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Deep Purple Live Switzerland Arena Geneve 20.5.2017

Good concert the fans were enthusiastic and more than willing. Especially the new lids are live class Special Guest: Monster Truck, Band from Canada Set List: 1.Time For Bedlam 2. Fireball 3. Bloodsucker 4. Strange Kind Of Woman 5. Johnny`s Band 6. Uncommon Man 7. The Surprising 8.Lazy 9. Birds Of Prey 10.Hell To Pay […]

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The beginning of the end?

Deep Purple live at Romexpo (Bucharest, Romania 2017-05-13) The band was in the hungry mood for audience energy :))) Ian was in his best spirits muttering “superb” at least twice after the songs, giving a summary a dog (gie style) encounter from his rich memory bank at the end of Strange Kind of Woman :)., […]

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Düsseldorf premiere of From Here to Infinity

I have just got home from watching “Deep Purple: From Here To inFinite” which premiered in Düsseldorf, Germany tonight. German radio/television WDR waited in front of the auditorium’s entrance for Ian Paice and Roger Glover to arrive and sign memorabilia for the fans. The auditorium itself was filled quite well although there were a couple […]

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No schtick nor open shirt

Glenn Hughes live at Toldkammeret, Helsingör, Denmark, February 8, 2017. Cool, calm and collected. This is Glenn Hughes as he enters the stage on a windy and snowy evening in Helsingör, Denmark, February 2017. The venue is less than ideal, with a very low stage and pillars obstructing the view. Still, the turnout is better […]

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Monsters Of Rock 2016 @ Loreley

It has been quite a while since the last “Monsters of Rock” festivals and so the Rainbow rising again seems to be a perfect opportunity to bring the trademark back to life. Originally advertised as “Ritchie Blackmore´s Rainbow and Guests” the guests revealed shortly after were Thin Lizzy and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. According to […]

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Deep Purple Kick Off Japan Tour in Sapporo

Once again I had the privilege of seeing Deep Purple perform, this time in Sapporo, Japan on this past Monday night May 9th. I last caught them at London O2 in December, 2015 and as I mentioned in my review then, these guys are showing no sign of slowing down. In fact the 5 month […]

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Rapture in Rheine

Don Airey live at Hypothalamus (Rheine, Germany 2016-03-18) If you close your eyes, you could think, it’s Ritchie Blackmore right on stage. Or Gary Moore. Or Jimi Hendrix. But if you listen closely, it’s surely Simon McBride. Behind him Darrin Mooney, a surely excellent drummer. Besides him Laurince Cottle, a bass player with enormous talent. […]

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Deep Purple at the O2 London – December 3rd, 2015

Last night I had the privilege of seeing Deep Purple once again, this time at the O2 arena in London. Opening the show was Rival Sons with an energetic set taken mostly from their latest album Great Western Valikyrie. At the conclusion of their performance they were very gracious in their praise of Deep Purple […]

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London O2 3rd December 2015

This is the second time I’ve seen Deep Purple (First time being Birmingham NIA in 2013) and first time seeing Rival Sons. I arrived at the gig about 40 minutes late because of getting lost multiple times and sat nav not knowing what its doing. I entered the venue in the middle of “Secret” by […]

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Deep Purple 11.18.2015, Hannover, Swiss Life Hall

(roughly translated from the original text, which is posted below, many thanks to Fabian Sterlzig for taking the time to review the show) Here’s my review of Deep Purple in Hannover, a day after the international football game had been cancelled in Hannover that had taken place at the stadium directly opposite. The events of […]

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