UK (Sheffield), May 2, 2007 Review

artist: Deep Purple date: 10/15/2007 category: live concerts

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Deep Purple: UK (Sheffield), May 2, 2007
The tour was meant to be for the Machine Head album, but not as many songs were played from it as people would have hoped for.
 Sound: 7
 Perfomance: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9
UK (Sheffield), May 2, 2007 Reviewed by: Nizzi, on october 15, 2007
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Sound: Deep Purple, with special guests Thin Lizzy and STYX. Thin Lizzy, being quite old and suffered from loss of band members, didn't quite have the original line up. In fact, I'm not sure Who was even playing. But they were still excellent, playing with a very 'Spinal Tap' style. Styx, however, came onstage second and were mind-blowing, especially for someone Who had never heard of them until a couple of weeks before! Two of the members were singing (but at different times). Ian Gillan of Deep Purple may be old and grey, but he can still hit those high notes! He was, and definately still is, one of the greatest rock singers of all time! I'm guessing the quality of the sound and music was good, but standing right at the front next to the speakers ruined the effects by a small amount, leaving me just hearing the guitars and drums but not the lyrics. // 7

Perfomance: Being a bit of an old band, the audience was majoratly older people than teenagers. Also, there seemed to be a lot of people wearing Iron Maiden shirts rather than Deep Purple. Most people in the standing area were just standing with their arms folded, although there were a few exceptions. Apart from this, it was a very enjoyable concert. The crowd were at their most liveliest for Styx, as Styx had a lot of merchandise to be thrown out into the crowd. And I mean alot, there were hundreds of guitar plectrums, towels and frisbees with the Styx logo sewn on, and the Keyboardist even took photos of the band while they played and threw them out to the crowd!. Thin Lizzy only threw out a couple of guitar piks, which in contrast to Styx was very feeble. But this makes them more valuable. Deep Purple had quite a few piks too. More merchandise than Thin Lizzy, but not as many as the awesome insane Styx. Styx had very bright and bold clothes on, while the guitarist of Thin Lizzy seemed to be wearing his pijamas and Ian Gillan was walking round the stage barefooted! The strobe lightening would have prevented epileptic people from sharing the fun as well as making photographs harder to take. As this concert was quite a few months ago now, I don't remember the set list. I remember that Thin Lizzy opened with 'Jailbreak' and Deep Purple used Black Night as the encore. // 10

Overall Impression: The concert was at Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, on the 2nd of May 2007. The tour was meant to be for the Machine Head album, but not as many songs were played from it as people would have hoped for. But for us who just wanted to see one of our favourite bands live, it was perfect. Tickets were around 30 for sitting and standing, slightly expensive but well worth it! I did absolutely love the show. Being some of the youngest there (aged 13, 14 and 15) me and my friends were jumping all over the place, catching the bands attention. This led to us receiving most of the band merch and a personal thank you from the Styx keyboardist. It was one of the best night of my life! I doubt I would go to their next gig as it wouldn't be quite the same. // 10

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