Wednesday, July 26, 2006

BRIEF: Deep Purple Holds Off on Mideast Touring

(Via Blabbermouth)In light of the ongoing Israeli assault in Lebanon, veteran rock act Deep Purple has decided to postpone their forthcoming tour dates there.

"It's in everyone's interest that a musical concert be a relatively peaceful event. Once they get things together and the situation settles down and the time is right, I'm sure we'll go back." Glover added, "It's a shame. I know the area quite well and Baalbeck is quite beautiful and very historic. I was actually looking forward to the concert."

In 1966, the band played a 9-week stint in Lebanon.