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Concert Review : Quebec City

Deep Purple at Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec City, Canada, 2015-07-19) On a cold windy evening on the Plains of Abraham, Quebec – site of the historic battle between the French and British in 1759, Deep Purple came, saw and conquered the 60,000 or so faithful who braved the bitter temperature, high winds and the […]

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Still bringing the power

Last night Deep Purple headlined the Ottawa Bluesfest. Local newspaper Ottawa Citizen reviews the gig: Together, the five men joined forces to make the 2015 edition of Deep Purple a formidable beast, leaping out of the starting gate to let ‘er rip on the classic Highway Star. Strange Kind of Woman was also rolled out […]

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US dates confirmed

[Updated with presale info] We now have 15 confirmed dates for this summer Deep Purple US tour, plus one very unconfirmed Canadian one. The tour will start on July 14 in Lewiston, NY, and finish on August 16 in Saratoga, CA.

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North American dates announced

Thames Talent has announced the North American tour schedule for August this year. The grand tour of county fairs and casinos will start on August 5 in Ventura, California, and finish on August 31 in Hollywood, Florida. Full details in our calendar. Apart from the Casino Rama show there is no ticket information at this […]

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Hell to Pay choir

Nimbus School of Recording Arts is a music production, audio engineering and recording facility in Vancouver, Canada, of which Bob Ezrin is one of the co-founders. In October 2012 students of the school got an opportunity to be on the new Deep Purple album: Bob Ezrin was recording with Deep Purple at his studio in […]

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Pictures from Canada

The Canadian tour is over and truly yours had a chance to attend a few shows with a camera. Here are the results: Civic Centre, Ottawa, February 8, 2012 K-Rock Centre, Kingston, February 9, 2012 John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario, February 11, 2012 Massey Hall, Toronto, February 12, 2012 These will also enter rotation on […]

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Purple in Canadian press pt. 3

Times Colonist from Victoria, BC, has published Roger Glover’s interview/profile: Now, every night I step on stage I value it immensely. [Performing] is something very few people get to experience, therefore I can’t take it for granted. That’s the only time when there’s no distractions. There’s no phone calls, there’s no computers, there’s no family, […]

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Gillan: “The juices will be flowing pretty well”

Calgary Herald has published Ian Gillan’s profile/interview, which for once, is a little better researched than you average mainstream press fare. On the news album he sounds rather enthusiastic: “I think it’s time for some new material it always injects a spark and I think we need a little lift now. There’s a lot of […]

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Purple jetsetters

Just as you haven’t been to Brazil until you saw a soccer game there, you haven’t been to Canada until you’ve attended a hockey game. Our frontline correspondent reports from the trenches: At the Winnipeg, MB show last night, Steve Morse came out for the encores wearing a Winnipeg Jets jersey (Winnipeg’s recently-returned NHL Hockey […]

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Purple in Canadian press pt. 2

The Hamilton Spectator has Steve Morse’s profile and interview mostly revolving around the story behind Contact Lost: I’m a big fan of what NASA has done. People don’t realize the research and development strides that have been made, all that technology. We’re recipients of all of that eventually. Read more in The Hamilton Spectator. Saskatoon’s […]

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