Bruce Dickinson and Rick Wakeman to honor Jon Lord

Jon Lord

Jon Lord

The passing of Jon Lord in 2012 left a huge hole in the heart of many a music aficionado in both classical and rock worlds wherein this big man – who was an embodiment of dignity while retaining the ability to go wild on-stage – gained an equal respect. And now there will be a celebration of this great artist’s live, at the Royal Albert Hall, on April 4th, 2014.

Whether DEEP PURPLE* or WHITESNAKE, two bands Lord was a prominent part of, are to take part in the show – current DP tour ends in February – but among those who will be there performing with The Orion Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann are Jon’s friends and colleagues Joe Brown, Rick Wakeman, Bruce Dickison and Miller Anderson. Additional names will be announced later. Tickets are available at the venue’s site.

* 18.10.2013 – Update. DEEP PURPLE announce they’re going to play this event, with invitations also sent to David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes. No word on Ritchie Blackmore, though.

October 14, 2013

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