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Blackmore’s Night on French radio

Ritchie Blackmore, St.Petersburg June 11, 2008. © 2008 http://spblife.info/, used with permission.

French station Radio Mercure 93FM will air a 90-minute Blackmore’s Night special on December 5 at 21:25 CET. Radio Mercure also broadcasts online in a variety of stream formats.

Blackmore’s Night have a string of European dates pencilled in for the late January and early February. A tour of US South and West coast is planned between April 16 and May 6. Details are posted in our tourdates section as we receive them.

Thanks to Mike Garrett for the info.

27 Comments to “Blackmore’s Night on French radio”:

  1. 1
    purplepriest1965 says:


    How many more to go?

    Could it really be this is what it is for the rest of his career?

    Or will the old cat surprise us with different things now and then, like for instance

    1 That BLUES album and tour?
    2 A Jon Lord and RB instrumental album and tour?
    3 Just 3 shows with MK 2 in Japan to piss off every fan on the other side of the planet? We can buy the dvd ofcourse, with plectrum that is
    4 Maybe he ll join the Hoochie Coochie Men ?
    5 Every BN album will get rockier and finally he ll replace her with someone who knows how to rock? Ann Wilson anybody?
    6 He s gonna play Smoke on the acoustic in the home for the oldies while drinking tea with them?

    I m tired

  2. 2
    purplepriest1965 says:

    7 An album full of instrumentals like Weiss Heim, Son of Alerik and so on…?

  3. 3
    Crimson Ghost says:

    He’d much rather annoy people, as long as this does… which is what he lives for, to put it in his own words.

  4. 4
    Roberto says:

    I hope Ritchie will change as soon as possible because even if I like Blackmore’s night, now they are becoming too boring…
    what coud Ritchie do?maybe something like Rapshody or anyrhing else…

  5. 5
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Blackmore & Wilson? I LIKE IT!

  6. 6
    stefan says:

    Earth calling…..reality check Priest! If you bother to come back from Ur-Anus, I´m afraid you´ll find reality somewhat different! Blackmore is stuck in the dark ages musically and probably will remain so for the rest of his carreer!

    Poor French bastards…..what have they done to deserve this???Vive le Stratocaster!

  7. 7
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Look, ‘Night’s Blackmore” is all he is offering. Soooooo, Priest; enough of the Blah, blah, blah, blah, BLAHmore…….Just be happy he is doing something. Me? I love it……not as much as Purple, but the contrast is enjoyable..


  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    The amazing twins are back……




    Today I listened to the Mothers Army CD s , with JLT ofcourse.
    It surprised me, better stuff than I remembered

  9. 9
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I come from Mars

  10. 10
    andre sihotang says:

    I wonder how did he keep his hair black and how his face still look the same after all these years. Magic?

  11. 11
    andre sihotang says:

    As long as he feels at home in Blackmore’s Night, I will always admire him as one of my favorite musician. Some people think BN is rubbish, but I like their music anyway.

    In contrast, as long as the set list rely much to Blackmore era, I’m still considering Deep Purple MkVIII nickname is MkII cover band. Come on Morse, you are in the same level as Blackmore, argue with your band mates, make a revolution in the next tour. Set list consist of 75% Morse songs and the rest are obligatory hits. Then here comes ‘new’ Deep Purple. I will sell my motorcycle to watch them and Blackmore’s Night of course.

  12. 12
    Patrick says:

    AKA zero the hero LOL i like it !

    you know its funny to see the different types of fans….u got the steve morse “rodies” who were fans before he joined purple .. i remember seeing the SMB dec,96 … and the dregs nov. 01′ (both concerts were in st petersburg fl.) many people at these shows dident know anything much about deep purple and some dident yet know that he was the banjo player . he spent most of the time before and after the show meeting and greeting all the fans ( i was the first fan to see him comming down these stairs and to talk to him) ….

    then you have the fans like tracy who are avid deep purple/mark 8 and anything like BN ,dregs,rainbow whitesnake ect…… comes second

    then you have fans like who i met at the charlotte NC Blackmores Night show … who have a total disdain for anything morse/DP has ever released, we felt a bit awkward talking to them because we love both groups (me and dad) they totally worship the ground RB walks on (hard to blame em’!) right preist????

    as for me – i tell people my fav band is Purple but my fav guitarist is RB . i totally love DP mark8 , airey is great . and there all happy, would i like for lord to come back ? yea dduuhhhh but its still all good…..i dont like micheal bradford though, i think rodger can do WWAAAYYY better . when i first heard purpinducular i was completly blown away,abandon is fuc*in great (they dident have to redo bludsucker though) i love bananas “my 2 fav songs are i got ya number and pic of innocence of coarse ” Rapture of the deep is killer “its not one of dads favs though” and i could do with out girls like that …..

