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Parlez-vous Purple 2010

French fans will receive a massive dose of Purple this year. First, the band will make a stop in the summer to play Festival les Deferlantes in a seaside town of Argelès-sur-Mer. They will head back to France in the Fall to tour every nook and cranny of the country in two legs: one from […]

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France and Belgium in November

French promoter Gerard Drouot Production has just announced a new Deep Purple tour in Belgium and France. The dates are: Nov 3, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium Nov 5, Lyon, France Nov 6, Montpelier, France Nov 7, Bordeaux, France Nov 9, Rennes, France Nov 10, Paris, France Further details in our Purple calendar. Feel free to email us […]

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Man, did we have a ball …

… as we watched Deep Purple live in Toulouse, on December 3rd, 2009 Deep Purple’s appearance in Toulouse might have been THE gig of this French tour. As French Deep Purple ‘aficionados’ tell, it was among the best they’ve seen in recent years, but this year for sure. As for me, I must admit I […]

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Good gig in Nantes

Good surprise with Not responsible and Wasted sunset and a new WABMC and a punchy No one came. Disappointments: no Perfect strangers. Very good rendition of Wring that neck. The show was professional, energetic and the crowd enthusiastic. Amazing Steve Morse. Complaints: Ian Gillan’s voice was not in a very good shape. Too short show. […]

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Smoke on l’Humanité

Last weekend Deep Purple played at the Fête de l’Humanité festival just outside Paris. This cheeky video ad for the festival aptly illustrates how the music we love transcends ages, races and, ahem, political persuasions.

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More European dates confirmed

We have a whole lot of new and confirmed European tour dates. Deep Purple’s itinerary now looks like this: end of August / Early September they play a couple of open air festivals in Switzerland, then Fête de l’Humanité near Paris, followed by arenas in Barcelona and Madrid. Then off until the British dates in […]

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Un œil vers Maroc

Belgian radio station Classic 21 has a special for One Eye To Morocco. You can watch Gillan’s interview undubbed, and our francophone readers will certainly appreciate the text. See and read it at classic21.be (you might need to scroll down the page a bit). Thanks to Valerio Dossini for the info.

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Summer tour of Europe confirmed!

All European tourdates that we had posted for the summer are now officially confirmed. In addition to that, Montreux is confirmed for the closing day of the festival — July 19, plus a couple of French festivals and one in Belgium. See them all in your tour dates list (and to all of you who […]

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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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