Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Sweden Rock 2019The Rainbow story begins in 1975, when one of the world’s biggest guitar heroes Ritchie Blackmore leaves Deep Purple for a new project. Until 1984 Rainbow is a waterhole for some of the greatest musicians in hard rock, releasing seven studio albums packed with classics like “Man on the Silver Mountain”, “Stargazer”, “Long Live Rock’n’Roll” and “Since You’ve Been Gone”. 1993-97 sees another round and another album, after which Ritchie changes direction with folk project Blackmore’s Night, ending Rainbow. Until 2015, when Ritchie re-awakens the titan once more, bringing the likes of Swedish keyboard king Jens Johansson and Spanish killer vocalist Ronnie Romero into the fold. In 2018 new song “Waiting for the Sign” is released, and 2019 sees Rainbow‘s highly anticipated SRF debut for one of only four select European concerts this season. (from Swedenrock.com). RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOWSweden Rock 2019.

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All Sweden Rock 2019 Photo Galleries

Check out all of Shawn‘s galleries from Wednesday, June 5, at Sweden Rock 2019: DEMON / DYNAZTY / GATHERING OF KINGS / JAMES HOLKWORTH / JOE LYNN TURNER / OZ / SKID ROW

Check out all of Shawn‘s galleries from Thursday, June 6, at Sweden Rock 2019: A.C.T / AMON AMARTH / ARCH ENEMY / BLAZE BAYLEY / DEADLAND RITUAL / DEF LEPPARD / KROKUS / POWERWOLF / SEVENTH WONDER / SLAYER / TENACIOUS D / THE WILD!

Check out all of Shawn‘s galleries from Friday, June 7, at Sweden Rock 2019: AXEL RUDI PELL / BURNING WITCHES / DISTURBED / MAGNUM / NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA / THE QUILL / WITCHFYNDE / ULI JON ROTH / ZZ TOP

Check out all of Shawn‘s galleries from Saturday, June 8, at Sweden Rock 2019: BEAST IN BLACK / GREEN JELLŸ / DEMONS & WIZARDS / DANKO JONES / HAMMERFALL / MYRATH (2 Shows) / RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW /

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