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Sakartvelo, here we come

On this tour Deep Purple have played two more countries they’ve never played before — Morocco and Georgia. Here are a few tidbits from the visit to Tbilisi.

DFWatch has reports of band’s arrival and the gig:

Next was the Subways, an indie rock band from England, followed by long-awaited Deep Purple, which played more than an hour and then came on for two encores. The band played well-known hits, and some newer song. During their set, Georgians were also given a rendition of their national anthem by Don Airey, which was met by wild applause and cheering from the crowd.

It seemed that many of the audience had come to listen to Deep Purple, because many left after their performance.

Press conference before the show:

Roger and Big Ian being mobbed while making exit from a local TV station:

Visiting Georgian President Saakashvili:

Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

5 Comments to “Sakartvelo, here we come”:

  1. 1
    LouisVA says:

    Seems to me that Morocco is entirely appropriate. I love Gillan’s solo album ‘One Eye To Morocco!’

  2. 2
    Scott says:

    Are Purple Coming Back To Canada for this tour. Have to see this one.

  3. 3
    Ivica says:

    Deep Purple debut in the states who do not have frequent visits of greats rock bands, Marocco, Georgia ..
    It reminds me of my story
    I live in Croatia, which until 1992 was part of Yugoslavia as a federal unit
    The first top rock band then who has appeared in Yugoslavia communist country behind the “Iron Curtain “/ Belgrade and Zagreb 16,17 March 1975 / was Deep Purple
    after Dee Purple, in April hosted the then top bands Santana, Nazareth, Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa …., a year later, the Rolling Stones, Wings …

    Deep Purple was the first

    Long live Deep Purple

  4. 4
    al says:

    @ 2 it doesn’t look like they will tour North America, at least until November,so maybe we have to wait until 2014 for that Scott.

  5. 5
    Marcus Streets says:

    Any news of set lists?

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