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North American tour’s finally happening?

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

Looks like it. There is no official word yet from the band’s management, but there are 4 North American dates that have surfaced so far with tickets already on sale:

The band is billed to be playing with an orchestra. They are also booked wo play with various orchestras in July in Europe. So far there’s been no word from the band’s camp as to what exactly this will involve.

In other touring news, we have a bunch of new dates for Black Country Communion, Whitesnake, Blackmore’s Night, Nick Simper and Jon Lord. It’s gonna be a very busy year for the Purple family indeed. Particularly on this side of the pond.

Full details in our calendar.



47 Comments to “North American tour’s finally happening?”:

  1. 1
    Nick says:

    Looks like it for sure: a show at L’Agora, in Quebec City (Quebec, Canada) as been officially announced yesterday, for the 4th of June. It will be the first show in four years there!

  2. 2
    Cleveland says:

    They also supposed to play the Agora in Quebec City, on June 4th.

  3. 3
    George says:

    Ticketmaster says the show in Ontario at the 5,000 capacity venue is nearly sold-out already.

  4. 4
    Jim Irons says:

    Well I hope the Casino Rama gig happens as I’ve already purchased my tickets. The tickets only went on sale the other day and it looks like they’re just about sold out already.

  5. 5
    NWO says:

    Rama is as solid as a rock. It will happen – It is a Casino, they always get there acts unless something crazy happens like border problems, sickness, etc..
    Not sure where I will be sitting but it will probably be 4th to 10th row center… 🙂
    Rama has GREAT acoustics and the Rama symphony is solid if not excellent…The crowd is usually lame but otherwise a great place to see a show..

  6. 6
    John says:

    Please come to CT… Long Live the Morse Era!!!

  7. 7
    purple1 says:

    no nyc show

  8. 8
    Jason Hillenburg says:

    Please, please, please – hit Indianapolis. I’ll do free pub to get the word out.

  9. 9
    Jason Hillenburg says:

    Any midwestern Purple fans here? In the Illinois/Indiana/Ohio area? 🙂

  10. 10
    jim sheridan says:

    Amen. We had Purple visiting CT (or at least NY) on a very steady basis for a while there….I saw DP at the Hartford Civic Center, at the Bushnell, at the Meadows…plenty of Steve Morse at Toad’s.

  11. 11
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Hoping they make it to Minnesota, it will be six years in July since they’ve been here, and five years since Ian Gillan performed here during a solo tour!

  12. 12
    AndreA says:

    where is “Out Of My Mind” by Gillan Iommi McBrain Newsted…?

  13. 13
    guitar_smasher says:

    Vancouver please!!!

  14. 14
    Pete says:

    OK OK OK…. when is the New York Date….?

  15. 15
    Larry R. Toering says:

    June 23rd in LA, hhmm…. that’s getting close.

  16. 16
    @LinerNotes says:

    Yes! The Greek on a June evening is the perfect setting for group and orchestra performance.

  17. 17
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    OK PURPLE….it’s time to finally make to ‘Music City’…NASHVILLE. Tons of venues here to choose from. They don’t call it Music City for nothing.

    Maybe they will throw a Teaser song in from the upcoming album to boot…

    Finger Crossed.

    Cheers

  18. 18
    Steve C. says:

    It ain’t a *real North American tour ’til it hits Detroit!

  19. 19
    George Fotis says:

    Why do they need an orchestra for, the band aren’t centre stage anymore. It’s hard to concentrate on the band when they are there. They should forget all this touring and go back to makeing a decent album. Like Perfect Stranger’s,they are capable of makeing something really great .

  20. 20
    mike says:

    NYC/ LI. come on

  21. 21
    Moe Cullity says:

    Well, it’s about time. I bought 2 tickets the second they went on sale for Rama. The seats aren’t great and I’m not crazy about the venue, but I’m glad I’m going! Looking forward to it!

  22. 22
    stoffer says:

    I hope they fill all of our wishes, I will drive to Chicago but St. Louis is closer :)…. and they too have a symphony orchestra!

  23. 23
    David Sanderson says:

    Sorry to go off topic but I just noticed somneone on the BBC show ‘Mastermind’ has chosen Deep Purple as a specialised subject.

  24. 24
    Frank says:

    There’s a great little venue near Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania (about 20 miles north of Allentown) called Penn’s Peak that the bands all love to play. Great place to see a show! I would be honored to have Deep Purple perform there and I think they would be surprised and impressed as well.

