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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).

[Update Oct. 17]: There is an interview with Dio Ken, the singer for the Rainbow tribute band scheduled to perform on November 5. You can read it here in both English and Japanese.

Thanks to Akemi Ono and Glenn Williams for the info.

11 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.

  4. 4
    Chris says:

    There was a Japanese paper sleeve CD release of MIJ that had replicas of those 5 photo
    negatives released years ago.

  5. 5
    AndreA says:

    Last night good concert here in Milan performed by DP.
    Good sound, good vocals and palace full of people, from 13 to 70 y.o.
    Thank you DP for all what you are able to show us.
    At When A Blind Man Cries a
    little tear almost fell.

    Special Guest was Jefferson Starship: I loved them. And really two great voices.

  6. 6
    AndreA says:

    Live in Milano 17th October

  7. 7
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Grazie mille for posting, AndreA, great visual and audio quality (and a fine gig)! Seems like Purple draw even larger crowds in Italia than they do in Allemagna.

  8. 8
    AndreA says:

    Thank You Uwe;
    Well, I know only that it was sold out (I suppose 6.000 p.).
    I would like to thank this peerless band again, once more, friends of my whole life.

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Looked like more to me. I saw them in Stuttgart in the Martin-Schleyer-Halle, they had sold 7.300 tickets, but I’d wager to guess that the hall was only 3/4 full; in larger halls and at open-airs, Purple don’t really do sell-outs anymore in Germany (which is fine with me, I’m no fan of crowded gigs). But they are still too much of a draw for smaller 3.000-5.000 capacity halls. Those are the halls that Status Quo tends to fill.

    The Milano hall looked as large as Stuttgart to me, but fuller.

  10. 10
    AndreA says:

    Exactly I don’t know how many fans there were at the concert, perhaps more than I thought. I tried to get information but in vain.

  11. 11
    AndreA says:

    Takeva look

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