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(The rest of) Blackmore’s Night tour proceeding as planned

Blackmore’s Night

In the wake of two cancelled shows Blackmore’s Night management has posted the following update on www.blackmoresnight.com:

We are happy to announce that everyone in Blackmore’s Night is feeling well and the performances will go on as scheduled.

Follow-up was also issued via email:

Greetings M’Lords and Ladies — Latest update on Blackmore’s Night tickets

New York City show, on Oct 29, at Gramercy Blender Theater is sold out. Please book your tickets for the remaining shows now, so you do not get closed out.

Oct 18 HOB Chicago-standing room only; few spaces left

Oct 21 Raleigh N Carolina A J Fletcher Opera House http://www.ticketmaster.com

Oct 25 Charlotte N Carolina Mcglohon Theater at Spirit Square

Oct 29 NYC sold out

Oct 30 The Strand Lakewood N Jersey. Last Blackmore’s Night performance for 2007

Thanks to Mike Garrett for the info.

22 Comments to “(The rest of) Blackmore’s Night tour proceeding as planned”:

  1. 1
    RaymondDovetail says:

    This is a relief! I have tickets to the 10/25 Charlotte show…my first time EVER seeing Ritchie, even though I’ve been a fan of his for 19 years!

  2. 2
    Rasta Man says:

    M’lords and Ladies the leeches must have worked!

  3. 3
    Blackmore Fan says:

    Can’t wait until the Raleigh show. Excellent setting.

  4. 4
    PATRICK says:

    i’v been a fan for 14 and my dad 36

  5. 5
    purplesky says:

    hey men, we’re talking about the ritchie’s sickness!
    who cares about how long you’ve been a big fan.
    There’s something in my french brain that you have to clear up.
    if they are so many fans all around, why the american tour is such a lame?

  6. 6
    Blackmoron says:

    I’ve seen Blackmore with Purple and Rainbow, and it was AMAZING!

    I’ve seen Blackmore with Blackmore’s Night, and it was PAINFUL!

    Please Blackmore, do return to rock!!!

  7. 7
    Corn Dog says:

    Who says their are that many fans?

  8. 8
    David says:

    “if they are so many fans all around, why the american tour is such a lame?”

    There aren’t many fans in the U.S. because most of em can’t stand the sight of RB in tights……..

  9. 9
    Bo says:

    I would LOVE to see RB back with the Fender, but it seems that he is happy with BN just like Purple are happy now.
    And I have to say it again: to all of you who cant stop putting him down – get lost – get a life – or fly on a one way ticket to planet Mars.

    RB is still superior to any guitar player. He can play any kind of guitar AND he does it.
    My onlu complain is: why cant we have music from Rainbow/Purple and Blackmores Night in the same concert?

  10. 10
    Wolf says:

    “purplesky”s” comment to “PATRICK ” was rude. Its nice to see a young person interested in a true legend in the world of music and sharing this interest with his father as well.

    Ritchie apparently had the flu from what I read elsewhere and it caused the show I was planning on seeing in Ohio to be cancelled. The venue was sold out for the show, 642 seating capacity, may not be the huge amount as compared to overseas shows but BN has fans, everywhere.

    Why so few USA shows? and Japan too, where he his very well respected there. Who really knows for sure, maybe it’s just Ritchie being Ritchie.

  11. 11
    PATRICK says:

    anything RB does is great = hes doing whats true to HIM …. just b/c he hasent sold out or done anything with 50 cent makes blackmores night and the tour lame ? i dont think so .. go over to europe and see how big the man in black is fuck classic rock radio and mtv ! 🙂

  12. 12
    PATRICK says:

    when ritchie picks up that strat its magic believe me so stop the bitchin and go see ritchie while you still can .. i came all the way from florida to muskegon and the hotel receptionist tells me the show was canceled and i almost had a hart attack lol

    but ne way ill see yall in north carolina

  13. 13
    purplesky says:

