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North American tour dates for Deep Purple have been announced. The summer tour will start on August 14, 2024, in Florida, and work its way up the East Coast, with a couple of detours into the heartland, and a couple of token Canadian dates tucked in. This tour is also billed as =1 More Time Tour. Apart from the Durant, OK, gig on August 18, Yes will be supporting for the rest of the shows. The Oklahoma gig is apparently Deep Purple only.

Ticket presales start today, April 9, at 12pm local time. Presale password is SMOKE. On sale to general public on April 12 at 10am local time.

Full details in our calendar.

29 Comments to “=1 more time in America”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Deep Purple + Yes! Oh my, Herr McGregor will set sail with his coconut raft from his prison island already now.

  2. 2
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Ughh. Half hour away from this venue I’ve been to dozens upon dozens of times. Rarely a good sound for some reason.

    But here lies the quandary. I’ve purchased every album of both of these juggernauts since 11 0r so years old back in ’72. Since Yes became The Steve Howe Tribute Band, I have zero desire to see this farce. With all due respect to the individual musicians.

    And so, do I get a ducat and wait outside until Steve’s tribute act leaves the stage?

    Again, ughh….


  3. 3
    MacGregor says:

    That isn’t Yes Uwe. Agree with Ted @ 2. I didn’t even travel half an hour down to the the Gold Coast in 2013/4 to see them with their tribute band replacement lead vocalist & Downes on keyboards. And as we know Squire & White were still in the band then. A lead vocalist from an iconic era & with all that music behind them CANNOT be replaced. Plus the keyboard player has to be a virtuoso regarding the progressive & flamboyant attitude. Anyone but Geoff Downes. Cheers.

  4. 4
    Gregster says:


    I completely understand, but there’s less times ahead to see either band…So on that basis, one-more-fling with average sound isn’t too bad a deal really…And at least you’re only a 1/2-hour away !

    ( I must admit that seeing DP along with Alice Cooper & Blondie would have been incredible, but…Shyte happens lol ) !

    Peace !

  5. 5
    Paulo2 says:

    Off-topic(band). Which is the current Yes line-up? The only thing I know for sure about them nowadays is that Chris Squire has been playing with Jon Lord in heaven for the last ~10 years, and most likely Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman are not in the band. A fine substitute for Chris would be Geddy Lee, since Geddy doesn’t have a band anymore. He did a great job playing in Yes in that Hall Of Fame thing.

  6. 6
    timmi bottoms says:

    Going to the Camden New Jersey show for sure. Can’t wait should be a great show, cheers!

  7. 7
    Uwe Hornung says:

    The current Yes are as much Yes or not Yes as the current Uriah Heep and current Status Quo are “real” Heep and Quo. All three bands have only one last man from the original line-up standing, notably the lead guitarist (and main singer in Quo’s case). But what are you gonna do if people die, differences become irreconcilable or individuals can no longer tour/perform? Yes without Chris Squire is for me a hard one too, but he now has other commitments. I saw ARW and they really rocked, but of course there are enough people who regard a Howe-less Yes a walking talking blasphemy.

    Purple is lucky in a way that there are still three guys from the line-up that wasn’t the original one, but to all intents and purposes the one people identify the band with the most.

    I tend to be philosophical about bands continuing through umpteen line-up changes (you have to as a DP fan!), but it doesn’t always work for me either. I can enjoy a gig of the “new” Quo, Heep or Yes, but I could never bring myself to see Judas Priest with Ripper Owens instead of Halford or Kool & the Gang without honey dew voice J.T. Taylor. And I find Wishbone Ash without Martin Turner hard going.

  8. 8
    Paulo Glover says:

    Thanks for the insights, Uwe. I agree. Though Ian Paice is the only original member, DP started sounding like one of the “Holy Trinity” with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover.

  9. 9
    Heepfan says:

    Sorry to say that this version of “Yes” sounds more like “No” to me….saw them in Toronto in 2019 and must say I’ve seen tribute bands sounding more like “Yes” than this current line up.
    Purple is always awesome so it is still great news !

