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The cruise goes sideways

The following message has been posted on the band’s official site:

Due to three members of the band testing positive for Covid-19, we are hugely disappointed to have to share the news with everyone that we are not able to play the remaining shows aboard the Rock Legends Cruise. It’s a terrible shame ….

Stay well.

Deep Purple

We all here at The Highway Star are wishing to everyone involved to get well soon.



12 Comments to “The cruise goes sideways”:

  1. 1
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    Wishing everyone a speedy recovery (and mild symptoms)!

  2. 2
    George Martin says:

    I’ve always wondered if any or all of the band members have been vaccinated or not. Here’s to a speedy recovery for all. How many shows did they play? Anyone know?

  3. 3
    Uwe Hornung says:

    At the collective age of this band, health is everything. Only possible choice they took, everyone a gute Besserung.

  4. 4
    Davedp says:

    Hope everyone got the jab. Get well soon guys and look after yourselves.
    Your health is more important than a few shows. All the best.Dave.

  5. 5
    stoffer says:

    Hopes for a speedy recovery and mild symptoms indeed👍 now they are stuck on the ship, probably for longer than anticipated 🙁

  6. 6
    MajorDawg says:

    Well it makes sense. 2 years shut down & everybody is fine until….they come to the cesspool called Florida. Get well & get back at it soon guys. Best of luck. I’ll for sure see you down the road.

  7. 7
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    So…. the cruise mandated vaccines in order to board the ship (which is why I didn’t go). I presume that included all the bands members as well. Now there are some people testing positive and they are shut down, sequestered and quarantined for the remainder of the cruise? WTF??? This is why getting the jab is total BullShit. Everybody is vaxed on the ship and they are still scared. I’d be friggin’ pissed if I spent all that money to see Purple and they couldn’t play due to a positive test. Glad I got to see them in St. Petersburg on the 12th where the BS Vax mandate isn’t imposed.

  8. 8
    Micke says:

    @ 2 It doesn’t help to be vaccinated now.. I’m triple vaccinated and I still got it. Mild symptoms though..

  9. 9
    Orhun Yakın says:

    Just spotted this one. Gillan looks a little discomfortable at the beginning but soldiers on…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjVaML9LeOY

  10. 10
    George Martin says:

    @8
    I never said it did help to be vaccinated, all I said was I wonder if they were or not.

  11. 11
    Dr. Bob says:

    As a scientist I am morally obligated to speak against the anti-science BS. In the USA 2.2% of Covid-related hospitalizations are fully vaccinated and boostered, and unvaccinated seniors 49 times more likely to be hospitalized than those with boosters. Unvaccinted persons are 19.4 times more likely to die than vaccinated persons from the Omicron variant in the USA. People who received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or a booster were 93-94% less likely to die of the infection compared to the unvaccinated. The Mayo clinic has said that unvaccinated people are”‘playing Russian roulette’ with COVID-19″ kind of like some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground…

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    Nick Soveiko says:

    Thank you Dr. Bob with providing a factual response.

    Y’all: please do not steer THS discussions off-topic.

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