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Bourée in Palermo

On September 7 Ian Paice hosted a tribute to his brother in law and in arms, the late great Jon Lord. The concert took place in Palermo, Italy, where he performed with the student orchestra of Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini conducted by Alberto Maniaci. This could very well be the first time he have performed Jon’s […]

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What I did on my vacation

While being in Italy, Ian Paice played on July 29 not a particularly widely publicized gig (at least, we didn’t know about it) with a local Pink Floyd tribute band, for a change.

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Glover in Venice

Roger Glover will support Hard Rock Cafe’s “Street 2 Sanctuary” campaign to help girls forced to prostitution and their children from the streets of Bombay red light district and place them into the sanctuary and care of the Bombay Teen Challenge. Deep Purple, of course have a history with HRC Venice charity projects as in […]

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Glenn Hughes interviews

As the Black Country Communion goes into the full promo mode, Glenn has just finished a European tour doing public appearances and interviews. Interview to the French channel France 24 (in English) can be viewed at France24.com. Acoustic performance (including Medusa and Catch The Rainbow) on Radio 3 RNE in Madrid (July 14): Interview on […]

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Roman Holiday

It looks like the Deep Purple tour of Italy last December was so successful that the band has been booked to the country again this July. The set of eight dates, all taking place in rather picturesque settings, often by the seaside, have been confirmed by the Italian promoters (but not by Thames Talent, not […]

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Paice dates in Italy rescheduled

Due to “organizational reasons”, the Ian Paice & Tolo Marton February dates have been rescheduled to April. Ian Paice & Tolo Marton Band new dates: 8th April – Gran Teatro – Padova – Italy 9th April – Muddy Waters Live Music Club – Calvari (Genova) – Italy Thanks to Francesco from Deep Purple Italia for […]

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Signed guitar in charity lottery

After the concert in Jesolo near Venice on December 11, all five members of Deep Purple have signed a MusicMan guitar which was donated to a charity lottery. The lottery is organized by the Hard Rock Cafe Venice together with the World Hunger Year foundation to support the Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign (Yoko Ono […]

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Bologna live broadcast

Deep Purple performance in Bologna on December 16th will be broadcast live by the Italian RAI Radio 2 starting at 8 p.m. GMT. You can launch the player at the Radio 2 website or from the main RAI page (select “Diretta Radio” from the top menu, then Radio2 icon in the player window). Thanks to […]

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Paicey at the Stazione Birra

On September 4 Ian Paice played another gig in Italy that for some reason went completely under our radar. He performed at a Roman club called Stazione Birra with a tribute band Hush. Keyboard player Gianluca Stabbi (from the Ranfa Blues Band) and guitar player Marco Carpita (from Blackmore’s Night tribute band Morning Star) were […]

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Blackmore’s Night and OTR announce new tours

Blackmore’s Night management has announced a new United States tour. We have 4 confirmed dates in October with tickets being on sale since yesterday, August 13, and by all accounts going fast. More dates are being promised. On the other side of the pond, Over The Rainbow will start a 2-month trek in early September […]

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