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When in Rome…

Just a quick update on the touring schedule. As expected, Deep Purple’s 2021 dates are being rescheduled to 2022. All dates in Italy and most of the French ones have already been rescheduled and confirmed. Of a particular interest is that not only the old dates are being moved, but a new one has been […]

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Hellfest cancelled

In what may very well be a sign of things to come, Hellfest organizers have announced that the 2021 festival has been cancelled. This follows the last year cancellation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Last year tickets were promised to be accepted for this year event and most of the bands from the last […]

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He’s practicing for Shakespeare

Paicey, Roger, and Don having way too much fun being interviewed for France 24. Rumour has it, champagne might have been involved. Lots of it, by the looks of.

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First date for 2017

The first date of the 2017 Deep Purple tour — following release of the new album — has surfaced. Organizers of the Hellfest festival in France have posted next year artist lineup and Deep Purple is listed as one of the three headliners alongside with Aerosmith and Linkin Park. The festival runs June 16-18 in […]

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Special jam at Guitare en Scene

On July 20, after Deep Purple finish their set at the Guitare en Scene festival in France, Steve Morse will take part in a special all-star jam to pay tribute to the legendary Jimi Hendrix. The jam will start at 22:15 at the Chapiteau stage (the same stage where Purple are scheduled to start at […]

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Now what?! charts summary

This list is being continuously updated. Progress of the album in charts around the world is neatly summarized here. The first week of Now what?! out in the wild is over and the first official chart positions accounting for both online and offline sales are in. Germany: #1 first week, #5 second, #12 third, #22 […]

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Paicey on French TV

Ian Paice will be inteviewed on French Metal XS show on May 2 during a Deep Purple special (presumably timed to promote Now what!?). Metal XS is part of L’Enorme TV network. If you know the details, e.g. what time it’s on the air, please leave a comment below. The show should be available for […]

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All that jazz

Deep Purple have appeared on November 14 on French TV show Culturebox. Ian Gillan was interviewed and they did a wonderfully light, airy (pun intended) jazz rendition of Smoke on the Water live. (watch inside)

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Deep Purple in concert – Grenoble – France

Deep Purple – Palais de sports, Grenoble (France – November 9th 2012) Set list : Fireball – Into the Fire – Hard Lovin’ Man – Maybe I’m a Leo – Strange Kind of Woman – The Battle Rages On – Contact Lost – Steve Morse solo – Sometimes I feel like screaming – The Well-Dressed […]

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Gillan in Rock Meets Classic Tour 2012

Ian Gillan will take part in the Rock Meets Classic Tour 2012. The tour will also feature Steve Lukather (Toto), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Robin Beck, The Mat Sinner Band & The Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. The line-up also includes Jimmy Kresic (keyboards), Alex Beyrodt (Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle / […]

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