Deep Purple Reschedule UK Dates For October 2022

Deep Purple have announced the rescheduled dates for their UK tour with Blue Öyster Cult. The trek will now take place in October 2022:

10/20 London, England – O2
10/22 Glasgow, Scotland – Hydro
10/23 Leeds, England – FD Arena
10/25 Birmingham, England – Utilita Arena
10/26 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena

Deep Purple’s Roger Glover: “We’re Gonna Try And Do Another Album At Some Point Next Year”

It looks like Deep Purple are already thinking about working on a follow-up to their latest album “Whoosh!.” Bassist Roger Glover said the following about that during a virtual meet-and-greet with Finnish fan Anssi Herkkola:

“All this COVID situation has meant that we can’t tour. We’re twiddling our thumbs, really, for over a year, and the idea was to possibly go back in and do another album. And so we’re just working towards that. It’s so quick after we’d done the last album, [and] maybe that will spoil things, but we’re gonna try and do another album at some point next year. We’re experimenting with stuff.”

[via Blabbermouth]

YOB, Mos Generator, Etc. To Be Featured On Deep Purple Tribute Album

Glory Or Death Records have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new Deep Purple tribute album. The effort, which is expected to be released in fall 2021, will feature 14 songs. So far, the following tracks have been confirmed:

  • YOB – “Perfect Strangers”
  • Mos Generator – “Love Child”
  • Big Scenic Nowhere – “Demon’s Eye”
  • The Grand Astoria – “The Mule”
  • Temple Of Love – “Gettin’ Tighter”
  • Holy Grove – “Bloodsucker”
  • Steak – “Smoke On The Water”
  • Worshipper – “Pictures Of Home”

Deep Purple Premiere New Song “Man Alive”

Deep Purple have premiered a new song titled “Man Alive.” This track is from the band’s new album “Whoosh!,” which will now be released on August 7. Ian Gillan told Billboard the following:

“It’s an abstract concept. There was an apocalyptic quality to the (music of) ‘Man Alive’, and the idea developed lyrically from there — the scenario of this event that took place and everyone got killed, and you get this picture of ‘all creatures great and small grazed on blood red soil, and grass that grows on city streets.’ So it’s a post-humanity scenario. And then all of a sudden something’s washed up on the beach, and it turns out to be a man, and it’s the only living man — but it’s just a man, so…That’s the end of humanity, because what use is one man? That was the idea. If it was a painting, you’d call it impressionistic.”

Deep Purple Delay New Album “Whoosh!”

Deep Purple’s new album, “Whoosh!,” has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The effort, which was originally set to be released on June 12, is now expected to be released in August.

Ian Gillan commented:

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction…well, not exactly in this case; more cause and effect, where the latter is often greater than the former.

Distribution lines (the physical sales of CDs, vinyl, cassettes (?) etc) and retail outlets are closed until The Dreaded Lurgy* gets indigestion.

Therefore, as there are still so many of us who love to hold a new record in our hands, and following advice from our magnificent label, we have decided to delay the release of Whoosh until August.

During my quarantine I’m listening to a lot of music and guessing that it’s the same for many of us during this scary disruption to our lives.

We know, don’t we, that music will play a big part in our celebrations as we step back into the light.

But, health comes first, so I must stuff my excitement about sharing Whoosh with you back into a box for a little while.

Stay well and follow the light…

ig”

Deep Purple To Release New Album “Whoosh!” In June

Deep Purple have announced that they will be releasing their new album “Whoosh!” on June 12. You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“Whoosh!” Track Listing:

01. “Throw My Bones”
02. “Drop The Weapon”
03. “We’re All The Same In The Dark”
04. “Nothing At All”
05. “No Need To Shout”
06. “Step By Step”
07. “What The What”
08. “The Long Way Round”
09. “The Power Of The Moon”
10. “Remission Possible”
11. “Man Alive”
12. “And The Address”
13. “Dancing In My Sleep”

In other news, Deep Purple have also announced a European tour:

May 31 – Moscow – Megasport Ice Palace (RU)
Jun. 03 – Istanbul – Lifepark (TR)
Jun. 06 – Athens – Rockwave Festival (Terravibe Park) (GR)
Jun. 20 – Clisson – HellFest (FR)
Jun. 21 – Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting (BE)
Jun. 24 – Hamburg – Stadtpark Freilichtbühne (DE)
Jun. 25 – Aalborg – Skovdalen (Open Air) (DK)
Jun. 27 – Oslo – Tons of Rock Ekeberg (NO)
Jun. 30 – Paris (Boulogne Billancourt) – La Seine Musicale (FR)
Jul. 01 – Nimes – Festival De Nimes Les Arenes (FR)
Jul. 03 – Klam – Clam Rock (AT)
Jul. 04 – Eisenstadt – Lovely Days (AT)
Jul. 06 – Bologna – Bologna Sonic Park (IT)
Jul. 08 – Sion – Sion sous Sion sous les étoiles (CH)
Jul. 10 – Bonn – Kunst Rasen Granau (DE)
Jul. 11 – Rosenheim – Rosenheim Sommerfestival (DE)
Jul. 14 – Halle (Saale) – Freilichtbühne Peißnitz (DE)
Jul. 15 – Mainz – Open Air Volkspark Mainz (DE)
Jul. 17 – St Julien en Genevois – Guitare en Scene Festival (FR)
Jul. 18 – Brombach – Lieder Am See (DE)
Jul. 20 – Carcassone – Festival De Carcassone Theatre Jean Deschamps (FR)
Jul. 22 – Lörrach – Stimmen Festival (DE)
Jul. 24 – Colmar – Festival De La Foire Aux Vins De Colmar Parc Des Expositions (FR)
Jul. 26 – Stockholm – Hovet Ice Hall (SE)
Jul. 27 – Gothenburg – Partille Arena (SE)
Jul. 29 – Copenhagen – Royal Arena (DK)
Oct. 02 – Manchester – Manchester Arena (GB)
Oct. 03 – London – O2 (London) (GB)
Oct. 05 – Glasgow – Hydro (GB)
Oct. 06 – Leeds – FD Arena (GB)
Oct. 08 – Birmingham – Arena (Birmingham) (GB)
Oct. 10 – Luxembourg – Rockhal (LU)
Oct. 13 – Berlin – Max Schmeling Halle (DE)
Oct. 14 – Lodz – Atlas Arena (PL)
Oct. 16 – Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle (DE)
Oct. 17 – Oberhausen – KP Arena (DE)
Oct. 19 – Milan – Forum (IT)
Oct. 20 – Zurich – Hallenstadion (CH)
Oct. 22 – Lille – Zenith (FR)
Oct. 24 – Dijon – Zenith (FR)
Oct. 26 – Clermont Ferrand – Zenith D’Auvergne (FR)
Oct. 28 – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome (NL)