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VIP upgrades for the European tour

Band’s management is offering VIP upgrade packages for the European leg on the upcoming Deep Purple tour in May-July. There are two different packages available: $200 USD will buy you a meet’n’greet with the band members excluding Ian Gillan (don’t be offended — he just does not do backstage mingling any more), plus some swag; […]

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Hughes to perform music of Cream

All Glenn Hughes dates in Australia and New Zealand have now been confirmed. And from the promo videoblurb it sounds like he will be performing with The Music Of Cream as opposed to opening the show for them. Guitaris Robben Ford will round up the list of guest musicians alongside with Glenn.

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Creamy Glenn down under

Glenn Hughes is announced as a special guest for the upcoming in late May / early June The Music of Cream tour of Australia and New Zealand. The Music of Cream is basically a Cream cover band with a twist or three — it consists of Ginger Baker’s son Kofi, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm, and […]

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Don Airey on tour

Just a quick public service announcement that Don Airey Band starts European tour tomorrow, March 11. If you’re in the neighbourhood — go and see them. The venues are intimate, the tickets are not that expensive, the musicians are top notch, and they are playing the music we all love. Just go. A snippet from […]

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Monster Truck for European tour support

Canadian band Monster Truck will be supporting Deep Purple on their European tour from the beginning through to the Stuttgart gig on June 14. This combination are no strangers to each other as Monster Truck already have played support slot on the Canadian tour in 2012. Since then the neo-“classic rock”-sounding band have released a […]

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Scandinavian nights

Five more dates for the Deep Purple’s Long Goodbye Tour have surfaced: November 6: Stockholm, Sweden November 8: Trondheim, Norway November 9: Oslo, Norway November 11: Helsinki, Finland November 13: Copenhagen, Denmark We already have ticket info for all but Helsinki and the tickets are going on sale on February 16. Please not that these […]

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US tour announced

American leg of the Long Goodbye Tour has just been announced today. 19 shows in total (including a token Canadian date in Toronto). The tour starts on August 12 in Las Vegas and wraps up on September 10 in Cincinnati. Most of the venues are sheds belonging to the Live Nation and named after corporation […]

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Rainbow 2017 shows

Four Rainbow shows in June 2017 are being advertised by British concert ticket vendors: London O2 on the 17th, Manchester Arena on 22nd, Glasgow SSE Hydro on 25th, and Birmingham Genting Arena on 28th. All appear to be reserved seating and go on sale December 8 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available through: Ticketline […]

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The long goodbye tour

It is now more or less official: Deep Purple will play the UK in November 2017 and the tour is being promoted as The Long Goodbye Tour. Tickets go on sale December 9, with presales starting a day earlier. Support for all 5 shows will be Europe. There are also some a lot less official […]

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To infinity and beyond

Several of our regulars contacted us wondering why we did not report on the rumours that upcoming Deep Purple tour will be their last. The truth is, there is not much to report. So far, there has been just that — rumours and innuendo. Let me inject a healthy dose of scepticism into what you […]

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