Today (May 6th), Deep Purple – comprised of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey – announce The Long Goodbye Tour presented by Live Nation. The tour will include over 25+ dates across North America, beginning September 3rd in Riverside, CA before concluding in Minneapolis, MN on October 19th. See below for the full tour itinerary.

With a body of work spanning five decades, Deep Purple has helped pioneer and define the hard rock genre whilst progressively moving into new areas to keep their sound fresh and attract new fans to the legions who have remained loyal since the band’s inception.

Known as one of the hardest working bands ever, Purple has released six studio albums since 1996 alone and has toured globally since forming in 1968 with little rest. In 2007 (almost 40 years after being formed) the band performed 40 dates in France to an award-winning audience of 150,000 whilst this summer, across the US and Canada, the band partnered with fellow hard rockers ‘Judas Priest’ embarking on a wildly successful 25 city tour.

Purple has stayed true to its musical roots taking from an eclectic mix of styles to create a distinctive sound that defines the band today, but which in turn, has created a legacy that very few bands could ever hope to replicate.  The band has written and produced so many “classic” songs that its audience ranges widely in age and background, something the band has embraced and caters to, with its concert setlists.

There simply aren’t enough superlatives to properly acknowledge the contribution Deep Purple has made to rock music.  Having sold more than 100 million albums and filled global arenas for decades, it’s little wonder respected British radio station Planet Rock named the group the “Fifth Most Influential Band Ever”, whilst VH1 ranked them #22 on its “Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list. Additionally, Deep Purple was given the “Legend Award” at the 2008 World Music Awards and, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.  These guys truly are “rock royalty.”

Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public starting May 10th at 10am local time and 11am ET for the Beacon Theatre show. Fans can visit for tickets and more details.

Deep Purple The Long Goodbye Tour dates:


3  Riverside, CA  Fox Performing Arts Center
4  Los Angeles, CA  The Wiltern
6  Temecula, CA  Pechanga Theater
7  Murphys, CA  Ironstone Amphitheatre
8  San Francisco, CA  Warfield
10 Portland, OR  Keller Auditorium
11 Seattle, WA  Paramount Theatre
13 Reno, NV  Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
14 Las Vegas, NV  House Of Blues
15 Salt Lake City, UT  Delta Hall at Eccles Theater
17 Denver, CO  Paramount Theatre
19 Kansas City, MO  Uptown Theatre
20 Shawnee, OK  FireLake Arena
21 Tulsa, OK  The Joint at Hard Rock
23 Houston, TX  Revention Music Center
24 New Orleans, LA  Saenger Theatre
26 Orlando, FL  Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
27 St. Petersburg, FL  Mahaffey Theatre
29 Atlanta, GA  Coca Cola Roxy
30 Nashville, TN  Andrew Jackson Hall @ TN PAC


2  Washington, DC  Warner Theatre
4  Monticello, NY  Resorts World Catskills Epicenter
5  Boston, MA  Orpheum Theatre
6  Portland, ME  Merrill Auditorium at City Hall
8  New York, NY  Beacon Theatre
9  Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun
10 Philadelphia, PA  Tower Theatre
12 Indianapolis, IN  Murat Theatre
13 Milwaukee, WI  Riverside Theatre
15 Detroit, MI  Fox Theatre
16 Northfield, OH  MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage
18 Chicago, IL  Rosemont Theatre
19 Minneapolis, MN The Armory

7 Responses

  1. here is another amazing iconic band that to me lost their swagger and power many years ago, they should have hung it up long ago –
    Ian Gillen hasn’t been able to really deliver a powerful vocal in years , paice can still play , morse is a great player , but after blackmore left for good – purple was not the same for me

  2. It’s probably silly for me to complain about this because a certain other band with replacement members doesn’t seem to bother me….and Steve Morse is a MONSTER guitarist…but Deep Purple isn’t Deep Purple without Ritchie Blackmore. Also, the late-great Jon Lord.

    1. This was a professionally written PR release, I am not responsible for the content, blame the PR company. However, I will fix it.

    2. they were close ,6 decades. 60s ,70s,80s, 90s, 00s, 10s if they tour in 2020 then its 7 decades.

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