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Made in Japan celebration in Japan

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Deep Purple tour of Japan, the one that produced the aptly named live album. Burrrn! magazine publisher Shinko Music is supporting a couple of events commemorating the occasion.

Osaka September 11, 2022
venue: umeda TRAD

Tokyo November 5, 2022

Tokyo event will consist of two shows — the matinee (doors 1pm, stage 2pm) with a Purple tribute act performing Made in Japan in its entirety, and an evening show (doors 6pm, stage 7pm) with a tribute to Dio-era Rainbow. Osaka will be a Purple only event (doors 3pm, stage 4pm). Tickets can be booked here (but you better brush up on your Japanese).

Thanks to Akemi Ono for the info.

3 Comments to “Made in Japan celebration in Japan”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Hornung says:

    But it was never called Made in Japan there, they called it Live in Japan!

    : – )

  2. 2
    Uwe Hornung says:

    But it was never ever even called Made in Japan there, they called it Live in Japan!


    : – )

    And none of the pictures were from the Japan tour, but at least we got a young Phil Collen – and not halfnaked, but thankfully wearing a T-shirt for once – making a first public appearance on the rear sleeve.


    He’s stayed faithful to the tribe (video safe for work and minors, he wears a T-shirt):


    Legend has it that Blackmore once visited a London gig of Collen’s pre-Leppard outfit GIRL to check them out. Probably scavenging around for unsuspecting young musicians to poach!


  3. 3
    robert says:

    I remember reading that the original Japan release of LIJ included 5 photo negatives of the band. Fans who bought the album could then take the negatives and get them developed. Has anyone ever seen these pictures? Just curious.

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