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New album report in Swiss press

Swiss music magazine Tracks has a Deep Purple studio report in their July/August issue. If you have followed our news thoroughly, there is not much in the article that you don’t already know. Our correspondent summarizes the gist for the rest of us who do not speak German: in February 2015, the band met in […]

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They ended up at the Grand Hotel

Tribune de Genève has an account of Roger Glover revisiting the site of the Grand Hotel. The hotel itself has closed long time ago and the building now houses a pharmacy and a business school on the ground floor with upscale condo in the upper floors. As such, the building is normally not accessible to […]

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Return to Montreux

On Saturday, July 16, Deep Purple will once again headline Montreux Jazz Festival, which celebrates this year its 50th anniversary. Festival tickets go on sale April 15, with full festival schedule to be announced the day before.

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Flying Colors’ Second Flight

Flying Colors will be releasing their second live video album Second Flight: Live At The Z7 on November 13 via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. Recorded at the Konzertfabrik Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland, on October 12, 2014, the set will come out (as is usual these days) in multiple of formats: 4K UltraHD, Blu-ray, DVD, […]

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From sundown to rising sun

Roger Glover posted this on the band’s official Facebook page. As Facebook does not seem to provide permalinks, we take the liberty to reproduce it in full here: A whirlwind two weeks; from great gigs in Luxembourg to Antwerp to the emotion, tears of joy and sadness at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the next […]

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All that bass

As Roger Glover wrote, he guested at Don Airey’s gig in Switzerland on March 13. You can check out a video clip on Facebook: Thanks to Gloria Lu for the video and to Yvonne Osthausen for bringing it to your attention.

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From Royal Albert Hall to Kleine Scheidegg

Deep Purple have been quite conspicuously absent from the list of confirmed performers when Sunflower Jam tickets went on sale earlier this month. That is, until yesterday: Deep Purple will be performing songs that honour and remember Jon Lord and the band will also perform with the Orion Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Mann, meaning […]

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Now what?! charts summary

This list is being continuously updated. Progress of the album in charts around the world is neatly summarized here. The first week of Now what?! out in the wild is over and the first official chart positions accounting for both online and offline sales are in. Germany: #1 first week, #5 second, #12 third, #22 […]

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Down to Montreux

Deep Purple will perform this year at the Montreux Jazz festival on July 19, with tickets going on sale in the morning of April 19. Also appearing on the bill for July 19 is a member of another band intimately connected with this Swiss town — Brian May, with the festival director Mathieu Jaton strongly […]

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Basel 2003

For some reason or another, one of my favourite Deep Purple shows of the last 20 years — Basel 2003 — has made it to Youtube, complete broadcast (which is, sadly, just 60 minutes), and in decent quality. So, if you have nothing better to do on a Sunday night, feed it to your big […]

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