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A possible surprise

Behind the scenes video from the Infinite writing sessions. The band is working out a tune that eventually became one of the gems on that album.

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Gekaufte Karten bleiben gültig

Just as we’ve anticipated, the summer Deep Purple European tour is being rebooked for roughly the same dates in 2021. We have 12 dates already confirmed, with the rest still pending. The German promoter KBB also explicitly promises that tickets purchased for the original 2020 dates will be valid for the rescheduled shows. We expect […]

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Throw my bones live rehearsal

The record company has posted video of a live in the studio rehearsal for Throw My Bones — track from the upcoming Deep Purple album Whoosh!. Foreword by Paicey. (watch inside)

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Derek Lawrence R.I.P.

Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash wrote on his band’s facebook today, May 14, 2020: With great sadness, I have just received news from friend and journalist Dave Ling, that our old friend and the architect of our first 3 albums, including the wonderful Argus album, Derek Lawrence, has passed away. Derek left us yesterday at […]

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From Bosch to Marsden

Several new Purple related items appeared in European press. German magazine Mint dedicates no less than 40 pages to all things Purple in its May 2020 issue (#36). Among them: complete album guide; feature on Machine Head; Ian Gillan on Vanilla Fudge; Steve Morse on The Well-Tempered Synthesizer; Ian Paice on Gene Krupa; profile of […]

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All German dates postponed

[Updated] German promoter KBK has announced that all Deep Purple shows organized by them and scheduled for 2020 in the country — and that includes even the three October dates — have been postponed until further notice due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Man Alive streaming

Another track from the upcoming Deep Purple album Whoosh. This one is called Man Alive. [Update]: Now with video.

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Tough times ahead

As many European governments have now banned mass gatherings until at least the end of August, the whole summer tour schedule is now in jeopardy. Hellfest, Graspop, Clam Live, and Lovely Days festivals are now officially cancelled, with a whole bunch of others (we predict) to follow in the coming days. Worse, there are indications […]

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Moscow cancelled

The Dreaded Lurgy took the first bite out of Deep Purple’s touring schedule — the opening night of the tour in Moscow on May 31 has been cancelled. Refund for the tickets will be available between May 1 and June 30 at the point of purchase. VIP upgrade ticket holders will be contacted directly.

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Equal and opposite reaction

The new release date for Whoosh! has been set for August 7, 2020. Read Ian Gillan’s message inside.

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