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Archive for August, 2009



Germany, November 2010

It’s not often that we get new tourdates this far in advance. German promoter KBK has announced a Deep Purple tour that won’t happen for another 14 months (sic!). The tour of major arenas will start on November 13, 2010, in Trier and finish on November 30 in Stuttgart. Tickets will start going on sale […]

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the Oasis tour to continue?

Looks like Deep Purple will continue their sudden Oasis tour into Italy tonight, according to Indipendente Concerti Following OASIS’ split and the cancellation of their headline appearence at the festival, DEEP PURPLE will replace them. Other bands scheduled to appear a the event are: The Hacienda, Expatriate, Twisted Wheel, Kasabian, The Kooks. thanks to Francesco […]

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Calm in the Oasis

Deep Purple added to the bill at Rock Am See. “It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows […]

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Steve Morse Band to tour US

This October Steve Morse Band will tour the East Coast of the United States. We have 13 confirmed dates, starting on October 15 in Maryland and through October 31 in Atlanta. Check our Purple calendar for full listings.

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Blackmore Sr. and OTR

JLT spoke to Classic Rock Magazine’s Geoff Barton about Ritchie Blackmore’s reaction to Over The Rainbow: At first Ritchie was fine about it all. Then certain people – two of them – who are very close to him started to put ideas into his head. Then Ritchie suddenly became very antagonistic. Things got so bad […]

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Mr. Gillan and the Baltic Philharmonics

Ian Gillan with a symphony orchestra in Poland? Wow! I thought he would perform in Germany only. So nice to hear he was invited by the promoters of the Solidarity of Arts Festival. I had to see it! Apart from Ian Gillan, many other artists performed there: Tosh Meets Marley (I like reggae, so I […]

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Don Airey: “I am sure there will be another album”

Rockpages.gr has published a recent interview they did with Don Airey. Quite an interesting reading it is, where Don touches upon many things past and present. On the mood in the band regarding recording a new album: Rockpages.gr: “Rapture Of The Deep” was released in 2005, Deep Purple are touring constantly, are there any news […]

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Nick Simper on the BBC

Nick Simper is scheduled to be interviewed by Roger Day on BBC Radio Kent at 19.30 GMT on Tuesday, September 1. The show is also syndicated to other local BBC stations; Solent, Surrey, Sussex, Oxford and Berkshire. It can be listened to worldwide on the Internet directly from the BBC’s web site (RealPlayer required). Thanks […]

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Out Standing In Their Field

The new Steve Morse Band album called Out Standing In Their Field will get its international release on September 25 (October 12 in France) on Edel Records. Tracklist: Name Dropping Brink of the Edge Here and Now and Then Relentless Encroachment John Deere Letter More to the Point Time Junction Unnamed Sources Flight of the […]

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Blackmore’s Night and OTR announce new tours

Blackmore’s Night management has announced a new United States tour. We have 4 confirmed dates in October with tickets being on sale since yesterday, August 13, and by all accounts going fast. More dates are being promised. On the other side of the pond, Over The Rainbow will start a 2-month trek in early September […]

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