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Dixie Dregs reunion and Rainbow goes east

Dixie Dregs will tour the States in March, reuniting the lineup that recorded their first major label album — the 1977 Free Fall — Steve Morse and Rod Morgenstein will be joined by Allen Sloan, Steve Davidowski, and Andy West. 8 dates in total have been announced so far, starting with Atlanta on March 3, 2018 (and already sold out), and finishing on March 24 in Chicago. The tour is billed as The Dawn of The Dregs.

Rainbow 2018 Russian tour poster

Blackmore camp has announced two Rainbow dates in Russia: April 8 in Moscow and 11th in St. Petersburg. Judging by the promo picture of the band, the lineup is apparently the same as 2016 and 2017 shows.

Rainbow 2018 promo picture

Full details for the upcoming shows are in our calendar.

17 Comments to “Dixie Dregs reunion and Rainbow goes east”:

  1. 1
    D'ablo Bicasso says:

    Sometimes, reinvigoration begins with the roots that grounded you 🎶

  2. 2
    Victor says:

    Yes! So glad that the Dregs will be touring again! And with the original lineup too! Sadly T Lavitz is not around anymore, but I’m sure Davidowski is up to the task. This is truly great news, and I’m very happy despite not even living in the US!

  3. 3
    BreisHeim says:

    This must be the longest lasting Rainbow line-up ever!

  4. 4
    James Gemmell says:

    Pretty cool group shot of Rainbow.

  5. 5
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    The punters hereabouts are losing interest… I know, let’s head over the rainbow to Russia… there’s likely to be strong sales there…

  6. 6
    Alessandro Veneziani says:

    Got tickets!

  7. 7
    Marije Essink says:

    Check out http://www.dixiedregs.com/tour and http://www.facebook.com/TheDixieDregs

    And I have a nice new Dixie Dtegs promo photo if you want to add it to this post!

  8. 8
    Marije Essink says:

    Check out http://www.dixiedregs.com and http://www.facebook.com/TheDixieDregs. And maybe THS would like to add this nice new Dixie Dregs promo photo to the website post!

  9. 9
    MacGregor says:

    Nice to see the original Dregs getting back together. I have the live from Montreux concert dvd from the late 70′. I think it is T Lavitz on keys although the name Matt Parish is springing to mind for some reason, i will have to dig it out again! Introduction from the late Claude Nobs! Sensational concert & so well recorded & filmed & Morse playing that Telecaster. Brilliant! Andy West, what a bass guitarist he is! Happy Days indeed!

  10. 10
    errol arias says:

    Nice to see Candice in Jeans !! 🙂

  11. 11
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Cannot say it enough, any Purple fan/supporter here in The States should make an effort to see these cats. And with that, a better appreciation of Maestro Morse outside Purple Tech. Town Hall and Scottish Rite Auditorium ducats secured as quick as they went on sale….



  12. 12
    Andy says:

    I saw the Dregs in the early 90’s, if you get the chance, you should go.

  13. 13
    Les Hedger says:

    Steve’s work with the Dregs was outstanding!! They were big here in the Midwest!

  14. 14
    Ivica says:

    DP no dates in 2018 ?!

  15. 15
    kraatzy says:

    DP are retired …



  16. 16
    kraatzy says:

    … retiered since Blackmore left …



  17. 17
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    @15 & 16 kraatzy,

    DP alive and kicking ass and hopefully retirement is a few years away.

    You Blacker backers crack me up with such wild myopia.

    Ted :>

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