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Tuesday, we made another album


Ian Gillan, in his own whimsically cryptic way, confirms that the band has finished the new album to be released probably some time in spring 2020 and followed by a tour:

[…] now we gird our lions (yes, I know, but I’m in Africa) for a year of febrile activity into which a rare amount of planning has been invested; obviously not by us.

I sense the grinding of campaign wheels, the oiling of creaky roadies, rumours of itineraries and ripples of creativity in Hamburg. Quite plainly something is in the air; but I have no idea what it could be.

Perhaps, after another brief hibernation, all will become clear, in the spring of 2020.

More of his cryptic whimsies on the official site.

The tour in question keeps materializing from the thin air, with another batch of European dates posted today. These run in late September through late October, and include Sweden, UK, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, and Netherlands. Tickets go on sale in the coming days. Check our calendar for further details.

Thanks to Lutz Reinert for the info.

30 Comments to “Tuesday, we made another album”:

  1. 1
    Philippe Pomiès says:

    Vous êtes les meilleurs !

  2. 2
    Nickolai Borisov says:

    The Long Goodbye Tour, part 2 I guess! Lol Well, I’m happy they’re still feeling great and ready to rock. Who cares about cliches like “the last tour” 🙂

  3. 3
    Buttockss says:

    WHAT !!!!!!!

  4. 4
    Søren Skaarup says:

    A new album out for X-mas would be perfect.🤶🎄🎅

  5. 5
    mike whiteley says:

    Well !!
    That’s welcomed news. Ezrin’s at the helm again.Hope there are no ‘ one take” cover tunes or half finished song ideas this time.
    Certainly seems that 2020 will be a busier touring year than 2019..Hope everyone stays healthy.

  6. 6
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Wow Best Xmas wish might come true. Can’t wait for Easter. When they said its a long goodbye tour they meant every word after all how long is long?! Its infinite 🤔😊🤔😊

  7. 7
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Hail hail, rock n roll!. A blessed event has been announced from the Purple kingdom… the birth of a brand spanking new adventure, in tge form of an accumulation of arranged & recorded musical sounds & accoutrements from the infinite masters of the purpendicular genre…
    Hurrah say one, hurrah say all!. 🎁🎉🎊🎆📯🎵🎶🎼🎹🎤🎸✔😊

  8. 8
    Ivica says:

    I went to a 2003 concert in Zagreb .. thinking….. maybe this is the last Deep Purple concert watch?,….on Friday in Belgrade 2019, it will be my 10th meeting with them.Always see and listen,so much talent, energy and passion plays on stage. And studio too.Last two albums are so really good, they are musically wide, I wait for new, no surrender…. until silence separates us

  9. 9
    D'ablo Bicasso says:

    I love the anticipation. This band has satiated my musical itch ever since I was a boy.

    Never in a million years would I have dreamed that they would become family. Cannot wait to hear the new shape of your creativity🤘❤

  10. 10
    Attila says:

    I am not sure whether it is indeed what it is suggested it is in this post, but even this slightest of doubt cast over the impossibility of not having dodged making a new album by the band prompted me to refrain from not going the upcoming gig in Budapest.

  11. 11
    uwe hornung says:

    Lovely, I’m fine with them releasing a new one every year now – just like it used to be! The third Ezrin production in a row, he really must have taken a liking to them (and vice versa). Infinite wasn’t Now What?!, but it was still good enough. It’s great to see them feeling well as a band – I can’t fathom them doing it for any other reason, they are not making money from album sales anymore.

  12. 12
    Aireight says:

    Great news.

  13. 13
    SJC says:

    I have booked for the Birmingham show in October.

    Front row, to the stage left side.

    For those considering the show in Greece, I was at Rockwave festival in 2018 for Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.

    The park is less than an hour’s bus ride away from central Athens, and buses run both ways.

    The park has limited facilities, but is not a bad place for a festival.

  14. 14
    Jogger Matthews says:


  15. 15
    Purple Tickler says:

    Fabulous news. We’re so Lucky that these 5 still have the creative juices and take to the road so often. Cant wait. Last time was probably the best DP show I have seen (and I have seen many since the early 80’s). Even had the pleasure of meeting quite a few of the current line up after the gig.

  16. 16
    Jim says:

    Great that there’s a new album but I can’t go to the concerts! Not to the O2 at least, which is nearest. Apparently you need to show your virtual ticket on your smart phone – I don’t have one! Or for the three other people on the planet without a smart phone, you can get in with the credit card you paid for the tickets with as long as you have photo ID with you. I don’t have anything; I don’t drive or have a passport and have nothing else with a photo. Makes me feel awfully old!

  17. 17
    Lolive says:

    Good news!
    Too many fillers in infinite, so that’s a good opportunity to propose a great last LP

  18. 18
    Al says:

    I liked Now what?! much more enjoyable listen then Infinite,who had a couple of very good songs and then a lot of fillers.I hope they don’t do another The doors cover or some other oldies.
    I found my self skipping Infinite.

  19. 19
    rik_uk says:

    Great to hear about a new album and another UK tour.

    However, a word of caution here in the UK, the only way you will ‘probably’ get a decent seat is by buying a Ticketmaster Platinum ticket. I’ve a back row seat in Block B, 15 rows from stage, that’s good but cost £101, yet the seat behind be in the next block is £63! A front row seat is £141. Oh, and a standard seat is £57!! On the first day of sales, Block B appeared to be nearly sold out, i’ve just looked(3 days later) and Ticketmaster have released what looks like half the block as still available!! What is that all about?!?!

    This is about the ticket supplier and not the band and it’s soooo wrong!! Argggh!

