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Don Airey NOT to tour with MSG

Don Airey, 2002. Photo: Nick Soveiko.

We reported yesterday that according to Michael Schenker’s web site, Don Airey is to join his band for the UK tour. We have received a message from Don himself that this is not true. He is NOT touring with Schenker. End of story.

We sincerely apologize to everybody for spreading disinformation, albeit unintentionally.

Thanks to Don Airey for setting the record straight.

14 Comments to “Don Airey NOT to tour with MSG”:

  1. 1
    Stefan says:

    Just as I thought…..”can´t be right”??? Unless you´re masochist, why would Don or anyone in his right mind tour with “Mad Mickey”???

  2. 2
    David Sanderson says:

    Also just to confirm, I didn’t win the lottery last night, Jose Mourhinio will not be the next England manager, I am not going for a date with Paris Hilton at the weekend and my socks still aren’t dry!

  3. 3
    Solitair says:

    What’s wrong with Don? Didn’t he always do everything with everyone?
    Think he gets old.

  4. 4
    Markus says:

    Really good decision, Don. Now there is plenty of time to work on a new DP album. Is there anything else a musician could dream of ? O.k. if he`s retired from DP or if he has decided to dress himself in a pair of tights for the rest of his life. But for all others…
    So I`m looking forward to hear some new songs when DP visit germany in summer 2008.

  5. 5
    Dan says:

    It will only be a matter of time before Simon Phillips and Neil Murray both advise they are not going to tour. Micheal Schenker has turned into a train wreck artist just like Britney SPears has turned herself into in America.

  6. 6
    T says:

    So how did this all get started? It was too good to be true… Let’s hope Michael gets back on track.

  7. 7
    T says:

    This was also on the website:

    Brand New Album Release
    “In the midst of Beauty”
    coming in April

    Gary Barden – Vocals
    Simon Philips – Drums
    Neil Murray- Bass
    Don Airey – Keyboards

    What gives?

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    What gives what?

    Where is Mo Foster on bass? Please let it be 1980 again………….
    And let Cozy Powell do the 2nd album…………


  9. 9
    ormandy says:

    Agreed Markus. It is a really good decision by Don.

    Deep Purple are playing so good right now, that I think it’s important for them to work on a new Deep Purple record.

  10. 10
    Paiste 7 says:

    Very smart decision by Don. I was shocked to read that Simon Phillips will tour with Michael, as he is way too busy with Toto. This all sounds like uncomfirmed hype. Michael is a fantastic guitarist, but can’t keep his bands together it seems.

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    It does sound like someone has the same dream as me :

    Owning a TIMEMACHINE!!!!!!

  12. 12
    Roberto Souza says:

    Too good to be true!

  13. 13
    Roberto Souza says:

    Maybe there could be a couple of replacements: Ritchie Blackmore & Ronnie Dio. I´m sure noone would refuse to tour!

  14. 14
    Marv says:


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