On September 11, legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) performed at Perama, one of Greece’s largest and most impressive caves. According to Rock Overdose, Turner, accompanied by George Gakis and his musicians, played an acoustic set during Ioannina Rock City Festival, an event whose primary purpose was to promote Ioannina’s cultural landscape, since Ioannina is nominated for Europe’s Cultural Capital in 2021.
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
Joe was the singer of RAINBOW between 1980 and 1984 and he sang on the album “Difficult To Cure”, which featured the band’s most successful U.K. single, “I Surrender”.
During Turner‘s time with RAINBOW, the band had its first USA chart success and recorded songs that helped define the melodic rock genre.
1990 saw reunited Turner with RAINBOW leader Ritchie Blackmore in a reformed DEEP PURPLE for the “Slaves And Masters” album.