Deep Purple Again

Saw them again with John along with orchestra. The following is the account from the Montreal Gazette’s John Mahoney.

Deep Purple at Montreal’s Place des Arts Drawing from hits like Smoke on the Water, Hush and Highway Star, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey performed with a symphony orchestra, Monday, June 6, 2011 at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier of Place des Arts.

Eddie and the Automatics began their set at 8 pm sharp. Two former members of Boston in this group and the 9 minute Boston medley was outstanding. Deep Purple took to the stage at 9 pm. The set began with the 20 something piece orchestra playing and then the band began with Highway Star. They looked and played with great energy and, as usual, great proficiency. Continue reading.