From Planet Rock.
Rock legends Deep Purple have announced a five-date UK arena tour for October 2020.
Taking place three years on from their ‘inFinite The Long Goodbye Tour’, Deep Purple will play Manchester Arena on 2nd October 2020 and hit London The O2, Glasgow The SSE Hydro and Leeds First Direct Arena before culminating at Arena Birmingham on 8th October.
The very special guests at all five dates are Blue Öyster Cult. Tickets go on sale from Planet Rock Tickets at 10am on Friday 6th December.
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.”
BÖC’s guitarist Buck Dharma added: “BӦC is excited to return to the UK and support Deep Purple, a band we’ve always admired and who has inspired BӦC to rock since the beginning.”
See Deep Purple and Blue Öyster Cult at the following shows:
Manchester Arena – Fri 2nd
London The O2 – Sat 3rd
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – Mon 5th
Leeds First Direct Arena – Tue 6th
Arena Birmingham – Thu 8th
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- Deep Purple - Hallelujah - 4Pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $47.60, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 25-Feb-2021 11:26)on February 28, 2021 at 12:27 am
DEEP PURPLE Hallelujah (1969 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four-prong centre, also including April Part 1, die-cut Harvest company paper sleeve. The vinyl does have a number of light surface scuffs, otherwise this is a very respectable copy of this rarity and a great collection filler HAR5006)
- Deep Purple - In Rock - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £60.00, $81.60, €67.20 (New Item) (arrived 17-Feb-2021 16:16)on February 28, 2021 at 12:27 am
DEEP PURPLE In Rock (1970 UK first issue 7-track LP with 'The Gramophone Co Ltd' label credit & no EMI logo, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has some general storage wear with a little creasing in the laminate and a few surface marks but these remain cosmetic with no writing or tears present and fully legible print throughout. The vinyl has some light general surface scuffs from light play - A very respectable VG/VG+ grade copy of this essential classic and arguably the band's heaviest rocker! SHVL777)
- Blue Oyster Cult - On Your Feet Or On Your Knees - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 12-Feb-2021 13:49)on February 28, 2021 at 12:27 am
BLUE OYSTER CULT On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (1975 UK 12-track double LP recorded live at a variety of venues across the US and Canada, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played CBS88116)
- Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 13-Feb-2021 18:14)on February 28, 2021 at 12:27 am
BLUE OYSTER CULT Secret Treaties (1974 UK 8-track vinyl LP, great ME262 artwork sleeve. The sleeve shows some light shelfwear with a little discolouration, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
- Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 15-Feb-2021 12:47)on February 28, 2021 at 12:27 am
BLUE OYSTER CULT Agents of Fortune (Early 80s Nice Price UK issue of the 1976 10-track LP, featuring the classic Don't Fear The Reaper along with guest appearances by Patti Smith & The Brecker Brothers, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has just a whisper of edgewear inside the gatefold and the vinyl is superb, overall an excellent copy CBS32221)