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Deep Purple coming to Valley!



KATHMANDU: They are the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock. Branded as the ‘Globe’s Loudest Band’ by the Guinness Books of World Records in 1975‚ this English rock band rocked the music scene in the late 60s‚ mid 70s and from late 80s to early 90s. And now they are going to rock the Valley.

Deep Purple Live in Concert‚ Kathmandu‚ Nepal was announced on February 15 at a press meet organised at Hotel Raddison. The concert will take place on March 15 at Dashrath Rangasala‚ produced and managed by Jet Set PR Entertainment P Ltd with ODC Entertainment.

“The band was touring Asia and they contacted us expressing that they wanted to tour more of Asia. They are the loudest band and they still hold the title‚” shares Satish Singh‚ General Manager of Jet Set Pr Entertainment.

With their fans from young to old‚ Singh points out “the band gives phenomenal performance at live concerts”.

The present line-up of the band consists of Ian Paice on drums and percussion‚ Roger Glover on bass‚ Ian Gillan on vocals‚ Steve Morse on guitar and Don Airey on organ and keys. You still get the grooves and vibes while listening to their oldies like Smoke on the Water‚ Highway Star‚ Fireball‚ Into the Fire among others.

Singh also informed that the band will be arriving on March 13 from Dubai after their Singapore gig. The hard rock sound of Deep Purple resound through venue through a sound system from India amongst lights brought from India. The CEO of ODC Entertainment Simant Gurung claims that it will be “a better production” from previous concerts.

“We are hoping for a bigger crowd‚” said Gurung.

Tickets for the concert will be available from February 20.

And according to Singh‚ they will be organising an inter-college band competition‚ the winner of which will get to open for Deep Purple along with other Nepali bands who are yet to be finalised. —

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