  10. 10
    George Martin says:

    Hello Ted,
    I’m here to talk you into going to see Deep Purple again. I do agree if the venue you are looking at is the PNC Bank Arts Center then yes the sound there for most bands is never good. However, every time I have seen Deep Purple there and it’s been many times there sound is good. The other bands no so much. The last 2 times it was DP and Judas Priest and DP and Alice Cooper. Priest and Cooper were very distorted but Purple was very crisp and clean. Sometimes it depends on where you are sitting that I think effects this. Anyway, I got my ticket once again in the front row dead center. If you go stop by and say hi. Remember, you like the show at the State Theatre last year and you know this will be good as well. As for Yes being on the bill, yeah that’s a strange combination but whatever. Hope to see you there.

  11. 11
    Kidpurple says:

    Will head to the Va Show – one more time – hopefully will here some new stuff with Simon-
    Listened to the new Yes Album some- same vibe different players.
    Still making heads or tails!

  12. 12
    Peter J says:

    I absolutely agree with Uwe.
    Quo with only Francis is ok because he is the co-founder, main singer, lead vocalist, main composer of the band… And Rhino is in the band for nearly 40 years, the Clint Eastwood keyboard player for half a century… So very different from the “Steve Howe tribute “, although that could be good !

    And yes, Deep Purple is very lucky with the Gillan/Glover/Paice trio still going strong !

  13. 13
    stoffer says:

    probably Chicago (actually Tinley Park), but maybe make a vaca out it in Florida🤟 and maybe Morse will make an appearance?

  14. 14
    CN says:

    Going to Tampa show!

  15. 15
    Skippy O'Nasica says:

    Like Uwe, I’m happy to see Status Quo still trundling along with the guy who sang lead on most of the hits.

    Or Heep, though they continue with a replacement singer, since they did offer David Byron the opportunity to rejoin. Which he turned down. (Bonus points for getting John Lawton to cover for Bernie, when he had to sit out a couple of tours over the years.)

    But groups like Yes, Styx or Wishbone Ash whose original singers were still willing to participate but were rebuffed by the current bandleaders? No thanks.

    In agreement with MacGregor that a lead vocalist from an iconic era & with all that music behind them cannot be replaced – at least not if they are still ready, able and willing to do the job.

  16. 16
    Ole says:

    Hmmmm. I really wonder if the new album might be called “1 More Time”…. Sounds like a live album title, but nothing would surprise me anymore! 😉 Any bets?

  17. 17
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Skippy, you have a point, I’m not into the details of why Jon Anderson hasn’t returned to YES, if he knocked at the door and they wouldn’t let him in, then that is deplorable indeed. That Glasshammer guy is a fine singer, but he’s not Jon Anderson.

    Rossi is – after the death of Rick Parfitt – “Mr Quo” of course and I like his no frills caustic attitude in interviews shunning all diplomacy, but there is a ruthlessness to him too, he did row out John Coughlan and Alan Lancaster in the 80ies, thereby changing the groove, style and image of the band forever.

    I’ve never heard Andy Brown compared to Clint Eastwood before 😂, but now that you’ve said it I can’t “unsee” it anymore! I really like his stage persona.

  18. 18
    Orhun Yakin says:

    I’m not sure if this is the right place for this piece: Pete Pardo of Sea of Tranquility interviewed Steve Morse. They touched upon many subjects inc. Deep Purple that starts around 29 mins. into the talk.


  19. 19
    Nick says:

    Orhun @18:
    the right place would be emailing the news editor. it’s way too easy to miss something important in the comments.

  20. 20
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Apologies Peter at 12, you were the one to bring up Andy = Clint! 🤣

  21. 21
    MacGregor says:

    Jon Anderson has often said that he is open to a Yes gig. He wasn’t rapt with the ARW thing but at least it got him back into singing in a rock band again, to test the waters after his health issues. I am glad they didn’t record ‘new’ material as it would have been too much of Rabin as usual & just a little here & there of Anderson & Wakeman. Plus Rick isn’t into that style at all. Anderson hasn’t held back over the years as to his treatment regarding being dumped while he was ill. Steve Howe as we know is mr Grumpy indeed & he says he will never go there again. His pension scheme is right where he wants it, everyone towing the line & all is nice & easy. Anderson has the Band of Geeks nailing the classic Yes material properly anyway. They are about to head out again & apparently have a new album to release. Personality & musical differences would be the best way to describe Howe digging in & to not want the reunion. Forget Wakeman as health issues & his attitude to Howe is well past any possible reunion of sorts. It is too late now, best get on with life. Cheers.

