Deep Purple Secret Mexican Tour

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Deep Purple Secret Mexican Tour
Tour by Deep Purple
Legs 2
Shows 3

Deep Purple Secret Mexican Tour was a small warm-up tour of British Hard Rock band Deep Purple with new guitarist Steve Morse and consisted of two shows in Mexico and one show in the USA

Tour pre-history[edit]

In 1993, because of the constant disagreement, musical differences, fights and tensions between vocalist Ian Gillan and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Blackmore left the band during a show in Helsinki, Finland on 17 November, just days before the Japanese leg of the tour was set to start. Deep Purple hired Joe Satriani as the temporal replacement for Ritchie, to play the remaining gigs in Japan and Europe. After the tour, Joe continued his solo career and Deep Purple asked Steve Morse to join the band. As Ritchie was their founding member and very popular in fans, other members didn't know how will new guitarist work for the audience. So they decided to held a small secret warm-up tour, in order to see the audience reactions during the live. Steve fit the band quite well and audience responded. Thus, they asked Steve to stay in the band.[1][2]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
23 November 1994 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
25 November 1994 Monterrey Auditorio Coca Cola
26 November 1994 Corpus Christi, Texas United States Johnnyland Auditorium


  1. Highway Star
  2. Ramshackle Man
  3. Maybe I'm a Leo
  4. Fireball (ended with Into the Fire)
  5. Perfect Strangers
  6. Pictures of Home
  7. Keyboard Solo
  8. Knockin' at Your Back Door
  9. Guitar Solo
  10. Anyone's Daughter
  11. Child in Time
  12. Anya
  13. The Battle Rages On
  14. When a Blind Man Cries
  15. Lazy
  16. Drum Solo
  17. Space Truckin'
  18. Woman from Tokyo
  19. Paint it Black


  1. Speed King
  2. Smoke on the Water



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