Deep Purple Secret USA Tour

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Deep Purple Secret USA Tour
Tour by Deep Purple
No. of shows3

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 two shows in the USA.

Tour background[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, Satriani was asked to continue as permanent guitarist but conflicts with his record label made this impossible. Purple then asked former Kansas and Dixie Dregs guitarist Steve Morse to join the band. As Blackmore 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 hold 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. Morse fit the band quite well and the audience went crazy. Thus, Deep Purple asked Morse to stay in the band.[1][2][3]

Tour dates[edit]

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


  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


  1. Speed King
  2. Smoke on the Water



  1. ^ "Corpus Christi, Texas, USA". Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  2. ^ "MusicMight :: Artists ::". Archived from the original on 17 September 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  3. ^ 3rd concert review

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