Mérida, Sept 23 (EFE).- British band Deep Purple, starting their new European tour in Mérida this Friday, discovered a ceramic and metal tile bearing his name this afternoon in the city’s Vía Musicorum, before the attack breaks out. saw from dozens of people who gathered at this event.
Vocalist 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 -the last to join the group- were present at the discovery of this ” disk”. together with local and regional authorities.
The Vía Musicorum, which leads to the Roman theater of Mérida, a historic place where the British band will perform tonight, thus adds a new music star thanks to its presence at the Stone & Music Festival, which is celebrating its seventh edition this year.
Numerous followers of the group and of rock in general have gathered on this road after learning that Deep Purple would be attending the aforementioned event, so there was no shortage of photos and even autograph requests.
Gillan, on behalf of the group, thanked the festival management for their invitation to participate and, very specifically, for the fact that the band has its “vinyl” in the Vía Musicorum.
The festival’s director, Carlos Lobo, has emphasized that Deep Purple has chosen Mérida to start their European tour – this Saturday they will perform in Seville – and thanked the group for their willingness and kindness to participate in this event, that they were also present with the Mayor, Antonio Rodríguez Osuna, and the President of the Assembly of Extremadura, Blanca Martín.
The latter has highlighted the work of the dissemination of culture and the city itself that represents the Stone & Music Festival, a commitment born of a private company clearly in line with the dissemination of heritage.
After Deep Purple, the festival will close this edition this weekend with concerts by Ludovico Einaudi and Manolo García.