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MOSCOW, September 22 (Itar-Tass) - Ritchie Blackmore, one of the world’s best guitarists, the founder and a former member of the legendary Deep Purple rock group will give two performances in Russia. The musician will give one concert at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow on October 23. The second concert will be held at the Oktybarskiy concert hall in St. Petersburg on September 24.
Ritchie Blackmore and his band called Blackmore’s Night are on a world tour to promote their last year’s album “Autumn Sky”.
A representative of Ritchie’s management told Itar-Tass that the concerts would include at least 20 songs from the group’s different albums except for Winter Carols because it’s not Christmas yet.
Ritchie Blackmore has always been unpredictable on the stage. So it’s very hard to say what songs he’s going to sing. But the audience will definitely here hits like “Under a Violet Moon”, “Home Again” as well as something from the repertoires of Deep Purple and Rainbow such as “Soldier of Fortune”, “The Temple of the King” and “Difficult to Cure”, the representative went on to say.
To please his Russian fans Ritchie is going to sing “A Toast to Tomorrow”, his interpretation of the Russian song “Am I to blame…?”
The organizers of the Blackmore’s Night world tour say that Ritchie hasn’t changed his habits and has asked to put people in the costumes of the Renaissance in the first rows.
Blackmore’s Night has eight studio and two concert albums. The group has performed in Moscow three times: in 2002, 2003 and 2006.