a fantastic show. Ian Gillan was in great vocal form. His wails
were wailin' and the screams were screamin'. Show start: 9:15
p.m. Show end: 10:40 p.m. Set
list: Second Sight / No Laughing In Heaven / Into The Fire / Hang
Me Out To Dry / Have Love Will Travel (Michal Lee Jackson
song) / Wasted Sunsets / Not Responsible / No Worries
/ Unchain Your Brain/ (Band jam) / Bluesy
Blue Sea / Moonshine / Texas State Of Mind (Michael
Lee Jackson song) / Sugar Plum (with Jeff Healey) /
When A Blind Man Cries (with Jeff Healey)
/ Men Of War / (Drum solo) / Smoke On The
Water. Encore: Trouble / Knockin' At Your
Back Door." review: Glen Miller.
this week local radio stations announced that the venue for the
Gillan show had been changed from The Danforth Music Hall to the
Phoenix. I wondered why they'd moved it to a small night club.
The answer, of course, was ticket sales. In fact, I was told by
Phoenix security that only 233 tickets had been sold for the show.
Add in another 100 or so radio station contest winners, and it
was a very intimate gathering indeed.
setlist was great. Blistering performances of Unchain Your
Brain and Bluesy Blue Sea, and enough Deep Purple tunes
to keep things hopping. Guitar legend Jeff Healey blazed through
Sugar Plum and When a Blind Man Cries in front of
his hometown fans.
Ian and co. seemed to be enjoying themselves ,with lots of smiles
and laughter between them. Ian took the time to shake hands and
sign autographs. Many fans were filming the show." review:
the photo to see a full Toronto, August 17th gallery by Tom Jory