New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ritchie Blackmore's Band, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT to Perform in Newton

(Newton, NJ) -- Blackmore's Night, headed by guitar great Ritchie Blackmore, will deliver an exhilarating performance to the Newton Theatre stage on Sunday, November 10th at 8:00 pm. Superstar guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and Gothic princess Candice Night teamed up in 1996 to form the Renaissance-influenced band Blackmore's Night.  Music, merriment, and a deep respect for ancient musical traditions have distinguished the group for its profoundly unique approach to music and entertainment. Their music is inspired by medieval music with themes of love.

In the late 1960s Ritchie Blackmore was an original member of the heavy rock band Deep Purple. The band's first single Hush reached #4 on the US charts and they later went on to release the immortal rock song, Smoke on the Water. Later Blackmore headed the successful band Rainbow, which fused baroque style music with hard rock.  Blackmore came in the top 50 of Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

Candace Night has been singing since she was six months old. She did modeling in her teens and 20s and wrote poetry and lyrics along the way. She met Richie Blackmore during her stint as a radio station intern. She worked with him in Deep Purple and Rainbow, before they began their ultimate collaboration known as Blackmore's Night.

Tickets for Blackmore's Night are $44.00 for Premium seating, $39.00 for the Orchestra and $34.00 for the Balcony. Tickets for this performance will go on sale on Friday, September 13th at 11:00 am. Purchase tickets by visiting or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700.

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ, was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County's premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live performing arts center. With it's rich history and diverse programming The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey's Skylands region. More information about The Newton Theatre may be found by calling 973-383-3700 or by visiting its website at