Classic Dokken Lineup Plays Only U.S. Date in South Dakota
The classic Dokken lineup have had their personality conflicts over the years, but the foursome of Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and "Wild" Mick Brown are getting ready to play their "Unleashed in the East" shows in Japan and got in a warm-up show in Sioux Falls, S.D. Friday night (Sept. 30) ahead of the brief run.
The show, which took place at Badlands Pawn, Guns, Gold and Rock 'n' Roll, featured a 17-song set that was recorded for a possible home video release. The band opened with the classic "Tooth and Nail," and featured such favorites as "Just Got Lucky," "Breaking the Chains," "Into the Fire," "Dream Warriors," "Alone Again" and "It's Not Love," along with the encore songs "In My Dreams" and "Paris Is Burning." You can check out fan-shot footage of "Into the Fire" above and "Dream Warriors" below.
As stated, the classic Dokken lineup are set to head to Japan this week, with shows in Osaka, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagoya. Dates can be seen here.
Though Dokken have dates booked into 2017, the Japan shows are currently the only ones featuring the classic Dokken lineup. However, Don Dokken recently revealed that the band had started writing a new song for the reunion tour and George Lynch had stated that there was a "50/50 chance" that there might be more shows, though he added, "It gets more complicated when you're talking about other shows because of all our other commitments."
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