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End of tour energy

Performance energy peaked in Dallas. It was clear that they gave it all for the final show of the North American Tour. No sound problems here. Good job Dallas, for feeding their energy. The set list changes included playing both Woman from Tokyo and Kiss Tomorrow Good-Bye. For the encore they played a killer Speed […]

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Five shooters in Dallas

25 August 2007 — The last stop of Deep Purple´s 2007 North American Tour. This is what I love so much about this band. They were on! Of course, I arrived 6-hours early (no chance of being late that way), talked to a couple of the HOB ladies, and asked them what of sight-seeing significance […]

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Purpendicular waltz in Texas

The August 23rd and 24th 2007 shows in San Antonio and Houston make shows 12 and 13 for me since first seeing the band in Dallas in 1985. The band continues to be in fantastic form, having fun and radiating enough energy to alleviate any need for oil imports. After this many shows, I wasn’t […]

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Still a vital band

Since reviews from fan sites and media alike have generally been favourable (if not glowing at times) I wasn’t too worried about this show, but still and all I hadn’t seen the band live since 1996 and like many others I have seen more than a few classic rock bands on summer (nostalgia) tours they […]

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End of tour volume

Saturday night the boys of Deep Purple ended the U.S. leg of their 2007 “Rapture of the Deep” tour at the Dallas House of Blues. The venue was a smaller auditorium that held 1625 people. I’m not sure if it sold out, but it was hard to find an empty set in the house. Down […]

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Special place in a Texan heart

San Antonio: The Majestic was about 3/4’s full but roudy and still amazed at the age spread to see the boys. The show was fantastic! I have self-christened myself to be the number 1 fan from Texas (Austin – Houston) since 1968. This concert was the closest I have been to them. As usual, the […]

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Great turnout at Ventura

The song list was the same as the previous review, but I don’t remember them doing The Battle Rages On. (could have been the beer though). I have been to this venue at least 20 times, and have never seen that many people there. The sound was kind of muddy, but the show was still […]

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Supporting Purple at Vegas

The Hard Rock Hotel’s “The Joint” was the venue in Las Vegas. My wife and I flew from Seattle, WA and met up with a friend from Great Falls, Montana here in Las Vegas. Deep Purple missed the Northwest part of the United States on this Rapture tour. The show was great. They have changed […]

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An intimate experience

San Diego: It took five years to see Deep Purple back in San Diego again (I would prefer to live in France, you know why), last time was in 2002 at the Coors Amphitheatre with Scorpions and Dio. This time it was also a great experience, but quite different, the place was small and appropiate […]

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Lick stealer high in Denver

Last night, while visiting in Denver, Colorado USA I had the time of my life rockin’ with Ian, Ian, Roger, Don and the almighty Steve (I tell you, that guy’s smile is contagious and I am a GUY). The band was having so much fun the enjoyment permeated the entire audience and Ian Gillan is […]

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