Back in mid-May Blackmore's Night launch the first single, "The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over The Sea)" off the new album Dancer And The Moon, released by Frontiers Records.
This beautiful new song is "Based on an old folk Czech melody which Candice and I thought were very melodic and haunting" says Ritchie Blackmore. "We adapted and arranged to suit more of a rock structure. We also played it as a ballad as it was originally intended. We asked several of our Czech friends what it was called but they couldn't tell us, so it remains a mystery."
The single can be downloaded now from every fine shop such as iTunes or Amazon and streamed legally via Spotify and Deezer. It is also possible to enjoy a sample of the song, following this link.
Dancer And The Moon was released on June 11th in North America and June 14th in Europe in regular CD configuration and deluxe edition in digipak, including a bonus DVD featuring a 40 mins "making of the album" do*****entary and acoustic versions of "The Spinner's Tale," "Somewhere Over The Sea/Moon Was Shining," "The Ashgrove" and "Queen For A Day." The album is available in a super-deluxe edition strictly limited to 2000 copies packaged in a polyston frame with the cover artwork printed on canvas and including a black tote bag with Blackmore's Night artwork, 4 Blackmore's Night pins, a certificate of authenticity and of course the CD/DVD edition.
Blackmore's Night confirmed tour dates for Europe include:
Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline (Scotland) - 26th June
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle (England) - 28th June
Wolverhampton Grand, Wolverhampton (England) - 1st July
City Hall, Salisbury (England) - 3rd July
G Live, Guildford (England) - 5th July
Hugenottenhalle, Neu Isenburg (Germany) - 9th July
Serenadenhoff, Nurnburg (Germnay) - 11th July
Congresshalle, Saarbrucken (Germany) - 13th July
Kongress am Park, Augsburg (Germany) - 14th July
Burg Creuzburg, Creuzburg (Germany) - 19th July
Albrechtsburg, Meissen (Germany) - 21st July
Beethoven Saal, Stuttgart (Germany) - 23rd July
[Source: Leighton Media]