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  RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW CANCEL MANCHESTER CONCERT
15th June 2017



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Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow have cancelled next week's scheduled performance in Manchester. A statement from the promoter reads as follows:

"Following last month's tragic incident and the subsequent temporary closure of the main area outside the venue, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow show on Thursday 22nd June 2017 is unfortunately no longer able to take place at Manchester Arena.

"Other shows on Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow tour are not affected and will continue as planned, including London's The O2 (Stone Free Festival) on Saturday 17th June, Glasgow The SSE Hydro on Sunday 25th June and Birmingham Genting Arena on Wednesday 28th June.

"From Rainbow: 'Ritchie, all band members and management are sorry that this tragedy has occurred. Our heartfelt sympathy to all victims and everyone in Manchester.'"

London symphonic Metallers Serpentyne were due to support Rainbow at Manchester.

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow remaining tour dates are as follows:

Saturday 17th June: London The O2 – Stone Free Festival
Sunday 25th June: Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Wednesday 28th June: Birmingham Genting Arena

Tickets available right here.





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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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