Archive for the ‘Concert news’ Category


Jon Lord enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Deep Purple

April 9, 2016


JL at RnRHoF backdrop

Last night in New York, a classic 1970s image of Jon Lord adorned the backdrop as Deep Purple was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Present at the induction were Ian Paice, Jon Lord’s wife Vicky LordRoger Glover and Ian Gillan (see photo below) together with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes. Also inducted were Ritchie Blackmore and original singer Rod Evans.
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US premiere for Jon Lord’s To Notice Such Things

March 20, 2016

TNST Rochester 2016

The premiere Stateside performance of Jon Lord’s To Notice Such Things will take place on May 29 in Rochester, NY. Read the rest of this entry ?


Durham Concerto onstage in Germany

March 9, 2015

Jon Lord’s Durham Concerto is set for its German premiere on May 19, 2015 in Hagen near Dortmund with the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann.

[Update] The concert will feature Kathryn Tickell on Northumbrian pipes (as on the original recording and at Celebrating Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall last April), and will be the world premiere of the updated and revised edition of Durham Concerto as overseen by Paul Mann.

[Update2] Ralph Breitenbach will play the Hammond organ parts. He is a member of DCRS and has played keyboards with Jon at previous concerts in Hagen in 2008 and Essen in 2010.

First performed in 2007 and commissioned by the University of Durham, Durham Concerto is Jon’s aural portrait of an imaginary day spent in Durham in the North of England.

It consists of six segments in three overall movements: durham-concerto_61rzwsjtvyl_sl160_
Part 1: Morning
1 The Cathedral at Dawn
2 Durham Awakes
Part 2: Afternoon
3 The Road from Lindisfarne
4 From Prebends Bridge
Part 3: Evening
5 Rags and Galas
6 Durham Nocturne

This 3 minute collage was filmed at the world premiere in 2007:
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German tribute concert to Jon Lord

May 9, 2014

Bergheim 2014 banner

On May 23 a new tribute concert to Jon Lord takes the stage in Bergheim, near Cologne, Germany.

Part of the band and orchestra will be keyboard player Martin Doepke, who played with Jon on his Pictured Within Tour in 1999.

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Celebrating Jon – get your T-shirt now

March 18, 2014

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Stylish T-shirts highlight Celebrating Jon Lord at Royal Albert Hall on April 4 – available in black or white. Order yours now.
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New song world premiered in Wales

March 7, 2014
Jon Lord in writing session with Steve Balsamo, February 2010

Jon Lord in writing session with Steve Balsamo, February 2010

Today, Friday March 7 at 3.30pm GMT, singer Steve Balsamo will guest with Wynne Evans on BBC Radio Wales.

The show will play a world exclusive premiere of All Those Years Ago, the unreleased song by Jon and Balsamo, from which Jon Lord’s photo book takes its title, and which will be released together with the book.

On the show, Balsamo will talk about his work with Jon Lord, the upcoming photo book and the concert at Royal Albert Hall celebrating Jon next month.

The song itself is a gentle ballad with Jon on eloquent piano and Balsamo on eminent vocals, recorded in February 2010. Balsamo has confirmed that he will sing the song at Celebrating Jon Lord on April 4.

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Celebrating Jon Lord – tickets

October 20, 2013

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Deep Purple confirmed for “Celebrating Jon Lord”

October 20, 2013

Celeb JL poster

The Sunflower Jam charity has excitedly confirmed that Deep Purple will be performing at Celebrating Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall on April 4, 2014.

Following Deep Purple’s hugely successful run of shows at London’s The Roundhouse this month, fans of the band and of Jon, will get another chance to see them perform on one of the most iconic stages in the world, backed up by the 83-piece Orion Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann – just how Jon would have wanted it.

The stylish poster design shown above was created by Jon’s son-in-law Al Cherrington before Deep Purple were added to the bill.

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The Sunflower Jam is a charity founded by Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice. The charity passionately supports the research and application of holistic and non-toxic treatments for children and young adults suffering from cancer.