Reuniting for six shows only, this lineup will perform in Japan for the first time in 21 years. Dubbed Unleashed In The East, Don Dokken comments on the upcoming shows: “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.”
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Prior to the Japanese dates, Dokken will play their only US reunion show on Friday, September 30th at Badlands Pawn, Gold, and Jewelry in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Rocker Gabbie Rae will open the show. Details and ticket information will be revealed soon.
Don Dokken guested on the August 8th edition of the SiriusXM satellite radio show Eddie Trunk Live to discuss the reunion gigs. The interview is available below.
Don: "We're right in the middle of writing a new song right now. Just one. Jeff and George wrote a riff, a music piece, with a bridge and a chorus and that. I said, 'Send it to me, and I'll pen it. I'll write some lyrics to it.' But then I actually sent it down the road to Mick, 'cause Mick's actually a really good songwriter; I think he had a lot to do with writing 'Wicked Sensation' (Lynch Mob). So Mick wrote a song, he sang it, he sent it to me, and now in the next week or so, I'm gonna try to make it a song. So I thought it would be kind of cool, if you're in Japan, to have a surprise and play one brand new song that no one's ever heard before, from the four of us. And we won't be recording it. We'll be doing it live in Japan. We'll probably do the song live at the live video taping at the South Dakota concert; that'll probably be the first time we do the song. And then we'll do it in Japan. That way, it'll be a nice little tidbit when the DVD comes out."
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