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Japan and Eastern Europe confirmed

Deep Purple on stage. Photo Nick Soveiko © 2002.

Two tour legs have been confirmed by Deep Purple management: 6 dates in Japan in April and 4 dates in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia in early May. Our tour dates calendar has the details.

As usual, please mail us any corrections, additional venue and info, etc.

Thanks to Monika Schwarz for the info.

16 Comments to “Japan and Eastern Europe confirmed”:

  1. 1
    Daniel Todorov says:

    Please come to Bulgaria !!! Please !

  2. 2
    andre sihotang says:

    So guys, let’s hoping for a new album before this dates, and also some new and ‘new’ songs on the set lists.


  3. 3
    R says:

    Wasted Sunsets for example.

  4. 4
    Roberto says:

    they decided to destroy totally voice…goodby Gillan’s screams, I loved you so much…

  5. 5
    korhan says:

    Turkey is ready for Deep Purple

  6. 6
    Kris says:

    Welcome in Wroclaw (Poland) Deep Purple !!!

  7. 7
    Luke says:

    Yet again Poland, after three years. See you in Wroclaw folks!

  8. 8
    Tvrtko says:

    I hope nobody is going to tost tomatoes and eggs on them after freezing winter without natural gas… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Akh3tBbJWTU

  9. 9
    George Fotis says:

    Looks like they have their eyes on Australia in late April as the Asian tour ends in mid April . It’s the month they normally play here. Can’t see myself going am tired working to much , always the same songs as posted above how about a suprispe like Burn,or Gypses Kiss , Strombringer, they are DP songs in the end , it’s not like they are Kylie Minogue songs. That’s right Ian has something against singing to many songs of Ritchie Blackmore’s .
    The Black Sabbath show with Dio stole the show for me now that was a good one , DP wouldn’t come close to sounding as nasty & heavy as Sabbath does , wait till the new album with Dio comes out soon!

  10. 10
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @ 4

    Ian hasn’t even hardly tried screaming since 2003 or so, that was five years ago… what he is doing now does not involve much effort as screaming, so he has moved on from that as far as I can tell, and it doesn’t look like he will be returning to it, he isn’t able, so why try?
    He has proven he can sing without screaming much at all by the time he did Machine Head, so if that’s the bar, he still sounds as good today as he did on 98% of that album… losing a step or two and still handling the rest, seems fair enough for a compliment after all these years.(no, he didn’t scream on MH, except in HS with some high notes added in a couple of places, once in Lazy, which can harldy be considered a scream, and a couple of times in Space Truckin, so how does he sound much worse than he did on that album, their magnum opus to most complaining, yet his lowest ability bar in the 70’s?)

  11. 11
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @ 8

    Funny, I was last to comment on that one… see what I said.

    But what’s your point? Do you not see a fine band there, other than a worn out singer? This is one gig they should have rested at least five days before playing, just so Gillan could have the best night possible for such a publicized gig. Those lights were not their normal set up, you can tell they affected the show negatively. Ian Paice in particular showed up in his finest form these days imo.

    Besides, didn’t you know that the cold makes you see things on the bright side? lol!

  12. 12
    Roberto says:

    Gilla screamed a lto on his Gillan’s in project and untill 2006 more or less He has been able to scream…
    2003 is not the right date…

  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Sometimes I feel like screaming too

  14. 14
    Crimson Ghost says:

    As far as I followed things, 2003 is about the time he stopped belting screams as an individual dynamic. I’m not talking about screaming words, but he should give that up too, his tone remains in stellar shape and his charisma as a front man can still only be challenged by a hand full of other singers, his age or not. Miraculous adjustments continue with decent results, but even though he screamed with the best of them, it’s kind of like a 60 year old boxer, there are things you just can’t do forever, but a man of his talent position always has something to offer.

    I filmed one of the very hottest shows on the Gillan’s Inn tour, if you call that screaming… fair enough.

  15. 15
    Roberto says:

    screms , screaming word, what is the difference???
    we are talking about reaching high notes com’on Crimson…

  16. 16
    clay says:

    I just found out who is opening for DP in Japan…none other than lifelong DP fan, Yngwie Malmsteen!!!
    For Japanese fans this is a dream match up.

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