[hand] [face]
The Original Deep Purple Web Pages
The Highway Star

Blackmore’s Night gig cancelled

Blackmore's Night

Blackmore’s Night performance at the Schloss Gymnich in Germany on August 7 has been cancelled “due to technical problems at the local venue”. We have no information on whether tickets will be refunded, or performance will be rescheduled.

Thanks to Carole Stevens at Blackmore Productions for the info.



33 Comments to “Blackmore’s Night gig cancelled”:

  1. 1
    Cranberry says:

    technical problems??? You mean the Man In Black has thrown a ‘stroppy mood’???

  2. 2
    Bryan Greene says:

    Unsatisfactory catering arrangements again, no doubt!

  3. 3
    Rascal says:

    Apparently the venu doesnt have a satisfactory electricity distribution system.

    Blackmore can plug his Electric mandolin ok……….but their aint room for his moustache trimmer!!

  4. 4
    The Horn says:

    Well, I remeber a show in 78 at The Palladium in NYC. The opening act was AC/DC with Bon Scott. AC/DC blew everyone away. Rainbow hit the stage with Cozy Powell on drums and Ronnie James Dio on vocals. They played THREE songs. Blackmore left the stage, got into his limo and went to his hotel. End of show.

    Dio came out and said Ritchie’s guitar wasn’t sounding right, and he didn’t want to disappoint his fans. My friend, who was a bouncer there at the time said he left because the rainbow that framed the stage wouldn’t light up. I believe he left because they couldn’t match the energy of AC/DC, a band no one knew at the time…

    The Horn

  5. 5
    Dave says:

    He and his bunch of fiddlers are a waste of time, don’t bother paying out your hard earned cash to see these fly by night bats!
    I was silly do so and they were poor! Be aware !!!!

  6. 6
    Rascal says:

    Blackmore is just an all round disapointment

  7. 7
    Bo says:

    Get a life, all of you who are pointing fingers at RB. Yes he can be VERY moody. I know – I have on tour with him both with Rainbow and with Purple. To me a part of the magic (besides HE is THE Purple guitarist) is “you never know” what will happen.
    I prefer RM to play rock. I’m sure he still is the best around, but if he is happy now then fine with me.

  8. 8
    Tim says:

    I was at that show in 1978 too. Back then the wiring connecting the guitars to the amps and all the rest was not properly shielded to ward off the type of inteference the Neon Light Rainbow was giving off.

    I remember a low-level buzz that could still be heard under the band’s sound. So Mr. Blackmore decided this was not for him and left.

    The show could have gone on if cooler heads had simply turned off the rainbow. One less effect would not have been missed. But it was hard to continue since the guitarist was already back at the hotel.

    But as I have found out over time Blackmore’s # of cancelled shows in his carreer is rivaled only by Michael Schenker’s.

  9. 9
    JBS says:

    You never know what will happen????? what the hell is that, when you pay money to see a show or an artist you deserve to see them do the best they can…VERY moody? yeah right I have some other names for it!

  10. 10
    Rascal says:

    JBS…….is spot on……………………What is it with Blackmore?? ‘you pay your money, you take your chance’???

    The word you see used throught these pages is ‘professional’…………..yeah right!! Professional moody, with his head up his own ass!!

  11. 11
    Cranberry says:

    Wasnt he a guitarist in Deep Purple?

  12. 12
    Rascal says:

    Guitarist with DP? Your thinking of Steve Morse!!

  13. 13
    Sami says:

    Hey cranberry & rascal…tiresome, and not very intelligent either.let’s all worship Steve Morse, he can’t even play the SOTW-riff right!!!

  14. 14
    JBS says:

    I have to side with “Rascal” Steve Morse is the only guitarist in DP and he is playing the SOTW-riff a helluva lot better than anyone else these days, especially the guy with the funny hat and the tights!

  15. 15
    Rascal says:

    Its a shame for you Sami that your cant embrace DP progress. You are obviously one of the DP fans (use that term lighltly in your case), that lives in the ‘Made In Japan Days’……………time has moved on. The ‘Banjo Player’, YOUR HERO sadly left in 1993 after squeezing the life out of the band.

    Blackmores contribution to DP is not in debate, neither is his playing, but what would YOU preferred to see? Obviously the demise of the band band in the 90’s.

    Well get out your MIJ and your S&M and live in the past. Whilst your at it revel in Blackmores Fender forays over the past 10 years…………..oh thats right………..you wont find any…….unless his guitar was mixed down on ‘Winter Carols’!!

    Steve Morse isnt a Blackmore clone, thankfully.

  16. 16
    Sami says:

    I do embrace DP progress, the current incarnation is a great band in it’s own right and I do like Purpendicular & Rapture albums very much.it’s just that I don’t always appreciate Morse’s playing style…and I don’t pretend that TMIB never was, like some people here want us to believe.I’m not a ‘light fan’ either, I’m quite heavy guy actually, hahaa.
    Nuff said, I got your point(y hat)…have a nice weekend &
    let’s all cherish our favourite Purple line-ups & the continuation
    of the best band in the universe!!

  17. 17
    Rascal says:

    I know what you mean Sami. The roots of songs like SOTW are buried deep in the Blackmore era of DP, no doubt about it.

    Its just good that DP exist in the form they do, instead of not at all.

    Have a good weekend…………until the next time!!

