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24 May 2014 – Nycosia – Turkish Republic of North Cyprus
5 July 2016 – Expo2016 Antalya
World tour of Deep Purple promoting “Abandon” album started in Istanbul, Turkey on 01 & 02 June 1998. And these gigs are the first ever Deep Purple shows in the live music history of Turkey. We sucessfuly managed the first ever gigs of Deep Purple in front of ensthusiastic Turkish audience at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre, and it was sold-out. Also we did the first ever Deep Purple gig in Northern Cyprus in 2014 in front of over 35.000 audience which is an amazing number considering the whole country’s population is only 250.000 people. Last but not the least, we did another Deep Purple gig at Expo2016 Antalya with an amazing audience of 25.000. Rock’n roll will never die!..
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