Posts Tagged ‘Perfect Strangers’


June 16, 2017

Deep Purple 1985 US tour gross

This great advert turned up recently, from one of the American music trade papers, bragging about the earnings of Deep Purple’s Perfect Strangers American tour back in 1985.  The tour run from January through to May (with breaks) and generated nearly $7 million in ticket sales, over half a million sold. It was later was recognised as the second biggest grossing tour by anyone in America that year.  And the UK got one show, which happens to be 32 years ago this week!


June 30, 2014

Ian Paice is doing another Deep Purple tribute band show in Italy as part of a whole festival of copycat bands, details on the IP page. Thanks to Marco Casoni for the heads up. I saw ads for Phil Collins, Abba and loads more last week on holiday in Worcestershire – they seem to assume you know the real band would never be playing in these obscure towns so don’t even bother with the clever names any more, which is a shame.

I spy Strangers

October 10, 2013

Perfect Strangers Live is shipping next week; a 24 hour panic as the warehouse had sent our order to an indie record shop (and their order for one CD to us! Goodness knows what they made of all that Deep Purple stock) but it was sorted overnight. Simon’s had a blast through a copy and his first thoughts are on the site in the review section (if anyone’s still interested in what the old git thinks about anything!). Be interesting to see what other people feel about this release. If you’ve not yet placed an order you can still do so at DTB Online store.

Live In Melbourne er Sydney 1984

August 12, 2013

Deep Purple Perfect Strangers live Melbourne 1984UPDATE – The live 1984 DVD reported earlier is from one of the three nights at Sydney and NOT Melbourne as the sales sheets claim. As well as the main format DVD, there are CD and vinyl editions, but both are limited.  Full track listing and details on DTB under Perfect Strangers Live.  It’s due out in October.  Our first report of the release is below.  Formats available to pre-order at DTB Online store.