  18. 18
    Al C says:

    There’s not Deep Purple Without Blackmore, neither without Lord
    All my respect for the actual members, they are great, but not enough purple

  19. 19
    Bruno says:

    I’m from Brazil. I like of music Blackmore. Long Live Blackmore.

  20. 20
    Cranberry says:

    And long live the Gypsy KIngs!!

  21. 21
    Jim says:

    will someone build Bruno a castle so Blackmore will visit Brazil

  22. 22
    big al says:

    If you want to a great guitar player then check out joe bonnamassa, he chucked the perfect strangers riff in when I saw him the other night. hate to say it but he is better than ritchie and morse!! All right maybe not but see him live he is fantastic.

  23. 23
    Sami says:

    Have heard J. Bonamassa’s cd’s, and must admit that he’s very good at what he does…but better than Ritchie or Morse, I don’t think so!!TMIB & Morse are both original & innovative players(or were), Bonamassa still has a long road in head of him in order to reach that level, but he’s getting there, that’s for sure!

  24. 24
    the brew,eister says:

    To Rascal…
    I saw BN here in Germany on the fourth. I would have to say that abut 45-50% of the show was done with the fender….
    You might not hear it on the CDs, but Ritchie tends to bring it out during the concerts.

    It is a shame that it was cancelled. Although when you consider that they are playing in/at a castle the electricity could be problematic….

    Perhaps they will reschedule as they did with a different show that was moved to another venue.

  25. 25
    Scot says:

    to The Horn, HOW DARE YOU MENTION AC/DC ABOVE RAINBOW OR ANYTHING DEEP PURPLE RELATED! That is a slap in the face to the name of metal and Deep Purple, and to even mention the name ac/dc in the same sentence as Rainbow, when it isn’t “ac/dc sucks compared to Rainbow” is blasphemy and punishable by blunt force castration. So what if Ritchie walked off stage, the audience should be honoured to have been in the presence of such excellence, regardless if he played 3 songs or not. Get your head on right if your gonna mention crap in the presence of Immortality

  26. 26
    richard elprupdeep@wanadoo.fr says:

    IF PURPLE OR RAINBOW DIDN T EXIST WITH WHICH BANDS AC/DC WOULD HAVE BEEN GUEST FOR? NOT ONLY DEEP PURPLE IS THE BIGGEST BAND EVER IN THE WORLD BUT THEY ALLOWED BANDS TO BECOME STARS LIKE THEM/ CHEERS LONG LIVE DP.

  27. 27
    Rascal says:

    DP……biggeset band ever??…………………..some of us live in fantasy land

    I certainly dont think the likes of ac/dc have relied on DP for their numerous successes!!

  28. 28
    Ron says:

    I have seen Blackmore’s Night at the 5th of august at Schloss Broich. And i was happy to see the building of the stage and the complete soundcheck sitting at a terras in the burning sun with quite some cold beers. There was not a sign of a Blackies being moody. Not in the afternoon, nor at the concert itself. It was great and indeed he played the Strat for a big part of the show (in contrary tot the show at the pepsi stage in Holland last year when he didn’t touch it at all !!).

    A few years back they had two shows in Holland: one at Paradiso Amsterdam and one at 013 in Tilburg. The show in Amsterdam was cut short because of the lousy house PA which had such a loud buzz that it made playing the acoustic instrumentals imposible. Blackmore came out and actually apologized to the audience personally (which he never does!!!). The next day in 013 (one of the best venues in Holland) the show was extra long.

    It’s a pity that many people keep living in the past. Both Blackmore and Purple (and i saw them both on numerous occasions) are quite happy with their setting now. If you listen carefully to the (structure of) the BN songs, they do not differ much from his writing in the latter Rainbow and Purple days. A true fan recocnizes that and discovers the same genius both in writing and playing.

  29. 29
    Rascal says:

    Well Im a true DP fan for sure!!, im just not a Blackmores Night fan!!

    Is that not allowed??

  30. 30
    Ron says:

    @Rascal
    Of course… 🙂 I just happen to like both of them…
    But i must say that it seems to get more difficult every year to keep a certain level of quality within DP. I saw the latest Montreux DVD and i’m afraid that the turning point is reached where Big Ian’s charisma overrules his loss of voice. In the old days his voice became worse at the end of long tours, but i’m afraid that the problems are more structural now…

  31. 31
    Richard says:

    I was at that show in 1978 at The Palladium in NYC too. I remember that Rainbow played only two song (not 3) Kill the king and mistreated). I was at the time a big fan from Rainbow, and obviously I was disappointed.
    I remember a buzz that was a bit strong especially during mistrated
    it was some inteference between the Neon Light Rainbow and the amps.

  32. 32
    Jmastersherm says:

    [Personal insult removed by moderator.] Blackmore was great in Chicago last month. F all you Blackmore haters. Purple would never have gotten off the ground if not for RB. Any member past or present besides Gallons
    will tell you that.

  33. 33
    Svante Pettersson says:

    Ok, this was a news post about one cancelled gig months ago. Now it has, as usual, turned into a hate fest between people who can’t accept people’s taste in music. Comments closed.

||||Unauthorized copying, while sometimes necessary, is never as good as the real thing
© 1993-2020 The Highway Star and contributors
Posts, Calendar and Comments RSS feeds for The Highway Star