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Show must go on

The first 2019 tour dates for Deep Purple have been announced. These are the six dates in early December in Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Hungary. Tickets go on sale this week, either on Wednesday, March 27, or Friday, March 29. Full details in our calendar.

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Jazz residency for Paicey

On Monday, May 20, Ian Paice will take will take a week long residency at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club playing with the Buddy Rich Big Band. There will be two shows per night for this celebration of the great Buddy Rich: Mon-Thur: 1st show onstage 7pm , 2nd show onstage 10.15pm Fri-Sat: 1st show […]

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Regarding cancelled shows in Mexico

The band has issued the following statement: In regards to the cancelled shows in Merida and Cancun, we were as surprised as everybody else. We were looking forward to play there and, as of yet, have not received a reason as to why the promoter cancelled the shows. Our apologies to our fans. We understand […]

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…And so is Cancun

Hot on the heels of yesterday news of Merida cancellation, we are sorry to bring you news of another one: the final show of the Mexican tour in Cancun this weekend has also been cancelled. Eddie Trunk tweeted: Just found out the final show of this @_DeepPurple tour here in Cancun on Saturday is now […]

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Mérida is cancelled

Another blow to the ill-fated Mexican tour. The show in Mérida on November 21 apparently has been cancelled. According to the Yucatan Times: […] Deep Purple was supposed to have confirmed a feature presentation in Merida, Yucatán on Saturday, November 21, but the show was canceled at the last minute due to logistics reasons. Through […]

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Don Airey on tour

Don Airey will embark on tour with his band in March 2019. They will be playing the usual circuit of clubs around Central Europe that they’ve been playing every year around that time for several years in a row now. The tour starts on March 8 in Zoetermeer and wraps up on the 24th in […]

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Tijuana and Chihuahua cancelled

The first two dates of the much maligned Deep Purple Mexican tour — Tijuana on November 3 and Chihuahua on November 7 — appear to be cancelled. No explanation has been given, but considering the apparent general lack of organisation on the part of the promoters, perhaps this is not too surprising.

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Mexican tour

The slightly disorganized Deep Purple’s Mexican tour in November has undergone a few changes. Several shows have been moved to other venues in the same cities, compared to what we reported earlier. Swedish metal band In Flames will be supporting the whole tour, while US radio personality Eddie Trunk is announced as a host for […]

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Everything louder than everything else

A second show in Osaka has been added to the Japanese tour calendar. We have no reliable information, but usually this happens when the first one is either sold out or being very close to. Fun fact: the venue they will be playing in Osaka is the very same venue where the bulk of original […]

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Authentic 1962 vintage feel

Ian Gillan gave an interview to Finnish KaaosTV while being in the neighbouring Estonia. He revealed, among other things, that he has recorded an album of rock’n’roll standards with his first band The Javelins, which should be out some time in August. He also mentioned that he has solo and Rock Meets Classics orchestral tours […]

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