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Singapore setlist

Metaltalk has a brief and, frankly, rather superficial review of the Singapore gig. Of interest, might be the setlist, which can give an idea of what to expect throughout the summer. At least, until July 19th.

Highway Star
Pictures of Home
No Need to Shout
Into the Fire
Uncommon Man
Portable Door
Keyboard Solo
Perfect Strangers
Space Truckin’
Smoke on the Water

Black Night

20 Comments to “Singapore setlist”:

  1. 1
    Wormdp says:

    Sad setlist.

  2. 2
    Gregster says:


    The review wasn’t too bad really…After all these years there’s been plenty that were worse LOL !

    Singapore is quite a nice place, uniquely very clean throughout the city, & with exceptionally polite people. So it’s good to see not only R&R making its mark there, but plenty of people lining-up out-in-the-street to see DP.

    Yngwie would be awesome to see too btw, so it seems like a pretty-neat festival to get involved with & invited to. There’s also a very engaging night-life active in the place, even better than Heff’s Mansion would have been, so it may well prove worth-the-effort to travel there next-time-’round for those that can.

    Peace !

  3. 3
    Renato T says:

    Since 2005 the same encore. It’s past time to change that.

  4. 4
    Max says:

    I would not be surprised if they traded in Portable Door for Strange Kind of Women some dates into the tour … Yes I see why they have to stick to the classics but this setlist is indeed getting a bit boring with the years.

  5. 5
    Adel says:

    I said it before and I would politely say it again.
    They seriously need to rethink the extended jamming for Hush and Black Night in favour of inserting and extra song for the encore.
    Fireball has cranking songs like No one came or Demon Eyes or even the tracks that never made it on the main fireball set they sounded great live when they experimented it.

  6. 6
    AndreA says:

    Gillan should not sing the old song, too much heavier for his

  7. 7
    stoffer says:

    uugghh!!! time to change it up guys! drop POH, Into The Fire, Lazy, Space Truckin’ and mostly Black Night!

  8. 8
    Ivica says:

    Regarding SL my opinion ..Like the addition of the band Queen “We Are the Champions and” We Will Rock You “so also DP has “Black Night and “Hush”that’s OK !, like SOTW the end of official ,as well as the opening ” Highway Star”all secondly, on SL (in addition to a maximum of 2 old classics), you should play new songs (minimum 4 songs)

  9. 9
    Rob says:

    Hope it changes when album gets out. Should be at least 3 songs of the new ablum on the list. Drop space trucking, uncommen man, no need to shout, anya , hush and into the fire. Put back nothing at all, the aviator and no one came + the new songs

  10. 10
    Peter Steiof says:

    maybe just play 10 minutes longer.

  11. 11
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’m not really surprised, I wasn’t expecting Lalena making a return, you know.

    The set list is very much a product of the “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it …”-mentality, but, yeah, fresh tastes different. From a band with their back catalog I would hope to hear, say, an unchanging set of 3/4 staple diet hits/classics and the rest changing somewhat from night to night, handpicked at whim. DP’s music is not that hugely complex that they couldn’t get this down quickly in rehearsals. And to tell the truth: I’d prefer a somewhat shaky rendition of songs they hardly ever play (or not as often) to the umpteenth note-perfect performance of their standard numbers.

    By now they should really rename “Machine Head” (an album I love) into “Albatross”! 😂


  12. 12
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I didn’t think the Metal Talk review that awful either, it was obviously done by someone who doesn’t know too much about DP (nor expects that other people do) giving an objective basic description for the casual reader. That’s ok in my book, they can’t all be nerds like us!

  13. 13
    AndreA says:

    Listen Gillan in Black Night in Singapore how many sad results..

  14. 14
    Andrew says:

    Gillan will be very surprised indeed to hear that the audience was predominately made up from individuals born in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Singapore seemingly bucking the trend of audiences compromising individuals predominantly in their late teens. Hmmm.

  15. 15
    john says:

    Come on, keep a bit of faith. It was the first concert, playing in a distant land (not just literaly) and they might have not wanted to take risks at the start (or maybe you all are right and it’ll BE the setlist, at least ´till July 19th)
    Anyway, too much MH, of course. It’s about time they change the setlist. But they must see it too, so, if they keep on doing the same songs show after show maybe we’ve missed something important that they have pay attention to. Dunno. I just mean it’s strange, being what they are and what they know.

  16. 16
    Mike Whiteley says:

    The band sounds great,but IG struggles with the old songs. ( Into The Fire,Space Truckin’ and Black Night).
    My dream setlist would open with Highway Star,close with Smoke and fill up the set with tunes from Purpendicular and the Ezrin era albums.Gillan would be able to handle more recent songs.
    Of course that would NEVER happen.It’s the classic songs that most folks want to hear.

  17. 17
    Peter J says:

    Well…I’ve NEVER EVER complained about setlist and perfectly understand why they don’t play this, that…whatever they choose, I understand and respect that…

    …but how can they drop When a blind man cries, possibly THE pinacle of their show ?

    I don’t ask for Never Before, Fools or Wasted Sunsets (though I’d go mad for those) but I know a lot of people who will be sad no to hear the Blindman this summer… I was about myself to buy tickets for 2 more shows but I think I’ll pass because of the setlist…for the fiest time after 50 years always happy with that.

  18. 18
    Uwe Hornung says:

    A ballad is definitely missing. I doesn’t have to be WABMC, I’d be just as happy with Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming, Don’t Make Me Happy or Haunted. I like it when Big Ian does ballads.

  19. 19
    Gregster says:


    There’d likely be more complaints from people if they did change the set-list too much, & remove the MH tunes…

    It’s the MH tunes that likely gets them onto local radio interviews & discussions, that then helps sell tickets…And people in these new-to-tour countries appreciate the older tunes no-doubt, as it’s likely they’re more familiar with them.

    The boys have been doing this longer than anyone, & they likely know what works best overall.

    Peace !

  20. 20
    Fla76 says:

    I haven’t watched Deep Purple live since the Bananas tour, I’ve skipped all the latest tours due to banal set lists, but this year I’ll go back to see them, before any of them go to heaven next to Jon Lord….
    but some songs the public really got tired of listening to them, and then the whole Morse era was forgotten so truly inconceivable!

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