Rock legends Deep Purple have announced a five-date UK arena tour for October 2021. Taking place four years on from their 'inFinite The Long Goodbye Tour', Deep Purple will play Manchester, London, Glasgow, Leeds before finishing up in Birmingham.
The very special guests at all five dates are Blue Öyster Cult.
The arena tour will support the release of Deep Purple’s as-yet-untitled 21st studio album in 2020, which Ian Gillan recent confirmed the band had finished recording.
Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice said of the arena tour: “As always playing in your home country is special and exciting and touring with the “Cult” ensures it’s going to be a great run of gigs.”
Frontman Ian Gillan adds: “It is fantastic to be playing some home shows again…the band is cranking and full of it, plus there will be a couple or three new songs, dunno how we’re going to squeeze it all in, but we always manage somehow. Can’t wait to blow your socks off.”
Commenting on Blue Öyster Cult’s special guest slot, vocalist Eric Bloom said: “I am personally thrilled to be playing with Deep Purple again. As a fan of their music, I’ll be sure to stay and watch their show nightly. Such a deep catalogue of great classic songs plus great musicianship and singing. Great guys too. Looking forward to it".
This show was rescheduled from 8th October 2020.
Deep Purple have emerged as a true institution of the British hard rock community. Formed in England in 1968, and releasing their debut album that year, the band have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Iconic hits include 'Smoke On The Water', 'Highway Star', 'Space Truckin'', 'Hush' and 'My Woman From Tokyo', with albums such as Fireball, Machine Head and Made in Japan remaining classics decades after their release. Surviving almost limitless line-up changes, the current line-up - Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey - continues to release ground-breaking, earth-shattering rock of the highest calibre. The latter-year Purple has moved progressively into new areas, piquing fans’ interest who were not born when the mighty Purple machine ruled the music world’s money trees. Their holy grail of ‘In Rock’ (1970) ‘Machine Head’ (1972) and ‘Made In Japan’ released in 1973 catapulted Deep Purple to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world, with track ‘Smoke On The Water’ ascending to mega-status.
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