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Down the Mississippi, down to New Orleans

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A US leg of The Long Goodbye Tour has been announced. It starts on September 3, 2019, in Riverside, California, and finishes on October 19 in Minneapolis, performing 33 shows and visiting 25 states in between. Support for September 7 show in California will be Foghat, with the rest of the tour still in mystery. Most venues on this tour are theaters with all reserved seating.

Ticket sales to general public start on May 10, with various presales starting as soon as tomorrow, May 7. The tour is promoted by the Live Nation/Ticketmaster behemoth, so expect their usual shenanigans with ticket availability and pricing.

All further details are in our calendar.

13 Comments to “Down the Mississippi, down to New Orleans”:

  1. 1
    mike whiteley says:

    I hope some Canadian dates pop up this Fall,including Toronto.
    I much prefer seeing Purple in a theatre,as opposed to an outdoor venue.

  2. 2
    Mark Besley says:

    Unfortunately the gigging planets haven’t quite aligned to put the Purps in San Fran when we’re there David Ruddick. But it was close!

  3. 3
    Bruno Crepaldi says:

    Brazil please!

  4. 4
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    Twenty shows in September! Take it easy. I mean easier. Don’t kill yourselves, young men. A lot of life ahead.

  5. 5
    Albania says:

    Pre-sale started today and I already got tickets for the Oct 8 show at the Beacon/NYC, which is not far from my office. It is my favorite venue in the States, and perfect for my favorite band. I have seen/met the boys on numerous occasions and, as much as I would love to see 100s of thousands people in front of them, their music is so powerful yet so delicate (think Buddy Guy’s approach of tension and release) that it makes it impossible for an open space to do it the proper justice.
    The Beacon seats roughly 3,000 people and it reminds me of the amazing classic halls in Milan and Venice. It seemed like more than half the tickets sold out a couple of hours after the pre-sale started. I guess they can add another night at the same venue, since they won’t be playing in CT until Oct 10. I hope to see the boys more then once this time around.

  6. 6
    Dr. Bob says:

    It is a long goodbye. I get to see them for the last time (once again) when we meet in Minneapolis!

  7. 7
    Graeme Milton says:

    Punishing schedule

  8. 8
    Buttockss says:

    Tower theatre in Philly will be there.Last time they played there was the Slaves and Masters tour. Was there then and got some of Ritchies Heinekin poured on me…….LOL!.

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    Steve Hunt says:

    Picked up 12th row seats on Steve’s side of the stage for the Riverside CA show.Great venue for the guys,saw Cheap Trick there a couple years ago.

  10. 10
    Eon says:

    Make it a very long goodbye please and don’t forget us downunder.

  11. 11
    James O'Brien says:

    What about Ireland? I have seen the guys on every tours since 85 (all in the US), but when this tour started in 17, I moved to Ireland so I missed the tours in New Jersey (twice so far they have played NJ and now three times with a stop in NYC). I am hoping they will make a stop in Ireland on the Long Good bye tour.

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    John Bartone says:

    Got my tickets for Connecticut.. @5 I saw them at the Beacon on the Purpendicular tour. Great venue to see them at!!

  13. 13
    marcus says:

    This may really need its own item.
    The band picked up a lifetime award for international achievement at this years Ivor Novello awards

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