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Blackmore to tour Over The Rainbow

It looks like the hotly debated Purple Rainbow story is getting an unexpected twist. A press release from Russian promoters Prestige Concert states that the new band will be called Over The Rainbow and will consist of: Joe Lynn Turner — vocals Bobby Rondinelli — drums Tony Carey — keyboards Greg Smith — bass Jürgen […]

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I’m the navigator

In the cockpit of a Tu-134, the “Russian GPS”, playing gargantuan arenas and pondering finite moments of life — read all about it in the latest installment of Steve Morse’s Notes from the road.

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From Russia with love

Here’s something for you to dwell upon — Gillan discussing everything from the current financial crisis to monogamy in a recent interview for the Russian Internet TV station Nevsky Express.

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Sometimes they just feel like it…

…And sometimes they don’t. While the setlist is one of the more favourite topics of lament on pretty much any Purple website and forum, sometimes they do feel like doing something a little bit different. SIFLS got two airings on the recent Ukranian/Russian tour. Here’s the second outing, which happened in Moscow on October 27: […]

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Another note from the road

Steve Morse sends another message from the road. Junkyard Wars, “ticofi”, and in memoriam of Klaus “Pyro” Porzia — read it on stevemorse.com.

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Ukraine and Russia tour report

Deep Purple started it’s tour of Ukraine and Russia. On October 12 in Dnepropetrovsk they were greeted at the local airport by two girls in traditional costumes, welcoming the band with an ornate loaf of bread and a capella folk songs. This turned into an unexpected jam when Steve Morse pulled out his guitar to […]

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Notes from the road

In his latest installment of Notes from the road Steve Morse talks about his pet peeve — air travel, reminisces on the last tour leg, and touches on the topic that stirred so much controversy in THS comments: Afterward, I was upset to learn that some bloggers had chosen to politicize, or criticise the band’s […]

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The oil connection, part two

Russian press has coverage of the last weekend’s Deep Purple visit to Khanty Mansiysk. They have headlined the eighth annual Yugra Festival, which was sponsored by oil companies and this year was dedicated to the 9,000,000,000-th (metric) ton of oil extracted from the fields surrounding the city (10 billionth ton is expected somewhere in 2012, […]

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Fall tour schedule update

The are more developments in the Fall tour schedule: All Russian dates in October are now confirmed. Another gig has been confirmed for Israel: Caesaria on September 18. Please note, that the September 7th show in Caesaria has disappeared from the tour dates list on both official sites, despite the claim by Jerusalem Post that […]

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Fall tour in Europe

We have more confirmed tour dates for this Fall autumn: Deep Purple will continue touring well throughout September, October and November. They will start this leg with an open air in the midst of the oil fields of Siberia, then visit Israel (where they haven’t played since 1991), then off to the bullrings, beaches and […]

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