  25. 25
    jeff says:

    It appears DP will be playing the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Announcement on Tues.

  26. 26
    Bryan Caillouette says:

    Detroit is a must,
    we may be down….
    but we’re not out….

    Im not sure we even have a symphony orchestra in this town currently but we can pull one together from Dearborn if needed

  27. 27
    Cleveland says:

    #14 They play Bethel Woods on June 12:
    http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/bwevents/events.aspx

  28. 28
    George says:

    Are you joking? where’s House(s) Of Blues? nowhere. DEEP PURPLE plays quite large arenas this time, this makes me happy 🙂 15,000 capacity amphiteater for New York, 17,000 capacity – for New Jersey… Yeaoooouw!

    Ontario show (5,000 tickets) seems to be nearly sold out, add the second one. Time to bring the North American market back 🙂

  29. 29
    CP says:

    Indianapolis?hmmmm,I think so………….:)

  30. 30
    Darryl M says:

    Come back to Calgary Alberta!

  31. 31
    jeff says:

    Atlantic City- Tropicana Showroom- June 11 (tix on sale 4/2)
    Beacon Theatre, NYC- June 14

  32. 32
    jeff says:

    Beacon Theatre, NYC- June 15 also

  33. 33
    Gary in Montreal says:

    Montreal – June 6th.

  34. 34
    Scatty says:

    Oh great more east coast shows, never mind the fact that they’ve played in the Calgary area twice over almost 30 years (and not since 03)

  35. 35
    earthdog70 says:

    Is Boston show confirmed and is there an onsale date for tickets yet?

  36. 36
    @LinerNotes says:

    Tickets acquired for Los Angeles show. YES!

  37. 37
    John says:

    The Bushnell, Hartford CT..June 9th…I’m there!! Long live the Morse Era!!

  38. 38
    Joe says:

    please play South Florida, I need a Purple Fix !

  39. 39
    John says:

    Check that..It’s June 8th Hartford, CT

  40. 40
    Greg says:

    Hey guys, How about Baltimore, Maryland? Somebody Stole My Guitar!

  41. 41
    paice30 says:

    4 shows in NJ / NY?

    Do they still have the clout to pull that off?

  42. 42
    John says:

    Beacon Theatre tickets on-sale now… Come on people, get your tickets..If we don’t show some strong USA support, they won’t come back!

  43. 43
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    8.5 hours away is the closest they are showing so far from here.

    Come on Boyz, it’s time you make it to MUSIC CITY. Nashville, Tennessee. When was the last time you did that? DECADES?

    Sure would like to see the Final Tour, but your gonna have to come a little closer than that.

    Cheers

  44. 44
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Saint Paul, Minnesota June 19th, tickets go on sale April 9th. Can’t Wait!

  45. 45
    soonpush says:

    Purpendicular Purple was one of old‐time favorite band for an elderly rock fans.
    Morse Airey Purple seems not to be shiny rock band, and they’re touring small rock clubs.
    Unfortunately, “Rapture of the Deep” failed to measure up to the commercial success on the USA. .
    Do they still belong to minor record label “Edel or Eagle Rock Entertainment”?
    So eagerly purple fans maybe unhappy.
    Glenn Hughes “Black County Communion” easily defeated current Purple.
    Whitesnake’s new album “Forevermore” is enjoying mega big success over the worldwide.
    Fortunately, Blackmore’s Night gets worldwide major deal with “Universal Records”, after “Secret Voyage” achieved modest success with New Age fans. BN’s previous albums are popular in Germany and Russia.
    Its blonde people appear to be different from the cynical British or French.
    Moreover, lyricist Roger Glover (of mustache and hat) is planning to release his new solo album entitled “If Life Was Easy”, which was recording in 2007. The record label is still uncertain.
    Perhaps BN’s stupid imitation, Angelfire project doesn’t receive public favor, as well as Living Loud. 
    Ian Gillan’s hobby-like solo album wouldn’t also hit, as well as previous release.
    By the way, Michael Lee Jackson is still Gillan’s backing guitarist?
    childlike face’s Joe Lynn Turner’s melodic vocals has gone to the weakest because he absorbed some drug.
    He can no longer sing hard rocking songs.
    Good luck

  46. 46
    John Bartone says:

    Long Live the Morse Era!

  47. 47
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