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Purple secrets in Zürich

Christmas came early this year … What would you think, if you get an sms telling you Deep Purple is doing a private gig tomorrow night and you’re kindly invited to it? April Fool’s Joke? For me being a Purple fan for over 30 years (I’m 41) it sounded like heaven on earth. 20 hours […]

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Highway Star drives Le Man

Carrying on the Rapture of the deep world tour Deep Purple’s 34th show in France (in less than two years) took place in Le Mans, world-famous place of the 24 hrs car and motorcycle races: actually there couldn’t be anywhere better in this country to perform Highway star! The arena named Espace Antares, usually designed […]

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Feels like making love

I went to Besancon for Deep Purple’s concert with my 14 year old boy who plays guitar. It was a fantastic moment I will remember all my life. I first saw Deep Purple a long time ago and they are still as excellent as they were at the time. They are very friendly and communicative […]

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Olympic ecstacy in Paris

11 years after recording their famous live album “At the Olympia” Deep Purple came back to the most famous Parisian club for a brilliant sold-out show, without Jon Lord this time but introducing Don Airey to a mythic place of music and culture. France was widely toured in 2006-2007, and this very date was particularly […]

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Darth invades final French date

Very good, rather funny performance in Besançon. It was the final show of the French Tour. The show began half an hour before the previous time, and the set list was a little shorter than for the other French dates. The show was speed, but without Speed king … Nevertheless the band was in good […]

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The time of our lives in Liége

Johan and I arrived at 7 pm after a 3 hours drive (we got a ¾ hour traffic jam around Brussel). There were quite a lot of people; although when ordering a drink at the bar we did not have to wait. Yet half an hour later there was a queue already. The T-shirt sellers […]

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Purple reunite with the French

Seeing Purple in 2007, after losing track for almost 15 years, is a unique experience. Last time I saw them was February 1991 — was that Deep Purple? — all I can recall was the opening number, Burn — the rest was the reason I decided to quit being a fan, except for a slight […]

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Setlist surprise Angers

Another great two hours show in front of a sold out crowd. I’ve had the pleasure to see the band for the third time in one year and the last show was the best show. If the setlist is nearly the same it was a big surprise to hear two new songs in the set […]

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Happy times in Angers

I’d already seen Purple in Rennes last year, but a colleague of mine missed the show – he was at a conference on the other side of the Atlantic. But this year Purple came to France *after* the conference, and I couldn’t let him go watch Purple 200 km away all by himself, could I? […]

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Le Havre: Slap happy thrice

Third date in Normandy for the band after Caen and Rouen and I was there again! In front of a cold audience, the band made a real ‘tour de force’. Ian Gillan screamed like a possessed man on Into the Fire ! Good surprise when the band played Mary Long: I’ve never heard that song […]

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