Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

Merida, 23 September (EFE).- The British band Deep Purple, which kicks off its new European tour in Merida this Friday, this afternoon unveiled a ceramic and metal tile bearing his name in the city’s Via Musicorum, ahead of the attack by dozens of people who gathered at the event. People.

Singer Ian Gillan, drummer Ian Paice – the only member of the band since its formation in 1968 -, bassist Roger Glover, keyboardist Donald Airey and guitarist Simon McBride – were present during the discovery of this “disc”. “, together with local and regional authorities.

Vía Musicorum, which leads to Merida’s Roman Theater, a historic venue where the British band will perform tonight, thus adding another musical “star” to the presence of the Stone and Music Festival, which celebrates its seventh edition this year.

Numerous followers of the group and of rock in general have gathered on the streets that Deep Purple will be present at the aforementioned event, so there is no shortage of requests for photographs and even autographs.

Gillan, on behalf of the group, thanked the festival management for inviting them to participate and, in particular, for having the band’s “vinyl” on Vía Musicorum.

The director of the festival, Carlos Lobo, highlighted the fact that Deep Purple chose Merida to start their European tour – this Saturday they will perform in Seville – and thanked the group for their willingness and kindness to participate in the event, which they called the mayor, Antonio Rodriguez was also joined by Osuna and Extremadura’s Assembly President, Blanca Martin.

The latter highlighted the work of promoting culture and the city that the Stone and Music Festival represents, a commitment that clearly corresponds to the promotion of heritage from a private company.

After Deep Purple, the festival will close this weekend with concerts by Ludovico Inaudi and Manolo Garcia.

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