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Touring 2011

Deep Purple at the Great Wide Open festival, Muhldorf, Germany, June 13, 2009. Photo: Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA.

As the New Year approaches, here’s the summary of the upcoming tour dates we have lined up so far.

Glenn Hughes will do a brief tour of Brazil in December, rounding up the year with a 2 date public live debut of Black Country Communion in Wolverhampton and London.

Gillan will kick the year off with an orchestral tour of Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland. The tour is billed as “Rock Meets Classic” as Ian Gillan, Lou Gramm and Dan McCafferty will perform with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague conducted by Philipp Maier. Steve Lee from Gotthard was also on the bill, but he tragically died in an accident on October 5 this year.

Deep Purple are wrapping up their lengthy European tour leg and will reconvene in February in Mexico. We have two dates that went on sale so far: Zapopan and Mexico City. After that they’re off to Eastern Europe where they have 5 dates in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus at the end of March. These are not confirmed by the band’s management yet, although the Eastern European dates come from a pretty reliable source.

Jon Lord will perform his Concerto in Germany in May with various local orchestras. Three dates have been confirmed: Koblenz, Frankfurt and Stuttgart.

Arena di Verona; © 2005 meichimite, CC-BY-2.0 http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Verona_flickr01.jpgThen it’s the Deep Purple’s turn to do “the orchestra thing” as german promoter KBK has just announced four dates in July. There is a date in Italy snuck inbetween those, at a picturescue ancient Arena di Verona.

As usual, full details in our events calendar. Please email additions, corrections, tour info, etc to our tourdates editor.

20 Comments to “Touring 2011”:

  1. 1
    hotblack says:

    On Ian Gillan’s Caramba site (www.gillan.com) some new infos have been posted concerning the ‘Rock meets Classic’ tour.
    Meanwhile they have engaged Les Holroyd from Barclay James Harvest as the fourth singer.

  2. 2
    George Fotis says:

    If anybody travel’s and hears the Deep Purple playlist on the Emirates planes , well i was actually the one who made that happen. I suggested they had on Machine Head to the essential albums list , but they asked me for ideas for a playlist instead. So i came up with a few , but some of by songs were ignored . Would have liked to have heard the Battle Rages On and the Cut Runs Deep which i asked for & Sometimes i Feel Like Screaming. But it’s a very good setlist to hear when you bored for all those long hours!

  3. 3
    Leray says:

    According an latest interview from Gillan ( french newspaper Sud Ouest),a new album studio is upcoming,the next year.

  4. 4
    Mads Rud Larsen says:

    I really hope that Deep Purple will come to Denmark again! I’ve seen them the last two years. In Copenhagen and in Sonderborg!


  5. 5
    John Bartone says:


  6. 6
    Paul Jacklin says:

    IG’s interview seem to be in line with SM in suggesting a new album is on the cards for 2011. Of course, similar hints were made in 2009 for 2010, so probably shouldn’t get hopes up too much.

    I hope it happens but of course there’s no obligation for DP to do this.

  7. 7
    TS says:

    Is the US even on their Radar? I’m dyin’ here.

  8. 8
    Gary says:

    I doubt it, TS…As an American fan myself it just appears uneconomical for Deep Purple to tour here, where fans still love them.

  9. 9
    Maybe I'm a Leo says:

    Last time in the United States was 2007. It is our turn for some Deep Purple.

  10. 10
    DANIEL says:

    hola….para cuando el tour 2011 en Argentina???

  11. 11
    Mads says:

    I hope they comming to kb hallen in copenhagen ( Denmark ) again

  12. 12
    purple1 says:

    does DP remember where america IS…….

  13. 13
    Jonathan Hill says:

    We need DP in the USA. Maybe a tour of all the House of Blues venues.Maybe we will get a Gillan tour in the US as the next best thing. DP should look at doing some US festivals this Summer as a way to expand exposure to young people.
    Steve Morse should lobby for a mini tour of Florida in the winter. It would give me a reason to go south from the cold Mid West.
    I ‘ll keep my ear to the ground and passport near by if it means I have to go to Europe this Summer for a DP fix.
    How difficult is it to get tickets for European venues?

  14. 14
    Dave says:

    A US tour, please. The lack of touring here has got to be a result of low sales in certain cities. Why not book dates in places where they’re popular (or should I say appreciated)? I’ll go there.

  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Maybe you USA guys can get hold of the band and refuse to let them out of your country?

  16. 16
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Funny Priest….

    actually, what is more important though is who we allow into our country…….That’s where we need to Take Hold of Ourselves.


  17. 17
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Good that you remind me,Trace.
    I will shave myself before entering your greqt empire of the brave.
    Right now I m being mixed up with former Yugoslavian criminals so……

    Well, as long as your your sister got greqt big tits I will be lqughing in USA heaven;

    Cheers, Mark, getting used at his new PC.
    I had to give myself something extra for X mas……

  18. 18
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    If promoted properly, a ‘House of Blues’ and ‘Hard Rock Cafe’ tour should be a successful venture in the US. Loved it when they did it back in ’98. They sold out every one. Next year will make it 4 years since they were here last. The main issue is promotion which by far is their main negative issue. No matter how many time I have seen them since ’95, there was never any major advertisement of their gigs, nor their albums. “If you don’t promote, you miss the boat”..


  19. 19
    Moe says:

    CANADA WOULD BE NICE! Toronto’s Massey Hall was a packed house when they played here in 2004!

  20. 20
    giorgos athens says:

    I want to know who played bass in concert in Athens, Roger did not play

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