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Something old, something new

Yesterday, October, 25, the band opened their European tour with the first show at the Atlas Arena in Łódź, Poland. Quite a few surprises in the revamped setlist: two new tracks saw a live premiere — a guitar instrumental apparently intended to replace Contact Lost in the set, and another track, perhaps written for a new album. That’s along with Après Vous returning as a set opener, Battle Rages On back in the setlist, and a return of a Bananas tour live favourite Silver Tongue.

Video highlights of the set:

Thanks to Deep Purple Italia (which received a facelift and has been relaunched a couple of days ago) for the info and yoshin1979 for the video.

25 Comments to “Something old, something new”:

  1. 1
    Simone Marchesan says:

    Great!!! See you in Padova ?

  2. 2
    Tom Koifman says:


  3. 3
    Andy Thompson says:

    New track sounds great?!

  4. 4
    Randy says:

    Would like to see 7th Heaven back in the set.

  5. 5
    Jakub Bizon Michalski says:

    good gig. Ian in good shape, although he was coughing more often towards the end, but did well. The other new track was a short Steve Morse instrumental sounding a bit like Contact Lost. some big hits missing from the setlist which I think is a good idea 🙂

  6. 6
    Val Feldman says:

    A live recording of THAT se t would be nice

  7. 7
    HardRockPete says:

    It’s great that they bring back songs like Silver Tongue, Demons Eye and TBRO among others. Keeps them fresh and on their toes ? Did I say they’re a truly GREAT band as well?

  8. 8
    Deep Purple Italia says:

    Thanks for the mention Nick!

  9. 9
    Wojtek Cugowski says:

    Great to hear some more Morse-era stuff! New song reminds me of Bloodsucker a bit…

  10. 10
    Agnieszka Szewera says:

    Great concert. Thank you! 🙂

  11. 11
    Keith Livingstone says:

    So it looks like the entire Magnificent Seven tracks I look forward at each gig are no more…?

  12. 12
    LRT says:

    No comment on the new stuff, how can ya? Some more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urn9QpeW0sM

    DA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi0RiG6ne48

  13. 13
    Mark Taylor says:

    Four of them still are , but gotta make room for more newer and obscure tunes to keep it fresh

  14. 14
    Arvid Kyrkjeøy says:

    Why not Norway this time??

  15. 15
    Keith Livingstone says:

    It isn’t a Purple show without them…just extend the show…??

  16. 16
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    HardRockPete says: “It’s great that they bring back songs like Silver Tongue, Demons Eye and TBRO among others.”

    Is Demon’s Eye really in the setlist? If it is, what a great news!

    DP will play two gigs in June in Finland. Welcome!!

  17. 17
    Ivan says:

    Today it will be my first time with Deep Purple (in Ostrava). I hope they will play Highway star for me…

  18. 18
    Antonio Segura Lopes says:

    Return from Brasil we are waiting SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE SCREAMING. Please!!!!

  19. 19
    ffitz says:

    I think Don sounds great. Keys are a little more in front of the mix and a bit more heavy. Gillan will never give up but his voice has definitely “evolved”. It’s ok we still love him.

  20. 20
    George Martin says:

    I’m glad to see them change the set list a bit but anyone that goes to Purple concerts all the time has already seen these changes. Demons Eye, Silver Tongue and The Battle Rages On have all been played before. When I spoke to Ian Paice before a concert on the last US tour, I asked him if they could play a couple of songs they have never played before like Smooth Dancer and Flight Of The Rat. When I suggested them his eyes lit up and he said to Don Airey who was there at the time see I told you so! I thought maybe there was a slight chance something would come from that. Oh well glad to here something new and can’t wait for the next album!

  21. 21
    Purple Tickler says:

    Still no dates for Denmark, yikes …..

  22. 22
    josh says:


  23. 23
    Per says:

    Yes – “The battle rages on” is back. Sounds like Purple humour to me – welcome back to Ritchie in June 16 when they are both touring in the same territory. See you there!

  24. 24
    Joey says:

    Wow ,they sound great!!!!! New song sounds extremely promising I cant wait for a new album from Deep Purple. I have a good feeling about the follow up to Now What?1 Hope they tour the USA again in support of it!!!! Great stuff!!!!!

  25. 25
    Rock Voorne says:

    Well, at least DP post Blackmore DID deliver one decent album since TMIB left.

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