Deep Purple Schedule
Known to be one of the hardest touring bands on the planet, Deep Purple's Rapture of the Deep
Tour slotted at No. 6 when Planet Rock listeners voted for them in the concert tour of the year category. The band stands
among the trailblazers of heavy metal and modern rock even though their format has evolved over the years. Together with Black
Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple has often been referenced as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal
in the early to mid-seventies."
This iconic band still performs today and are scheduled to play venues like the Casino
Rama in Rama, Ontario; the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California; Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida; and more.
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Deep Purple Background
in Hertford in 1968, Deep Purple's original name was Roundabout. The original members included Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Ritchie
Blackmore, Nick Simper and Rod Evans.
The band's first album, Shades of Deep Purple, arrived in the summer of 1968.
The album didn't draw interest in the U.K. but on American soil, they scored a Top 5 hit with "Hush." The albums The Book
of Taliesyn (1968) and Deep Purple (1969) arrived afterwards, but as the band's aspirations grew, their American label crumpled.
Simper and Evans exited the band, and Roger Glover and Ian Gillan filled in, marking the first of many lineup changes to transpire.
advent of 1970 brought their album In Rock, which served as the hallmark of the group's commercially successful period. It
yielded the hits "Child In Time," "Speed King" and "Into The Fire." "Black Night" followed, which settled in the Top 10 slot
in the U.K. After the triumphs of their albums In Rock and Fireball (1971), the band made the decision to cut their next album
at The Casino in Montreux in Switzerland. Unfortunately, the venue burned down the night before their recording session was
set to start. But out of the ashes of The Casino the band came up with one of the most memorable songs in music history. With
smoke fanning out literally over the water of Lake Geneva, the band holed up in the Grand Hotel, cutting the album that was
to become their masterpiece. The multi-platinum Machine Head peaked at the top in the U.K. and landed in the U.S. Top Five
in 1972. The legendary single, "Smoke On The Water" (1971) was on this album along with concert favorites "Highway Star,"
"Space Truckin'" and "Lazy." The album was supported with four North American tours and a tour in Japan in 1972.
later, they issued Who Do You Think You Are.And, in the U.S. that year, they became the best-selling artists.
with many bands, dissension in the ranks developed, leading to another lineup change.
Gillian and Glover departed the
band, while Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale were enlisted for Burn (1974). The band followed the release with a tour, which
included dates at the Madison Square Gardens and the renowned California Jam Festival, sharing the bill with rock titans such
as Eagles and Black Sabbath. A global tour followed.
After completing Stormbringer (1974), which generated the hits
"Lady Double Dealer," "Soldier of Fortune" and "Gypsy," Blackmore left the band to found Rainbow in 1975.
In 1976, Deep
Purple disbanded. It wasn't until 1984 that the classic lineup of Gillan, Lord, Blackmore, Paice and Glover reunited for the
Perfect Strangers album, which garnered platinum status. The band kicked off a reunion tour in 1985, with it out-grossing
every tour staged that year, including "The Boss" - Bruce Springsteen.
The House of Blue Light came out in 1987, which
was once again supported by a sell-out tour. Nobody's Perfect followed in 1988.
Throughout the 1990s, the band soldiered
on in one form or another, even though Blackmore exited the band permanently in 1993. Box-set collections and archival releases
continued to keep their rabid fans happy. They also composed original material for Purpendicular (1996) and for Abandon (1998).
Purple then spent a few years touring. Lord left the band in 2002 to pursue other solo endeavors. The following year they
dropped Bananas. Rapture of the Deep dropped in 2005, with Now What?! arriving eight years later.
Deep Purple has sold more than 100 million albums globally, which includes 8.5 million certified units in America.
Their albums include: Shades of Deep Purple (1968); The Book of Taliesyn (1968); Deep Purple (1969); Concerto for Group and
Orchestra (1969); Deep Purple in Rock (1970); Fireball (1971); Machine Head (1972); Who Do We Think We Are (1973); Burn (1974);
Stormbringer (1974); Come Taste the Band (1975); Perfect Strangers (1984); The House of Blue Light (1987); Slaves and Masters
(1990); The Battle Rages On... (1993); Purpendicular (1996); Abandon (1998); Bananas (2003); Rapture of the Deep (2005); and
Now What?! (2013).
Deep Purple Trivia
Did you know that Deep Purple was listed in the Guinness Book of
World Records (1975)? They earned "the globe's loudest band" title for their concert held in 1972 at the Rainbow Theatre in
Deep Purple Concert Experience
We all know there are a variety of ways to get your music in today's
day and age, but to see one of your favorite artists perform live on stage gives you a completely different perception and
experience! Why miss out on the chance to feel the beats coarse through your veins surrounded by hundreds of other fans who
share in your passion for the music?
Deep Purple knows a thing or two about getting the a crowd going. So drop that
bag of chips, get off the couch and head out for a night of captivating music by the iconic rock band Deep Purple. The concert
experience is nothing short of spectacular, as any fan can confirm, but it's still something that you have to embrace if you
want to truly appreciate. When a talented group like Deep Purple takes the stage, the vibe is ever-present, giving you plenty
of reasons to click off the big-screen and head out to see it all happen up close and personal as Deep Purple looks to put
on yet another fantastic show for his devout fan base.
You're in luck this year to catch a live performance because
Deep Purple is making their way across the country with shows set for Englewood, New Jersey; Morristown, New Jersey; Orlando,
Florida; and Costa Mesa, California. Make sure you get your own tickets for one of these shows before they're all gone! All
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