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Purple Uncut

Deep Purple are featured in the latest issue of the British magazine Uncut: While warming up for a final tour and album, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice recall their wild career in rock […] The issue in question has Björk on its cover and is dated April 2017. It went on […]

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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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Still got his boots on

Ian Gillan was interviewed by Andy Fox for his Rockshow on the occasion of the Vinyl Collection release. Of course, Andy knows his Purple stuff (he even played Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming on this show), so the interview turned out to be rather entertaining.

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Attention collectors

Wymer UK has secured the stock of tourbooks for the now cancelled Glenn Hughes’ European tour. They are now offered for sale at £10. This 24 page programme is to the best of our knowledge the first ever programme for a Glenn Hughes solo tour. It is made even more unique by the fact that […]

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For One Night Only EPK

Wymer has sent us a formal press release and some promo pictures for upcoming Jerry Bloom’s book For One Night Only. Since our first mention the book has obtained a more or less firm publication date — December 9.

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Glenn Hughes tour changes

There has been some changes to Glenn Hughes tour dates scheduled for November-December this year in Europe. The changes have likely been precipitated by co-headliners Living Colour pulling out “due to an unforeseen conflict”. Undoubtedly, they would have accounted for a not an insignificant portion of the sales, so some dates have to be cancelled, […]

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Gillan on Vintage TV

Ian Gillan will appear on the Friday Night Rock Show tomorrow, Friday, October 14. The show is being briadcasted on cable channel Vintage TV, available in the UK on Sky 369, Freeview 82, Virgin 343, Freesat 505 and BT/TalkTalk 82.

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Graham Bonnet Band: The Book

The Graham Bonnet Band is releasing a brand new album called The Book, It will be a double, with 11 new songs, and a bonus disc with 12 rerecorded classics, including 4 Rainbow tracks.

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UK dates added to Hughes’ tour

Nine dates in the UK have been announced for Glenn Hughes’ joint tour with Living Colour. The dates are slotted between November 8th and 20th, right before the tour moves onto the continent. Tickets are either already on sale or will go shortly. Full details on our calendar.

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