OVER THE RAINBOW will be joined by keyboardist Paul Morris for the group's June 4, 2009 appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Tony Carey, the original and permanent keyboardist for the band, is unavailable to perform on this date.
After returning from OVER THE RAINBOW's successful Japanese tour, Carey developed a gastrointestinal disorder that requires immediate treatment. His doctors have recommended that he refrain from touring and travelling for a short period of time.
Carey and the other members agreed that for the sake of the fans' demand to see OVER THE RAINBOW that the "show must go on" at the Sweden Rock Festival as long as the integrity of the band's concept remained intact.
Like all members of OVER THE RAINBOW, Paul Morris was also a member of RAINBOW. He recorded and toured with them from 1994 through 1997. Morris looks forward to playing the great RAINBOW classics from all RAINBOW eras just as he did during his tenure with the band.
OVER THE RAINBOW is:
Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW 1980-1984) - Vocals
Tony Carey (RAINBOW 1975-1978) - Keyboards
Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW 1980-1983) - Drums
Greg Smith (RAINBOW 1994-1997) - Bass
Jürgen "J.R." Blackmore - Guitar
Paul Morris (RAINBOW 1994-1997) - Keyboards (Sweden Rock Festival)
Jürgen Blackmore is a critically acclaimed guitarist in his own right and agreed to join this endeavor after realizing how intense the demand was for a RAINBOW "reunion." OVER THE RAINBOW marks the first time that four members from three different eras of RAINBOW have taken the stage together along with J.R. Blackmore.
The setlist for OVER THE RAINBOW's February 16, 2009 concert at BKZ Octyabrsky in Saint-Petersburg, Russia was as follows:
01. Tarot Woman
02. Kill The King
03. Street Of Dreams
04. Man On The Silver Mountain
05. Death Alley Driver
06. Eyes Of The World
08. Wolf To The Moon
10. Jealous Lover
11. Can't Happen Here
12. Drum Solo
14. Long Live Rock'n'Roll / Lazy / Long Live Rock'n'Roll
15. I Surrender
16. Since You've Been Gone
17. All Night Long
Check out pictures from Russia's Darkside.
Fan-filmed video footage of OVER THE RAINBOW's February 18, 2009 concert in Moscow, Russia can be viewed below (clip uploaded by "Tizianadolce").