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The Rock & Blues Circus 2018

I’ve known Pete York and Miller Anderson since the late 60s. Several early DP tours were with Hardin/York and we’ve often met from time to time since then.

Over the years, Pete has organized lots of these special events, featuring a phalanx of great musicians. In 1970, Ian Paice, Miller and I took part in Pete’s first one (I still have the poster advertising “Super Drumming” at Bumper’s Club in London).

Several years after I’d been ousted from DP, I was invited to Pete’s wedding, and it was at that point that my rapprochement with Ian Paice and Jon Lord began. Miller also sang on Jon’s magnificent Pictured Within and toured with us extensively in 2000.

Zoot Money and Albie Donnelly I know only by reputation, but I look forward to meeting them.

Now, all these years later, when Pete asked if I’d be interested in joining the Rock and Blues Circus, I jumped at it. Such an honour. What better way to close a year of intense touring with DP? Bring it on!


Confirmed dates are:

30.11.2018 Wuppertal – Live Club Barmen
01.12.2018 Isernhagen – Blues Garage
02.12.2018 Oldenburg – Kulturetage
03.12.2018 Bonn – Harmonie
05.12.2018 Karlsruhe – Tollhaus
06.12.2018 Wissen – Kulturwerk
07.12.2018 Erfurt – Gewerkschaftshaus
08.12.2018 Neuruppin – Kulturhaus Stadtgarten

4 thoughts on “The Rock & Blues Circus 2018

  1. heidi wilhelm wrote on 2018-12-02:

    The Wuppertal show was great! Looking forward to Bonn, Karlsruhe and Wissen this week! Thanks for the music, Heidi

  2. Anonymous wrote on 2018-08-07:

    As soon as heard of this tour (months ago), I bought a ticket for the Oldenburg gig. First row middle, I´m really looking forward to it, can´t wait. Miller ist a regular gig here in Oldenburg (Charlies Musikkneipe – highly recommendable!!!) with his own band or The Hamburg Bluesband. And like Heidi I was in Mannheim, too. And lots of other occasions.
    So, now Roger in this unusual set up. Great. Welcome!

  3. Hans-Jürgen Küsel wrote on 2018-07-29:

    I’ve been a fan of Spencer Davis Group since the beginning of 1966, when “Keep on running” was a hit. It’s a wonderful Information for me, that you play with artists of that wonderful band. And you played with Randall Bramblett too, who was a Partner of Steve Winwood for a long time. May it be possible, that Steve joins the “Rock & Blues Circus” one day? I can imagine that that would be a great band.
    Your fan Hans-Jürgen Küsel

  4. heidi wilhelm wrote on 2018-07-16:

    Hi Roger! Your big fan here. Thanks for the interesting background story! I saw Pete York and Miller Anderson in Mannheim back in 2001 with Paicey in their tour “An evening with Pete York and Ian Paice”. So now I am looking forward to this tour and am curious about the music that you will chose to play!
    Thanks, Heidi