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A compliation of TV coverage

Nigel Young has been busy collating TV appearances from the first week of the InFinite tour….

A 3-minute promo piece for the German dates screened on Brisant on Friday.

Deep Purple bei ARD „Brisant“ – On Air 19.05.2017
Deep Purple bei MDR „Brisant“ – On Air 19.05.2017
Deep Purple bei hr „Brisant“ – On Air 19.05.2017
Deep Purple bei One „Brisant“ – On Air 20.05.2017

DP were also listed for:
Deep Purple bei rbb “ zibb“ – On Air 15.05.2017
Deep Purple bei BR „Abendschau“ – On Air 19.05.2017
I had a quick look at this and only saw a piece on the Elvis tour:
The musical guest on this was Johnny Logan:

Plenty more lined up, info from MCS, as before:
Deep Purple bei 3Sat „Kunscht“ – On Air 09.06.2017
Deep Purple bei SWR „Kunscht“ – On Air 08.06.2017
Deep Purple bei RTL „Guten Morgen, Deutschland“ – On Air 07.06.2017
Deep Purple bei RTL „Punkt 12“ – On Air 07.06.2017
Deep Purple bei 3SAT „Cum On Feel The Noize“ – On Air 4.06.2017 (documentary, repeat, includes IG… briefly)
Deep Purple bei NDR „DAS“ – On Air 31.05.2017
Deep Purple bei NDR „HH-Journal“ – On Air 31.05.2017
Deep Purple bei SAT.1 „17:30“ – On Air 31.05.2017
Deep Purple bei WDR „Westart live“ – On Air 29.05.2017
Deep Purple bei ARTE „Metropolis“ – On Air 28.05.2017

ARTE Metropolis
Sonntag, 28. Mai 2017 um 16:45 Uhr (43 min.)
“Metropolis has met Purple drummer Ian Paice and Purple bassist Roger Glover for an exclusive interview. A nostalgic time journey through 50 years of band and rock history.”

16 Comments to “A compliation of TV coverage”:

  1. 1
    grabsplatter says:

    Anyone else catch the Blackmore “cameo” on the quite brilliant “Better Call Saul”?

    Jimmy: You see that? Fender Stratocaster signed by Ritchie Blackmore. You know who that is, right?
    Camera Guy: Someone nobody’s ever heard of?
    Jimmy: That’s real good. I hope your parents enjoy supporting you for the rest of their lives. C’mon, Ritchie Blackmore, Deep Purple.
    Sound Guy: Oh, Another Brick in the Wall.
    Jimmy: I weep for the future.

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    Nigel Young says:

    WDR Westart live
    Montag, 29.05.2017, 22.40-00.00 Uhr WDR Fernsehen
    Promo for the gigs on 6 June in Cologne and on 7 June in Dortmund.
    “If it really is the last tour and the last studio album, Deep Purple has already considered infinity. Westart live on a band that wrote music history and still rocks.”

  3. 3
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @1 grabsplatter, funniest thing ever!, I laughed my socks off… thanks!.

  4. 4
    Nigel Young says:

    And here it is to watch, ARTE’s Metropolis, 28 May 2017 [4:39]

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    Nigel Young says:

    “Old wine in a new bottle”
    Don Airey interview phone-in done at the start of May (ten days before production rehearsals), aired on 18th May on The Rob Sas Rock Show on Central FM Radio Spain, 98.6 and 103.9 FM. Part one (six minutes) starts at around 32 minutes after One Night In Vegas and concentrates on the 2017 touring schedule and his Hammond and keyboard rig.
    Part two (ten minutes) starts at around 37 minutes after Get Me Outta Here and covers inFinite, playing the songs live (five or six?), touring, the K2 reissue, Rick Wakeman, 500 albums, Rainbow, the piano album and Gary Moore (and the tribute album).

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    Nigel Young says:

    And here is WDR’s Westart live, 29 May 2017. It’s the same piece as appeared on yesterday’s Metropolis.

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    Nigel Young says:

    NDR Hamburg Journal
    “Deep Purple in der Barclay Card Arena”
    Mittwoch, 31. Mai 2017, 19:30 bis 20:00 Uhr
    Donnerstag, 01. Juni 2017, 04:15 bis 04:45 Uhr
    Donnerstag, 01. Juni 2017, 09:30 bis 10:00 Uhr

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    Nigel Young says:

    NDR DAS!
    “Natascha Ochsenknecht und Umut Kekilli zu Gast” (DP said to be appearing but not mentioned by NDR)
    Mittwoch, 31. Mai 2017, 18:45 bis 19:30 Uhr
    Donnerstag, 01. Juni 2017, 05:15 bis 06:00 Uhr

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    Nigel Young says:

    I’ve received an e-mail from NDR Fernsehen regarding DAS! confirming that, “Indeed, todays programme will include a report about Deep Purple.”

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    Nigel Young says:

    The ‘Deep Purple in der Barclaycard Arena’ report on tonight’s 6:45pm episode of NDR’s show DAS! was already available to watch online before it aired.

    The ‘Deep Purple in der Barclaycard Arena’ report on tonight’s 7:30pm episode of NDR’s show Hamburg Journal is now available to watch online.
    “Oh McTavish, it’s a long way”

    And Johnny’s Band (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjuHdCFxN24) is out there, starring Steve Balsamo.

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    Nigel Young says:

    SAT.1’s Hamburg gig report (3½ minutes) included in their 17:30 show, 31st May. Only available to watch in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. sat1regional.de/sat1videos/browse/1.html

    Ritchie Blackmore? Better Call Saul…

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    Nigel Young says:

    NDR’s Aktuell also reported on the Hamburg show on their 31st May programme at 4:00pm – at just 1 minute 28, the briefest of the three NDR features on the gig. Available to watch online. https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/sendungen/ndr_aktuell/Letztes-Konzert-Deep-Purple-in-Hamburg,ndraktuell38100.html

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    Nigel Young says:

    DP on T V this week:
    RTL Guten Morgen, Deutschland – Wed, 7 June (06:00-08:30)
    RTL Punkt 12 – Wed, 7 June (12:00-14:00)
    SWR Kunscht! – Thu, 8 June (22:45-23:15) “Smoke On The Water – was die Rock-Veteranen von Deep Purple abseits ihrer Tour durch Deutschland “Kunscht!” erzählen” http://programm.ard.de/?sendung=28113133374194&first=1

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    Nigel Young says:

    The DP feature on SWR’s Kunscht! show is now online:

    SWR Kunscht! – Thu, 8 June (22:45-23:15) Deep Purple auf Tour in Deutschland

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    Nigel Young says:

    SWR’s Kunscht! (last Thursday 8th June), used just a few lines from this Gillan interview in their ‘Deep Purple auf Tour in Deutschland’ report. Here’s the full 33 minutes on youtube (and on SWR, though only on SWR for a couple of months).
    “Singer and frontman Ian Gillan about the spirit of Deep Purple and the art of songwriting.”

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