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Deep Purple Kick Off Japan Tour in Sapporo

Once again I had the privilege of seeing Deep Purple perform, this time in Sapporo, Japan on this past Monday night May 9th. I last caught them at London O2 in December, 2015 and as I mentioned in my review then, these guys are showing no sign of slowing down. In fact the 5 month […]

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Rapture in Rheine

Don Airey live at Hypothalamus (Rheine, Germany 2016-03-18) If you close your eyes, you could think, it’s Ritchie Blackmore right on stage. Or Gary Moore. Or Jimi Hendrix. But if you listen closely, it’s surely Simon McBride. Behind him Darrin Mooney, a surely excellent drummer. Besides him Laurince Cottle, a bass player with enormous talent. […]

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Deep Purple at the O2 London – December 3rd, 2015

Last night I had the privilege of seeing Deep Purple once again, this time at the O2 arena in London. Opening the show was Rival Sons with an energetic set taken mostly from their latest album Great Western Valikyrie. At the conclusion of their performance they were very gracious in their praise of Deep Purple […]

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London O2 3rd December 2015

This is the second time I’ve seen Deep Purple (First time being Birmingham NIA in 2013) and first time seeing Rival Sons. I arrived at the gig about 40 minutes late because of getting lost multiple times and sat nav not knowing what its doing. I entered the venue in the middle of “Secret” by […]

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Deep Purple 11.18.2015, Hannover, Swiss Life Hall

(roughly translated from the original text, which is posted below, many thanks to Fabian Sterlzig for taking the time to review the show) Here’s my review of Deep Purple in Hannover, a day after the international football game had been cancelled in Hannover that had taken place at the stadium directly opposite. The events of […]

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Excellent performance

Deep Purple live at Patinoire Mériadeck (Bordeaux, France 2015-11-03) A very short review of my 20th Deep Purple show: I was very, very pleased with this year’s only concert (as far as I’m concerned, of course) — Gillan absolutely back in the game after some good, but not outstanding performances in 2014. Reminds me of […]

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PURPLE brings it to MUSIC CITY at the Ryman 8-2-2015

This was quite a highly anticipated show for me. Last year down at the Hard Rock in Biloxi, we saw Purple and was able to chat with Roger and Don after the show. Don revealed to me that he really wanted to play a gig at the historical Ryman Auditorium some day. I remember posting […]

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Celeste Center, Columbus, Ohio

Celeste Center Columbus, Ohio August 5th, 2015 Last night was my 6th Purple show and while they are always good, I can say that without question it was the best show I’ve ever seen them do. It wasn’t perfect, but it was damn close. The venue was a 10,000 seat multi-purpose, for lack of a […]

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Sioux City Massacre

Deep Purple live at Hard Rock Casino (Sioux City, USA 2015-08-07) Was all geared up to attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in nearby South Dakota when my biker buddy suffered a heart attack just three weeks prior to the event. Not being coordinated enough to risk riding a bike – I booked a flight to […]

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Fine Form

Deep Purple live at Celeste Center (Columbus, USA 2015-08-05) Last night was my 6th Purple show and while they are always good, I can say that without question it was the best show I’ve ever seen them do. It wasn’t perfect, but it was damn close. The venue was a 10,000 seat multi-purpose, for lack […]

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