Rock Legends Deep Purple have been on a 33 date US Tour that will end on October 19 at the Armory in Minneapolis. The band’s current lineup features founding drummer Ian Paice alongside longtime members Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover, as well as more recent additions, guitarist Steve Moore and keyboardist Don Airey. With a body of work spanning seven decades, Deep Purple has helped pioneer and define the hard rock genre whilst progressively moving into new areas to keep their sound fresh and attract new fans to the legions who have remained loyal since the band’s inception.
Known as one of the hardest working bands ever, Purple has released 6 studio albums since 1996 alone and has toured globally since forming in 1968 with little rest. In 2007 (almost 40 years after being formed) the band performed 40 dates in France to an award-winning audience of 150,000.
Purple has stayed true to its musical roots taking from an eclectic mix of styles to create a distinctive sound that defines the band today, but which in turn, has created a legacy that very few bands could ever hope to replicate. The band has written and produced so many “classic” songs that its audience ranges widely in age and background, something the band has embraced and caters to, with its concert setlists.
Deep Purple has sold more than 100 million albums and filled global arenas for decades, it’s little wonder respected British radio station Planet Rock named the group the ‘5th Most Influential Band Ever’, whilst VH1 ranked them #22 on its ‘Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’ list. Additionally, Deep Purple was given the ‘Legend Award’ at the 2008 World Music Awards and, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. These guys truly are ‘rock royalty’.
Appearing with Deep Purple is Joyous Wolf. Joyous Wolf is a Rock band from Southern California formed in 2014. Fusing together influences ranging from Heavy Metal to Delta Blues, Joyous Wolf creates an expressive, high-energy fingerprint that separates themselves from their contemporaries in the realm of Modern Rock.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.
Tickets are available HERE.
October 12, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
October 13, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
October 15, 2019 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
October 16, 2019 Northfield, OH MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage
October 18, 2019 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
October 19, 2019 Minneapolis, MN The Armory