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DP left me speechless – Newcastle

A well packed house was what I arrived to just before Swanee took the stage. unfortunately they were pathetic with both guitarists making major mistakes onstage. Then came Status Quo who I am not a fan of, but they were fantastic. Quo really had the place rocking and gave us our money’s worth. The crowd […]

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Another great concert – Wollongong

As I live in Canberra I was rather peeved that a Canberra concert was announced long after I already bought the ticket for Wollongong and I couldn’t make a change. It cost a lot more for the ticket and then the travel – but it sure was worth being there. Also added bonus of seeing […]

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Predictable and a bit boring – Sydney

Let me preface this by saying that I am a Deep Purple fan from way back. I first saw them back in about 1984 at the Ent Cent (with Richie and George Harrison), again in the 90s, live in Singapore 2002, 2004 at Star City and then again at the Hordern 2006. I saw the […]

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Starstruck in Canberra

I have seen Deep Purple in concert a few times, but last Sunday night was a memorable end to the Australian 2006 tour – you guys rocked! I’d also like to thank you for being so kind to your fans, it was a thrill for my husband and I to meet the band as you […]

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Worth it all – Canberra

Canberra was the last stop on the Australian part of the tour. Opened by Mandrake, then Status Quo, who put in a solid performance. Then Deep Purple came on. And it was fantastic. Opened with Pictures of Home and rocked from there. If they resent playing so many of their earlier works, it didn’t show […]

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Why such poor reviews?

This is more a comment than a review. Do with it what you will. It is with interest that I have read the poor reviews coming out of Australia. I would like to state that in no way do I speak for the band and can only comment on the Brisbane show on the 7th […]

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Lukewarm in Canberra

Last night in Canberra was Deep Purple concert number seven and Status Quo concert number four for me. Staus Quo have still got it after 40 years. Purple must have loved having them as the support act for the Australian leg. From the first song people were on their feet. Well done guys. Purple were […]

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The greatest Purple in Melbourne

Awesome! What a weekend that will go down as. Me and my son can not speak highly enough of this show, and of the members themselves. My 9-year-old son is a huge Deep Purple fan, so the two of us went to the Saturday night show in Melbourne. We had tickets in the first couple […]

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Booooooring! But loud – Brisbane

I was so disappointed I wanted to walk out like the 20 – 30 other people in the audience who did, but I had told my husband we were here to see the greatest band ever. Shame that Ian looked like he’d fallen out of bed ten minutes beforehand and put on the gardening clothes. […]

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Wollongong gone wrong

Let me preface this review by saying that I love this band. I have been a Gillan fan since I can remember and enjoyed Gillan’s Inn in the last week (thanks Amazon). I finished work on Friday and made my way down the highway to lovely wollongong. Some Thai food, a flirt with the lady […]

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