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I caught them at the Palace Of Auburn Hills, just north of Detroit. I thought that the show was quite fine. Turner sounded good. They opened with 'Burn' and he acquitted himself very well. The band was jamming and I thought that they had a new-found energy. A nice show all the way around.



Agreed 100%.

I met Joe, Ian and Roger at Metro Music Café in Royal Oak earlier that day and whilst there, I ask Ian if he knew where Ritchie was and he said he was playing soccer up the road against WRIF. I drove up with a buddy and met Ritchie and got an autograph soon after.
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Great times back in the day for Detroit rock radio stations and personalities. WABX, W4, WRIF, WLLZ Arthur Penhallow, Anne Carlini, Karen Savelly, Steve 'The Kid' Kostan, JJ And The Morning Crew, Dick 'The Bruiser'. I remember when a few of the WRIF guys went over to WLLZ. It kind of pulled on some loyalties. Great times in the 1970's through the early 1990's for rock radio in Detroit and Toledo. Sadly, not much left nowadays.
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I caught them at the Palace Of Auburn Hills, just north of Detroit. I thought that the show was quite fine. Turner sounded good. They opened with 'Burn' and he acquitted himself very well. The band was jamming and I thought that they had a new-found energy. A nice show all the way around.



Agreed 100%.

I met Joe, Ian and Roger at Metro Music Café in Royal Oak earlier that day and whilst there, I ask Ian if he knew where Ritchie was and he said he was playing soccer up the road against WRIF. I drove up with a buddy and met Ritchie and got an autograph soon after.


Joe always gets a bad rap here with most DP fans. He came in at a difficult time in the band and did the best he could. RB and RG knew him quite well from Rainbow and his voice was familiar with rock fans. Maybe not the right choice in hindsight, but reasonable considering things and he did a very good job. Probably the last time DP was commercially viable in the US. Got good airplay. I think that tour was somewhat derailed due to Ritchie's broken finger, if I remember correctly. Either way, I like what they did.
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I think that tour was somewhat derailed due to Ritchie's broken finger, if I remember correctly. Either way, I like what they did.


That was the HOBL tour if I recall correctly, not the S&M tour.


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I think that tour was somewhat derailed due to Ritchie's broken finger, if I remember correctly. Either way, I like what they did.


That was the HOBL tour if I recall correctly, not the S&M tour.



It was.

The band played amazing on the S&M tour I thought. Ritchie seemed re-inspired too. After seeing them in Detroit on that tour, me and a buddy drove to Cleveland to see them as we had tickets through the label rep. By the time we got to Cleveland we found out not only was that show canceled, but so was the rest of the U.S. tour was as well. It seems a lot went down in those few days in between shows lol
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I think that tour was somewhat derailed due to Ritchie's broken finger, if I remember correctly. Either way, I like what they did.


That was the HOBL tour if I recall correctly, not the S&M tour.



You are correct. I had my tours mixed up. emoticon
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I think that tour was somewhat derailed due to Ritchie's broken finger, if I remember correctly. Either way, I like what they did.


That was the HOBL tour if I recall correctly, not the S&M tour.



It was.

The band played amazing on the S&M tour I thought. Ritchie seemed re-inspired too. After seeing them in Detroit on that tour, me and a buddy drove to Cleveland to see them as we had tickets through the label rep. By the time we got to Cleveland we found out not only was that show canceled, but so was the rest of the U.S. tour was as well. It seems a lot went down in those few days in between shows lol



You are probably correct about that. The Palace was pretty full for that show. I'm sure that the ticket sales in other big cities here did OK. I don't see why they would torpedo the whole tour unless something serious or unexpected happened.
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I guess they felt some markets weren't selling as well as others? Idk, but why not just cancel in those markets instead of scrapping the whole tour? It seems that would be more [sign in to see URL]. But yeah, I remember the Palace was full. Detroit always turned out in droves when Ritchie was in town.
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I guess they felt some markets weren't selling as well as others? Idk, but why not just cancel in those markets instead of scrapping the whole tour? It seems that would be more [sign in to see URL]. But yeah, I remember the Palace was full. Detroit always turned out in droves when Ritchie was in town.



Same here in Toledo. He was a regular here and always put on an excellent show. The Sports Arena was packed every time.
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It [sign in to see URL] miss that place. Saw a ton of great shows there. I met Ozzy for the first time on the No More Tears tour there.
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