Watch: JOE LYNN TURNER performs the classic DEEP PURPLE with the PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA in Vienna

legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner joined the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on stage last night (Saturday August 27) at the Vienna State Opera in Vienna, Austria. The “Rock the Opera” The event brought together two things you wouldn’t normally find paired in this way – rock songs and a philharmonic orchestra. Instead of distorted guitar tones blaring through an amplifier, attendees were able to hear symphonic rearrangements of rock classics by iconic bands such as FLOYD ROSE, ZEPPELIN LED, U2, QUEEN, DARK PURPLE and others.

After the show, Jo took to his social media to share a video of the concert, and he included the following message: “Endless standing ovation last night at the sold out Vienna State Opera! to be back! What an amazing concert we all shared! Thank you so much for all the love, support and admiration! Love you all!”

Last week, Jo received praise from fans and fellow rock musicians for finally deciding to ditch the hairpiece he had worn since he was 14 after being diagnosed with alopecia at the age of three. (Note: for the Vienna concert, Turner started wearing the wig again.)

the old RAINBOW and DARK PURPLE The singer, who turned 71 earlier this month, went public with his new look on Thursday August 25 in a series of publicity images released to promote his upcoming solo album, “Belly of the Beast”. In a press release for the LP, Jo said he started wearing the wig to deal with the “emotional and psychological damage caused by cruel bullying at school”.

“In a way, it’s a blessing and a curse”, Jo admitted. “I have nothing to prove and I can wear a wig – or not. I’m free to do whatever I want. I’m a grown man and starting to grow into an older man.

“A lot of men in this business end up making the decision to continue to ‘do their hair’ or shave their heads, which is very fashionable today. Either way, it takes a lot of courage. personal. stronger and gave me the motivation and strength to rise above others. Anger and pain are a great tool. If applied correctly, they could develop you into the best version of yourself. view.'”

Alopecia areata is a disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the hair follicles and causes hair loss. Hair follicles are the structures in the skin that form hair. While hair can be lost from any part of the body, alopecia areata usually affects the head and face. The hair usually falls out in small round patches about the size of a quarter, but in some cases there is more hair loss. Most people with the disease are healthy and have no other symptoms.

Alopecia became a talking point in the mainstream media in March when the actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock to Oscars ceremony. Will bethe wife of, the 50-year-old actress Jade Pinkett Smith, lost her hair due to alopecia and has always shared her struggle openly. The clash took place after Rock made a joke while calling Pinkett Smith “G.I. Jane” in reference to her bald head, which she previously explained was due to alopecia. The shocking incident saw Will be storm on stage to hit Chris following the offensive comment before returning to his seat and shouting “keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth” shortly before he collected his best acting gong for his role in “King Richard”.

Jo was the singer of RAINBOW between 1980 and 1984 and he sang on the album “Difficult to cure”which featured the band’s most successful UK single, “I surrender”.

During Turnerit’s time with RAINBOWthe band had their first US chart success and recorded songs that helped define the melodic rock genre.

1990 saw Turner reunited with RAINBOW chief Ritchie Blackmore in a reformed DARK PURPLE for the “Slaves and Masters” album.

Photo credit: Agata Nigrovskaya

An endless standing ovation last night sold out at the Vienna State Opera! It was so good to be back! What an incredible concert we all shared! Thank you so much for all the love, support and admiration! I love you all!

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Posted by Joe Lynn Turner on Sunday, August 28, 2022


Such an amazing experience! I love my job♥️


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