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The Battle Raged On in Karlsruhe

The Europahalle was very well filled.

Ian Gillan’s voice was in a very good shape, to my opinion better than in Stuttgart the week before. Especially Steve was in an excellent playing mood. Butt he whole concert seemed to be a bit in a hurry, there were hardly comments or “stories” from IG between the songs.

I can’t remember exactly, but I don’t think that mentioned Contact Lost was dedicated to Pyro. However IG sand Bruce Payne left the venue directly after the show. Although the departure to Munich was announced for 2:00 o’clock, everybody was rushed into the bus already at 0:30.

The setlist was almost the same as in Stuttgart, except Kiss instead of Wrong Man and no Lazy:

Pictures of Home
Things I Never Said
Into The Fire
Strange Kind of Woman
Rapture of the Deep
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Contact Lost – Solo Steve – Well Dressed Guitar
Knocking at Your Back Door
Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
Wring That Neck
The Battle Rages On
Solo Don
Perfect Strangers
Space Truckin’
Highway Star
Smoke on the Water

Hush with Solo Paicey
Solo Roger
Black Night with Guitar Parade

3 Comments to “The Battle Raged On in Karlsruhe”:

  1. 1
    Thunderhawk says:

    I see they chanced the Set a bit.
    KTG,SIFLS and KAYBD are good choices.

    But still i would love to see Deep Purple do Anya again, or Gypsy’s Kiss and Under the Gun.

    Also i would’nt mind some more Morse Era stuf 😉 .

    But it looks like you had a great evening!!
    I hope they wil be close to me soon, it’s been almost a year now sinds i last saw them live.

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    Peter Neumann says:

    Karlsruhe was a great show! “Lost Contact” was dedicated to Pyro as at the shows before. Ian Gillan said: “… next song is dedicated to a dear friend. He died some weeks ago, his name was Pyro …” and then started Steve. I did not notice a special hurry, but Gotthard finished at 21.00 excactly. Ian Gillan generally don´t speaks much between the songs at this tour.

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    Chris M. says:

    What has happened to IG ? To my opinion he is serious ill ! Watching him in Karlsruhe was frustrating ! And that is serious and not meant in terms of a musical review.
    This was not the vocalist and man we`have known for decades !! Sorry Ian, take care !

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