DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES FOR AUGUST
Deep Purple, fresh off a European tour to support their 19th studio album NOW What?!, is heading stateside for a North American tour. It begins August 4th in Scottsdale, AZ (all tour dates below).
NOW What?! was originally released in North America in April 2013 via earMusic/Eagle Rock Entertainment. The album marked the next great chapter in the band’s 40+ year career, blending the classic 70s Deep Purple spirit with modern production and a progressive mindset. Having reached #1 in Germany, Russia, Czech Republic and Austria, charting Top 5 in 7 countries and Top 10 in 10 countries, not to mention hitting the British Top-20 for the first time in 20 years, Deep Purple celebrated with the release of NOW What?! Gold Edition earlier this year, which included additional songs and a live bonus disc.
In anticipation of their return to North America, Deep Purple will release their next single to radio: All The Time In The World.
Blazing off the success of NOW What?!, Deep Purple is ready to bring the sizzle to the States this summer.
Deep Purple North American tour dates:
4 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Casino
5 Ventura, CA Ventura County Fair
6 Costa Mesa, CA Orange County Fair
8 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre
9 Roseburg, OR Douglas County Fair
10 Snoqualmie, WA Snoqualmie Casino
13 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
14 Valley Center, CA Harrah’s Rincon Casino Event Center
15 Las Vegas, NV Fremont St. Downtown
16 Wendover, NV Peppermill Casino Concert Hall
20 Elgin, IL Festival Park
21 Windsor, ON Caesars Casino
22 Rama, ON Casino Rama
24 Morristown, NJ Mayo PAC
25 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC
26 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury
29 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Casino
30 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
31 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
Damn! They’re not coming to Texas. Oh well, whoever does get the chance to see them needs to. Deep Purple is one of the greatest live bands of all time. Even without Richie Blackmore, they are amazing. Steve Morse is an incredible guitarist.
I hate to bring it up, but why is this band not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? I’m sure they’ll get in eventually but if and when that happens it’ll be bittersweet because the late great John Lord didn’t get to live to see the day his band finally gets the recognition they’ve deserved for a long time. For that reason alone, the people in charge of the RRHOF need to be ashamed of themselves.
The RRHOF should be ashamed, you are right. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t they induct Public Enemy already? WTF??? They have excluded Deep Purple (rock band) and included Public Enemy (Rap).
Something fucked up there.
The list of some of the people that have been inducted while Deep Purple have been snubbed is ridiculous: Public Enemy, Madonna, Donna Summer, ABBA…Who’s next, New Kids on the Block, Weird Al?
As long as those assholes have made the great Deep Purple wait, it makes me really mad to think about the chance that other great legends like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Ronnie James Dio, Thin Lizzy and tons of other deserving artists have of being inducted.
LOVE the last album, Now What? Brilliant record. Can’t wait to see them in Orlando August 30!!!!
Here’s hoping they’ll add some more southern cities like Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham to the list after they’re finished swinging through Florida. Now What?! is a killer album.
BOC will open some of these dates.