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Birmingham in the press

Birmingham show on November 13th received quite a favourable coverage in the local press.

Debbie Bennett writes in the Express & Star:

…On the third night of the band’s UK tour, 64-year-old barefoot frontman Ian Gillan belted out hits and rarities at the LG Arena last night and was loving every minute of it.

The age range of last night’s crowd was wide (I took my 12-year-old for his first taste of Purple), and the so-called bus pass holders held in awe these die-hards of rock.

Followed by Birmingham Mail:

The rock legends put in a great performance… My advice to rock fans who weren’t there — don’t miss them next time they’re in town.

4 Comments to “Birmingham in the press”:

  1. 1
    George says:

    I read some 20-25 reviews about their recent Uk tour and I'[m trully happy that this tour was received GREAT!

    all the reviewers say that “Deep Purple is back in their true form”

  2. 2
    Alan says:

    I was at the NEC gig and can say that the band were excellant. I am a self confessed Blackmore addict and sine he left in 1993 Purple have not been the same. However, I have seen all the post Ritchie tours and this gig was the most enjoyable since he left. Great musicianship, one or two songs not normally played, and a general feel good factor about the whole show. Lets hope there will be a new album next year as Ian Gilan hinted at and long may the band continue

  3. 3
    Made in England says:

    Odd that they’ve been so well received considering IG’s comments about the apathy of the UK scene…. but welcome nonetheless.

  4. 4
    Allan, Denmark says:

    I saw DP in Aarhus last night, 21Nov 09.

    All I can say to those of you who are going to a DP concert over the nex few Months is – “Hold onto your hats” We witnessed a fantastic performance, the band is in excellent form and played for nearly 2hrs.

    It was the 2nd time this year that I saw Purple, and these guys just have so much passion and skill that its amazing.

    My ears are still ringing !

    Allan, Denmark

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