    Sorry for beeing so rude Patrick. I didn’t want to say that especially for you. I just wanted to say that we are millions of fans all around the world and it’s a pity for BN to play sold out shows; in a few days, the brand new BN dvd recorded and filmed at the Olympia/Paris will be out. I was there of course, but I have to admit that I was a little amazed by the fact that there were empty seats here and there! It was (however) the first ritchie’s venue for 10 years here in France ( thanx god, the show was bloody great) The band still stays successfull in germany, Italy and in some other countries. But not as much as before. I think it’s time for ritchie to come back to his real roots ( classical, heavy or medieval ) I mean that we ( all fans) need fresh new material, not some obscur stuff like “winter’s caroll” that will be out again for christmas ( sorry ritchie but I did not buy it, my children have grown up…)
    So Ritchie, please, if you read this! Wake up and keep on shining your strat!
    There are so many ways for you to please us ( and yourself) before leaving that damn rock & roll business.So there are:
    -Still playing GOOD medieval songs ( not commercial)
    -Playing again with rainbow and the singer you want to play with ( why not a special event with all those who played and sang with you in the band )
    -Working on a symphonic rainbow project ( stargazer, gates of babylon, eyes of the world and so on)
    -Playing one more time with Deep purple for the 40th anniversary with the singer you want to play with ( sorry, it was a french joke…)
    -Shaking the hand to congratulate jimmy page after the led zep reunion concert and thinkink inside of yourself “ I can do the same if I want to”… not “ maybe next time…”
    So run with the wolf Ritchie! And don’t forget that we are all blackmore’s knights!
    Special dedication for Thierry P.( as known as blackmorse on the net) whose both ears have been f***** up during the last 1975 MK III show in Paris.

  14. 14
    T says:

    The reason why Blackmore’s Night does not tour the United States to the extent that they do in Europe is because the musical climate in America is not really conducive to that kind of music.

    In addition, Europe has had a much longer tradition of this genre of music and has many more people who are into the more cultural characteristics of Blackmore’s Night. This is not to say that *all* Americans can’t handle “culture” or that all Europeans *do*–I merely mean that Blackmore’s Night would not be able to fill venues in the United States with the same ease as Europe.

    In fact, I would venture to say that few people here in the Midwest had even even *heard* of Blackmore’s Night–not to mention Deep Purple and Rainbow. Those who have are “fans”. The general populace would be hard pressed to say who did “Hush” or even “Smoke on the Water”–even if they might know the song.

    Therefore, the reason Blackmore’s Night–or someone like Glenn Hughes–doesn’t make it to the Great Plains is simply a matter of economics. We’re lucky to get Purple every few years.

    The next studio album will be a defining work for Blackmore’s Night. It will have to show some progression–or be the swan song. We’ll have to wait and see…

  15. 15
    deep lavender says:

    “T”, you hit the nail on the head. The midwest and southern USA do not get the opportunity to see the live shows that the east and west coasts get to see. I’m still waiting for a G3 tour with Vai, Satriani, and friends to come within 8 hours of me. And I’d travel as far to see BN.
    Renaissance and Medieval music gets as much response in the USA, as Kentucky bluegrass would in Europe.
    Anyway, glad Ritchie is feeling better, and look forward to more music from the master minstrel.

  16. 16
    Tom says:

    Well??? Will they come back and play the gigs that were cancelled due to illness? I was so looking forward to the show in Kent Ohio.
    My kids enjoy the music. My 7 year old girl thinks Candice is pretty ( I can’t disagree) and my 2 year old has to watch the dvd every and sing along to Under a Violet Moon. Was so looking forward to them coming anywhere close to Cleveland so I could enjoy them in person.
    Here’s hoping they reschedule.
    Now if I could only get DP to stop by in Cleveland as well.

  17. 17
    purplesky says:

    good line of argument “T”
    thanx for american point of view.

  18. 18
    T says:

    Deep Lavender said: “Renaissance and Medieval music gets as much response in the USA, as Kentucky bluegrass would in Europe.”

    That pretty much sums it up. Exactly right. Very good analogy.

  19. 19
    purplesky says:

    I agree with you about the Kentuky blue grass response in Europe, here it’s not our cup of tea. in the USA…..It smokes! ( sorry it’s early in the morning)

  20. 20
    Ray says:

    Saw the show in Chicago… Had third row seats…Blackmore was not really into it. They only played Soldier of Fortune for the purple freaks and they closed the show with Difficult to cure. Their was no encores…There was a good turnout with a ton of people in wardrobe…Im still a Purple fan so I just wore a beat up lookin jean jacket. Over all it still kicked ass…

  21. 21
    Gary says:

    I heard there were ‘ Hall of Fame ! ‘ chants in Chicago…

    And T, your analogy about Kentucky bluegrass music being accepted in Europe was right on !

    I also believe SOME Europeans have the wrong idea about American music fans. To lump us all into such categories as being ignorant is wrong.

    We call those people Euro-snobs 🙂

    We ALL like the same music !

  22. 22
    Reinder says:

    Except of course that there are some of us here who enjoy bluegrass music, and the US has a lot of Renaissance fairs and similar gatherings that cater to the same audience that Blackmore’s Night has.

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