It's finally happening — Gary Moore is coming to Sweden Rock festival TO PLAY HARD ROCK!
The Northern Irish guitar legend has, obviously, been playing blues (and certain other things) for two decades now. But in Sweden, home of Gary's arguably most devoted fan base, he is still primarily remembered and cherished for his hard-rock classics.
He got his break in 1979, when "Parisienne Walkways" became a hit and he released the "Black Rose" album as a member of THIN LIZZY. His solo career began "for real" with "Corridors of Power" (1982), and subsequent releases, in particular the Celtic-inspired "Wild Frontier" (1987), made Gary famous in many countries and idolized in Sweden. His subsequent blues records also sold very well in Sweden, but his personal and emotional hard-rock songs remain the greatest favorites among Swedish fans. "Empty Rooms", "Out in the Fields", "Over the Hills and Far Away" and "After the War", to name but a few.
Now, after more than 20 years, classics as these, and the occasional THIN LIZZY nugget, will once more echo across the plains.
The Sweden Rock festival concert will be his only in Sweden.
Sweden Rock festival will take place June 9-12, 2010 in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
ALDO NOVA (CAN)
BACHMAN & TURNER (CAN)
FATES WARNING (US)
GARY MOORE (UK)
MOTHER'S FINEST (US)
RICK SPRINGFIELD (AUS/US)
STEEL PANTHER (US)
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES (US)
Last year's festival was attended by 35,200 people, but in 2010 the maximum number of visitors will be limited to 33,000.
For more information, visit www.swedenrock.com.