Went to see DP & Lynyrd

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Microbass, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. WOOT!

    I'm a bit late in posting, but hey!

    On Wednesday, I went to see Deep Purple & Lynyrd Skynyrd! Both bands were amazing!

    Skynyrd rocked, I wasn't expecting them to be so crazy. They were like a punk band going crazy running around and jumping!
    They finished the set with Sweet Home, then came back out and played Freebird. :cool:
    Awesome, awesome show they put on!

    :40mins later:
    I managed to get near the front for when Deep Purple came on, and watching this gear come on was great. I'm pretty sure Roger had mesa or trace cabs, he brought on four 8x10s and steve had 8 4x12's.
    so much gear, was great!

    When they finally came on, they opened with Highway Star, and I tell you, the crowd over powered them. You could only JUST hear the band!
    Steve is awesome on guitar! I'd say he had waaaaay too many solos, but I just did :p
    Don Airey, the new KB'er was great too! Was like a little kid ina toystore jumping around up there on his own little stage!

    anyway, I suggest ya'll check 'em out when they are next touring in your area!!

    rock on! :smug:
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I saw DP last year with Ronnie James Dio and The PLanets (yuk!!!) as special guests.

    Steve is one of the reasons I listen to DP again, he's just one of my favorite guitarists.
    Don Airey was a little tentative (he just joined IIRC), but fit in pretty well.

    I'm waiting for their new album.
  3. Yea, I forgot too mention!

    they played 5 new songs! all were awesome!
    One or two were sort of different from their usual hard rock (see:ballad) but I still liked 'em.

    Hehe... Ian: 'OK, here's another song, this has even less lyrics.. arrr!'
    *band breaks into Speed King*

  4. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    Least all of steve morse's solos are worth listening to:)

    Skynyrd still has whatever it takes, by the truckload.......

    what happened to Jon Lord that Airey is in DP now?
  5. I took a guess by saying that Jon didn't want to tour anymore.

    I have a DVD of Come Hell or High Water, and he seems optimistic about a future of the band should they decide to go on later in life.

    What age is he now? Must be in his early 60's?
  6. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Microbass, did The Darkness open the show? Check them out if you don't know them. Me and a friend would have liked to have caught the tour at the Birmingham NEC, but couldn't make it unfortunately.
  7. David, are they a local glasgow band?

    I know there was a sort of modern hard rock band that opened up, but I only got the last min and a bit of their last song, it sounded good!

    Didn't wanna comment since I didn't hear the, :)
  8. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    The Darkness are from the Suffolk/London area. They are very much in that "classic rock" style and have a definite Queen influence (very flamboyant frontman with crazy falsetto vocals). Their current single, 'Growing on Me' went in the charts at no.11 last week and they have been all over the TV recently.