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To see how it feels

In his interview to Heavy Worlds Ian Paice said that the band has not yet made any plans as to whether The Long Goodbye Tour will indeed be their last:

It’ll be a long tour. It may be the last big tour; we don’t know. […] We haven’t made any hard, fast plans. But it becomes obvious that you cannot tour the same way you did when you were 21. It becomes more and more difficult. People have other things in their lives, which take time. But never say never.

We enjoy playing onstage, but we have to be real about life, you know? So this will be a major world tour, and when it’s finished, we’ll see how it feels.

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Thanks to Heavy Worlds for the info (via Blabbermouth).

33 Comments to “To see how it feels”:

  1. 1
    Ivan Radev says:

    It is a kind of relief. Thank you, Mr. Paice. It was a sad name for a tour of the most favourite band.

  2. 2
    HardRockPete says:

    Ian Paice!!! Shoot, what a great human being he is!!!

  3. 3
    Bill Hartford says:

    They remain my favorite band of all time but they never come to this country. Now they’re quitting? The Hell with them…….

  4. 4
    George G Martin says:

    Ian and Roger are the 2 coolest people I’ve ever met. I hope this tour lasts for a real long time!

  5. 5
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    An all round decent nice guy!. Ian, you’re a true gentleman. Be happy.

  6. 6
    Marco Paice Mastria says:

    I do love this man!!!

  7. 7
    adel says:

    I wish he can be brave and say I head the purple album and I heard the Rainbow live Dvd and they are both crap!!!

  8. 8
    Jouko Fact Juntunen says:

    My favourite drummer of all time!

  9. 9
    DeeperPurps says:

    Nice interview! Ian Paice is a true gentleman. Looking forward to the album and tour.

  10. 10
    Michael says:

    @7 Mr Negative himself..!

  11. 11
    al says:

    @ 7
    chill dude what is with you ! you think will only have Time For Bedlam to hang on?? don’t jinx it,I’m all hyped up about the album.I hate some of them titles but I hope music is better. i mean cmon lol.

  12. 12
    Heepfan says:

    What a great guy ! I had the pleasure to meet him twice and he was extremely kind ! At the time he was touring with Purple but also working with Paul McCartney. Just a great human being!

  13. 13
    George G Martin says:

    # 7
    He has to say what he did, he really does not have a choice, no matter what answer he gives positive or negative it will probably upset someone so it’s best to say he’s never heard either of them. I know it’s a cop out but it’s the smart way to go.

    # 3
    What country do you live in? Deep Purple plays more places than most bands.

  14. 14
    michael mazur says:

    One of the smartest and underrated musician of all time.

  15. 15
    Dr. Bob says:

    He said world tour and the dates confirmed thus far are only Europe. So the question is open as to when and where this tour ends.

  16. 16
    Xavier says:

    a trully inspiring musician that has taught me what being an imaginative drummer is all about. like Jon Lord, his humility and focus on the big picture of life is heartening. we love you Paicey, thank you for purple, thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping us the fans keep the momentum.

  17. 17
    Tommy H. says:

    When Ian talked about Jon it made me very sad again. What a big loss …

    In fact he told us to hold our horses and stop the speculations. I think they will know when the time has come to say goodbye. Then still we’re blessed with 20 studio efforts and plenty of tremendous live recordings to remember what a truly great band DP is (was).

  18. 18
    denis cusumano says:

    Ian is my hero since the first notes of MIJ .allways a tasty drummer with a nice drum sound ( but i prefer when i was with Ludwig ) !
    it would be a good surprise if he would ride a Luddy again for this tour !
    i love him definitively

  19. 19
    uwe says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that he looks a bit like Elton John’s brother? ; – )

    A lovely man and a great diplomat.

  20. 20
    Tommy H. says:

    @ 7:

    Did you ever hear of the phrase “Don’t poop where you eat.”?

  21. 21
    Adel says:

    Michael @10
    What you consider music to your ears can make others wish they were deaf!!!
    Or maybe reality is the new negativity!!!

  22. 22
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    I just want to quote Monty Python….. “Well I gave him my baby to kiss…. & he bit it in the head!” Lol.

  23. 23
    purpoz says:

    I’ve always thought IP looks like Elton John… and IG thinks the same! I remember hearing him introduce Paicey as Elton John on a bootleg from the 90s.

  24. 24
    Chip says:

    #7 I rather like the first taste of the new record. Comparing new studio material to the uninspired Rainbow shows last year is definitely an apples an oranges kind of thing. We all are entitled to an opinion of course…but doesnt seem fair to me.

  25. 25
    uwe says:

    There is no other drummer in the harder rock music field that matches his swing. And that is a huge part of DP’s appeal for me and one of the reasons why neither Rainbow with Cozy nor Whitesnake with him ever did much for me. Compared to DP they all sounded leaden and hamfisted. Crucify me, but I never liked Bonham’s “dragging-behind-the-beat” style either. There I said it!

  26. 26
    NWO says:

    @7 – Really?? If you worked on any project- would your first words about it be- oh this sucks and this is crap? – Well maybe you never worked anywhere more that a year! LMAO! And why would he care what the Rainbow album/DVD/Live Show was like and if it was good or not? Another outrageously funny comment! 2 for 2!

  27. 27
    MacGregor says:

    Ian Paice being introduced as ‘Elton John’ by Gillan, is on the ‘Come Hell or High Water’ concert film. When Paice is sitting on stage with his tambourine & kick drum for Anyone’s Daughter! Cheers.

  28. 28
    Kim Peters says:

    Love you Ian!

  29. 29
    Tommy H. says:

    @ 23:

    During Deep Purple’s 25th anniversary-tour in 1993, the last with Ritchie, they played “Anyone’s Daughter” from the Fireball album. Paice would come to the front of stage where they had an additional bass drum set up for him. That’s when Gillan introduced him as their new guest percussionist – Elton John. I’m not sure if Gillan did it on multiple occasions but it’s on the official live recording from Birmingham, where the famous water cup was being trown by Ritchie (and everybody thought he threw it at Gillan and in fact he wanted to hit the camera guy behind him) – Come Hell or High Water.

  30. 30
    Adel says:

    So I guess you are a great fan of Metallica version of when a Blinds man cries. When a song is ruined that’s never discredit the original but make it even better. That’s what Coverdale and Blackmore did. They shot themselves in the foot while making other members whom are part of the credits look and sound far superior.
    Peace and love to mankind!!!

  31. 31
    Michael says:

    @21 But everything is wrong according to you.. if we read your posts. You have nothing positive to come with…

  32. 32
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @31Michael, you’re 100% correct buddy, Adel has his opinions…. & he’s welcome to them. But he has expressed his opinions on these same two matters time after time, without any encouragement from others. (This is supposed to be a post about Ian Paice?…) So all Adel is doing is trying to ram his opinions down our throats over & over again until we all give in & agree with him so he can feel good. Adel, we get it… you didn’t like The Purple Album & you didn’t like the 2016 Rainbow gigs.
    ENOUGH ALREADY!. Be happy.

  33. 33
    Samson says:

    No he doesn’t look like Elton

    Somebody must have had too many ales

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