    Leaves a bad taste in my mouth as i remember years ago seeing in the local paper that Purple were coming to town and the next morning i’d be on the bus to the venue and able to buy a front row ticket for the …standard price!!!

    Happy Days.

  20. 20
    Chip says:

    Great news. I think What Now!? and Infinite are both great records. But I’d prefer to have like 7 songs…perhaps extended out with more soloing. Kinda like the old days. All killer no filler like MH and In Rock.

  21. 21
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Deep Purple supported by Blue Oyster Cult!. This is something very, very special indeed. I would advise everyone to be there if they can. Both bands have new studio albums due out in 2020. I’m gobsmacked!.

  22. 22
    Bob Worm says:

    Well this is good to hear about another album. Infinite was good, it had a few fillers, but overall it was good. The last tour though was the point where I knew Ian’s voice has finally gone for sure. He may be able to make a record, but sadly and with respect he cant cut it live anymore.

    I saw Glen Hughes two weeks ago and by god can he still really sing and I do mean really sing. He may well not be everyones cup of tea, but you cant take away the fact he and JLT are the only ones that can still sing oh and Doogie White can too of course.

    Now What was an ace album and the tour was great, smaller venues always better, you can feel the band and in none seated places it feels much more like a rock gig. The night I saw them in Manchester in 2012, Ian’s voice was quite good and I was pleased I caught him on that night. I dont mean any disrespect for his voice, but I would not want to pay to hear him struggle again.

    The rest of the band are like fine wine that has aged well, big shout out to Ian on the drums, one lung and he plays like a demon still.

    Same for Ritchie, I have done all the Rainbow gigs this last four years and enjoyed them all. Finland this year for the first half was terrible. I was stood in front of him and he was not even trying at times and at other times he was terrible. On the whole and for the rest of the tour he played some great sets, a couple of nights were sublime, all be it with an approach to avoiding trying to be flash and speed playing of course and his focus was on his tone and his phrasing and scaling were amazing, but the fire is no longer burning as bright and it is time to accept that age is taking its toll at last and its when to say the end is here rather than drag it out on too many live shows that matters now.

    Whitesnake and David again with a new fresh young band that can really play live (respect to Tommy behind the drums for still being able to play so well) but Davids voice has also gone now, sad but true and its time to hang up the mike from touring. Rummors of backing tapes being used are scary.

    I saw Graham Bonnet two years ago, he was amazing, truly amazing and then I saw the you tube clips of him singing with the mic so close to his mouth and again the rumors on him also using tapes. Its sad world if this is true. I do feel for the old boys at the front trying to sing and their voice aint what it was in its legend making days. Same as I feel for Ritchie trying to satisfy all those older blokes paying to see their hero one last time and not getting Kill the King or Light in the Black etc, but Catch the rainbow or Stargazer live still amazing wow!!

    We have a huge legacy of recordings, both audio and visual to treasure and listen and watch time and time again and be thankful we do so. Lets hope this new DP Album spurs ritchie into making one more Rainbow Album too.

    Then one last big Royal Albert hall gig from the whole Purple family would be amazing, I know the rows backstage on whos manager speaks first or who will go on first out the three and will they all jam together seems to be issues we would never solve, imagine though, we could even get Black Sabbath in too, I mean thye have had so many band members from all the groups play over the years. That would be a gig an a half 🙂

  23. 23
    Attila says:

    Having seen their recent concert in Budapest, I suspect that their upcoming album will be keyboard focussed – which at least for me, is not a problem at all. My impression was that Steve (probably partly due to sore hands) has passed the baton to Don.

  24. 24
    peter finnigan says:

    I have to agree with Al@18,Infinite has 4 great tracks,but the rest are forgettable.I was really disappointed with it overall,for the first time.Too short as well.Let’s hope the new album rocks more and isn’t as commercial as some tracks are on Infinite.I hate to criticise,i love Deep Purple,but a lot of Infinite wasn’t really them.Let’s have a classic heavy album full of blistering solos!

  25. 25
    Paul Jacklin says:


    AXS seem to push the e-ticket on a smart phone. However, Ticketmaster are also selling tickets for London O2 and I think they still do hard copy

  26. 26
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    The best song on Infinite?… All I Got Is You. That’s my favourite, because it’s the one story on the album that I can relate to the most & I love the tune & the way they play it. So there!.

  27. 27
    Ivica says:

    Big Ian is still great shape

    (“Air hazards advertising “to Belgrade 0.05-0.20)


  28. 28
    Al says:

    I would have liked to listen a more long solos and going back to your progressive rocks.Please no more of songs like “Johnny’s band” that is more Gillan-esque than Purple,which unfortunately this band has gone more and more..

  29. 29
    Marcus says:

    I for one am looking forward to another album.

    For those that worry about fillers on the last three – I suggest you listen to “House of Blue Light”, “Slaves and Masters” or even “Battle Rages On”.

    Frankly I listen to “Accidentally on Purpose” more than I listen to all of those.
    Everyone says AoP consists of songs not suitable for DP, but I am not sure that is true – if the brass was replaced by guitar and organ most would fit in the canon.

    Hopefully Steve was on top form and able to keepup with Don – who is coming to the fore, but of course that just reflects how good he is and has been.

  30. 30
    AL says:

    @29 Funny enough that all those 3 albums had some epics songs in there.The only song that I don’t like from The House of Blue Light is Mitzi Dupree. Slaves ? well It is a good rock album.
    Battle Rages on had 3 super songs in there:The Battle…..Anya,Solitaire,and of course some fillers.

    Get your point,but I could do without songs like Get me outta of here,One night in Vegas,Johnny’s Band and Top Of The World,which are more Gillan’ solo then Purple type of songs.

    I enjoyed Now What ?! in all,every song is interesting and somewhat fresh and connected in cohesion with the album.

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