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Don Airey’s UK tour cancelled

Don Airey & Friends UK tour in February 2020 appears to have been cancelled. It was supposed to be a double bill with Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous, and the following appears on the latter’s website: Shows Cancelled January 17, 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT: The following dates have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for any […]

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July morning in January

Don Airey will be performing with Uriah Heep in place of Phil Lanzon on the two upcoming German gigs: January 14th in Würzburg and 15th in Frankfurt. Phil will not be able to perform due to family matters — he had lost his eldest son to cancer just before Christmas. Don graciously agreed to step […]

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Sly hirings and swift firings

The ever prolific Martin Popoff has published another Rainbow book — Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story. He promises this to be a “major overhaul” of his out-of-print 2005 title English Castle Magic: 50% longer, at 120,000 words and 318 pages in 6″ x 9″ format two colour sections of photos (no pictures in the […]

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Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle, from Ian Gillan’s Contractual Obligation #1. Not my favourite track off Bananas, but good to see it being pulled out of a dusty closet for a live appearance.

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Hang me out to dry

Another clip from the upcoming Ian Gillan’s release Contractual Obligation has been posted by the record company.

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Contractual obligations

Back in November 2016 Ian Gillan did a short tour of Eastern and Central Europe backed by the Don Airey Band and various local orchestras conducted by Stephen Bentley-Klein, all supported by Grace Gillan’s band Papa Le Gal. The last three shows of the tour were recorded and are now being released as a series […]

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Never apart for too long

Don Airey has played a gig in Pratteln, Swirzerland, on March 20. Roger Glover was in the neighbourhood (again), and came up on stage to jam on Pictures of Home. Carl Sentance has a video posted on his Facebook. Because it’s bloody Facebook, we can not show it here, so you’ll have to head over […]

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Stories and works of Don Airey

Japanese publisher Shinko Music Mook has a new book out. Published in December 2018, it is titled Stories and Works of Don Airey and is dedicated to all things pertaining to Deep Purple’s keyboard player. Contents Introduction Don Airey Live Tours In Japan 1980-2018 Exclusive long interview Don Airey Story ~ From Sunderland to Infinite […]

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Don Airey on tour

Don Airey will embark on tour with his band in March 2019. They will be playing the usual circuit of clubs around Central Europe that they’ve been playing every year around that time for several years in a row now. The tour starts on March 8 in Zoetermeer and wraps up on the 24th in […]

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It’s seven o’clock in England

Roger is having a cup of tea and Don having a beer in at the same hotel lounge in Moterrey:

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