Purple Replace Oasis
Deep Purple were roped in at the last minute to replace Oasis for two shows in Europe.
They headlined the Rock-am-See open air festival at the Bodenseestadion in Germany on August 29, and the Milano Urban Festival in Italy the next night. But given that these were supposed to be Oasis shows, the support bill was a little strange, featuring The Kooks, The Hives and Kasabian among others.
Despite playing to what was obviously an Oasis crowd, Purple apparently survived the experience, ready for their UK tour in November. Rumours that they’re planning to do a song called Highway Supersonic Star can be discounted… although like the Gallagaher brothers, the feuding between present and past Purple stalwarts Gillan and Blackmore shows no sign of abating.