On this tour Deep Purple have played two more countries they’ve never played before — Morocco and Georgia. Here are a few tidbits from the visit to Tbilisi.
Next was the Subways, an indie rock band from England, followed by long-awaited Deep Purple, which played more than an hour and then came on for two encores. The band played well-known hits, and some newer song. During their set, Georgians were also given a rendition of their national anthem by Don Airey, which was met by wild applause and cheering from the crowd.
It seemed that many of the audience had come to listen to Deep Purple, because many left after their performance.
Press conference before the show:
Roger and Big Ian being mobbed while making exit from a local TV station:
Visiting Georgian President Saakashvili:
Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info.