George Lynch joined DOKKEN members Don Dokken (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Brown (drums, backing vocals) and Chris McCarvill (bass, backing vocals) on stage this past Friday night (September 7) at the Grand RockTember VI festival at Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater in Hinckley, Minnesota to perform set of the band’s classic songs. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. Kiss Of Death
02. The Hunter
03. Don’t Close Your Eyes
04. Into The Fire
05. Dream Warriors
06. Breaking The Chains
07. Alone Again
08. Just Got Lucky
09. In My Dreams
10. Tooth And Nail
DOKKEN‘s classic lineup reunited for a short Japanese tour in the fall of 2016. The trek marked the first time in 21 years the four musicians had hit the road together.
Since completing the reunion dates, DOKKEN has continued to perform with the group’s current lineup — featuring Dokken, Brown, McCarvill and guitarist Jon Levin — save for a handful of shows in late 2017 and earlier this year that saw guitarist Ira Black (LIZZY BORDEN, VICIOUS RUMORS) fill in for Levin.
This past July, Don confirmed to SiriusXM‘s Eddie Trunk that DOKKEN had “an offer on the table” to play Grand RockTember VI with George but he stated at the time that he and his bandmates hadn’t “made up our mind yet” about whether to take the gig. He explained: “I have to protect the franchise — of the [current band, featuring] Mick Brown, Don Dokken, Jon Levin, [our guitarist of] over 20 years, [and] Chris McCarvill [who has] been in the band a long time. I have to protect the franchise, and [George‘s] got LYNCH MOB. But, you know when these, we call ’em, ‘honeypot’ shows come up, and they say, ‘Would you mind if George played, and we’ll give you a crazy amount of money?’…
“We did the Japanese tour, but we now have maybe a gig coming up on September 7 in Minneapolis at a big casino festival — a huge festival — and I haven’t talked to Jon about it yet,” Don added. “But I have to keep my respect for Jon Levin; I don’t wanna step on Jon Levin‘s toes, ’cause he’s my brother, and he’s one of my best friends.
“So they made an offer,” he said. “And I said, ‘I’ll play with George. We don’t mind playing with George. But it’s gonna have to be George and Jon [playing together at the same time].’ … We’re DOKKEN,” referring to the lineup featuring Don, Mick, Jon and Chris. “He can come on our stage. It’ll be an Internet, Facebook, YouTube sensation, video-wise, ’cause he’s gonna do six to eight songs. And if you’re listening, George, I’m not bagging on you, but he’d have to remember them.”