According to Israelnationalnews.com, British hard rock icons DEEP PURPLE have confirmed a show in Israel and will play Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv on February 22, 2014. This will be their fourth performance in Israel, the previous two being in 2011, 2008, and in 1991. Preceding their 2011 concert, drummer Ian Paice stated that groups who cancel their Israeli tour dates for political reasons are “real wimps,” according to Haaretz news from May 11th, 2011.
Eagle Rock Entertainment recently released DEEP PURPLE – Perfect Strangers Live on DVD, 2CD/DVD, DVD/2CD/2LP, and Digital Audio and Video. The DVD contains the only footage available from the Perfect Strangers tour plus a bonus tour documentary, which is now streaming below:
The second available format offers 2CDs and the DVD of the live show packaged in a three-disc slimline CD jewel case. The third format offers 2LPs, 2CDs and the DVD of the live show packaged in a three-panel gatefold sleeve.
Streaming below from the package is the live version of the Deep Purple classic ‘Knocking At Your Back Door’:
Recorded in Melbourne, Australia in 1984, Perfect Strangers live is the only full-length concert film of the band at this time. The long-awaited reunion of the classic Deep Purple lineup Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice, who reunited for the first time since 1973, had recorded a brand new studio album Perfect Strangers, and subsequently headed out on tour. The setlist mixes then new tracks from the Perfect Strangers album with favorites from the early seventies: ‘Highway Star’, ‘Strange Kind Of Woman’, ‘Perfect Strangers’, ‘Knocking At Your Back Door’, ‘Child In Time’, ‘Black Night’, ‘Speed King’, ‘Smoke On The Water’, and many more, which are brilliantly performed as only Deep Purple can deliver.
Deep Purple is a musical force with a rich history, having boasted a wealth of incredible musicians and memorable eras. Perfect Strangers Live is a welcome addition to Eagle Rock’s extensive Deep Purple collection.
‘Strange Kind Of Woman’
‘A Gypsy’s Kiss’
‘Perfect Strangers’ *
‘Under The Gun’
‘Knocking At Your Back Door’
‘Lazy’ (including Ian Paice drum solo)
‘Child In Time’ **
‘Difficult To Cure’
Jon Lord keyboard solo
‘Space Truckin’’ (in Ritchie Blackmore guitar solo)
‘Black Night’ ***
‘Smoke On The Water’
*Start of Side B of LP format
** Start of Side C of LP format and Start of Disc2 on CD format
***Start of Side D of LP format