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Archive for November, 2011



Great show in Manchester

Date: 2011-11-29 : MEN Arena : Manchester : England I was privileged to witness a stellar performance by the guys in Manchester yesterday. This was my 7th Purple gig, the first being Knebworth in 1985, and this was easily the best. The whole band was on fire, rocking and grooving their way through a perfectly […]

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Lazy — piano cover

Can a lady at the piano sound just as badass as messrs. Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord and Paice did back in 1972? Judge for yourself.

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Embarrassed, but hey, it’s only rock’n’roll

Roger Glover posts a message on his web site that, amongst other things, confirms that he flies easyJet like us, mere mortals. On the topic that always creates a stir on ’em internets: IG and I shared the journey to Frankfurt via Caracas and we had time to chat about the next album. It was […]

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Canadian dates confirmed

Canadian tour dates in February 2012 have all been confirmed without any changes to the previously posted. Tickets for the most shows go on sale to general public this Saturday, December 3, with presales (where available) starting on December 1. Check your local classic rock radio station for presale info (and share below). Full details […]

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Superb in Glasgow

Date: 26/11/2011 : SECC : Helensburgh : United Kingdom The usual set with an orchestra? We didn’t know what to expect but need not have worried. The orchestra really added something to the mix with added swing and different interpretations of the songs we know and love. They added even more power to the band […]

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A great night in Glasgow

Date: 2011-11-26 : SECC : Glasgow : Scotland I’ve seen Deep Purple every time they have played the SECC and also in various other places around Europe when I can. This tour with the orchestra is not to be missed. If you don’t have a ticket, buy one now, you won’t regret it. I was […]

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scottish show

Date: 2011-11-26 : SECC : Glasgow : Scotland Well I’ve seen purps a few times now since the reform and there have been a few enjoyable dates – like the trip down to Ipswich to see Jon Lords last show. Over the years I have tried to see as many as I can and 2007 […]

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“Freeze Yer Ass” tour — update

It is our understanding that the Canadian dates in February that we posted on Thursday are very much preliminary despite that at the time of publication they were appearing on both official sites. As of now they are still unconfirmed. Do not make any travel plans yet. We sincerely apologise to everyone involved.

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“Freeze Yer Ass” tour 2012

Deep Purple’s management has announced a massive Canadian tour in 2012. The tour will start on February 2 in St.John’s, Newfoundland, and finish on February 26 in Vancouver, BC. They will play 17 dates in every major (and some minor) city of the country apart from Montreal and Quebec City, where the band has performed […]

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Stuck for a Christmas present?

How about a ticket to see Deep Purple next Christmas? New European dates just arrived, see the tourdates page for details

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