INCLUDING SHOW ON SEPTEMBER 11: THE 7th ANNIVERSARY OF 9-11 TERRORIST ATTACKS
(New York, NY-USA): Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple/Rainbow/Yngwie
Malmsteen), bassist Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), guitarist Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot) and drummer Simon Wright (ACDC) will bring their band Big Noize to Iraq and Kuwait in September.
The tour includes a show on September 11 which will mark the 7th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks in the USA.
Soussan, currently in the studio in Los Angeles, knows that the show on September 11 with have an emotional impact and significance. Soussan explains, “For us to play on this day is vitally important and a privilege, as it remains a landmark in our history and a tribute to those who have been lost and wronged. 9-11marked the tragic loss of so many innocent people and the scars on thousands more who grieve their losses. When we said ‘Never to forget’ we must mean that every 9-11 is equally important, be it the first one or the hundred and first one.”
Turner is also looking forward to performing for and meeting with the brave men
and women from all countries who put their lives on the line every day. He reflects, “As a member of Deep Purple, I toured the region during the Gulf War when most entertainers were too afraid to do so. Although we experienced scud missiles flying overhead and excessive security measures, I thought that it was more important to bring the united force that IS music to parts of the world that so desperately needed it. I feel the same way about this tour, especially our show scheduled for September 11. After receiving hundreds of emails from service men and women who are big fans of my music, my manager and I were determined to find a way for me to go over there and play. I know this will be a life changing experience.”
The tour is organized by Jeff Thornton of Lone Wolf Entertainment and is part of the Multi National Corps Iraq program headquartered at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, to bring entertainment to the Multi National forces stationed in Iraq and Kuwait.
Thornton has successfully comendeered numerous entertainment tours of military bases and locations. He says,”Big Noize playing on 9-11 in Iraq will certainly make a big splash and is certain to draw all of the soldiers, sailors and airmen out of their hootches to enjoy a night of classic hard rock! 90 minutes of a taste of home…rock and roll style…to forget about their daily routines in a war zone!”
What makes Big Noize unique is its heritage and concept. All members have a related and connected past. The band plays a power-packed set of favored hits that its individual members were known for because they wrote or performed them during their times of biggest
chart success. A Big Noize concert is a tribute to the bands that the members were integral parts of and a reunion for its extensive and loyal fan base. The set list is=2 0a explosion of anthems that topped rock and pop charts in the 70s and 80s and includes:
Crazy Train – Ozzy, Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple, Come On Feel The Noize –
Quiet Riot, Stone Cold – Rainbow and more.
–September 5: Kuwait
–September 7, 8, 10 and 11: Iraq
Big Noize Roster: Iraq and Kuwait
–Joe Lynn Turner (vocals)
–Phil Soussan (bass)
–Carlos Cavazo (guitar)
–Simon Wright (drums)
–Alex Bubenheim (keyboards)
“The five shows that the guys will be doing in Kuwait and Iraq are not only open to the men and women of all U.S. forces,” Thornton explains, “But, also to all of the allied forces joining us in the fight against terrorism and the contract personnel stationed at the bases who are performing important jobs in support of our militaries. All of the shows are free of charge to everyone in attendance. Big Noize will truly draw an audience from around the world as personnel from England, Australia, South Korea and even Iraq, to name a few, will be able to rock out to the hits of the classic rock bands represented by the band.”
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