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The Dusty Springfield days

Brief interview with Ian Gillan on his Rock Meets Classic tour in Germany. He said that the new album is still on the band’s platter, but no concrete plans, deadlines, or recording dates have been set.

Ian also mentioned US/Canadian dates this summer. Speaking of which, the first one, slightly unconfirmed, July 24 gig in Massachusetts is going on sale March 25. Keep an eye on our calendar.

Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

11 Comments to “The Dusty Springfield days”:

  1. 1
    Boswell\'s Johnson says:

    Maybe Nevada in August…


  2. 2
    LRT says:

    Sorry, the headline doesn’t thrill. 😀

  3. 3
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    OK, no excuses this time out. NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE is a MUST PLAY TOWN. When I got to speak to Don Airey and Roger Glover in Biloxi, Don expressed his great desire to play at The Ryman Theater. I whole heartedly agree. Perfect venue for Purple. Saw Foreigner play there a few years back. Incredible acoustics. There are many venues in “Music City” for them to play at. Plus it is where Bob Ezrin lives for GODs SAKE! Another great venue is the Wild Horse Saloon. Saw Ted Nugent, UFO, Foreigner and JLT with Scrap Metal there. Very well received and full house. Also, the band recorded “Now What” there and loved the fact that Music is the main attraction in that town. There is absolutely no excuse for passing up Nashville, TN. ‘this time around’! Hey Tour Manager, are you READING THIS????


  4. 4
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    Ohio State Fair on Aug 5th.


  5. 5
    Nick Soveiko says:


    tour manager has nothing to do with deciding where the band will be playing. you should bug your local promoters first and foremost. until there’s a suitable offer from a promoter, nothing will happen.

  6. 6
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    BS Nick. Sorry, but according to RG, they depend on the Tour Manager to set up where and when they play. There are no OFFERS. Especially here in the US. The Management has to get off their lazy ARSE and do some planning.


  7. 7
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Don’t go around calling what people write BS if you don’t know better. In fact, common courtesy would be not to accuse anyone of talking BS ever. It’s rude.

    I don’t know what RG said to you but I bet what he really said was that the band goes to the TM to know where to play next. That’s the tour manager’s job, keep the show on the road and keep things running. The tour manager does not create the gigs. That’s a job between promotors, agenst and management. The tour manager is not the manager.

    This explains the touring business pretty well:


  8. 8
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Really? We are going to split hairs on a terminology issue here? Tour Manager, Promoter, Management, etc. Either way, my point doesn’t change. It still falls on some aspect of the PURPLE MANAGEMENT that I have for a long time called out regarding their Lack Luster Promotion here in the States. Whatever the official title is, my point still stands. Yes, RG has stated that the band has no clue as to what their schedule is and they do look to THS for info. This reiterates my point again. Management of the tour begins in the Purple Camp. They decide to send the band on tour and then they look for venues. Trust me, the venues aren’t knocking on Purple’s door. Management goes and solicits the band to venues and negotiates a deal. It’s that simple. And I will say it again…. they do a crappy job.

    As for my BS remark.. Please forgive me for that over the top response. I shouldn’t have used the acronym for Black Sabbath on this Deep Purple (DP) site…. 😉

    Now on a positive note to all of this, I notice that in the newly announced Summer US Tour schedule they actually are going to play at the Ryman in Nashville. I guess the “Tour Manager is READING THIS” after all. 😉


  9. 9
    Jim Sullivan says:

    Scored tickets to the July 24th gig in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA, with two of my friends! So, that one is most definitely confirmed. Looking forward to seeing my favorite band again!

  10. 10
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Going back to the interview, Ian stated that maybe by November they will have some new material in the works and maybe even play some LIVE before the album is released. Well, looks like we are waiting for a 2016 Album Release instead of the previous rumor of it happening this year….. 🙁

  11. 11
    MacGregor says:

    Tracy@ 10- yes I noticed that comment, I remember last time they didn’t play any new material before the albums release, citing the internet as the reason! They toured here in Oz only a few months before it’s release & the set list was 98% MK2 material, the other 2% was Contact Lost if I remember correctly! I may be a little out on that, but it was something like that. It will be interesting if the ‘fear’ of the internet reigns supreme this time around. Cheers.

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