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Bringing colour to Tel-Aviv

Israeli English language daily The Jerusalem Post has a very positive, if somewhat superficial, review of the first gig (February 22) in Tel-Aviv:

The ‘explosion’ on the stage started at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and did not stop for two hours. Yes they are senior citizens but if you put your hands over your eyes you would not know that the average aged of the members of Deep Purple is 62 years old.

In the first of two shows in Tel Aviv (the second one is tonight and tickets are still available), the British nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rocked like it was 1972 and put on a show at the Nokia Arena that had the nearly full room of fans almost as old as the band dancing and singing along to the songs.

Read more in Jerusalem Post (and check out the pictures of a very sharply dressed Gillan once you’re at it).

Hard Loving Man from February 23 show:

Thanks to Michael Rorberger and Yehuda Kaminsky for the videos.

8 Comments to “Bringing colour to Tel-Aviv”:

  1. 1
    Cameron Hons says:

    sensational – very atmospheric!

  2. 2
    James S. Gemmell says:

    Could version of “Vincent Price”.

  3. 3
    Purple Tickler says:

    Slightly off topic I know, but I am just so exited having just seen the Band for the 6th time, a few weeks ago in Copenhagen. Excellent concert, IG was in great form, and the music was a tight and Sharp as ever. Afterwards, we waited at the stage exit, and shook hands with Paicey, Steve, Don and Roger – absolutely amazing. Now consider catching DP at the Albert hall in April.

  4. 4
    YOOD says:


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    Wiktor says:

    a “nearly full room of fans ALMOST AS OLD AS THE BAND dancing and singing along to the song.” Well..what´s Ian Gillan gonna say about that, a room full of fans almost as old as the band…. LOL

  6. 6
    LRT says:

    I find it ridiculously infringing to include shotty bootleg clips in articles by legit sources. Extremely poor and unethical works. And whst was so fantastic by the looks of this? Just venting.

  7. 7
    Oleg says:

    Great show!
    At smoke on the wate crowd was absolutely mad!

  8. 8
    cyclone says:

    This version sounds just like the album. That is just plain great musicianship. IG nice vocals too. Sounds great!

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