On This Day (April 26)…Another Roundabout at Tivoli

Roundabout performed on this day in 1968 at the Nimb Hotel in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. This was the second of two concerts the group performed at Tivoli Gardens. It was possibly only the third performance that the group ever gave on their debut tour. Already, however, a … Continue reading On This Day (April 26)…Another Roundabout at Tivoli

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 (May 5)…Roundabout Comes to Ringsted

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1968 at the Beat House in Ringsted, Denmark. Ad for the show. Note both the use of the band's original name and the misspelling of said name. Retrieved from here. This was one of Purple's first-ever shows, from their very short Debut Tour. This debut tour took place … Continue reading On This Day (May 5)…Roundabout Comes to Ringsted

On This Day (October 1)…Deep Purple Abandon Copenhagen

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1998 at K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on their Abandon Tour, supporting the album of the same name. This album had been released in June of that year. Reviews of the concert were on the … Continue reading On This Day (October 1)…Deep Purple Abandon Copenhagen

Concert 1 – Skanderborg and the Start of Something New

The first gig was terrifying...so I just went on, and bugger me, I'm playing with Deep Purple! [laughs]Don Airey recalling his first concert with Deep Purple at Skanderborg. On August 9, 2001, Deep Purple first took the stage with Don Airey at the keys. Airey had only heard he would be getting the gig with … Continue reading Concert 1 – Skanderborg and the Start of Something New