DEEP PURPLE – Canadian Tour Kicks off in St. John’s

February 3rd, 2012
by EvilG
Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Last night, Thursday Feb 2 2012, Deep Purple kicked off their 2012 North American tour at Mile One Stadium in St. Johns, NL, Canada.

The band took to the stage at 8:30pm and played for a little over 90 mins. All were in fine form except vocalist Ian Gillan who was wearing a leg brace which severely limited his mobility. It appeared he might of been in a little pain from the injury, but he soldiered on and gave a very respectable performance. Some jaw dropping fretwork from guitarist Steve Morse was also in order and he showed his chops and sense of melody with a sweet lead guitar tone. Keyboardist Don Airey delivered an inspired solo which covered musical styles from blues to classical throwing in some parts from classics, as well as a few notes from his own classics (Ozzy’s “Mr. Crowley”).

While the stadium wasn’t sold out (shame on you St. John’s) there was a good turn out and everyone left happy! Watch for a complete review and more live shots of these classic hard rock/metal legends in Metal-Rules.com soon!

 

The setlist:

Highway Star
Hard Lovin Man
Leo
Strange
Rapture of the Deep
Tokyo Woman
Contact Lost
Blind Man
Well Dressed
Ther Mule
Lazy
Perfect Strangers
Space Truckin
Smoke on the Water

Encore:
Hush
Black Night

 

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

Deep Purple: Live at Mile One in St. John's, NL, Canada. Feb 2 1012.

2012 Canadian Tour Dates w/ VIP

02.02.12 – St. Johns, NL
02.04.12 – Moncton, NB
02.05.12 – Halifax, NS
02.06.12 – Moncton, NB
02.08.12 – Ottawa, ON
02.09.12 – Kingston, ON
02.11.12 – London, ON
02.12.12 – Toronto, ON
02.13.12 – Hamilton, ON
02.15.12 – Winnipeg, MB
02.16.12 – Regina, SK
02.17.12 – Saskatoon, SK
02.19.12 – Calgary, AB
02.21.12 – Edmonton, AB
02.23.12 – Prince George, BC
02.25.12 – Victoria, BC
02.26.12 – Vancouver, BC

 

Check out some fan shot footage from the St. John’s show:

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