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First date for 2018

First date for the 2018 leg(s) of the Long Goodbye Tour has surfaced — Deep Purple are slated to play in Kraków, Poland, on July 1. Tickets are going on sale November 3 trough a variety of outlets: www.ebilet.pl, www.eventim.pl, www.ticketpro.pl, www.biletin.pl (hooray to the competition). Keep your eye peeled for the other dates that […]

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Mini-Purplefest in Warsaw

There will be a couple of loosely associated Purple events held next week in Warsaw, Poland. The Jon Lord Memorial Concert will happen on Thursday, October 13, at Proxima Club. Seeing as this is the fifth such occasion happening annually since 2012, it can safely be chalked as a good tradition (this tradition is the […]

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Hip Boots

The new track premiered live this Sunday in Łódź is called Hip Boots. And judging from the setlist, the new guitar instrumental was an impromptu thing thrown in at the last moment in lieu of Contact Lost.

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Something old, something new

Yesterday, October, 25, the band opened their European tour with the first show at the Atlas Arena in Łódź, Poland. Quite a few surprises in the revamped setlist. (spoilers inside)

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The only way music exists

Polish AntyRadio has posted a new an interview with Don Airey. Some of his answers are available as the original audio, while the transcribed bits are in reverse translation and as so are only meant to convey the gist of what he said.

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The man with a golden ear

Roger Glover’s production work will be honoured during Soundedit’15 — the 7th International Festival of Music Producers and Sound Designers, to be held in Łódź, Poland, this October. He will receive The Man with a Golden Ear award for “entirety of achievements in a domain of music production”. He will share the honours with Sir […]

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Dobrze zrobione!

On October 10 last year Polish fans held a third Jon Lord memorial concert in Warsaw, which is now threatening to become an annual event. We had announced the first and second events, and apologize for missing it last year due to a miscommunication. In the spirit of better-late-then-never, we present you with excerpts from […]

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You’d better hang on tightly

Obligatory disclaimers: 1. The quote below is in reverse translation from Polish. No translation is 100% accurate. Double translation… 2. The interviewee has a quite a track record of trolling performing practical jokes. Given both points, take the following with a generous pinch of salt and don’t get too too excited just yet. Ritchie Blackmore […]

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Jon Lord memorial in Warsaw

A second Jon Lord memorial concert will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on July 20, at the Club Proxima. The band Made in Warsaw, comprised of members of Panteon, Night Mistress and few other Warsaw rock bands, will play over 3 hours of Purple music, including obligatory hits and some rarities that has not been […]

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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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