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15th June 2017


Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow have cancelled next week's scheduled performance in Manchester. A statement from the promoter reads as follows:

"Following last month's tragic incident and the subsequent temporary closure of the main area outside the venue, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow show on Thursday 22nd June 2017 is unfortunately no longer able to take place at Manchester Arena.

"Other shows on Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow tour are not affected and will continue as planned, including London's The O2 (Stone Free Festival) on Saturday 17th June, Glasgow The SSE Hydro on Sunday 25th June and Birmingham Genting Arena on Wednesday 28th June.

"From Rainbow: 'Ritchie, all band members and management are sorry that this tragedy has occurred. Our heartfelt sympathy to all victims and everyone in Manchester.'"

London symphonic Metallers Serpentyne were due to support Rainbow at Manchester.

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow remaining tour dates are as follows:

Saturday 17th June: London The O2 – Stone Free Festival
Sunday 25th June: Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Wednesday 28th June: Birmingham Genting Arena

Tickets available right here.


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