In October 2016, the classic lineup of Dokken-Don Dokken (vocals), George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums)-reunited to play the Loud Park festival in Japan. Fortunately for fans outside of Japan, cameras were there to capture the performance and now Frontiers Music Srl is set to issue Return To The East Live 2016 on April 20th. In addition to the Japanese performance, this set will feature footage from the classic lineup’s only U.S. show in September 2016 at Badlands in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The band has released a clip of In My Dreams, off this release, watch it below.

Return To The East Live 2016 will be available in the following formats:

* CD/DVD* Blu-Ray
* Collector’s Box (CD/DVD + T-Shirt) [Comes with XL tee in the U.S., L tee in EU] * 2xLP Standard 180g Black Vinyl
* 2xLP Limited Edition 180g Green Vinyl (Exclusive to Frontiers’ U.S. Store – Limited to 150 worldwide)
* 2xLP Limited Edition 180g Red Vinyl (Exclusive to Frontiers’ EU Store – Limited to 150 worldwide)
* MP3 (audio only)

If the release wasn’t amazing enough, the package includes a brand-new studio track, It’s Just Another Day, and two acoustic re-workings of classic tracks.

Don Dokken says, “After 25 years, it was great to reunite with George and Jeff and Mick and do a couple shows for the fans. We hope you like this album and video. There’s a lot of great bonus footage of us having fun, so enjoy it.”

Pilson adds, “I’m so thrilled this piece of the Dokken story is hitting the streets. What a magical experience it has been and this CD/DVD captures a lot of that wonderful manic energy that has always made Dokken so vital! I remain extremely grateful to have been a part of such a vibrant voice in the world of heavy rock. Thanks to the fans and to George, Don and Mick for being the musicians, writers and friends that you are!”

Return To The East Live 2016 Track listing:


1. It’s Another Day (new studio track)
2. Kiss Of Death
3. The Hunter
4. Unchain The Night
5. When Heaven Comes Down
6. Breakin’ The Chains
7. Into The Fire
8. Dream Warriors
9. Tooth And Nail
10. Alone Again (intro)
11. Alone Again
12. It’s Not Love
13. In My Dreams
14. Heaven Sent (acoustic studio bonus track)
15. Will The Sun Rise (acoustic studio bonus track)


1. Tooth And Nail
2. Unchain The Night
3. When Heaven Comes Down
4. Breakin’ The Chains
5. Into The Fire
6. Alone Again
7. It’s Not Love
8. Paris Is Burning
9. Kiss Of Death
10. The Hunter
11. Dream Warriors
12. In My Dreams
13. Behind The Scenes

To view a trailer, for this special release, please click here.

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  • shannon mehaffey on

    …….A great example of how a great songwriting team works is Seven Thunders. Listen to what George did to Don’s guitar riff there.

  • Donald Pudas on

    Check out the 1:38 mark when Don turns his mouth from the mic and it still sounds perfect. I new this was an overdub from the first vocal note cause I’ve seen the fan vids & Don sounds like crap.

    • Dana on

      There is no question, the vocals are canned.

      I was heartbroken to find that out that many “live” albums, especially ones from my favorite bands, or artists, are not really “live.” Very few of those albums are actually “live.”

  • shannon mehaffey on

    Dana, so many shenanigans go on in the studio. You would be really surprised to find out about some very classic records.

    • Dana on


      Sadly, I know that is also true. Thus far, I have not heard that about my all time favorite albums, but nothing would surprise me.


  • James Disser on

    Wow! Overdub much? You take it all down an octave and still can’t do it. Lynch is still awesome, Pilson and Brown can still play. But … just stop.

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