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5th April 2017


Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow 'Live In Birmingham 2016' will be released on 9th June 2017 by Eagle Rock Entertainment as a 2CD package.

This is the first release of the audio of the 2016 British show which features performances of 'Soldier Of Fortune' and 'Burn' that were not included in the German shows. The amazing setlist also includes 'Catch The Rainbow', 'Mistreated', 'Since You Been Gone', 'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll', 'Black Night', 'Spotlight Kid', 'Smoke On The Water', 'Stargazer', 'Perfect Strangers' and more.

Ritchie Blackmore made his much-anticipated return to rock music in June 2016 as and the new Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow line-up played three concerts in Europe, two in Germany and one in England. The two German shows at Loreley and Bietigheim were caught on camera to produce the concert film 'Memories In Rock', which was released by Eagle Vision and Eagle Records in November 2016.

This new 2CD set captures the full audio from the British show at the Genting Arena at the NEC, Birmingham.

The line-Up for the Birmingham show featured Ritchie Blackmore (guitar); Ronnie Romero (vocals); David Keith (drums); Bob Nouveau (bass); Jens Johanssen (keyboards); Candice Night (backing vocals) and Lady Lynn (backing vocals).

The 'Live In Birmingham 2016' tracklisting is:

Disc One:
1) Over The Rainbow / Highway Star
2) Spotlight Kid
3) Mistreated
4) Since You Been Gone
5) Man On The Silver Mountain
6) Soldier Of Fortune
7) Medley: Difficult To Cure (Beethoven's Ninth) / Drum Solo / Bass Solo / Band Jam / Keyboard Solo (inc Toccata & Fugue in Dm) / Difficult To Cure (Beethoven’s Ninth)
8) Catch The Rainbow

Disc Two:
1) Perfect Strangers
2) Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
3) Child In Time
4) Stargazer
5) Medley: Black Night / Woman From Tokyo / Black Night
6) Burn
7) Smoke On The Water

In 2017, the band once again undertake some more eagerly anticipated UK dates:

17th June: Stone Free Festival, O2, London
22nd June: Manchester Arena, Manchester
25th June: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
28th June: Genting Arena, Birmingham

Tickets are available right here.


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