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 - Made In Japan - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £18.00, $20.34, €20.52 (New Item) (arrived 06-Oct-2022 11:58)on October 7, 2022 at 12:42 am
DEEP PURPLE Made In Japan (1973 US Burbank label 7-track double LP, gatefold pasted picture sleeve. The sleeve has a couple of seam splits to the bottom and the vinyl is Excellent with few signs of play 2WS2701)
- Deep Purple - Last Concert In Japan + Purple Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £40.00, $45.20, €45.60 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 17:07)on October 7, 2022 at 12:42 am
DEEP PURPLE Last Concert In Japan (1977 Japanese Burbank label 9-track vinyl LP, recorded live at Budokan on the 15th December 1975. The back-pasted picture sleeve shows some shelfwear to the edges but comes complete with illustrated Japanese/ lyric insert plus the matching purple obi-strip while the vinyl remains in excellent condition P-10370W)
- Deep Purple - Knocking At Your Door - Numbered Stickered - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $16.95, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 16:09)on October 7, 2022 at 12:42 am
DEEP PURPLE Knocking At Your Door (1985 UK limited edition 7-track 12" vinyl single, also including Perfect Strangers plus a five-part collection of interview excerpts taken from Radio 1 Tommy Vance show. The vinyl remains in excellent condition issued in the number stickered picture sleeve POSPX749)
- Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $16.95, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 16:18)on October 7, 2022 at 12:42 am
DEEP PURPLE Perfect Strangers (1984 UK 12" vinyl single, also including the [then] new recording Son Of Alerik. The glossy picture sleeve displays just a little light general wear and the vinyl shows only light signs of play POSPX719)
- Deep Purple - Burn - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $84.75, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 16:19)on October 7, 2022 at 12:42 am
DEEP PURPLE Burn (1974 UK first press 8-track LP with 'Gramophone Co' label perimeter text & machine stamped A-1U/B-1U matrices in the run-outs, housed in the original matte picture sleeve with Garrod & Lofthouse printing credit. The sleeve isExcellent with minimal ring wear & the vinyl is nice & clean & in Excellent condition with barely any play TPS3505)