CLASSIC DOKKEN LINE-UP TO REUNITE
“UNLEASHED IN THE EAST”
FEATURING DON DOKKEN, GEORGE LYNCH, JEFF PILSON AND “Wild” MICK BROWN
Only Six Special Shows Confirmed – October 2016
Tickets On-Sale August 27
After years of intense speculation and recent rumors, it can now be confirmed that DOKKEN will indeed reform its classic lineup for 6 shows ONLY! Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and “Wild” Mick Brown will return to the stage together, in Japan – for the first time in 21 years. Dubbed “Unleashed in the East,” leader Don Dokken explains why now. “I am very excited to come back to Japan and play with the members of Dokken that I spent so much time with. Being that its only 6 shows, we are going to make as spectacular as possible”
After launching on October 5 in Osaka, Japan, the quartet will then head to Fukuoka, Tokyo (for the Loud Park Festival) before continuing on to Hiroshima, Aichi and finally, back to Tokyo for the final show on October 12th. Dokken’s Tooth and Nail, released in 1984, contained several hit songs including “Alone Again”, “Just Got Lucky” and “Into the Fire”, and sold over three million copies worldwide and the band continued releasing many more records with the same success.
Tickets for this once in a lifetime event, as well as VIP package experiences, will be on sale beginning August 27th. This will be the one and only opportunity for fans to see the original line-up play their iconic hits.
DOKKEN IN JAPAN “UNLEASHED IN THE EAST” DATES:
Oct 5 – Osaka, Japan (Namba Hatch)
Oct 6 – Fukuoka, Japan (Fukuoaka Civic Hall)
Oct 8 – Tokyo, Japan (Loud Park Festival)* on sale now http://www.loudpark.com/16/
Oct 10 – Hiroshima, Japan (Blue Live Hiroshima)
Oct 11 – Aichi, Japan (Zepp Nagoya)
Oct 12 – Tokyo, Japan (Zepp Divercity, Tokyo)
I hope this brief tour doesn’t implode mid-way through. The tension between Don and George is pretty intense, and it only takes one dumb comment to drive A wedge back between them.
I still say they have some great tunes, but I would like to see the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 roast the “Breaking the Chains” video. It was an epic cheese-ball.