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