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Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to play Deep Purple

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has penciled in for the upcoming season two concerts with Deep Purple music:

  • Friday March 28, 2008
  • Saturday March 29, 2008

Both concerts will be performed at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide, Australia.

ASO will perform together with rock vocalist Vince Contarino (Zep Boys) and other Aussie rock musicians. The program appears to consist of Purple staples arranged for the orchestra. Tickets go on sale on December 1.

Thanks to Peter Weckerle for the info.

11 Comments to “Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to play Deep Purple”:

  1. 1
    panos says:

    very well!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i hope this comes out on a cd or dvd!!!
    keep rocking..

  2. 2
    Bo says:

    Why dont we have concerts like that here in Denmark? I would love to be there in Australia.

  3. 3
    T says:

    Rockin’ to the Classics!

  4. 4
    George says:

    Hopefully they can have some more dates & play in Melbourne without the orchestra . Seeing as they have come all the way here , would be great to see them once again!

  5. 5
    Anthony Emery says:

    Vince Contarino is an AWESOME singer who sings in a band that does Led Zep cover versions in Adelaide (Australia). He is MUCH better than Robert Plant who is CRAP and always has been!

    I am thinking of going to Adelaide from Melbourne just to see it!!!

  6. 6
    rabid dog says:

    what about inviting sophie serafino to play?

  7. 7
    Space Trucker says:


    This in some small sense makes up a tad for my massive dissapointment regarding Iron Maiden deciding to bypass Adelaide next year. 🙁

    In march over the past three years the ASO has done Led Zep (2005, 2007)and Pink Floyd (2006) concerts, I’ve always meant to go to them, but never actually got around to it. They’ve been well received from what I’ve heard. I better try to make sure that I do not forget about this.

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    What about releasing a updated “In Rock” kinda album instead of softer and softer albums.
    I m tired of orchestra’s.
    Bring back Heavy Rock……
    And Blackers……..

    Long live rock and roll!!!!!!!!

  9. 9
    George says:

    I totally agree with you & Steve Morse can definatley play hard guitar in concert why not on cd. Maybe the new producer has somethigto do with it , they would be better off with Roger at the desk. What’s wrong with the Battle Rages On & House Of Blue Light studio sound nothing.
    The more modern & safe they try to become the more softer they sound . I really like the 3 new Black Sabbath song’s with Dio something like that would be super .

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    And it can be done!

    It’s not because of age they have to record soft music.

    Listen to Gillan’s Inn or, indeed, the latest efforts of RJ Dio on his lates solo effort or with the Sabs…….
    It’s just………….they have the wrong guitarplayer for that.
    ABANDON was more heavy but lacked the FINESSE in COMPOSITION we got with RB.

  11. 11
    Mark says:

    The March 27 show in Adel. with Jon Lord was awsome. The ASO was fantastic and the vocals by Vince awsome. The drummer went off brilliantly and a most special mention to the incredible guitar work by Steve Williams who needs to be turned up louder because he rocks.

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