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Jon Lord announces Russian concerts

On his official website, JonLord.org, the maestro has confirmed three concerts for October.

The dates and cities are:

Oct 9 – Yekaterinburg, Russia – tickets
Oct 12 – St. Petersburg, Russia – tickets
Oct 15 – Moscow, Russia – tickets

At the concerts Jon Lord will perform his Concerto for Group and Orchestra along with different solo pieces and Deep Purple songs together with local orchestras and band.

18 Comments to “Jon Lord announces Russian concerts”:

  1. 1
    Michael says:

    You’d think whoever did his tour poster would have at least made sure they spelt his name right. JON Lord, not John Lord…idiots…

  2. 2
    Joanna says:

    Bravo, Mr Lord! I think all venues will be full of fans.

  3. 3
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Is it me or is there money in Russia?

    Everyone from DP family is gigging his ass off over there lately

  4. 4
    George says:


    What d’you mean?
    DP tours Russia, as does EVERY world-known rock bands
    OTR toured Russia just because they needed a stage warm-up before the world tour.
    and Jon Lord performs there for the first time in his solo-career

  5. 5
    Purplefan says:

    Despite the fact that he will have many fans ou there he will, just as Deep Purple, get fined for “illegally” performing his music.

    Well what can you do about it

  6. 6
    George says:

    Haha, Jon Lord will have to pay royalities for the Russian Authors Society, in order to have the legal right for performing ‘Concerto’ written by Jon Lord himself. 😀

  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I was just trying to commerate Lords outing many decades ago that THAT THERE IS MORE MONEY IN THE STATES……..

    And it was not always that normal that rockbands toured Russia

    Blackmore once even said he would like to tour there but despised the regime.
    But that was such a long time ago…..

    You were probably not around then?

  8. 8
    Crimson Ghost says:

    The footage right now @ http://www.jonlord.org is pretty cool indeed, Albert Lee having fun with Burn, Lazy and SOTW. Now there is a GREAT old guitarist with a serious influence on Blackmore who can still jam at high speed.(must be his country picking prowess thats responsible for such an ability after all these years)Hhhmmm….

  9. 9
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 8

    Thank you very much!!!
    I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Where are the full versions?

    Please Jon, bring this lot over to Holland?!
    Who is the singer of BURN?
    Great one…..
    He reminded me a bit of Motley Crues singer…..What was his name again?

  10. 10
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @9 That show was a one-off with Jon Lord as guest. The rest of the shows with this Swedish band were done with Glenn Hughes as guest instead.

    The singer is Jakob Samuel, the singer from Swedish band The Poodles. He used to be the drummer in Talisman.

    The Mötley Crüe singer is Vince Neil.

  11. 11
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Well, it’s not often you guest with such a thing and get to do so with your own material.

  12. 12
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Jon Lord and Glenn Hughes? No thanks, not particularly interested just because they were band mates once upon a time… but to each their own.

  13. 13
    HZ says:

    I’d love to write something for Ritchie Blackmore to play. It’s been discussed by us, and we both keep saying it. His acoustic style is astonishingly good.

    Well, I’m glad that there’s still love between Deep Purple fathers and main pillars – nevertheless, it’d be great to hear them again in some project, may I suggest some kind of retrospective thing: “Lord Blackmore”! Then let them take their fans like Lars, Lande or Dickinson, and someone on bass, and fire it up for one last firing time, they have magic. They don’t need to call them self DP, we all know that they are :-). I’d like them see doing everything: DP, Rainbow, Lord’s orchestra, Blackmore’s Night things. Man, that would be better then anything else today.

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 10

    Checked out some tubes of The Poodles.
    Maybe he needs other material or the right guidance?

  15. 15
    Crimson Ghost says:


    Sounds like Jon is still dreaming… te he!
    But seriously, Ritchie is not that great acoustically, Jon of all people should know that. But it really is Ritchie’s x-factor that makes him so special, it’s a magnitism that comes from his misunderstood personality, nothing more. He may be great and all, but it has less to do with music than even Jon can fathom. This may be what makes him tick, but as far as I’m concerned it’s also what makes him destructive. I think the musical side of that sword is much more interesting than the other and I stick to that, but it’s funny how Jon himself doesn’t seem to. Ritchie is that possesive, and Jon is still affected somehow, obviously.

    I really don’t think working together is going to make any difference at this point, they have to be both inspired and creative at the same time, or it’s just another piece of music… I think they realize that much, so if and when they do it, they have to go into it very prepared.

    Good luck, Jon.(btw, you still owe me one)lol!

  16. 16
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 15


    It is a real fine line between an orgy of destruction and a wonderful time…..

  17. 17
    HZ says:


    I disagree, CG, I think that Blackmore is astonishing with acoustic guitar – truth, he’s so charismatic that people start to “over-love” him, and then becoming disappointed when his moody part appear. If we look at Blackmore’s music it’s just ingenious, the problem appear when people look at his music trough prism of his personality and over-washed criticism on his account. The fact is that Ritchie is genius, musical genius; and very moody person indeed. From his first days and until today he’s done so many new things, various things, so many various pieces of art that no other guitarist dream to achieve. Page is playing same old sound for 42 years, no changes, no new ideas, but for his media-loved personality he’s so “good”. Well, for me it’d be disappointing to see Ritchie jumping like in 70s and 80s, playing old things for living, and not being able to do some new, different things, and be good at it. Therefore, Lord is just honest, emotionally mature and intelligent; and very objective – beside fact that he’s one of the best organ players of all time, well for me he’s the best, but for sake of objective point of view most recognizable for sure.
    Therefore, retrospective of their work would be something great indeed, beside several new songs.

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    Kristal L. Rosebrook says:

    Interesting comments

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