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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to release ‘Live In Birmingham 2016’ CD this summer

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow’s very special June 2016 show at Birmingham’s Genting Arena is being released as a double album.

‘Live In Birmingham 2016’ includes all 15 songs performed at the sell-out show including ‘Burn’ and ‘Soldier of Fortune’ that didn’t make the setlist at their earlier Monsters of Rock gigs in Germany.

The band consisting of Ritchie alongside vocalist Ronnie Romero, Stratovarius keyboardist Jens Johansson and Blackmore's Night drummer David Keith & bassist Bob Nouveau performed a set that consisted of eight Deep Purple tracks and six Rainbow anthems. It was Ritchie's first rock show on UK soil in almost two decades. 

The album is set for release on Friday 9th June 2017 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The full track-listing is as follows:

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

Following their 2016 triumph, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow are playing four further headline shows this June. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow play:

JUNE 2017
London The O2 @ Stone Free Festival – Sat 17th
Manchester Arena – Thu 22nd
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – Sun 25th
Birmingham Genting Arena – Wed 28th

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