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Meeting third generation fans…

Steve Morse 2009. Photo: Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

At the end of the first leg of this year’s tour, Steve Morse sends us his update from the road:

This tour has been going amazingly well. I am consistently surprised at how many places we find young people mixed with older in the audience. If we keep going, it maybe possible to meet a lot of 3rd generation fans. Actually, we already have met some. Anyway, the sheer number of Countries, time zones, and hours of traveling have made this all seem like a hazy dream to me. We have done longer legs, but this really seems like a long one! Everywhere we go, people have been very hospitable, and I think that being a musician is something that everybody knows of in every country. If I go into a fancy hotel, they may wonder what I’m doing there, but when they know that I’m a musician (with any traveling band), they smile and remember that every touring band is a little weird looking from time to time.

Despite the horrible problems and bad news across the World, people are still going out to see our concerts, and seem to be having a great time. South Africa was just getting ready for the World Cup onslaught of tourist/fans, and had built lots of new infrastructure, but I imagine that there could end up being more people than places to park, rooms, rental cars, etc. simply because soccer, (oops, I mean football) is such a big deal. Janine and I got to do a few tourist activities while we were down there and we were very glad to get a tour guide that was so friendly.

7 Comments to “Meeting third generation fans…”:

  1. 1
    kraatzy says:

    Hey Steve, any news about a new album ???



  2. 2
    HZ says:

    As JS said, it’s like perfect wave you just need to ride…

  3. 3
    Woodruff P. Hoppinstopp says:

    Go with the flow Deep Purple makes you want to get up and go enjoy the ride bro

  4. 4
    George Fotis says:

    Was lucky to see them at that start of the tour when they were all rested & fresh, plus Ian’s voice sounded great. Toward’s the end of the tour they will be a different sounding band . They can’t keep playing night after night & sound good all the time. I can’t understand why they tour so much , i’m sure they all have plenty of money, they should be able to stop & rest for a couple of month’s . Plus to much touring might lead to a break up .

  5. 5
    Lot says:

    Ohhh yes…please…
    What about a new album… ?We need that so badly :0

  6. 6
    George says:

    I read a big review of the whole South African tour.
    The attendance was great, all 3 shows sold out (19,000 fans filled the Coca Cola Dome in CapeTown)

    What about the new album, fans said, that at the concert during introducing song Rapture of the Deep, Gillan said “We HOPE to record new album SOON”

    ahh… He promises to record new album SOON since 2008. 2 years passed and we still can’t get this SOON

  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:

    You should tell Gillan, George.
    Maybe he will listen to YOU?

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