Ritchie Blackmore announces one-off Rainbow/Deep Purple show

In Birmingham next June

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Ritchie Blackmore has announced a one-off UK show.

The guitarist will play the Birmingham Genting Arena on Saturday, June 25, 2016 specifically to celebrate the music he made with Rainbow and Deep Purple.

The full band line up for this show will be announced on November 4.

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Says Blackmore, “I just felt like playing some rock ‘n’ roll for a few days, of just playing the old rock stuff, Purple stuff and Rainbow. I’m doing it for the fans, for nostalgia, and the singer I found is very exciting; he’s a cross between Ronnie James Dio meets Freddie Mercury. So this will mean exposing a new singer to the masses, and I’m sure he’ll become pretty famous because of his voice.”

Blackmore will play only three European shows. Tickets for the November 4 show will go on sale on Friday, November 6.

Blackmore joined Deep Purple in 1968, recording landmark albums including Deep Purple in Rock and Machine Head, before leaving in 1975 to form Rainbow. Rainbow disbanded in 1984.

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