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Blackmore’s Night and OTR announce new tours

Blackmore’s Night; Photo © 2008 http://spblife.info/ , used with permission.

Blackmore’s Night management has announced a new United States tour. We have 4 confirmed dates in October with tickets being on sale since yesterday, August 13, and by all accounts going fast. More dates are being promised.

OTR in St.Petersburg, Feb 16 2009. Screenshot courtesy of Nevsky Express TV.On the other side of the pond, Over The Rainbow will start a 2-month trek in early September which will take them across the continent from Greece to Sweden and from Siberia to Spain. Full details in our Purple calendar.

PS. While it’s pretty useless to post a comment here “please come to …”, OTR management in their press release included contact details for their booking agent Paradise Artists. If you want to see Over The Rainbow at a venue near you, get a local promoter to talk to them. It’s been known to work before.

25 Comments to “Blackmore’s Night and OTR announce new tours”:

  1. 1
    Chrissy says:


  2. 2
    Bo says:

    I wish both Blacmores where comming to Denmark. I will start with OTR in Sweeden. Since Erik Thomsen died (ET Concerts) some years ago, the chances to have OTR and BN here are small – if not very small

  3. 3
    Crimson Ghost says:

    All US ‘BN’ dates are actually confirmed by the management, I am coordinating promotions for them on the other side of the nation, so they are in fact happening and posters are being printed for distribution as we speak.

  4. 4
    Moreblack says:

    I hope to see them in Brazil one day.What you think about that Crimson?

  5. 5
    Tom says:

    Chrissy, I’m planning on going to the Cleveland show too!!
    See you there!

  6. 6
    Crimson Ghost says:


    I hope you get to… I’ve had to travel myself, no way they will ever play the NW of US.(doubtful anyway)

    I still promote them up here though, because people still cross the country to attend gigs.

  7. 7
    lorence says:

    i will be in cleavland to 2nd row

  8. 8
    Gary says:

    Hope you start a ‘ Hall of Fame ! ‘ chant in Cleveland, Chrissy :-)…just like the fine fans in Chicago did last tour.

    Maybe I’ll do it myself. After all Cleveland is the home of the Rock and Roll Hall Fame.

  9. 9
    ratzmataz says:


    I think a Blackmore’s Nightmare CD is stronger than profonol crap. Really makes you sleepy. When will this Night…Mare thing will end up…?????

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Some friends of mine insist I attend the next forhtcoming show.
    The idea that I have to dress up like an idiot just to stay in front……
    Oh man, I ve been a fan since 1977 and now I have to compete with these morons?

  11. 11
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Might have to make the trip again to see them. They are playing at the same Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina where I saw them in 2007. Great venue and seems to be the closest they are slated to play near me here in Middle Tennessee. Well worth the 5 hour drive though. I recommend going if they are anywhere you can drive to…


  12. 12
    Rascal says:


    Im not sure its a fancy dress show. You can keep you pointy hat and tights at home if you want.

  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Well, I sure do like my tights, if you dont mind!

  14. 14
    Gary says:

    Just dress normally and say you’re A Medieval
    Time Traveller 🙂

  15. 15
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    I attend many Renaissance Festivals. I where my Garb. Blackmore music is usually playing somewhere aroung the event. I am planning on donning the Garb for this Blackmore event in North Carolina. Hope to get some Pics and a good recording of the event….if any of you are to attend, hope to see you there…

    Wish me luck….

    As I’ve stated forever. I hold no animosity toward Blackmore’s direction and am in no way wishing him back to Deep Purple…

    He did a magnificent job then and now he is doing yet another magnificent job. Loved it all and will be there till it ends. No matter how…..


  16. 16
    purplepriest1965 says:

    How funny

    I m NOT going

    They have to drag me…..

    Have fun!

  17. 17
    Rascal says:

    I dusted off my point hat, and my tights are back from the cleaners……..

    Cant wait to see RB play that Strat!!

  18. 18
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:


    some Blackmore fan you are Priest…

  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Well, I dont like soccer as well…..
    Excuse me that I m NOT a simple guy you can pigeonhole…

  20. 20
    Rascal says:

    As a real RB fan I will try an attend any show this man does………..

    But then I dont dont live with the romantic idea that he should return to the ‘fold’…..

    One has to separate fact from fiction.

    I think most of us located that ‘pigeon’ a long time ago.


  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Well, then I m not a real RB fan I suppose…..

    I skipped already a few shows I could have witnessed…..

    I attended several BN shows in the past and ofcourse there are still magic moments but the rest got me bored to tears.

    And I m trying to renovate my house and have other responsibilities.
    So there is the issue of money as well

    I associate romantic and so on not with something like this

    And I d rather see him do something with Lord or Dio, make an album full of instrumentals a la Weiss Heim and Son Of Alerik instead of this laughing stock it more and more has become.

    Ofcourse I d love to see him do something with DP but its not something I think about in a realistic way.
    Not excluding something does not mean that my nights are filled with dreams about him returning to the fold you re talking about.

    Two wrongs dont make a right

    That RB will not play in DP after 1993 does it not make right to let him be replaced with the WRONG MAN.

  22. 22
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    I would have to maintain Priest that you Pigeonhole yourself all the time. You last statements are a testament to it….

    You have a constant desire for things as you state here that are not realistic. You say you don’t lose sleep over it, but you DO constantly make the same remarks regarding it over and over. You want Weis Heim? Crank up Rainbow ‘Difficult to Cure’. You want Son of Alerik? Crank up the extended version of Deep Purple ‘Perfect Strangers’. It’s all still there. The ‘Wrong Man’? Here you go again. Morse Bashing….
    Pigeonholed? Naahhhh. Not you. Dude, if you look up Pigeonholed in the Dictionary, your picture would be there…..


  23. 23
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Well, shoot that pigeon then…….

  24. 24
    Gary says:

    Gotta go with Tracy on this one, Priest 🙂

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    Ready, Aim,…Fire !

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