In a new interview with Rafabasa.com, vocalist Ronnie Romero discussesthe upcoming dates and more. An excerpt follows:
Q: When was the first time you realized that you had a chance to sing with Rainbow? When and how were the first contacts with Ritchie and his management?
A: “That’s true, these last days have been crazy for me and for everyone that surrounds me. I don’t know from how long they had me on their list, but they contacted me some months ago, at the beginning of summer, to tell me about a chance for an audition. I deeply remember that “first day” and that first “hello”, doing your daily activities and receiveing an email from Ritchie Blackmore himself is quite hard to assimilate, after a few days days, even weeks.” (laughs)
Q: Why do you think that Ritchie chose you as his new singer? Ritchie himself revealed last September that he had a vocalist who was a cross between Ronnie James Dio and Freddie Mercury. Of course he was talking about you.
A: “You should ask him probably, I just think about how lucky I feel, not just to get the gig, but how the hell they found me! Having so many good singers worldwide. From the first contact I just tried to give my best to get it, I always believed in myself and with the support of my family and close friends, even more. About his words I just can be thankful, he put the bar quite high with his description (laughs). But I’m also glad with his confidence on me to this huge task.”