Deep Purple at the Tower Theater, Upper Darby PA. October 10, 2019.

All I can really say about this show is WOW! What a great show. I’ve never really thought to see Deep Purple, but, I’ve been meaning to for the past few tours. Unfortunately, other things took priority. This time, the stars were aligned to make this happen. Boy, am I glad that it did. Ian Gillan’s voice was spot on, while Roger Glover & Ian Paice were GREAT on the rhythm part of the show, in that great Deep Purple sound. While we lost Jon Lord very recently, Don Airey did a great job on the keys, including a really nice keyboard solo that played very well. Last, but not least Steve Morse who was really a great front man, even though he wasn’t really the front man. He is probably one of the most under rated guitar players out there. He is & last night, was amazing. He was very interactive with the crowd, which was great. He even had us singing along with his guitar solos. Very entertaining. The band really looked like they had a really good time. After seeing this show, I don’t understand what took the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame so long to put them into the club. It was very past due. Deep Purple opened up with “Highway Star” then went into “Pictures of Home”, “Bloodsucker”, “Demon’s Eye”, “Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming”, then Steve Morse went into a guitar solo, then, “Uncommon Man”, after that Don Airey played a keyboard solo which went into “Lazy”. The songs kept flowing as they went into “Time For Bedlam”, “Perfect Strangers”, “Space Truckin'”, then “Smoke On The Water”. The band then left the stage & came back in less than 2 minutes with a cover of “Green Onions”, then a great long version of “Hush” with a bunch of improvisation. They finished the night with “Black Night”. They then left the stage. I was very glad that I was able to go to this show & would rate this 5 out of 5 Music Guru stars. Thank you Deep Purple for one of the best concerts that I’ve seen. An unknown band, by me anyway, opened up for Deep Purple. Their name was Joyous Wolf. While I have never heard of them, I enjoyed the music very much & the lead singer/front man was very entertaining. He went into the audience & was doing cartwheels on stage. The band did sound similar to the Black Crowes, with a bit of extra energy. A good show by them as well. I bought their CD while I was at the show & will post a review of this album as well.

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