surprise in the beginning. All tables (tables!?) were removed
at the request of the band. Some security guards told us that
Gillan threatened that otherwise he wouldn't go on stage.
The band made
a very relaxed start to the show, with everyone (including Gillan)
in fine mood. Don Airey fitted in very well. The audience was
incredible, we had almost 6,000 in a packed ATL Hall. High points
were the new songs: House of Pain, Silver Tongue, Haunted,
I´ve Got Your Number, Contact Lost, and some of the old ones:
Highway Star, Hush, Woman from Tokyo, Smoke..., and Knocking
at Your Back Door (awesome). During the Smoke.. intro, Steve
played bits of Guns & Roses, Led Zep, Bad Company & Van
Halen. Don Airey slipped Ozzy's Mr.Crowley into his solo spot.
For me, this
was a better show than the Purpendicular show which I attended."
Renato Maestrali Moraes
surprises:a change in the order of songs, the inclusion of Space
Truckin´ and the comeback of Ian Paice's solo (small, but fuckin´great),
in the middle of Hush. Bananas the song was dropped.."
reviews by Vitao Bonesso & Marcel Vinicius de Morais