On This Day (February 29)…Purpendicular in Newcastle

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1996 at the City Hall in Newcastle. Ticket for the concert. Retrieved from here. The band had released their most recent album, Purpendicular, earlier that month. The band began the tour to support that album in the U.K., providing the first UK dates they had undertaken in five … Continue reading On This Day (February 29)…Purpendicular in Newcastle

On This Day (February 29)…Deep Purple Taste Tempe

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1976 at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Ticket for the show. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple’s sole album from their fourth lineup is reasonably well-remembered today. However, their concert work, often marred by drugs taken by guitarist Tommy Bolin and bassist Glenn Hughes, is significantly less … Continue reading On This Day (February 29)…Deep Purple Taste Tempe

On This Day (February 29)…Deep Purple in Gothenburg

Deep Purple performed on this day in 1972 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden. The celebrated Mark II lineup putting their feet up for a bit. Retrieved from here. This was one of their last dates on the Fireball World tour, undertaken to support their then-most recent album, Fireball. The tour was comparatively short, however. … Continue reading On This Day (February 29)…Deep Purple in Gothenburg

On This Day (February 29)…Rainbow Cause a Riot!

Rainbow performed on this day in 1980 at the Wembley Arena in London, England. Poster for the show. Retrieved from here. Although all of the members of the band were from England, Rainbow’s Down to Earth tour had yet to go there prior to this batch of concerts. They had spent the duration of their … Continue reading On This Day (February 29)…Rainbow Cause a Riot!