April 04, 2000, Moscow, Luzhniki Sports Palace (capacity – 8500 spectators / The shows in Moscow was part of the Deep Purple World Tour 2000. Promoter and local production by JSA.
This concert caused a huge stir of public. It was almost impossible to buy tickets three days before the event. Arriving in Moscow after a performance in St. Petersburg, the group gave a great press conference for journalists.
The concert turned out to be quite unique, first of all, with its duration. Deep Purple fans were very lucky – the storm of rock music in the crowded Luzhniki Sport Palace continued 2 hours 20 minutes.
The set list was more than interesting. Particularly noteworthy is “Fools” from the “Fireball” album – this song has never been performed at concerts before and has appeared in the program only in this tour.
Woman From Tokyo, Fireball, Into The Fire, Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming, Fools, Smoke On The Water (intro Led Zeppelin, Kinks etc.), 69 (including – Mule, Paint It Black, Paranoid), Black Night, Watching The Sky, Space Truckin’, Any Fule Kno That, Jon’s solo, Perfect Strangers, When A Blind Man Cries, Speed King (including – Great Balls of Fire, Blue Suede Shoes), Lazy, Highway Star.
It was the first experience of the company as the promoter of the concert and nevertheless JSA took success. Special thanks to Eugene Finkelstein from PMI SHOW for support with this project. They did the second concert of the Russian arm of the tour in St. Petersburg / April 07, 200, Yubileyny Sports Complex (capacity – about 10,000)
Article in the magazine Show Master 2-200-21: Deep Purple – Live in Moscow!
Internet portal Deep-Purple.ru – Concert Deep Purple in Moscow 09.04.2000
Internet portal Deep-Purple.ru – Concert Deep Purple in St. Petersburg 07.04.2000
Note: Two years before this event, JSA was as the local production team for the Deep Purple concert at the Sports Complex Olimpiyskiy in Moscow (capacity 16,500). The show was November 21, 1998, as part of the band’s European tour in support of the album – A.Band.On (Abandon). Promoter was the agency Moskovit Concert
Internet portal Deep-Purple.ru – Concert Deep Purple in Moscow 21.11.1998
Version in russian:
DEEP PURPLE КОНЦЕРТ В МОСКВЕ 2000
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