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Archive for February, 2008



From Atlantic to Pacific and back

The recent Deep Purple’s visit to Moscow was not all glitz, glamour and rubbing shoulders with rich and powerful. Russian promoters SAV Entertainment and Russkij Show Center have announced that during the band’s visit they have “reached an agreement” for another massive tour of Russia and Ukraine this October. The dates are very preliminary and […]

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Around The World Live

A new box set titled Around The World Live is being prepared for release by Edel. The “Deluxe Edition” 4DVD box set is slated for release in UK on Edel’s subsidiary Eagle Vision on May 19, 2008. As of now, we have no info on availability and release dates in other markets. DEEP PURPLE Around […]

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Blackmore’s Night on Kerrang! radio

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night will be interviewed live on Kerrang! Radio. They will be guests of the “paranormal radio presenter” Yvette Fielding on her Fright Night show on Friday March 14th 2008 at 10:30pm UK time (5:30pm EST). You can try your luck listening to the station online and access archives at whatson.com (“for […]

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Goose bumps in Mexico City

My wife and I were simply thrilled to have attended our first DP concert. It was a long wait and when we were finally face to face with one of our all time favourite bands it was just an outburst of adrenaline and emotions. The classics were played – Pictures of Home, Into the Fire, […]

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Sao Paulo: I cried a little bit …

Rapture of the Deep’s third passage in my city. We all thought that would be nothing really new besides Mary Long and The Battle Rages On, but… here it is (read the comments after the set list): Pictures of Home Things I Never Said Into the Fire Strange Kind of Woman Rapture of the Deep […]

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Another charity auction

Hard on the heels of the successful auction of Jon Lord’s Durham Concerto CD the Linda McCartney Cancer Centre will again be the beneficiary of the sale of a Deep Purple-related item, this time a poster from the Gillan’s Inn tour in 2006 signed by Ian and the band. If you are interested in bidding, […]

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Fall tour of Germany

Talk about hard touring band… We’ve just received tour dates for the October/November Deep Purple tour of Germany. These are preliminary dates, they come from the site of promoter Klaus Bönisch, and at this point are very unconfirmed and subject to change. Deep Purple have never been strangers in Germany and tour there almost every […]

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Deep Purple convention

More Black Than Purple will be hosting a Purple convention on May 3rd in Bedford, UK: Wymer UK is pleased to announce a Deep Purple convention celebrating the momentous occasion of forty years since the inception of this classic hard rock band with a 12-hour marathon of all things Purple. The event will be held […]

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Loosen up your ties!

Ian Gillan’s article about his experiences in Moscow Kremlin appeared today in online edition of The Sunday Times: The Kremlin gig wasn’t as straight as all that. The younger guys and more junior staff were all up on their feet, although they were looking nervously over at their bosses to see whether they could loosen […]

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Did you change your hair colour?

You may have noticed The Highway Star has a somewhat different look now. True. We have incorporated more content management software into the website, which should allow for smoother interaction between you, our readers, and back to us, the editors. A couple of improvements above the waterline are the new tour dates page and a […]

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