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Good news, everybody!

Steve Morse was at the NAMM convention this year (like he does almost every year), and spoke to Andertons Music about his plans for 2019. The two takeaway moments are:

  1. He will be recording two new albums — one with the Flying Colors and one with Deep Purple;
  2. more Purple live dates are being booked.

Thanks to Deep Purple Tour Page for the heads up.



34 Comments to “Good news, everybody!”:

  1. 1
    Stuart Anguish says:

    New purple album ??

  2. 2
    Hansjörg Sitner says:

    Good news…but most defo Purple’s farewell record…

  3. 3
    Tony says:

    Yeah, that’s the best news so far for this year, and that’s one of the reasons that I’m already more than 30 years fan of this band.
    You keep on movin’ …..
    …….we’re space truckin round the stars, come on let’s go Space Truckin !!!

  4. 4
    Al Kellici says:

    oh wow a new album with Purple!

    I hope Bob Ezrin will be involved with this one as well,to complete the trinity.

  5. 5
    Alket Kellici says:

    New Purple album? oh wow! I’m not sure if they have the time to commit with all the touring schedule,but I hope Bob Ezrin is involved with this one as well to complete the trinity.I am hoping for a longer album and no fillers this time.

  6. 6
    Ramon Peña says:

    Deep purple the Boss

  7. 7
    Mikael Alm says:

    The Erzin triology!?!

  8. 8
    Scott Johnson says:

    Ezrin did one Kansas album in 1988 with Steve all I know.

  9. 9
    PurpleAce says:

    wow oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. 10
    Alket Kellici says:

    He produced Now What?! And Infinite.capiche??

  11. 11
    Robert Sheldon Gaurie says:

    Yeah, but sadly Ezrin isn’t a Steve Morse fan… there are many anecdotes when he produced Kansas how he would get on Steve’s case, and in an interview he threw a subtle dig masked with a phony praise.

    Frankly, I’m not an Ezrin fan.

  12. 12
    Stephen James Smith says:

    Very excited to hear of an upcoming DP album! I’m LOVING Infinite…
    And bring Dreggs to Biloxi asap, too, Steve…

  13. 13
    David Hölz says:

    I hope so. He did a great job so far.

  14. 14
    George G Martin says:

    A new Purple album and possibly tour dates in the States!!!! YES!!!

  15. 15
    James O'Brien says:

    Glad to hear of more tour dates. I moved to Ireland in 2017 (right before they played New Jersey) and have not seen them on this tour yet. I need to keep my record going. I’ve seen them on every tour since 85. Hopefully there is an Ireland date this year. Glad to hear a new album. The last two have been superb.

  16. 16
    Paulo Franzmann says:

    That is fantastic!! Hope the tour includes Brazil!! Long live to Deep Purple!!!!

  17. 17
    Ottar Pettersen says:

    If they release it in 2020 they will have released albums in 7 decades…

  18. 18
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Anyone taking bets on what the new album might be called?. Hmmm… it’s like glass caskets… remains to be seen!. ☺

  19. 19
    Steve Wilson says:

    Amazing news. Hopefully a third Ezrin album.

  20. 20
    McNay says:

    I love that this has been a really loonnnggggg wonderful goodbye.

    Can’t wait for a new a record. The last two have been superb.

  21. 21
    errolarias says:

    I hope the new DP album will be an instrumental one…..

  22. 22
    BreisHeim says:

    Yay!
    The best band in the world is still alive!
    Wonderful news!

  23. 23
    Raj Tiwari says:

    Yes , great news…

  24. 24
    Adel says:

    Retirement from life is impossible. Their music is their life and they live on stage. Now what do you think the new title will be. ‘ From Earth to immortality’ might be a good starting idea

  25. 25
    Buttockss says:

    @ 1 The one Steve is recording with Deep Purple will be a live one from the shows in Mexico and Chille from 2018.

  26. 26
    Mathias says:

    “I hope the new DP album will be an instrumental one…..”

    You made my day! 😉

  27. 27
    gustavo says:

    what????????? more money to earn in another Purple album?????? you don,t know how happy I am. Here from Buenos Aires greetings for all of you. Have a great new Purple album!!!!!!!

  28. 28
    nupsi59 says:

    Hi, everyone out there!

    Just seen the video… Steve Morse lucky and relaxed as always.

    Can you imagine a similar interview with Ritchie, when an interviewer puts his hand on his shoulder and touches him??? – NO WAY!!!

    Let’s wait for the new albums, I guess the Flying Colors thing comes first.

    Have a nice Day!

  29. 29
    Jim Sheridan says:

    I hope Morse, Airey, Glover, and Paice put their heads together and jam, jam, jam so that the album goes heavy on instrumental passages. That is no dig at Gillan, just my own note of appreciation for Deep Purple’s many songs that are complete instrumentals or else songs with very long instrumental passages. It is one of the band’s greatest strengths, and one that I feel like they have sometimes overlooked in the years since their 1984 reforming. Morse and Airey are both guys who have written loads of instrumental music; it would be right up their alley. “Lazy,” “Mandrake Root,” Wring That Neck,” “Owed to ‘G’,” the list goes on.

  30. 30
    Rajaseudun Rambe says:

    A new record is very good news. It was a bit hard to believe that they would engage in a new writing and recording session once again. Will this one be their Sgt. Pepper of which IG talked about some time (maybe 20 years) ago. I hope they have the courage to do something different (I’m sure they have). BTW, what is the situation with IG’s novel Middlesex? Forgotten altogether? And how is RG progressing with his memoirs? Anyone know anything?

  31. 31
    Ivica says:

    It’s great that guys continue to play, after a very good “Now What”, “Infinte” is better / Five big songs “” Time for Bedlam “,” All I Got Is You “,” The Surprising “,” Birds of Prey “…. fifth was not on the setlist on the last tour , and… no video !!?? “Hip Boots” amazing solo by Steve Morse.Bob Ezrin does a good job with guys, especially with Ian Gillan voice.I wait patiently

  32. 32
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Wait a second… I know what they’ll do! They’ll title the new album “Kiss”.
    Then they’ll begin their “The End Of The Road” tour.
    Hang on… hasn’t that already been done by some other band?!… 😆

  33. 33
    RobH says:

    25Buttockss says:
    @ 1 The one Steve is recording with Deep Purple will be a live one from the shows in Mexico and Chille from 2018

    No, it won’t. It’s a new studio album. They are going to record in Nashville again.

  34. 34
    Purple Tickler says:

    Reaaly hope for one more Tour, last year was one of the best DP shows I have ever seen. I think the band had some family with them at the Valby event. In any case there was a platform next to the stage, with quite a few people watching from the side. This seemed to energise the band even more….what a night

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