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The Heat is Deep Purple in Australia

Photo: Bureau of Meteorology

As temperatures are reaching to world record highs in Australia, The Bureau of Meteorology’s interactive weather forecasting chart needs to be updated with new colours and one of them was decided to be Deep Purple. Especially fitting since Deep Purple themselves will be doing their best to raise temperatures down under next month.

On a more serious note, we of course hope the best for everyone suffering from this heat wave and that everyone looking forward to the shows will be able to enjoy them. Our thoughts are with you.

12 Comments to “The Heat is Deep Purple in Australia”:

  1. 1
    Robert Prior says:

    Thanks for your good wishes, Svante. Last Tuesday, temperatures soared to 43 degrees Celsius (that’s 109 degrees Fahrenheit) in Sydney. We felt like we’d fallen into the fire and were gonna burn like a scorching fireball. Fortunately, we spent the day in our air conditioned office and went for a dip at Bondi Beach in the late arvo (that’s Aussie slang for ‘afternoon’). Hats off to the tireless firefighters who subdued bushfires with water on the smoke.

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    Errol Arias says:

    Good Picture for an album cover … “Made in Australia” 🙂

  3. 3
    George Fotis says:

    Really who cares about them know, i’ve had enough, not seeing them this time. It’s getting boring they favour the Machine Head album a lot. Just because Ian has a grude / problem with other line ups, no songs are played from, Burn , Stormbringer Come & Taste The Band etc. This is not right , a live set should be like a best of cd , with songs from all the different line up’s. The show should be a big celebration of the whole career of the band . I v’e never heard of this before, a singer who refuses to sing certain material. After all they are all Purple tracks. Were not talking about Madonna songs here. Who cares who wrote them, or who was in the band & who sang them. He is letting the young fans down, it’s a chance for them to learn about the other line ups & Tommy Bolin. Was very good & refreshing how they did the Burn song on the 90/91 tour .

  4. 4
    DeepOz says:

    Maybe IG was right all those years ago… In the absence of pink…

  5. 5
    Rick Freeman says:

    The toilets run backwards and it’s summer time down under. You would think they would get with the rest of us. LoL! Great country and great people. I would move today if not for the years left till retirement! I do hope they have the bushfires under control, now. To my friend:
    Enjoy the tour, Michael!

  6. 6
    funkilius says:

    Re album titl
    “Into the Fire” was part of song line ……ooohhh just can’t remember it now !!!

    I sincerely hope fires are brought under control (hats off to all those trying to do so) and that nobody gets hurt !!!

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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    #2, Great idea regarding a Live Album or DVD cover.
    #3…Really? After all this time you don’t get the lack of desire by Gillan to sing ‘other singers drivel’? Yes we have all brought it up and we would all love to see and here it, but it’s long been settled. He won’t do it. So be it. So don’t go support the greatest band ever. Don’t witness them playing live at a point where they may or may not be around tomorrow. Your choice. Your loss.


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    johnny says:

    hey, george Fotis, I maybe agree with you a little, but just a little… one singer that never plays oher songs than his that comes to mind: David Lee Roth, no song from Sammy Hagar, and I’m sure there’s a thousand more… It’d be good to here burn or CTTB by Gillan but maybe it would be better to focus on Steve albums. 91, hearing Joe Lynn Turner singing Burn… I could have passed without, sorry.
    Gilan is big Gillan, let him and the band play from the best albums of rock ever. Although I love all the others, Simper’s, Coverdale’s, Bolin and Slaves. And Concerto!!, big Jon RIP we love you. Long live!

  9. 9
    Olivier says:

    at above :

    also, you simply need a voice that matches, with maiden for example, I really love every album, but for lives it’s obvious that each singer was too different from the others to do justice to others songs (and yes that extends to Dickinson singing the stuff of the first singer, it’s nice but I’d prefer he did more of his own songs instead).

    In fact I’m not that much for “best of” lives, I always look forward to ear all the new stuff live, even songs that are average on album, I want to give them a good chance live.

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    Philip V says:

    I wish they would do a few other songs too, maybe Mitzi Dupree for example, rather than mostly (but not entirely) the same songs again. There is a lot of Mark 2 material that they don’t perform, because they would be on stage for hours. It is not just the issue of only doing Gillan era songs. Although he has said that when with Black Sabbath he had trouble remembering some of their lyrics. I would like to hear them doing Mistreated, which is, after all, the best love lost song ever recorded. But then maybe it wouldn’t improve on the recordings we have from the Mark 3 era. I don’t see why they should do Mark 4 material (it is hardly worth doing and it would hardly makes sense). The band now has only one member (IP) from that time. Either way, I will be travelling from Canberra to Sydney to see them again.

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    James Gemmell says:

    We’ve been in the teens (Fahrenheit) lately in Michigan, and supposed to get arctic air.

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hearing DP with JLT doing BURN was majestic.


    becaus ethe song is majestic and apart from the vocals it has so much on the instrumental side I could have loved it without JLT!!!!

    Same goes for Dead Or Alive for instance.

    I d not mind hearing them do a instrumental version of it.

    Or is too fast for nowadays Purple?

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