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plus Switzerland, Dubai & Greece

"Smooooke on the water..." Don Airey, Ian Gillan and Jon Lord - London 2002

To make up for cancelled UK shows in February and March, Deep Purple put on some spellbinding shows across the UK. With breath taking energy and in excellent shape they featured old friend Jon Lord, who appeared for the very last time with Deep Purple at a gut wrenching show in Ipswich on September 19.

But life goes on, and the band finished four years of touring the globe by making their way to the United Arab Emirates via Switzerland to end up at two shows in Athens, Greece.

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This page last updated: September 30, 2002 (111 reviews & new photos)

UK 2002 (rescheduled)

September 6, 2002 - Hammersmith Apollo, London

Debbie Harris
Mark Taylor*
Cathy Ives
Gene Boris
Terje Winther

Ian Nichols
Dave Lomax
Steve Evans
Garry Smith*
Dirk de Hen
Sibel Yýldýran

September 7, 2002 - Hammersmith Apollo, London

Garry Smith*
Peter Mair
David Meadows
Stacie Samm
Dirk de Hen
Terje Winther

Timothy Anderson [w/photos]
Russ Thorndike
Gene Boris
Ian & Lorraine Surridge*
Lars Wortmann*
Sibel Yýldýran

September 8, 2002 - Barbican Centre, York

Andrew Smedley
David Meadows
Lotte Wieslander

Keith Scoullar
Steve Sowerby
Matthew Tremayne

September 9, 2002 - St. George's Hall, Bradford

Chris Scrivener
Paul Williams

Tom Fox
This Is Bradford

September 11, 2002 - City Hall, Newcastle

Paul Barrow*
David Meadows
Nick Naylor*
Colin Dickson
Brian Cizakowsky

Mark Bethell
Michael Dixon
Mick Jackson
Mark Dixon

September 12, 2002 - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

Steve Marshall*
Stuart Tait
Robert B. Brown*
John Gregson
Kevin Dixon

Scott McMurray
Ian Gibbs
Morag Lawrence
A. Jones

September 14, 2002 - NEC, Birmingham

Ian Nichols
Martin Cook
David Meadows
Paul Carpenter

Simon Mayne
Marc Osborne
Ian Taylor
Dave Nixon

September 15, 2002 - Guildhall, Portsmouth

Geoff Quade
Adrian Marsh*
Ray Oates [w/photos]
Peter Stokes
Kurt N

Craig Storey
Simon Smith & Rosie Kuropka
Dave Paul
Simon A Meeklah
Adrian Starks

September 17, 2002 - Pavillions, Plymouth

Ellie Booth
Greg Peters
Pete Bartlett
Matthew North

Simon Cooper
David Gatfield
Mike Sheppard

September 18, 2002 - Colston Hall, Bristol

Bernie Marsden [w/photos]
Aidan Naughton
David Smale
Andy Fox

Tom Dixon
Mark Smith
Steve Evans

September 19, 2002 - Regent Theatre, Ipswich
Jon Lord's last

Rasmus Heide* [w/photos]
Ian Nichols
Jack Taylor
Arthur Smith
Fedor de Lange

Evening Star
David Meadows
Rick Holden
Mark Taylor

Final bits 2002

September 21, 2002 - Oktoberfest, Schupfart, Switzerland

Jan G
Jim Wells

Marcel Aeschlimann
Urs Unternährer

September 22, 2002 - Aviation Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Geoff Stout
Sue Evans
Debbie Pereira
Gulf News [press conference & photo]
Ali Abbas Sikander
Meher Murshed

Reuben S. Andrews
Ashley & Iona
Farah J. Tamer
Rob Williamson
Nick Kettle [w/fan photos]
Gulf News [review & photos]

September 24, 2002 - Lycabettus Theatre, Athens, Greece

Panos Papapanagou
Panagiotis Tsoutsis

Thodoris Martinis

September 25, 2002 - Lycabettus Theatre, Athens, Greece

Panos Papapanagou
Takis Giotis

Nikolas Pawloff
Billy Zografos


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