings more of a warm nostalgic feeling than this. I have been to many concerts but the TWO that I recall as being the most amazing live musical experiences I’ve ever had the honour to attend are Deep Purple in Melbourne 2004, and Whitesnake in Manchester 2004…. hmm, there’s a definite Purple connection to the greatest concerts I’ve ever seen… And I’m sure Blackmore’s Night will be another unique event. LONG LIVE ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH DEEP PURPLE.. (yes, even Tommy Bolin for Wild Dogs!)….

  14. 14
    Jaime Restrepo says:

    I’ve been a Purple fan since ’74. I love most of their stuff except the Bolin thing. Sure Ritchie can be a jerk, but once he hits the stage, all is forgiven. I had the pleasure of seeing Rainbow in Schaumburg, IL. in ’97 before Ritchie went medieval on our ass. One of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. He played “The temple of the king” but when he started playing “Burn” I thought I died and went to heaven. He’s playing one of my favorite Purple songs, and I’m 30ft. from the stage.
    Here’s what needs to happen to make us all happy. He needs to do something with Dio again -after Dio does his thing with Sabbath -and get back to “Rising” again.

  15. 15
    sveta says:

    Sentimental and nostalgic. Great.l

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