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The Long Goodbye Tour: Deep Purple, Europe, Cats In Space
This will be the chance to see Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Deep Purple, one of the most iconic bands ever, in support of their brand new studio album ‘inFinite’ which is released by earMusic early in 2017, preceded by the first single out January 20th.
Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock - the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but thudding retreads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.
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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This event takes place at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
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.
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Rock pioneers Europe have been together for over twenty years, have released over ten albums and created one of the most legendary anthems of the 20th century - The Final Countdown. The eighties heroes have happily returned with a new sound and a new album that has surprised both fans and critics alike, and pushed the boundaries of their success.
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‘Cats in Space' - A gleaming new rock band armed with an exciting blend of ‘New Vintage Rock', with more hooks than a crane factory! Special guests on legendary UK rockers 'Thunder' sell-out UK tour. Openers to Phil Collins at Hyde Park BST 2017. Special guests on five UK arena dates for Deep Purple's 'Long Goodbye' World tour... and special guests on Status Quo's 'Plugged In' UK tour.
The band is formed entirely of musicians with a wealth of experience - both writers and performers, with impressive musical CVs including The Sweet, T’Pau, Ian Gillan, Asia, Robin Trower, 10cc, Arena, Moritz, Airrace & Statetrooper, to name but a few.
Travel back to the heady days of the 1970s when bands like Queen, 10cc, ELO, The Who & Cheap Trick ruled the analogue airwaves and you'll be firmly in Cat orbit...
Cats in Space's debut album, ‘Too Many Gods’ was released worldwide in October 2015, with a single ‘Mr Heartache’ preceding it on 1st September. The single is co-written by founder member guitarist Greg Hart & lead vocalist of 10cc, Mick Wilson and also features a guest appearance by legendary Glam Rocker Andy Scott from ‘The Sweet’ on both vocals and guitar. Producer Mike Moran also conducts a huge 80 piece orchestra on the band's epic pièce de résistance - 'The Greatest Story Never Told..." This album is now critically acclaimed.
Too Many Gods features soaring multi-tracked vocal harmonies nestled alongside guitar orchestrations, superlative keyboards, bombastic drums, thundering basses and luscious pianos, creating music that is there to be enjoyed in one continuous journey, as it used to be in those awesome pre-digital days…
Paul Manzi - Vocals - (Arena/ Oliver Wakeman)
Greg Hart - Guitars, B/Vocals (Asia, Moritz, Mike Oldfield)
Deano Howard - Guitars (Airrace, Ian Gillan Band, T'Pau)
Steevi Bacon - Drums, Percussion (Robin Trower, Independent)
Jeff Brown - Bass, B/Vocals (Sweet, Andy Scott's Sweet, Statetrooper)
Andy Stewart - Synths, Keyboards, Pianos, Moogs and Vocoder (Moritz)
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Venue: Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Disabled Access: Silver Status
Enquiries: 029 2022 4488
Disabled Bookings: 029 2023 4509
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ Cardiff Queen Street 4 min walk