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Please hang on

The latest issue of the Eclipsed magazine (#246, Dec 2022/Jan 2023) in Germany has the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan as the cover story — unabashedly tagged “The mother of all live albums”, plus a review of the November 2 gig in Oberhausen: “Please hang on for a few more years!” Rockhard magazine reviews […]

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Anniversary with attention to detail

We have announced the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan and associated commemorative events taking place in the country. Our Japanese correspondent went to one of those and reports. Legend of Rock – Deep Purple Mark 2 50th anniversary of Made in Japan Date: November 5, 2022 Venue: EX Theater Roppongi (Tokyo) Performer: Deep Purple […]

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Only the drummer remained

The Aquarian has a report from the October 30 Blackmore’s Night gig at the Sony Hall in New York. And it was a disaster. Many things went wrong at the concert, some very evident to the audience. A few songs into the performance, a fire alarm interrupted the performance several times. The musicians repeatedly asked […]

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Always worth a trip

Deep Purple live at Max-Schmeling-Halle (Berlin, Germany 2022-10-31) Berlin. Always worth a trip. Especially when Deep Purple play in the Max Schmeling Halle. Apparently many other people saw it that way, too, as the large hall seemed almost sold out. The band was full of joy, the fans celebrated. When a brass section reinforced the […]

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Deep, meaningful, and mercifully short

Deep Purple are currently touring the country where it all started some 54 years ago, and here is a selection of gig reviews so far from the UK press. (Updated Oct 29)

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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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