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Purple train to Hamburg

Our contributor Tobias Janaschke went to see the band on June 23, 2022, at the Stadtpark in Hamburg, and has sent in this photo report. Local broadcaster NDR has a short video report from the gig, which does not require much knowledge of German. Of the setlist news, No need to shout is making live […]

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Deep Purple Rocked Israel!

Deep Purple live at Menora Mivtachim Arena (Tel Aviv, Israel 2014-02-22) Gillan is 77 years old and man, he Rocks ! They came hungry , after three years without playing live, Purple opened their tour with a blast. Two shows, day after day, amazing evenings. Tel Aviv Menorah Hall was fully packed with 10,000 people, […]

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What’s a show …WOW, WOW, WOW

Deep Purple live at Menora Mivtachim Arena (Tel Aviv, Israel 2022-05-22) I will try to be very short. I am still a full of emotions. What’s a SHOW. All the band sounded incredible….everybody. The new guy on the guitar – WOW, no comments. Gillan…I do not remember him singing in such confidence and power for […]

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Definite Convert

Deep Purple live at Hard Rock Live (Hollywood, USA 2022-02-10) All my life, I had only known the radio hits from Deep Purple. But when I saw they were coming to town, I figured “Why not?” I like the older stuff as well as the Purpendicular album. And with all the bands that made real, […]

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Ten out of ten

Deep Purple live at Mahaffey Theater (St. Petersburg, USA 2022-02-12) My 10th time seeing Deep Purple perform. 1st time in that venue. The theatre hold a litttle over 2000 and appeared to be full. The horseshoe shapes made it so that there wasn’t a bad seat in the house and the acoustics were very good. […]

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Waving the middle finger to Father Time

BraveWords has an illustrated review of the band’s first gig of 2022: If you are one of those who believe that there’s a certain age in which we are too old for rock n’ roll, any of the current members of Deep Purple would politely ask you to hold their beers. Despite being Steve Morse […]

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Between Black Country and West Coast

The Dead Daisies have successfully made it across the pond and are now touring the UK. Maximum Volume Music has a positively glowing review of the tour opening gig at the O2 Institute in Birmingham on October 30. Of course, if the support band is that good, then the main band has got to be […]

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Funny hat and swayed at the hip

Geir Myklebust continues posting vintage Purple articles with a review of a gig at the Rainbow Astoria in London originally published by New Musical Express on July 8, 1972. The gig in question then would be one of the two concerts the band gave there on June 30 and July 1. Deep Purple had just […]

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Fireworks at the Armory

The final show of the US tour in Minneapolis (Oct 19, 2019) was a high energy performance by the five virtuoso musicians who clearly look like they are enjoying playing together for us. The big surprises were Demon’s Eye, which I hadn’t seen performed before, the guitarist from the opening band joining in on Smoke […]

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Smoke on the Wiltern

Deep Purple live at The Wiltern (Los Angeles, USA 2019-09-04) Finally a headlining tour for the US so no shorter co-headlining sets. Actually got 85 minutes start to finish!!! (90 if you count how long it takes Roger to toss all the guitar picks and wave goodnight. Love that guy!) No offense to “Joyous Wolf” […]

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