    i love BN also……i go to there shows..dress in garb… street team ect…. got all there stuff.. i wish ritchie would do some more strat work though… his playing is just as good or dare i say better than ever
    i have to much respect for the bands and the fans to say stuff like black-morons or call steve mr smiley face and nights blackmore ect….. DP SM RB Rainbow ect… is all i listin too … dont care for zep, sabbath with dio or gillan is good . although mark 1 never really did it for me like the rest of the marks (i dont really like rod evans)

    anyway enough of my ramblings my fingers hurt so bad its not even funny

    gotta get back to the becks ! CHEERS

  13. 13
    Rascal says:

    Its that Christmas Carol time again……..and Blackmore does it so well.

    Do you think he wears ‘tinsel tights’ this time of the year?

    #we wish you a merry christmas, we wish you a merry christmas#

    Didnt Blackmore once play a Fender……….so long ago now……

    Good luck ‘Frenchies’…………you’ll need it!

    The circus comes to town……..

  14. 14
    AndreA says:


    RB is free to do anything he wishes (I don’t care about RB’sN) but I remain astonished when He and his vocalist play the old Gold DP’s piece.

    see this for example

    it is a real pathetic version of SOLDIER OF FORTUNE.

    when I see rubbish like this I breathe just a false passion and a false patos … that’s disgusting! I feel disgust and insult, disrespect for the past.

    I prefer a broth for elderly patients to this sadness
    (stuff to cry)

  15. 15
    AndreA says:


    you should taste Nastro Azzurro instead of Becks,
    it is a better beer perhaps..

  16. 16
    purplepriest1965 says:


    Although I do not really worship the ground HE walks on, or do I?…..mmmmmmhhhhhhhhh, think think think…..

    Grasping for reality and other stuff…..

    I really cannot stand ABANDON apart frow parts of it and 2 or 3 stand outs…..
    I can t get myself to enjoy ROTD
    It takes me months and months to find the courage to try again and again and again…..
    I can fully appreciate your kind attitude towards everything and everyone and…..
    I REALLY have moments in which I can enjoy most of PURPENDICULAR, lots of BANANAS…..lots of Tryptofaan you know

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, maybe this is just my soft moment of the day……

    I never dressed in garb I was asked or suggested for BN gigs
    Even more so, I missed out on the last ones, so…….

    Doubting if I should see Don Airey next month, still not sure
    I did not buy a WHITESNAKE ticket, too afraid DC makes me feel ashamed

    So much for the complete picture.

  17. 17
    stefan says:

    Ahh,come on Priest!!Íf you for some reason would find an RB turd,you´d probably frame it and build a shrine around it!

    It´s nothing wrong with loyalty….Ignorance however is a completely other matter!ROCK ON!

  18. 18
    Roberto says:

    the problem is that the clever Candice now is married with Blackmore,so it will be difficult to take Ritchie away from this aged music…

  19. 19
    Patrick says:

    nastro azzurro ?? wow a beer iv never heard of

  20. 20
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    I drink ‘Red Dog’ as my casual “All Day Beer”, and (I know this hard to believe) “Arrogant Bastard Ale” as my ‘Special Moment Beer’…….

    Matter of fact, I’m having one right now….

    may we toaste to Ritchie and his Merry Men and his women whom wear his pants….


  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I m glad I m wearing pants at all.

    It s bloody cold!

    Hell, I hate winter.

    X mas and all…


  22. 22
    Patrick says:

    i think you need to pass some of that arrogant basterd ale tracy !! cheers

  23. 23
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:


    Check out their website. It’s an independent brewery call ‘Stone Brewing Company’. They offer a variety of styles of Ale and some very cool merchandise.


    Priest: You’re wearing pants. That’s weird. I’ll bet you truly wish you were in Ritchie’s though….


  24. 24
    Purplepeople says:

    The end of blackmore’s night in 2009.
    Anybody knows something about it?

  25. 25
    Rascal says:

    Could he squeeze into the xmas ‘Tinsel Tights’ with Ritchie?

    At ‘One’ with his hero…………

  26. 26
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Then Priest could become….’aka weirdo the hero’.
    I believe that is one step below ‘Zero’……. I gotta stay at least one step above…..he he he.


  27. 27
    Patrick says:

    HA HA thnx tracy ill check that out now

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