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Touring 2023

Deep Purple in Berlin, October 31 2022; photo: Tobias Janaschke

After a couple of years of the pandemic induced hiatus, we not have more or less concrete tour dates for 2023. This is our traditional annual preview.

Steve Morse will kick off the new year with participation in the G4 Experience in Las Vegas on January 3-7. He also has a handful of dates booked in the Northeastern States at the end of February. These will be the first Steve Morse Band performances in quite a while.

Ian Paice will continue playing with tribute band Purpendicular. They have three dates booked in Sweden at the end of January. All other joint shows have been postponed until September, ostensibly due to the drummer being engaged elsewhere.

Deep Purple themselves will resume touring in February with a couple of warm up shows in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Then off to Florida — first on a cruise sailing from Fort Lauderdale on February 13, returning on the 17th, followed by another couple of shows locally. They will perform 4 dates in Japan in mid-March. There are so far very much unconfirmed appearances with the “touring festival” Masters/Monsters of Rock in South America in April, headlined by KISS and Scorpions. Fun fact: the show on April 30th in Santiago, Chile, will be held at the same stadium where the lighting tower infamously collapsed in 1997. The band will then move on to the annual tour of European open air venues starting in June.

Happy New Purple Year, everybody!



17 Comments to “Touring 2023”:

  1. 1
    Andrew says:

    Is this still the “Long Goodbye” tour or a new Mark (?) tour with brand new guitar player or just random dates not constituting a formal tour at all?

  2. 2
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Andrew @1
    What difference does it make, everyone has a limited life span and no one can escape the end.
    Just enjoy the moment as when it’s gone it’s gone my friend.
    Cheers 😘
    Peace ✌️

  3. 3
    Leslie S Hedger says:

    Maybe it’s a short “Hello” tour. 🙂

  4. 4
    Greg Furlong says:

    Crikey if you go to Japan, logically Australia should get some coverage,surely??

  5. 5
    Reverend Harry Longfallis says:

    When are they coming to California?

  6. 6
    purpledaniel says:

    Would be glad to see them again if they tour Argentina in 2023. The concert in Edinburgh back in October was fun.

  7. 7
    Adel faragalla says:

    I honestly think it’s about time they toured as three acts with other two big bands and do bigger shows.
    11 songs is the magic number for them so 70 min show is ideal for their age.
    But I could be proven wrong.
    Peace ✌️

  8. 8
    Jim Sheridan says:

    Boy, some of these venues are really taking their time in putting the Steve Morse Band tickets on sale.

  9. 9
    Jim Sheridan says:

    OK, I got my Steve Morse tix! Very pleased. I have not seen his solo act in a zillion years.

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

    So looking forward to the CRUISE on Feb. 13th. 5 days of ROCK & ROLL!!!!!

  11. 11
    tony lindhard says:

    And if this would be recorded to a super CD or other. There would be an experience for us all.

  12. 12
    Budman/McKenna says:

    Fellas….please change the setlist,when you come in Feb…it worked well years ago with the Scorpion and Skynyrd tours..some shows you started off with Woman from T…and finished with Highway star..you threw in No one Came…keep playing wrong man…hell to pay and the newer ones.I guess you had that new electricity when Steve came on and it showed…But now you have McBride…and from the videos, he plays and sounds excellent.We’re all not the SOTW crowd from the states so Rock it boys we luv ya…See you in New Jersey.

  13. 13
    Jesse McDonald says:

    @Greg Furlong – You would think so, but unfortunately they haven’t been to Austealia for 10 years now!! I’m pretty shattered, but they will HAVE to come before they call it quits. Spewin I’ll never get to see Steve Morse live ever again 🙁

  14. 14
    Harry says:

    Hi,
    I live in Orlando, and am going to the show here. I am of course hopeful that Steve will come by for a sit down with the band. So when I saw that he was doing some solo shows I wanted to see 1) where and 2) if it would preclude him from being with purple in Orlando (it doesn’t lol )
    So I went to his web site and found this beautiful humble quote:

    I know Simon has the gig nailed already, but I’m now handing over the keys to the vault which holds the secret of how Ritchie’s “Smoke on the Water” intro was recorded. I guess you have to jiggle the key just right because I never got it open.”

    – Steve Morse

    What a humble guy feeling that he never played Smoke just right.

  15. 15
    sidroman says:

    Please bring Steve back, I’m almost 8 years older than Purple’s guitarist!

  16. 16
    kiponrokin says:

    Thanx DP for coming by Indonesia this early March before performing in Japan; looking forward seeing you on stage.

  17. 17
    kiponrokin says:

    take some rest days after doing shows in Florida before flying to indonesia march 10; we’re looking forward seeing you again on stage.

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