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

Tickets for a Deep Purple show at Casino Rama (just north of Toronto) on August 22 go on sale this week. There appears to be no information at this point about any further North American dates, although I’m pretty sure they should start surfacing soon. Please report by email or in the comments.

26 Comments to “Early worm gets the bird”:

  1. 1
    Mike Judd says:

    Sure Hope they Come Back to London Ontario & Play @ Budweiser Gardens.

  2. 2
    stoffer says:

    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET…..will keep checking….but might have to dust off the passport 🙂

  3. 3
    cyclone says:

    Atlantic City, NJ appearance please.

  4. 4
    Dave Hodgkinson says:

    I have a story about this involving luggage and a bottle of vodka.

  5. 5
    Gratteri Pasquale says:

    Would be great to be there!

  6. 6
    Ao says:

    Way overdue for them to tour the USA. Hopefully they will book other dates around the Great Lakes region.

  7. 7
    Drdp says:

    Guaranteed they will come to one of the Casino’s here in Ct.
    They are not Fan friendly and only cater the best seats to the “High Rollers”
    I can only hope they come to one of the better venues here like a 3-6000 seat theater.

  8. 8
    Rick Freeman says:

    Canada has been a main stay of late. 20 dates vs 13 here since ’11. I have a feeling it will be like most all tours of late, here. The NE and the West coast only. Hoping and praying!

  9. 9
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    @3 cyclone, indeed, Atlantic City please! Rapture tour was the last time in AC. There are so many venues in the tri-state area that would, at the very least, be a near sell out. Best Buy or Beacon in NYC, Count Basie in Jersey. And that’s just a few.

    We just need to know ASAP on whether or not road or air trips need to be planned. :>


  10. 10
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Hey stoffer @ 2:

    Like I stated elsewhere, the second half of the year is wide open. A show in Canada is handwriting on the wall. They will do some dates here in the States, you can bet on it. We will get our shot at them somewhere here. I am fairly confident. Hopefully in close proximity my friend.


  11. 11
    Scott W. says:

    Northern California please.

  12. 12
    NWO says:

    Rama has one of the best sound systems and arena acoustics I have ever heard. But it is a casino so there will be a sea of blue (hair). Only the fans can make this place rock. I have seen it for other shows but most of the time it is lame in there for a rock show.
    It will be my second time seeing DP there (Last time was with orchestra) and I can’t wait to hear the new stuff!
    Hint to fans – If you want to meet the guys up close and have an after concert cocktail you will find Don, Roger and Ian Paice at the piano bar after the show (most artists go there after the show). Gillan and Morse don’t go out much so chances are they will not be around. If you are pleasant enough (Like all CANADIANS!) they would be happy to chat with you.
    See you at the gig!

  13. 13
    Larry Toering says:

    Wrong about west coast versus south. NE sure, but check since 2000 and see how few west coast dates and most California. That’s one state not the west coast.

  14. 14
    Val Carayugan says:

    Calgary date?

  15. 15
    Boyet Herrera says:

    Calgary soooooooooon!

  16. 16
    Rick Freeman says:

    Vegas is close enough too be called west coast. Splitting hairs here again

  17. 17
    Rick Freeman says:

    Did not mention the south

  18. 18
    Larry Toering says:

    Vegas is the southwest. Not splitting hairs look up all of the US tours. They played west coast states other than Cal only twice since 1985. It’s northern seaboard and south dominated.

  19. 19
    Rick Freeman says:

    I never never mention a country and I was only talking about the shows during 11-12. During this time they played what? 6 or 7 dates on the west coast. North America is not a country. US and Canada they are countries

  20. 20
    Rick Freeman says:

    Congrats on the book. Btw

  21. 21
    cyclone says:

    @9 I was there. Great show. I was sporting my Gillan’s Inn t-shirt with pride : )

  22. 22
    mike whiteley says:

    Hope they’re still playing a chunk of Now What by then.
    For a dozen years or more,it’s been a “Greatest Hits” setlist on North American tours.
    While I’m cautiously optimistic to hear a few fresh tunes,we all know the classic songs are what people (especially casino patrons ) expect.

  23. 23
    Larry Toering says:

    Those 11-12 shows I wouldn’t think to count. I wrote them off as cheese tours before they came and went. We should only consider a US tours legitimacy based on the size of them. Those were comedy. I suspect more comedy from here out, unfortunately. I predict if they come there will be one or two Cal dates for west coast as usual. Vancouver has to count these days and I would likely do that before another LA one.

  24. 24
    Boswell's Johnson says:


  25. 25
    Boswell's Johnson says:


    I hope they double back for additional September dates, otherwise, this is a shitty, shitty tour.

  26. 26
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    LRT @23;

    Looks like you are completely wrong about the West Coast issue this go-round. It’s covered and it looks like they are right in your back yard too. Lucky Bastard. Closest to me thus far is an 8 hour drive.

    stoffer @ 2;

    What did I state above @ 10??? YEEEEEOOOOOWWWWW!!!!

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