Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow are set to release a new live CD set ahead of the band's UK dates later in the year. 'Live In Birmingham 2016' was recorded in the Midlands last year, and features the band's set from their sold out show at the Genting Arena.
Due for release on 9 June 2017, the set is the first release for the audio of the 2016 British show which features performances of 'Soldier Of Fortune' and 'Burn' that weren’t in the German shows. The amazing set list also includes such classic rock staples as 'Catch The Rainbow', 'Mistreated', 'Since You Been Gone', 'Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll', 'Black Night', 'Smoke On The Water' and 'Stargazer'. The full track listing can be viewed below.
Following almost two decades playing Renaissance-inspired, acoustic folk, Ritchie Blackmore made his much-anticipated return to rock music in June 2016, as Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow 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.
The release comes as Blackmore and band - Ronnie Romero (Vocals); David Keith (Drums); Bob Nouveau (Bass); Jens Johanssen (Keyboards); Candice Night (Backing Vocals); Lady Lynn (Backing Vocals) - prepare to hit the road for a number of UK dates, as well as a headlining slot at the Stone Free Festival in London. The full list of dates run as follows:
17th June – Stone Free Festival, The O2, London
22nd June – Manchester Arena, Manchester
25th June – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
28th June – Genting Arena, Birmingham
'Live In Birmingham 2016' Track Listing:
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