Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Over The Rainbow Announce Japanese Tour Dates

Over The Rainbow, the new project featuring former Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow musicians and a second generation Blackmore on guitar, will take the stage in Japan this spring.

April 27: Namba Hatch (Osaka)
April 29: Diamond Hall (Nagoya)
May 1: Kosei-Nenkin Hall (Tokyo)

For Japanese fans, this will be their first glimpse at the younger Blackmore in their country. Jurgen, "J.R." Blackmore, son of the founder of Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore, is looking forward to handling guitar duties for Over The Rainbow in a country that has always embraced the melodic hard rock sound that made Rainbow famous. He says, "I have never been to Japan before but it was always my big dream. So, my dream comes true, to meet the Japanese Rock fans live."

Vocals: Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow 1980-1984)
Guitar: Jurgen ("J.R.") Blackmore
Keyboards: Tony Carey (Rainbow 1975-1977)
Drums: Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow 1980-1982)
Bass: Greg Smith (Rainbow 1994-1997)

For more information go to http://www.myspace.com/overtherainbowrocks

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