Bruce Dickinson to perform Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra”

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Bruce Dickinson will perform Jon Lord’s legendary “Concerto For Group And Orchestra”, which was presented for the first time in 1969 by Deep Purple at the Royal Albert Hall, in Brazil.

The concerts will be performed by a symphony orchestra consisting of more than 80 instrumentalists conducted by Paul Mann, a close friend of Jon’s, and assembled especially for the occasion with members of OSESP (Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo) and some of the country’s main symphony groups.

They will appear alongside Kaitner Z Doka (Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Don Airey) on guitar, Bernhard Welz (Jon Lord, Don Airey) on drums, John O’Hara (Jethro Tull) on keyboards, Tanya O’Callaghan (Whitesnake) on bass and Mario Argandonia (Scorpions) on percussion.

That’s not the first time Bruce will be performing the Concerto, as he’d already done it twice, in Gyor, Hungary in 2021 with Roger Glover, as well as two years before in Quebec celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Plus, Bruce and Paul Mann were part of a re-recording of the Concerto with Jon Lord and the Royal Liverpool Philarmonic Orchestra, which was released in 2012 by earMUSIC.

The scheduled shows are:

April 15 – São Paulo, Brazil – Vibra São Paulo
April 19 – Curitiba, Brazil – Teatro Positivo
April 21 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Vivo Rio
April 25 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Auditório Araújo Vianna