Deep Purple
Deep Purple is heading back to the UK with special guests Blue Öyster Cult.

Event Description

The announcement of the live shows coincides with news on Deep Purple’s social media with Ian Gillan confirming that they have completed the recording of a brand new studio album to be released in 2020, with further details to follow.

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock — the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but thudding retreads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.

Ian Paice said As always playing in your home country is special and exciting and touring with the “Cult” ensures it’s going to be a great run of gigs.”

Ian Gillan said “It is fantastic to be playing some home shows again…the band is cranking and full of it, plus there will be a couple or three new songs, dunno how we’re going to squeeze it all in, but we always manage somehow. Can’t wait to blow your socks off.”

BÖC’s Eric Bloom said “I am personally thrilled to be playing with Deep Purple again.  As a fan of their music, I’ll be sure to stay and watch their show nightly.  Such a deep catalog of great classic songs plus great musicianship and singing.  Great guys too. Looking forward to it.”

BӦC’s Buck Dharma said “BӦC is excited to return to the UK and support Deep Purple, a band we’ve always admired and who has inspired BӦC to rock since the beginning.”

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-­‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.

The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

The intense creative vision of BÖC’s original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda, and drummer Jules Radino.

The latter-year Deep Purple has moved progressively into new areas, piquing fans’ interest who were not born when the mighty Purple machine ruled the music world’s money trees. Their holy grail of ‘In Rock’ (1970) ‘Machine Head’ (1972) and ‘Made In Japan’ released in 1973 catapulted Deep Purple to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world, with track ‘Smoke On The Water’ ascending to mega-status.

Having amassed so many songs that get coined under the “classic” moniker, setlists have been a never-ending debate among diehards and newer fans especially with the albums ‘NOW WHAT ?!’ and their last studio album ‘inFinite’. Both Number one Gold Status and top ten albums across the globe.

The last chapter of a career strong of over 120.000 million albums sold and the band have sold well over a million concert tickets since ‘inFinite’ was released alone and the last Long Goodbye Tour.

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VENUE

The O2, London SE10 0DX

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AGE RESTRICTION

Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.

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