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The importance of long nails

Ritchie Blackmore, House of Blues Chicago, Oct 17 2009; photo: Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Blabbermouth has quotes from Blackmore’s interview to Dutch magazine Aardschok. We presume that the interview in question is the one that appeared in the January-February issue of the magazine, and that the quotes were translated back from Dutch.

Here’s what we can learn from the interview:

  • He thought on and off about going electric for a while now, but got “the final push” after he heard the singer Ronnie Romero.
  • The setlist will be comprised 70% from Rainbow and 30% Purple, with Dio era (including Stargazer) being central part of the show, plus a mix of JLT, Bonnet, Gillan and Coverdale.
  • His acoustic style requires him to have long nails, which he has to cut short for the electric shows. This limits how often he can play electric in order to continue with Blackmore’s Night.
  • He does not rule out a second round of electric shows, but not until 2017.

Read more in Blabbermouth.

8 Comments to “The importance of long nails”:

  1. 1
    kraatzy says:

    …. what should I say …

    Mr.Blackmore, this is totaly logical … not only the story about the nail-problem … the hole storys how is began … Thaaaaaaaaaaaank you for this possibillity to see you live again in rock … :-))




  2. 2
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Future dates not until 2017 and no mention of an album. I will have to figure these 3 “Tribute” is all that will take place. Better nothing I presume. Gonna have to wait for the DVD to witness it. Oh well…

  3. 3
    Errol Arias says:

    I can give him a nail clipper in order to keep his nails short and avoid his returning to Blackmore’s Night …

  4. 4
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    I’m pickin’ up good vibrations, it’s giving me excitations…. La la la la laaa, la la la laaa…..!.

  5. 5
    nupsi59 says:

    I hope for “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail away” for the first time.

    Have a nice Day!

  6. 6
    Starclub says:

    It’s a real Bob Dylan @ Newport Folk Festival moment – Ritchie going electric 🙂

  7. 7
    Alan says:

    Love the comment about long nails….. a bit of a Ritchie wind up no doubt.

  8. 8
    al says:

    @ 2
    it looks that way.but you never know,since the new kid,singer Ronnie Romero inspired him to go electric one more time,we might have a slight chance to see more than tree dates and dare i say an album.But then again,this is us dreaming,cause even a DVD Blue Ray concert of this come back will be good too and I will devour it.

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