Deep Purple Concerto Dates 2000-2001

In 2000 Deep Purple did a Concerto tour with George Enescu's Philharmonic Orchestra from Romania. Ronnie James Dio was with them and sang four songs (Sitting In A Dream, Love Is All, Fever Dreams and Rainbow In The Dark) as well as participated on the Smoke On The Water encore.

The orchestra in South America was local orchestra there, and in Mexico they used local orchestra as well.

The Concerto tour continued also in 2001 with at two concerts in Japan, featuring the Shin Nihon Philharmonic Orchestra and the special guest Ronnie James Dio.

Date Venue City and State Country Other bands Comments
01.09.2000 Luna Park Stadium Buenos Aires Argentina Sold out, 8100 people. Click here for gig poster picture.
02.09.2000 Luna Park Stadium Buenos Aires Argentina Sold out, 8100 people. Click here for gig poster picture.
06.09.2000 Credicard Hall Sao Paulo Brazil
07.09.2000 Credicard Hall Sao Paulo Brazil
08.09.2000 Credicard Hall Sao Paulo Brazil
13.09.2000 National Auditorium Mexico City Mexico Some sources incorrectly claim the venue was Sports Palace
14.09.2000 National Auditorium Mexico City Mexico Some sources incorrectly claim the venue was Sports Palace
30.09.2000 Sportspaleis Antwerpen Belgium Click here for ticket stub picture.
01.10.2000 CCH Saal 1 Hamburg Germany
04.10.2000 Hell Blues, Hangar 5, Trondheim Airport Hell, Stjordal Norway
06.10.2000 Scandinavium Gothenburg Sweden
07.10.2000 Globe Arena Stockholm Sweden
09.10.2000 ICC Berlin Germany
10.10.2000 Paegas Arena Prague Czech Republic
11.10.2000 Stadthalle Zwickau Germany
29.09.2000 Place Guillaume II Luxemburg Luxemburg Originally scheduled for 29.09.2000 to Place de Bruxelles
14.10.2000 Palais des Congres Strasbourg France
15.10.2000 Festhalle Frankfurt Germany Click here for ticket stub picture.
17.10.2000 Hans-Martin-Schleyer-Halle Stuttgart Germany
18.10.2000 Hallenstadion Zurich Switzerland
20.10.2000 Pabellon de Deportes Madrid Spain
21.10.2000 Bullring Murcia Spain
23.10.2000 Fila Forum Milan Italy
25.10.2000 Palais de Congress Paris France
27.10.2000 Stadthalle Vienna Austria
29.10.2000 Westfalenhalle Dortmund Germany
30.10.2000 Ahoy Rotterdam Holland
31.10.2000 Olympiahalle Munchen Germany
03.11.2000 Spodek Sporthall Katowice Poland
24.03.2001 Tokyo International Forum A Tokyo Japan Click here for gig ad picture.
25.03.2001 Tokyo International Forum A Tokyo Japan Click here for gig ad picture.


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