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 (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 (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!

On This Day (March 20)…Deep Purple’s First Pandemic Single

Deep Purple released "Throw My Bones" on this day in 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUW7PvvbbO4 Music video for the song. As of this writing, the video has had over two million views! "Throw My Bones" was the first complete song that the group released from their album Whoosh! and the second musical snippet overall. For their first look … Continue reading On This Day (March 20)…Deep Purple’s First Pandemic Single

On This Day (February 1)…Rainbow Come Down to Brussels

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Forest National in Brussels, Belgium. Ad for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This concert, the second-ever performance the group gave in Belgium, came during the European leg … Continue reading On This Day (February 1)…Rainbow Come Down to Brussels

On This Day (January 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Essen

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at Gruga-Halle in Essen, Germany. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Rainbow were at this time on their Down to Earth Tour, undertaken to support the album of the same name. This tour's setlist drew heavily from the recent album, with more than half of the songs … Continue reading On This Day (January 29)…Rainbow Come Down to Essen