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 - Concerto For Group And Orchestra - 2nd - VG+ - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jun-2020 12:26)on June 5, 2020 at 4:53 pm
DEEP PURPLE with THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by MALCOLM ARNOLD Concerto For Group & Orchestra (Early 70s UK issue of the 1970 LP in four movements, with 'Gramophone Co.' perimeter text & boxed EMI logo on the label, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The album features a superb live performance recorded at The Royal Albert Hall, composed by Jon Lord. The sleeve [VG+] reveals only mild age wear & the vinyl grades EX/EX- with a few faint paper hairlines not affecting play SHVL767)
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DEEP PURPLE New Live & Rare (1977 UK limited edition 3-track 7" EP pressed on Purple Vinyl, including a live version of Black Night with Painted Horse & When A Blind Man Cries. The picture sleeve shows a littleminor creasing & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with a light shine from being sat in a pvc sleeve all its life not affecting play PUR135)
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DEEP PURPLE Emmaretta (1969 US wide centred 7" single on the Tetragrammaton label with producer credit to the right, also featuring the b-side 'The Bird Has Flown', plain die-cut white sleeve. The vinyl grades EX/EX- with some light paper scuffsto highlight play T-1519)
- Deep Purple - River Deep Mountain High - US - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 29-May-2020 14:59)on June 5, 2020 at 4:53 pm
DEEP PURPLE River Deep Mountain High (1969 US wide centred 7" single on the Tetragrammaton label & manufactured at the Columbia. Pitman, NJ pressing plant, featuring their cover version of the classic 1966 hit plus 'Listen, Learn, Read On'. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with minimal play, housed in a plain die-cut white sleeve T-1514)
- Deep Purple - Stormbringer - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £65.00, $81.25, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 29-May-2020 08:59)on June 5, 2020 at 4:53 pm
DEEP PURPLE Stormbringer (1974 UK 9-track LP, the ninth studio album from the pioneering rock band, with 'EMI' label perimeter text, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear with some scuffing at the corners & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play TPS3508)