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Thoroughly enthusiastic in Chiba

Deep Purple live at Makuhari Messe (Chiba, Japan 2018-10-14) So DP started their Japanese tour yesterday at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba. I went to the meet&greet including a stage tour. I’m not a review writer, but I can tell you the set list and my impression of their first show: 1. Highway Star 2. […]

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The Five Guys at Five Points

Deep Purple live at Fivepoint Amphitheater (Irvine, USA 2018-09-27) When I wrote my 60th birthday / US Thanksgiving / first overseas Purple O2 London concert review for 11/23/17, I thought it might be the last time I’d see the Boys. But lo and behold, here they are back in the States. So for the 5th […]

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Stars shine at The Starlight

Deep Purple live at Starlight Theatre (Kansas City, USA 2018-09-18) Wonderful show in Kansas City on a beautiful Tuesday night! First group The Temperance Movement was energetic and sounded quite good, then Judas Priest hit the stage…LOUD LOUD LOUDER.. the first half of their set was newer stuff but went over well with their base […]

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Glenn Hughes in Poughkeepsie, NY

Glenn Hughes brings the Purple to Poughkeepsie Glenn Hughes brought his incredible lung power and bass playing finesse to a small but very appreciative crowd at The Chance in downtown Poughkeepsie, New York last Tuesday September 11th, 2018. Glenn opened the show with Stormbringer and then settled into a really groovy Might Just Take Your […]

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Racing like a fireball through Montreal!

Deep Purple live at Bell Centre (Montreal, Canada 2018-08-29) At 3pm in Montreal, a vicious storm flew in. Something I can only interpret as the spirit of late Deep Purple founding member and organist Jon Lord, coming to conduct from the heavens the music he made with this legendary group. Purple, comprised of 5 key […]

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Deep Purple, Montreal August 29

The boys stormed into to town last night literally on the heels of a huge summer thunderstorm that knocked out power to some 100K households on the island of Montreal. To complicate things further, the insane construction in and around the city prevented easy parking and therefore I missed the opening act; hope it it […]

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Cincinnati, Ohio review

Deep Purple opened their 2018 North American tour with Judas Priest on August 21st at Riverbend in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Temperance Movement opened the night with a solid set and then gave way to the mighty Judas Priest. Priest played a combination of a few new songs along with their classics. Overall it was a […]

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Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour

When I first heard about the hologram tour I had rather mixed feelings. For those who do not know, what I am talking about: Wendy Dio (widow and manager of Ronnie James Dio), Jeff Pezzuti (CEO of Eyellusion, the company that came up with the idea) and the Dio Disciples (kind of an official DIO […]

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Oslo 9th November 2017

Back in 1993, at the age of seven, my daddy brought my little brother and myself to Oslo. Wearing the worlds largest jacket, I got earmuffs at size of my thigh and placed at a chair in the middle of Oslo Spectrum. I was about to see my first concert with Deep Purple. Since then […]

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No Place Like Home

Deep Purple live at O2 Arena (London, UK 2017-11-23) Saw the boys last night for the 14th time. Stretching back to the first time with Tommy Bolin in 1976. But this was the first time out of my home of Southern California. With Thanksgiving and my 60th birthday plus Purple all the same day, I […]

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