Serpentyne Delighted To Open For Rainbow

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London-based symphonic proggers Serpentyne have been chosen to support Rainbow at the rock legend’s Manchester show next month. They will appear in support to Ritchie Blackmore’s band at the Manchester Arena on June 22.

“We’re extremely pleased and honoured to be invited to open for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow at the Manchester Arena on June 22nd,” singer Maggiebeth Sand told Prog. “As followers of Ritchie’s work over the years, it was a huge honour to be asked to appear with them in Manchester! It is a true career highlight to share a stage with him!”

As well as the Rainbow support slot, Serpentyne will play the following dates:

London Camden Assembley - June 3

London Camden Fiddler’s Elbow - 7

Northamptonshire Wellinborough Festival - 17-18

Wales Conwy Festival - 24

FOTL Festival Tintern Abbey - July 14

London Nambucca - 23

Staffordshire Asgardian Fetsival 28-29

Bedfordshire Potton Club - August 26

Lancashire Warrington Festival - September 2

Suffolk Porters Farm Chedburgh - 9

London Nambucca - 24

Essex Ongar - October 14

London Nambucca - 29

London Nambucca - Dec 17

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.