Deep Purple
2007 European Tour Noticeboard

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March 7th 2007.    PalaRaschi, Parma. Italy

"Deep Purple played a sold out gig on March 7th at PalaRaschi in Parma (Italy), in front of almost 4,000 people. The setlist was: Intro / Pictures of Home / Things I Never Said / The Battle Rages On / Strange Kind of a Woman / Rapture of the Deep / Fireball / Wrong Man / Steve Morse Solo ~ The Well Dressed Guitar / When a Blind Man Cries / Lazy / Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye / Don Airey Solo ~ Perfect Strangers / Space Truckin' / Highway Star / Smoke on the Water. Encore: Hush (Ian Paice solo) / Black Night (Roger Glover intro).

The written set list included "options" of Into the Fire (I think they played it in Albania, March 4th, instead of "The Battle Rages On"), Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic, and Sometimes I Feel like Screaming.

Ian Gillan was apparently feeling a bit ill after the show, which was why he showed late backstage. But he was very kind with all the fans waiting for him. Steve Morse is doing two guitar shows, one in Rome and another in Palermo (Sicily)."

review: Francesco / Deep Purple Italia

Full photo gallery: Parma, March 7th 2007

March 9th 2007.    Palasport, Palerrmo. Italy    new, April 18th

Two very atmospheric shots from Deep Purple's show in Palermo. Open them up and it feels as if you're there!

photos: 'apa palermo' .

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Extra Date In Italy

According to Deep Purple Italia a new Deep Purple date has just been confirmed by promoter Barley Arts, on the back of a successful stint in Italy during March. In all they played five dates, including a sell-out in Parma, and four in the more seldom visited south of Italy.

The new date is May 5th 2007 - Palasport - Genova.
Tickets went on sale on Monday , March 26th, from Prices: 25, 30, or 35 euros (plus booking fee).

March 19th 2007.   Zenith, Nantes, France

"They were good without big surprises in the set list except for 'The Battle Rages On', and that was a very good choice. They played it slower than the original version... very impressive.I loved it !!"

Lylian Pothron /

Full photo gallery: Nantes, March 19th 2007

March 25th 2007.   Hall Rhénus, Strasbourg, France

There are eighty lo-res photos taken by Didier Wolff at Deep Purple's show in Strasbourg to view at

Thanks to Ger Leenders

March 26th 2007.   Festival Debout Sur Le Zinc, Beauvais, France

"The venue in Beauvais was the Elispace. The other acts named in the poster are not DP's support acts but appear on earlier nights during the festival.

By the way, the screens at each side of the stage are back but the Rapture backdrop (and merchandise and most of the tracks) has gone. They're still selling bananas though.

What I think is the current Euro tour t-shirt uses that awful image of the band in flames (with Jon) used originally in Australia."

Nigel Young

Poster gallery: Beauvais , March 26th 2007

More Shows In France

Having realised that there is a great market for Deep Purple in France, they are certainly taking advantage. News is that the group will be back there AGAIN in November for another dozen or so concerts. The dates are:

14 Nov Châteauroux / 15 Nov Toulon / 16 Nov Perpignan / 18 Nov Paris Olympia / 19 Nov Liège [Belgium] / 21 Nov Le Havre / 22 Nov Angers / 23 Nov Brest / 25 Nov Le Mans / 26 Nov Orléans / 27 Nov Angoulème / 28 Nov Besançon.

For more detail : Deep Purple Tour Dates 2007

March 31st 2006.   Zenith, Limoges, France

photos: Arnaud Delrot . Click to enlarge.

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