Unreleased 1981 Live Gem From RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW To Finally See Light Of Day

Following the release last year of a deluxe box set containing three CDs of incredible live performances from 1979, Purple Pyramid Records is proud to announce another superb concert release by guitar god Ritchie Blackmore and RAINBOW. Taking its name from the city and year in which it was recorded, "Boston 1981" features crystal clear audio that captures the vibrant energy and emotion pouring through the band as they offer up scorching versions of "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll" and even the epic "Smoke On The Water", a nod to Blackmore's tenure with DEEP PURPLE. Packaged in a mini-LP wallet for the CD and a gorgeous gatefold double LP set featuring a stitched-in 20-page booklet and threedifferent colored vinyl options (red, blue, and green), this exciting release will be available everywhere starting May 13.

"Boston 1981" track listing:

01. Spotlight Kid
02. Love's No Friend
03. I Surrender
04. Man On The Silver Mountain
05. Catch The Rainbow
06. Can't Happen Here
07. Lost In Hollywood
08. Difficult To Cure
09. Long Live Rock N' Roll
10. Smoke On The Water

Blackmore last year enlisted a new group of musicians to help him perform RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE classics at three European shows this summer. Blackmore will be joined at the gigs by LORDS OF BLACK singer Ronnie Romero, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT drummer David Keith and bassist Bob Nouveau (a.k.a. Robert "Bob" Curiano, ex-BLACKMORE'S NIGHT).

The U.K. RAINBOW concert will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. The performance will be Blackmore's first U.K. rock show in over 20 years. The two concerts in Germany will take place at the Monsters Of Rock festival on Friday, June 17 at Freilichtbühne in Loreley and on Saturday, June 18 at Festplatz am Viadukt in Bietigheim-Bissingen.

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