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 - Fireball - Solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2020 10:06)on October 1, 2020 at 5:47 am
DEEP PURPLE Fireball (1971 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Demon's Eye, Harvest company die-cut paper sleeve HAR5045)
- Deep Purple - The Deep Purple Singles A's & B's - Blue - Italian - vinyl LP - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 17-Sep-2020 11:28)on October 1, 2020 at 5:47 am
DEEP PURPLE The Deep Purple Singles A's & B's (1978 Italian 12-track BLUE vinyl compilation LP, quite an oddity as seen only in black or the more logical purple vinyl in the UK. Picture sleeve including card discography inner. The sleeve showsminor discolouration on the front and reverse, however the card inner is in Excellent condition and the vinyl looks barely played with an original stamp on the label)
- Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 10-Sep-2020 05:34)on October 1, 2020 at 5:47 am
BLUE OYSTER CULT Secret Treaties (Mid-late 1970s UK issue of the 1974 8-track vinyl LP on the graduated orange CBS label, great ME262 artwork sleeve. The sleeve has a little discolouration and minor storage wear, whilst the vinyl appears near asnew)
- Blue Oyster Cult - Cultosaurus Erectus - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 10-Sep-2020 05:34)on October 1, 2020 at 5:47 am
BLUE OYSTER CULT Cultosaurus Erectus (1980 UK 9-track vinyl LP, includes Blackblade, The Marshall Plan and Lips In The Hills, produced by Martin Birch for a more heavy rock sound than previous efforts, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor wear and the vinyl is in near as new condition - a great play copy)
- Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny And Mutation - EX - Dutch - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 10-Sep-2020 05:34)on October 1, 2020 at 5:47 am
BLUE OYSTER CULT Tyranny And Mutation (1973 Dutch 9-track vinyl LP on the orange CBS label, the second studio album by the American hard rock band including the single Hot Rails to Hell, matt picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some minor generalwear mostly to the edges, whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play - an excellent example)