Deep Purple Secret USA Tour

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

Deep Purple Secret USA Tour was a small warm-up tour of British hard rock band Deep Purple with new guitarist Steve Morse and included only 2 shows in the USA.

Tour pre-history[edit]

In 1993, because of frequent disagreements, musical differences, fights and tension between vocalist Ian Gillan and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Blackmore left the band one day before the upcoming Japanese tour. Deep Purple hired Joe Satriani as the temporary replacement for Blackmore and he played the Japanese gigs. After the tour, Joe was asked to continue as permanent guitarist but conflicts with his record label made this impossible. Purple then asked ex-Kansas/Dixie Dregs guitarist Steve Morse to join the band. As Ritchie was one of Deep Purple's founding members and very popular with the fans, the other members didn't know how well the new guitarist would go over with the audience. Purple decided to held a small secret warm-up tour in order to see the crowd reaction in a live setting. The first tour took place in Mexico, and four months later in the USA. Fortunately, Steve fit the band quite well and the audience went crazy. Thus, Deep Purple asked Steve to stay in the band.[1][2]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
3 March 1995 Orlando, Florida United States Tupperware Centre
4 March 1995 Fort Pierce, Florida Sunrise Theatre

Setlist[edit]

  1. Highway Star
  2. Ramshackle Man (ended with into the Fire)
  3. Maybe I'm a Leo
  4. Fireball
  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

Encores:

  1. Speed King
  2. Smoke on the Water

Line-up[edit]

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