Don Airey & Friends (Deep Purple)
Don Airey & Friends (Deep Purple)+ support Van Halen Tribute 5150
- Date: Friday 8 Mar 2019
- Hall: CreativeColors Stage
- Doors open: 19:30
- Start: 20:30
- Presale: 27,25 (incl. service charge)
- At the door: 28,-
Don Airey is nothing if not prolific. Though currently known as a member of Deep Purple, his keyboard work can be heard on over three hundred albums, placing him among the most recorded players of all time. Don has toured with the great and the good and had a box seat on some of the most amazing events of rock history.
His first stint with a major rock act came in ‘74 with Cozy Powell’s Hammer, before joining Jon Hisemen and Gary Moore in the fusion outfit Colosseum II. Don performed on the Black Sabbath album ’Never Say Die, but then, in 1978, he teamed up once more with Cozy Powell, but also Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover in Rainbow. He enjoyed huge success over three years.The next four years were spent with Ozzy Osbourne – Don, after all, had created the keyboard intro to the seminal track ‘Mr. Crowley’ on the ’Blizzard of Oz’ album and played all of the keyboard parts on the ‘Bark At The Moon’ album. During the 1980s Don undertook session work for many artists, most notably on Gary Moore’s ‘Out In The Fields’ album and Whitesnake’s multi-platinum selling ’1987’. Jethro Tull invited him out touring with them. This was followed the following year by the release of Don’s first solo album ‘K2’. In 2001 the opportunity to join Deep Purple came along. Down time from Deep Purple is limited, however, in 2007 Don released his second solo album, ’Light in the Sky’. This was followed in 2011 by ‘All Out’, again through Mascot Records and followed it up with ‘Keyed Up’ in 2014.