“Ian Gillan sings Deep Purple” is a 9-show run through eastern Europe and Russia in November 2016 playing some of the most prestigious venues those countries have to offer, including the Kremlin Palace. The tour has Don Airey’s band including McBride on guitar and a philharmonic orchestra backing Ian Gillan in a programme of Deep Purple songs and material from Gillan’s solo career.
In December Simon McBride sets off with his own band for a tour through Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland and Slovakia.
IAN GILLAN SINGS DEEP PURPLE:
4/11 Sofia, Bulgaria: NDK National Palace of Culture
5/11 Skopje, Macedonia: Boris Trajikovski Sports Centre
7/11 Belgrade, Serbia: Sava Centar
8/11 Budapest, Hungary: Papp Laszlo Arena
10/11 Odessa, Ukraine: National Opera House
11/11 Kieve, Ukraine: Ukraine Palace
13/11 Minsk, Belarus; Palace of the Republic
15/11 Russia, Moscow: Kremlin Palace
17/11 Russia, St Petersburg: BKZ Oktyabrsky
19/11 Poland, Warsaw: Hala Kolo