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Cardiff: Short show disappoint veteran

We arrived at 7.30 anticipating a look at Thin Lizzy who we remembered as a great warm up on the USA tour in New York at the Beacon in 2004, but were really disappointed to find they had been and gone! The Cardiff International Arena is not our favourite venue, I must say, with literally […]

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Newcastle: Tremendously cracking

Just a quick one to say I really enjoyed the Deep Purple gig at the Arena in Newcastle. A few moments of uncertainty at times but overall I thoroughly enjoyed the gig and the band looked to be enjoying it – smiling at each other at any such moments of hesitation. I think the chemistry […]

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Messy in Manchester

I’ve been a big fan of Purple since 1970 and have seen them countless times, but the show in Manchester left me and my bro very disappointed. We were at the front at Roger Glover’s side and I must say his guitar was cranked up so high it swamped everything else. All we could hear […]

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Cardiff: Stunning yet unsurprising

The first of my gigs arrived and off to sunny Cardiff nice and early to get in the front row (I’m 50 this year, will I ever grow up? God, I hope not!). Anyway – got in at the front slightly off centre on Roger’s side and eventually the lights dim and Thin Snake or […]

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One to remember in Nottingham

Fistly to set the scene of what DP were up against on the night. Due to the venue misinforming me and my mate about start times of the bands, we missed all but the last three songs of Thin Lizzy so I can’t really judge. It sounded from the crowd response that they’d had a […]

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A flat one in Newcastle

Took my lad along to see DP on Saturday night as he is a fan of Steve Morse. I have been an ardent fan of their music since way back in the seventies, and I have lost count on how many concerts I have seen over the years. Normally, when I write a review it […]

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Tripple top form in Manchester

What a great show tonight! All three bands were on top form. This was my 17th Purple concert and what a great set. The right combination of old and new. The songs from Rapture are the best ever and are brought to life when played live. Probably the best version of Highway Star I have […]

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Purple disappointed in Newcastle

Great to be in Newcastle – friendly people and cheap drinks! Missed Thin Lizzy unfortunately but will catch them in Sheffield and the NEC. Styx were a band I had absolutely no knowledge of prior to this gig, but after the initial shock of seeing every pose in the air guitar book in the first […]

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Sicily: After forty years of waiting

For the second gig of Deep Purple in Sicily (the first in their long history has been in Palermo, the day before) Palasport of Acireale is completely sold out: over 6000 persons are present; among them a lot of fifty-year-old men, some babies carried from parents, other fans intermediate aged and several defenders. The expectation […]

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Trophies from Strasbourg

We waited several hours in front of the Rhénus Hall (to get a better place at the show), and finally enjoyed the explosion of Deep Purple (the best group) which, far from undergoing the devastations of the years, offers an uninterrupted spectacle. They gave us immortalised songs and new compositions with a scientist’s proportion of […]

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