Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Classic Dokken Lineup Reforming, But Only For Japan Tour

by VVN Music

The classic Dokken lineup of Don Dokken, Mick Brown, George Lynch and Jeff Pilson are about to reunite...but only for six shows in Japan.

Don Dokken made the announcement on The Classic Metal Show podcast, making it clear that the only reason he agreed to reunite the lineup that made the band's biggest albums such as Under Lock and Key and Back For the Attack, was for the money. "I approached George and Jeff, and I said, ‘You guys wanna make a s—load of money for about one week of work?’ And I told them the price, and I told them how much I wanted and how much they’d make, and, basically, they could make more money in one week than they’d probably make in several years. And so everybody said, ‘Okay,’. So I said, ‘Well, I’ll do it on the condition that I don’t wanna do it in America or Europe or anywhere else. Just six shows in Japan.’ ‘Cause we were very big in Japan, and it’s just a reunion tour. So they agreed, and we’re gonna do six shows in Japan."

Dokken and Brown remain in the current version of the band which also has Jon Levin on guitar and Chris McCarvill on bass and Don is perfectly happy to keep it that way.

George Lynch, who played guitar with Dokken from 1980 to 1989 and 1993 to 1997, went on to form Lynch Mob and recently released an album with Stryper's Michael Sweet.

Jeff Pilson played bass with the group from 1983 to 1989 and 1993 to 2001 is currently a member of Foreigner.

The dates for Japan are yet to be announced.