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Rising sun in April

RG, IG and SM; London UK, October 16, 2013; photo: Andy Worthington

Japanese promoter Udo Artists has announced three Deep Purple dates in the country: April 9 in Nagoya, 10th in Osaka and 12th at the historical Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. Tickets for the latter two are already available with Nagoya going on sale on December 13.

The 2014 touring schedule for the band is shaping up as follows:

  • February: Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, and Israel.
  • March: open so far.
  • April: Luxembourg, Belgium, Sunflower Jam in London, plus one date high up in Swiss Alps, then off to Japan.
  • They also have been announced to play Hellfest in France on June 21

See our calendar for more details.

Please note that only February dates, Luxembourg and Belgium have been confirmed by the band’s management at the time of this writing.

Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the Japanese tip.

10 Comments to “Rising sun in April”:

  1. 1
    al says:

    so no North American dates yet ?!

  2. 2
    Marcelo Soares says:

    When I saw Udo’s name, I thought it was a blast from the past. In how many countries did the local promoter stay the same for more than 40 years like Udo? Not in Brazil, certainly – each tour, it seems, there’s a different promoter here.

  3. 3
    Martin says:

    As usually, looks like they’ll be in USA around summer, hope they come to the San Diego area. . .

  4. 4
    Smoke Tea says:

    Please come to the States.

  5. 5
    Nigel Young says:

    Oops, these gigs were announced four weeks ago. And with an early show time in Tokyo, IG could easily start with ‘Good morning’.

  6. 6
    Scott says:

    Deep Purple at the Budokan, very cool.

  7. 7
    Greg Furlong says:

    Heard a little Whisper.. Australia “On the Cards” after Japan!
    Let’s hope so!??

  8. 8
    juan S says:


  9. 9
    LRT says:

    Uh, it takes two months maximum to tour here. What’s stopping that from happening Feb/March? Unless I’m missing something. Wouldn’t be the first time I didn’t care.

  10. 10
    Jack says:

    Wow!!! A DVD/Bluray of the Budokan gig would be just awesome!! Great idea!!!

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