  22. 22
    John McKenna says:

    All of us commenting here, if going ,will be to see Purple.Like the the previous comment,guys pass away,quit the band or just retire.There`s nothing you can do.In the case of YES,it`ll be Steve Howe and a few professional musicians,what are you going do?So just buy one of those $15 Beers and have a good time.Deep Purple will make the evening…..Also to Hornung,I`m surprised your up on the Jersey City Gang with the Bell brothers and JT Taylor…Pretty good.

  23. 23
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’d go see DP and Yes in a heartbeat, I find nothing ungainly about the combination at all. Come on, we’re not in 10th grade anymore quarreling about whether Yessongs or Made in Japan is better, live and let live. I thought the DP/Judas Priest combo – unjustly derided by so many from both camps – great too, add Status Quo to it and it would have been my dream gig to die at of a heart attack! 😉

    John @22: Even as a heavy rock loving teen, I was never a “death to disco” guy. I liked the disco era Bee Gees, Maxine Nightingale’s ‘Right Back Where We Started From’ is one of my ultimate desert island singles, The Temptations’ “Papa was a Rolling Stone” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On” and “Inner City Blues” or Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” are all classics of 20th Century music, Kool & The Gang’s hits were all infectious, Earth, Wind & Fire’s grand arrangements musically intricate, setting a template for many, The Commodores really powerful live. Maybe that is why I was never appalled by Glenn Hughes’ influence on the sounds of Mk III and IV. I thought it a fresh influence, hitherto unheard with DP (though they had dabbled with funk rhythms even before Glenn joined).

    Plus: Heavy rock and disco/funk/soul share a commonality, they’re both very physical forms of pop music. This here offers more frantic energy, sweat and shit-tight playing than most heavy bands can reasonably ever muster, no lip syncing either!


  24. 24
    Jerry Janner says:

    Still hope they do a West Coast swing. Would love to see them with the new guy.

  25. 25
    Dr. Bob says:

    My life has me in southern California for 2/3 of the year and 1/3 of the year in the Chicago Region. Despite my crazy schedule I got lucky! I am seeing Deep Purple in Chicago (3rd row) and a month later I am seeing Glenn Hugh in So Cal Sept 27 (1st row).

    Yes? I don’t mind seeing them.

  26. 26
    Gregster says:


    You’re a lucky man Dr.Bob ! Enjoy the shows !

    Peace !

  27. 27
    Terry says:

    60 dates or so for this year is pretty amazing for guys who are pushing eighty. I really hoped Ian G would use the female backing singers like he does for the orchestral solo shows. There is no shame in getting a bit of help here and there and we know he won’t fake it. Manchester here I come either way even if the tour name is a bit naff.

  28. 28
    john mckenna says:

    Uwe @ 23….Thanks for the reply,when you mentioned JT Taylor I had to laugh because I went to High School about 4 blocks from where the Bell brothers lived at Lafeyette garden projects.Speaking of Glenn Hughes,I`m in a minority of us that liked Come taste the band(although not the whole album) I`m sure you`ll know this, but I only found out a few years ago,the instrumental on the back side Owed to “G”,who the band was referring to,correct me if I`m wrong,but it was George Gershwin.Don`t know where your located ,but hope you can attend this tour.

  29. 29
    Uwe Hornung says:

    John, je suis from Deutschland naturellement! And live in Langen, basically a suburb of Frankfurt very close to the airport. I generally travel to any DP-related gig within a 300 km (sometimes more if need be —> Nick Simper) radius, Frankfurt is pretty much smack-dab in the middle of Germany and by itself a frequently visited concert region by international acts.

    Could still bite myself for missing Kool & the Gang in 1986 at the ice hockey rink hall in Frankfurt, that sold out quickly like hot cakes and was reportedly a great gig!

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