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Air Hammond in Oslo

Setlist (by memory):

Pictures Of Home
Things I Never Said
Wrong Man
Ted The Mechanic
Living Wreck
Rapture Of The Deep
Mary Long
Before Time Began
Contact Lost
Well Dressed Guitar into Morse solo
Airey solo
Perfect Strangers
Junkyard Blues
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Space Truckin’
Highway Star
Smoke On The Water
– – –
Speed King
Black Night

Great concert and great show!

The sound was loud and for the most good, but Oslo Spektrum is well known to be difficult sound wise during concerts.

Many highlights really, and the new songs came on well with the audience. But it was the last part of the concert that really brought people on, with Lazy and the 3-piece of Space Truckin’, Highway Star (nice and exciting long new intro!) and Smoke On the Water, before the encores.

Living wreck was an absolute killer. Sad to say, but the new album has not gone down very well here in Norway so far – no entries in the charts and some poor reviews in the largest newspapers, so I think many in the audience were quite unfamiliar with the new tunes.

The band was in good form all the way, and Ian Gillan (still!) handled a couple of failed microphones early in the show very well. Both Steve and Don got huge applauses after their solo parts, with Don in particular playing some good old Norwegian tunes like ‘Hall of the Mountain King’, and Roger and Ian were completely flawless. Ian Gillan easily introduced ‘air Hammond’ to the audience – ‘we have had years of air guitars’ – with immediate response.

The stage lights and the use of two large video-screens were excellent entertainment and much better than on the Bananas Tour in 2003.

I brought my wife and our two sons on 18 and 14 yrs, and we all had a great time! Don’t hesitate go to a DP concert this year if you can!

Today the two largest Norwegian daily newspapers gave the concert 4 and 5 respectively out of 6. Now I am wondering how to catch up with them again later this year… [Bergen in June? 🙂 Rasmus]

Hans Peter Jenssen

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