Tour Guide: Deep Purple Tours as Roundabout

In my “tour guide” series, I’ll be setting up guides to certain tours by certain bands. This is an aspect of a project I have been undertaking in some form or other since the summer of 2017, with some collaboration. I hope it’s useful to fellow music historians and aficionados!  Deep Purple's first-ever tour was … Continue reading Tour Guide: Deep Purple Tours as Roundabout

On This Day (April 25)…Roundabout at an Amusement Park

The band Roundabout, which would soon become known as Deep Purple, performed on this day in 1968 at the Nimb Hotel in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. This was one of the first concerts undertaken by the first lineup of the band, during their short debut tour. They had … Continue reading On This Day (April 25)…Roundabout at an Amusement Park

On This Day (April 20)…Mark VI Play The Tower Again

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1991 at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on their Slaves & Masters tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This was the sole album and tour undertaken by the Mark VI … Continue reading On This Day (April 20)…Mark VI Play The Tower Again

On This Day (April 19)…Yes’ Tales of the Palais

Yes performed on this day in 1974 at the Palais des Sports in Paris, France. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. The group were at this time on their Tales from Topographic Oceans tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This album proved quite divisive, resulting eventually in keyboardist Rick Wakeman's … Continue reading On This Day (April 19)…Yes’ Tales of the Palais

On This Day (March 28)…Kharkiv, Meet Mark VIII!

...Memorable for Ian Gillan donning a tutu he found in a dressing room cupboard and proclaiming himself “Deep Purple in Frock”, for the gear arriving at 7pm and somehow the show starting at 8pm, for an old apparatchik single-handedly trying to make the young audience sit back down during the set with such zeal that … Continue reading On This Day (March 28)…Kharkiv, Meet Mark VIII!

On This Day (March 27)…Dnipro, Meet Mark VIII

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2002 at Meteor Sport Hall in Dnipro, Ukraine. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Don Airey was a brand new recruit to the band at this time. While he had temporarily filled in for Jon Lord the last summer, this short tour through Eastern Europe was Airey's … Continue reading On This Day (March 27)…Dnipro, Meet Mark VIII

On This Day (March 25)…Rapture of the Deep in Kyiv

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2011 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine. Poster for the concert. Retrieved from here. The group were at this time late in their "Rapture of the Deep Tour", undertaken to support the album of the same name. Stretching from early 2005 until early 2011, the tour … Continue reading On This Day (March 25)…Rapture of the Deep in Kyiv

Tour Guide: Deep Purple’s 2002 Eastern Europe Tour

Jon Lord left the band after the UK tour, but in his place is the very excellent Don Airey, who also helped out last year. Please give him a nice welcome...The Highway Star about the recent lineup change Deep Purple's 2002 tour season saw many short tour legs throughout the world. After beginning the year … Continue reading Tour Guide: Deep Purple’s 2002 Eastern Europe Tour

On This Day (March 12)…Happy Birthday, Jürgen Fritz!

The German keyboardist Jürgen Fritz was born on this day in 1953. Retrieved from here. Fritz is best known as a member of the West German band Triumvirat. Triumvirat were a progressive, keyboard-driven band which existed in the 1970s. Fritz was the only consistent member in the band's history, appearing on all seven of the … Continue reading On This Day (March 12)…Happy Birthday, Jürgen Fritz!