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Whitesnake cancels North American dates

Whitesnake is pulling out of their 2022 joint tour of United States and Canada with Scorpions. The following message from David Coverdale has appeared on the band’s website today, August 5: It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions […]

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Rolling truck Stones

Ever wondered what happened to the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio? Well, as this 2016 CBC report attests, it ended up in a museum in Calgary, Canada. And yes, Machine Head is featured prominently.

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His last bow to America

Whitesnake have announced US and Canadian dates for their farewell tour. The trek will start on August 17, 2022, in New Hampshire and wrap up on October 21 in Las Vegas. Most of the dates DC & Co will be supporting Scorpions, with a few gigs headlining on their own: New Hampshire, Providence RI, and […]

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Une faune inhabituelle

Concerto for Group and Orchestra got a rare North American performance yesterday, November 21, at Palais Montcalm in Québec City. Paul Mann was on hand to conduct l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, with Paul DesLauriers Band, and Bruce Dickinson handling the vocals. Concerto was followed by Sarabande and Bouré, and a set of Deep Purple covers […]

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Heavy and classical

CBC has an opinion piece about the multitude of connections between heavy metal and classical music, with our heroes getting a name check. It opens with a collage of Vivaldi peeking over Roger Glover’s shoulder and proceeds with Take Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore, for example. A self-professed classical music fan, many of his works in […]

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Concerto in Canada

Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary this fall with a Canadian premiere. Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, conducted by Paul Mann, with special guest Bruce Dickinson on vocals, Paul DesLauriers Band, and Pierre Bélisle will perform it at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City on November 21 and 22, 2019. […]

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My darling Mitzi Dupree

Back in 2016 Toronto Sun run a story about a legendary, uhm, entertainer that some 30-odd years earlier fascinated both Canadian lumberjacks and a certain British rock star. Western Canada in the early 1980s was a lot like Western Canada now, burdened with a sputtering economy and a lot of long faces to go with […]

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Train keeps a rollin’

Japan and North America tour dates have been announced. The North American tour starts on August 21 in Cincinnati and will continue throughout the rest of August and all of September, visiting a total of 25 cities and wrapping up on September 30 in Sacramento, California. It will be a double header bill with Judas […]

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US tour announced

American leg of the Long Goodbye Tour has just been announced today. 19 shows in total (including a token Canadian date in Toronto). The tour starts on August 12 in Las Vegas and wraps up on September 10 in Cincinnati. Most of the venues are sheds belonging to the Live Nation and named after corporation […]

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Concert Review : Quebec City

Deep Purple at Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec City, Canada, 2015-07-19) On a cold windy evening on the Plains of Abraham, Quebec – site of the historic battle between the French and British in 1759, Deep Purple came, saw and conquered the 60,000 or so faithful who braved the bitter temperature, high winds and the […]

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