On This Day (June 6)…Infinite Kyiv

Deep Purple performed on this day in 2018 at Palats Sportu in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple were at this time on their Long Goodbye Tour, undertaken to support the album Infinite. While the tour and album were widely marketed as the group's possible last studio and live appearances, … Continue reading On This Day (June 6)…Infinite Kyiv

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 (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 (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

On This Day (August 7)…Deep Purple Release Whoosh!

I don't know what lies ahead...Opening line of the album, from the song "Throw My Bones" Deep Purple released Whoosh! on this day in 2020. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This album is the twenty-first studio album from Deep Purple, and the fifth by its Mark VIII lineup. It comes three years after Infinite, which … Continue reading On This Day (August 7)…Deep Purple Release Whoosh!