London-area newspapers are advertising the upcoming DEEP PURPLE UK tour as featuring Don Airey on keyboards, despite previous reports indicating that Jon Lord would make his farewell appearance with the group on this portion of the trek. At this time, no official word has come down on who will end up handling the keys during the upcoming dates. In related news, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his "companion" Candice Night, are planning a summer European tour. Dates are reportedly being pencilled in for Italy (July 13th-19th), and Germany (beginning on July 21st), with more shows to be added later.
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