Ian Gillan, frontman of the “Deep Purple” band will perform at the Near East University in Nicosia on May 24.
After the inevitable resurrection of the band’s decision to perform in the unrecognized TRNC, Ian has written a letter on his own website “Caramba!” where he goes out and says he does not intend to take sides. He says the band has performed all over the world, and he would not be willing to choose sides in the Cyprus dispute. Ian explained that historically, the band has always firmly: “To behave everywhere we are invited, regardless of local problems / conflicts, wars, earthquakes, riots, typhoons, strikes, riots, gun-fire and so on.”
Ian concluded: “And the same should apply to Cyprus, irrespective of the gap.
And I might add that our past, many visits to Turkey and Greece have been fantastic; I personally have friends in both countries.
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