Celebrating Jon Lord • April 2014
Celebrating Jon Lord • Originally planned for 2013, this special concert, organised by the Sunflower Jam people, has now been confirmed for the Royal Albert Hall, April 4. 2014, under the title Celebrating Jon Lord. We’ll add any developments and details of guests to this page as things develop.
Jan 27 – Glenn Hughes has now confirmed for the event. “Jon and I were very close at the end of his life .. I’m so glad to announce that I will perform at Jon’s tribute show.”
Deep Purple have now confirmed for the event. There has been a lot of speculation about whether Blackmore might also turn up but he has issued a statement saying he will not be appearing. Hopefully this will calm things down a bit as we’ve been getting lots of “I might buy a ticket in case” emails.
Oct 8 – Tickets are now on sale at around £83.
Sept 21 – TICKETS for the event will go on sale on October 4th 2013. They will be sold through the RAH booking office and usual ticket outlets. No prices given. They are holding back on announcing the full guest list but have confirmed that Bruce Dickinson, Rick Wakeman, Alfie Boe, the Orion Orchestra, Joe Brown, Steve Balsamo and Miller Anderson will be there. The show will be filmed for a DVD.
September 17 – Miller Anderson has been added to the event. A DVD of the previous shows has been put together and can be ordered direct from the organisers, see details on the Jon Lord news post.
June 24 – Paul Mann will be conducting the Orion Orchestra on the night. This will include some special material. Rick Wakeman is confirmed and the evening will be hosted by Bob Harris. Deep Purple have been asked. There are other special guests in the wings, and the event looks set to be quite exciting.
September 2014 – Concert released as a box set, two CDs, blu ray or DVD