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Way into the future

Deep Purple in 2013; photo: Jim Rakette

As the band is preparing to start their Latin American tour, bookings are already being finalized 13 months into the future. It has been announced that London O2 show on December 3, 2015, will be going on sale this Friday, October 31, 2014. Read what you want from the promoter’s blurb, but so far we have no info on any other British dates:

The O2 is delighted to announce that Deep Purple have today confirmed a one-off London show here on Thursday 3 December 2015.

Proceed at your own risk as this date has not been confirmed by the band’s management either.

22 Comments to “Way into the future”:

  1. 1
    Tim says:

    Are they really that hard pressed for cash that they want ours 13 months before they play the gig! quite frankly outrageous what other activity or leisure pursuit does this a good question to put to them because the answer would be worth waiting to hear.

  2. 2
    Mikael Sahlström says:

    Best of luck on the american tour gentlemen.

  3. 3
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Just a FYI: if you talk about “they” and mean the band, I can assure you that none of the band members had nothing to do with the desicion to release these tickets at this time.

  4. 4
    saturn says:

    Do you really think that the band will get the money this early?

    That will be held onto by the ticket agencies

  5. 5
    Black Sheep says:

    @ #3 Well said Svante. By ‘they’ I would hope he means Live Nation but I fear my faith would be misplaced.

  6. 6
    RB says:

    So “they” must have something to do with the decision – double negative. Just having fun!

  7. 7
    Scott says:

    Are Deep Purple doing another American tour next year????

    Will they be coming to Canada????

  8. 8
    a bloke from wales says:

    Tim , Rush or Rush’s promoters did the same for their last tour.

  9. 9
    Tom says:

    If this utilises the whole of the O2 arena, this is 20,000 seats to fill. Maybe they are trying to give themselves the best chance of having a full house, although I have to say it is probably still a long shot.

    I also think there is a small chance that this will be a farewell gig (but probably wont be billed as that until much closer to or at all before the night itself. although they show no sign of retiring, things have to end sooner or later and this date is very unusual.

    To anyone thinking of going, stop thinking about it and go. The acoustics of the O2 are the best of any indoor arena in the world. It sounds FANTASTIC in there. I hope it’s a really special night, I get the feeling that something momentous is going to happen!

  10. 10
    Paul Jacklin says:

    It’s on the O2 web-site so I don’t think there’s much risk although I’ll probably wait till we’re a bit closer to the event to buy my tickets. I’m always a bit nervous with a band like DP that health issues might cause a cancellation given their ages.

    Hopefully, they’ll come close to selling out but if they use top tier (they didn’t last time), it’s a big arena (20,000+). If it is a one-off show there’s probably sell more tickets for a single arena than if they were doing a UK tour

  11. 11
    Yance says:

    As a life long fan, I feel so lucky and yes privileged that these guys still have the appetite and drive to continue to play live. What a band, and what a night this will be. I will definitely not miss this one! going on line now to get tickets.

  12. 12
    Deeperpurps says:

    Get your tickets while you can! I just bought a couple and am already several rows back from the stage.

    Sure I’m taking a chance but its worth it as far as I am concerned – something tells me that this may be getting close to the band’s grande finale.

    I therefore can’t imagine missing this opportunity to see them in London where it all began. There won’t be many more chances to do that in the years to come.

  13. 13
    MacGregor says:

    Is this the gig that Blackmore appears at??????? Oops, sorry, kicking into sensationalist ‘journo’ mode again! I can just read the Fleet St headlines now! Cheers.

  14. 14
    LRT says:

    @Tom, you’re living in a fantasy world if you think this will be a farewell, did you read the caption? “Booked 13 months out” and btw, an album already written for recording.

  15. 15
    LRT says:

    Nothing unusual about the date either, Tom. They played the O2 already, topping ticket sales in the UK at the time. It was in November of 2011. What’s so surprising?

  16. 16
    Antonio Segura Lopes says:

    Please?! Todos nós aqui no Brasil esperamos que incluam no setlist SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE SCREAMING. Don´t forget.

  17. 17
    Antonio Segura Lopes says:

    Sorry my english. 28/03/1999 Aramaçãn Santo André São Paulo Brasil fantastic SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE SCREAMING in setlist. 10/10/2011 Via Funchal São Paulo Brasil SOMETIMES I F… no in the setlist. 12/11/2014 Espaço das Americas São Paulo waiting SOMETIMES in the setlist. DEEP PURPLE the best of the world.

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

    Though I obviously won’t be making it to this gig, it is awesome news to say the least. DEEP PURPLE are committed to play and tour in December of 2015. We are fortunate enough to know they will still be around for over another year at least. One day or year at a time…… it’s all good in the Purple Hood. On that note, maybe this year in advance ticket sales ain’t such a bad idea. Especially in the States. Gives plenty of time to sell out venues. Hey, whatever it takes to feed and oil the Purple machine and keep it ALIVE, WELL and RUNNING works for this thoroughbred fan. New album and tour in 2015? YEEEEEEOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!


  19. 19
    Nigel Young says:

    Sun 08.11.2015 Geneva Arena
    Mon 09.11.2015 Zurich Hallenstadion

  20. 20
    Elprupdeep says:

    They look pretty good to me to go to 50 years anniversary…
    Then, they can do an “au revoir”
    Keep rocking guys…
    Long live DP and family.

  21. 21
    tim says:

    “bloke from wales” your absolutely right there they did ,but there is a feeling that it might be lets get as much in as we can whilst we can, and not long left to reap. But for people like many here in the UK who bought all the product the good and bad, I do have Bananas and Abandon and HOBL and have followed them wherever to see just 1 date 13 months in advance is little reward for their hard core fans.
    Yes we know a 30 date UK tour is never going to happen,but Cardiff,Manchester,Birmingham,Glasgow is a minimum expectation surely.
    Im sure many have a view and will disagree with my point here but thats what having a discussion is all about at the end of the day.
    And in answer to the question will I go,yes I will but I will check the availability with 6 months to go to see what is available .
    Great bit of larking around from Macgregor , suggesting ,tongue in cheek, or perhaps not , the size of venue was in case RB popped in, now then I guess all the tickets would disappear a year in advance

  22. 22
    RB says:

    Surely this won’t be the only UK date for 2015? Pretty dire for British fans if it is. If it’s just the one date then they’ll have a chance to fill the O2. Personally, there’s no way I’m spending a few pence off 60 quid to see them, and that doesn’t even factor in the 300 miles I’d have to travel or overnight stay. No band on the planet is worth that let alone the current Purple.

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