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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

Encores:
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.

  2. 2
    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.

  3. 3
    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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