Jon Lord is gearing up for his concert in Essen, Germany on February 3 – in the Grugahalle, where he used to perform with both Deep and Whitesnake.
– We played several times in the Grugahalle in Essen. I think one of the first big concerts that Deep Purple played when we started to get well known in 1969/1970 in Germany was probably in the Grugahalle. I played there with Whitesnake when I was with that band in the late 1970s/early 1980s and then with Deep Purple again.
– It will be fun to go back to this place with an orchestra, says Jon Lord.
For the February 3 concert, Jon Lord will perform the Concerto for Group and Orchestra and assorted solo pieces together with the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra and band incl. Steve Balsamo (vocals) and Kasia Laska (vocals).