BLACKMORE’S NIGHT ANNOUNCE 2018 TOUR DATES
New York, NY (April 25, 2018)—This July, Blackmore’s Night will perform a string of East Coast tour dates, kicking off July 19 in Glenside, PA.
Internationally renowned with several gold records and an established track record of sold-out shows, Blackmore’s Night has released 10 studio albums throughout their 20-year career, and continues to captivate fans at concert venues and castles alike. Helmed by Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) and singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Candice Night, Blackmore’s Night deliver more than just a concert experience. Their sound -– a mix of acoustic / electric Renaissance styled and troubadour folk-music with fantasy themed lyrics –- transports the listener to an old world style tavern, inviting everyone to leave their modern day stress at the door and join along with the festivities. Adding to the ambiance, the band and fans alike are adorned in classic Renaissance garb…each show is a passport to a time gone by.
Blackmore deftly traverses electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, mandola, and hurdy gurdy, while Night’s ethereal vocals and command of seven medieval woodwind instruments (bagpipe, chanters, shawms, and pennywhistles, to name a few) deliver captivating melodies. With the consummate musicianship of keyboardist/back-up vocalist Bard David, violinist Scarlett Fiddler, back-up vocalist/shawm player Lady Lynn, bassist/rhythmic guitarist Earl Grey, and percussionist Troubadour of Aberdeen in tow, Blackmore’s Night deliver a musical experience like no other.
Their recently released 20th anniversary compilation album To The Moon And Back: 20 Years And Beyond is a collection of their catalog classics. It includes re-recorded versions of favorites “Moonlight Shadow”, “Somewhere Over The Sea”, “Coming Home”, and “Writing On The Wall,” as well as three brand songs: “Ghost Of John”, featuring the vocals of Autumn Blackmore (the 7-year-old daughter of Blackmore and Night) at the close of the song, Blackmore’s “Land Of Hope and Glory” (a reworking of British patriotic anthem “Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1” written in 1902), and a cover of favored Rainbow tune “I Surrender”, with Night providing the vocals.
Many of these songs will be proudly presented when Blackmore’s Night hits the stage this summer!
7/19 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
7/21 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music
7/22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
7/25 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
7/26 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penns Peak
7/28 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
7/29 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont
photo credit: Peter Stickler
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