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DP - Lovely Days Festival 2020

Deep Purple have been announced to play a couple of festivals in Austria, in July 2020. Yep, that’s a full year from now. “Early bird” tickets are available for Clam Rock on July 3, 2020, and Lovely Days Festival on July 4.

Mind you, both appearances are yet to be confirmed by the band’s management.

In other touring-related news, a band called Joyous Wolf will be supporting Purple for the whole US tour in September/October 2019.

Hmm, is it just me or does their logo use the same typeface as appears on the cover of Shades of?

Thanks to Reinhard Lackner and Lutz Reinert for the info.

18 Comments to “Early worm gets the bird”:

  1. 1
    Nicholas Pawloff says:

    Would that be a “miracle -issue” having all…-ALL- Deep Purple members touring the world together for one year? All venues would be sold out!!!!! Do it!!!!

  2. 2
    Dr. Bob says:

    Good sound and song choice. I look forward to seeing them this fall.

  3. 3
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Joyous Wolf singer reminds me of Jim Dandy.

  4. 4
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Enjoy this mashup, it’s quite good!.

  5. 5
    Lovely Lady Cakes says:

    I think I’m in love! Haha Can’t wait for this tour! Rock on! Xx

  6. 6
    Me says:

    It could also be noted that the song they’re playing directly influenced Ritchie and Paicey to change their style in the form of In Rock.

  7. 7
    Bob Worm says:

    So nearly one month on from all four Rainbow shows and not one post of review or support to the actual tour dates of what were for the last the last three great shows, a marked improvement on the last three tours. The first show in Finland was not so good, but Sweden and Munich were ace as was Spain, I did all four and loved it all.

    What I am not happy about is the lack of anything on here for the founding member, the key songwriter, the showman that along with Jon and Paicey created the sound and band that this whole website is about.

    Now I love all the Purple Family and line ups and dont have hang ups about The Gillan Years or The Dio years or the Moody / Marsden years for example and only think those tenures are the ones to love and cherish and celebrate !!

    However I am fed up with all the bashing on here and how Gillan who is on record from his own mouth time and time again was just as big a problem and like Mr Coverdale cant sing live anymore (bless them both, age comes to us all and ironically its the two fellas that get all the slagging off JLT and GH that can actually still sing) but seem to be held up as the holy grail of the Purple family. I love the last two purple albums, but I am not impressed with whoever is choosing to ignore the recent Rainbow shows. Shame on you. Take your tongue out the ass of the current band and lick someone else in the family for a change, especially the core founding member still alive and stil doing it and putting out new singles too.

    To the people on here who have found their critic sounding post that like to slag off and moan about things from their everyday lives and feel they have become commentators of importance, You are just a fan like me and if you have nothing nice to say, dont keep repeating what it is that you vile out there, say it once and then show some respect.

    Honestly hang your heads in shame and rename the site the Ian Gillan Appreciation Society of he can do no wrong !!

  8. 8
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Bob Worm:

    did you submit your review and it got rejected? what is the point of your rant?

  9. 9
    Bob Worm says:

    Nick Soveiko my post makes it clear that not one post from anyone who moderates the site and sets up the articles and posts that we all tune into and read and comment on relates to the tour as it goes on. Sad indication this site is all about everything but RB nowadays and full of people who can do nothing but complain or be naysayers! I am stopping using this site as its does not pay respect!

  10. 10
    Buttockss says:

    @ 8……..LOL!

  11. 11
    yance says:

    Great news if you have been to those shows Bob Worm, Why not tell us about them ?

  12. 12
    Deep Purple Fan says:

    I created a thread of Rainbow’s Munich show with a review of the concert and pictures.


    Lots of love for Purple and Ritchie on the Marshall Forum. Please take a look. Ritchie was very motivated that night and did a great job!

  13. 13
    Bob Worm says:

    @ 10 …… No I didnt submit a review that got rejected. I am shaming the site for not covering it 🙁

  14. 14
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Bob @13
    so, you didn’t submit anything, and you’re shaming the site that nobody else did. hypocritical much?

  15. 15
    Buttockss says:

    @ 14……..LOL!

  16. 16
    Bob Worm says:

    Nick @ 14. I think you are missing the point. I am now going to write a review for all four dates and send it in to share the experience. My point of shame is the lack of anything as an offical post from this wensite, not a comment from the likes of me or you, but the sheer lack of coverage, promo, review etc from the Highway Star website team. If you dont get that point, ask someone to explain it for you, as its not a case of being hypocritical, its a travesty from this website to ignore the tour and Ritchie playing live.

    Buttockss @ 15. I was going to say grow up with those lame comments, but your name suggests thats not possible.

    Read my post again and maybe it might make sense!

  17. 17
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Bob @16:
    i think it’s you who is missing the point. this site is for the fans by the fans. very few material is written by the editors themselves, most of it is user submitted. see the credits at the and of each news story (and some people ask us not to mention their names, so we thank them privately).

    we have no idea why there were no submissions about this rainbow lineup lately — perhaps it’s laziness, perhaps complacency, perhaps lack of enthusiasm, perhaps some combination of the above, but nobody did. and that includes yourself.

    saying “I am now going to write” and then shaming everybody else for exactly the same thing is hypocritical.

  18. 18
    Rock Voorne says:

    I see some childish bashing of someone who expects, like a lot of us I dare say, updates on what one of the prime movers of this band is up to.

    You can t say : do it yourself neglecting that you did not cover the shows.
    You dont know why?! Really?

    Btw, I have not seen any Rainbow show since 1997.

    I could say my health. finance, the distances….

    Where are the days I said that I d drag myself to the other side of the earth for him if I knew it would be his last?

    Something changed. I did change as well.

    But still….

    I do not run this site.

    Its your right to make choices as you wish but somehow…… it does not feel right.

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