Graham Bonnet is touring the UK, his first dates here since 2007.
Bonnet has had an illustrious past first making a name in his band the Marbles, but he become known to the rock world when he replaced Ronnie James Dio in Rainbow performing on their 1979 Top 10 album 'Down To Earth' which included the smash hit singles 'Since You've Been Gone' and 'All Night Long'.
Graham Bonnet was notorious for his refusal to dress like a rock frontman by keeping his hair short and wearing a white suit jacket with red trousers when appearing as headliners with Rainbow at the first ever Castle Donington Festival.
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He only stayed with Rainbow for one album before having a hit solo single with 'Night Games' and then joining Michael Schenker in MSG but was sacked on the eve of a Reading Festival slot for an infamous willy showing incident. He then formed Alcatrazz who at times featured guitar maestros Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai.
Support for the tour comes from tribute band Catch The Rainbow which features one time Krokus and current Persian Risk singer Carl Sentence.
The dates are as follows:
FRI 16th AUGUST - THE PATRIOT - CRUMLIN
SAT 17th AUGUST - QUEENS HALL - NUNEATON
SUN 18th AUGUST - SNOOTY FOX - WAKEFIELD
MON 19th AUGUST - YARDBIRDS - GRIMSBY
TUE 20th AUGUST - THE UNDERWORLD - CAMDEN, LONDON
WED 21st AUGUST -THE RAILWAY - BOLTON
THUR 22nd AUGUST - THE OFFICE - SOUTH SHIELDS
FRI 23rd AUGUST - RIVER ROOMS - STOURBRIDGE
SAT 24th AUGUST - THE RAILWAY - IPSWICH
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