Ritchie Blackmore reprises his classic Rainbow project with this show at the SSE Hydro Glasgow in June 2017.
Ex Deep Purple guitarist Blackmore formed the outfit Rainbow originally with vocalist Ronnie James Dio. The classic line up cut three seminal albums ‘Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow’, Rising’ and ‘Long Live Rock and Roll’, fusing melodies with some classic rock riffing, supplying tracks like ‘Man On The Silver Mountain’ and ‘Tarot Woman’, through ‘Starstruck’ and ‘Run With The Wolf’.
The band switched to vocalist Graham Bonnet and cut a crossover hit with ‘Sine You’ve Been Gone’ on the album ‘Down To Earth’, short lived they band then recruited Joe Lynn Turner and went on to record more albums and another hit with ‘I Surrender’.
Vocals in the 21st century Rainbow line up are provided by Ronnie Romero, who Ritchie Blackmore describes as ‘Ronnie James Dio meets Freddie Mercury’.
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow play the SSE Hydro Glasgow on Sunday 25 June 2017.