Deep Purple live at SAP Arena (Mannheim, Germany 2013-11-02)
We (six of us) went to see the boys in Mannheim. Peter Frampton was good and is still a master of the voice box and his several guitars. He played for an hour and on the setlist were eight songs.
At half past nine Deep Purple came to the stage and opened the show with a new track. IG said “the new record”. We saw them last year as well and everybody in the band was on fire on both of the nights.
Their energy and the fun they and the crowd have is so impressive. They played five new songs and they sounded very good. DA is magician playing the keyboards.
I like SM if he is playing his calm parts, and IP is still the reference for all drummers.
I took two songs and then the sound board had everything under control. The voice of IG was clear and he sounded very good. My highlight was Perfect Strangers. We saw and heard a nice version of Hush with Don and Steve playing nice solos and Black Night as the final song of the evening.
The band is back on track.
review by Jens Rothermel