Deep Purple

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25
Jun

DEEP PURPLE Announce Two Live Releases For September 18 On Earmusic

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DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCE TWO LIVE RELEASES FROM TWO DIFFERENT KIND OF NIGHTS
 
FROM THE SETTING SUN... (IN WACKEN)
 ...TO THE RISING SUN (IN TOKYO)

BOTH TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 18 ON earMUSIC

 
WRITTEN BY ROGER GLOVER: One band, two crowds, two countries - a tale of two cities indeeed. From Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival, one of the biggest metal festivals in the world and a city unto itself, to Japan and the stately Nippon Budokan, the most revered venue in Tokyo. Each has its own distinct personality.

Wacken is a success story beyond par, starting out humbly by two friends in a field in rural Germany and becoming one of the best organized and attended metal festivals... ever. We were most impressed by the facilities, security, backstage, camping - in fact the wwhole production was superb.

As was the crowd, an awesome sight from the stage, generating a palpable sense of occasion. In the sunset, we were treated to a great welcome from the sea of tattoos and black leather facing us.      
             
Festival crowds are unique because most people are there for the occasion itself rather than for any particular band. For us that is always a welcome challenge and a chance to connect with many who may never have seen us before. But the real stars are all in the audience. Thank you, Wacken.
 
By way of contrast, the Budokan is a temple of peace (except for the infamous occasion when all the seating was destroyed). Made in Japan was partially recorded there and we've played there many times since. For such a large space, the acoustics are excellent; this special building never ceases to impress.

On this particular evening, we came in at the back door, climbed the cool, marble staircase and entered the familiar dressing room. Feeling like we're the only people in the building, it's hard to believe there's even an audience out there.

But there is, young and old, sitting patiently or chatting quietly—the embodiment of civility. It's almost like the respectful hush one might find in a cathedral. But they're here to rock. And rock they do. They may be quiet while they’re waiting, but they are far from shy during the show. They gave us an unforgettable evening. Thank you, Tokyo.

From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) hhas been filmed by 9 HD cameras at Wacken Open Air Festival 2013. For the first time in Deep Purple's history, the band will release a 3D version of their performance on Blu-ray, filmed at Wacken.

...To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) has bbeen filmed by 12 HD cameras at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo in April 2014.
 
The audio of both shows has been mixed in Hamburg, Germany by Eike Freese and Alex Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) with the supervision of Roger Glover.

From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) and ...To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) will be made avaailable on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), and Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) on September 18 on earMUSIC.

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Tue
15
Jul

DEEP PURPLE to Release Previously Unavailable 'Graz 1975' Performance

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TO RELEASE PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE LIVE PERFORMANCE GRAZ 1975
 
~70 MINUTES OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL~
 
CD, 2LP, AND DIGITAL AUDIO OUT SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 VIA earMUSIC / EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT
 
 
 
New York, NY (July 14, 2014)—On April 3, 1975 the Mk III line-up of Deep Purple – guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman David Coverdale, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice – performed at the Liebenauer ice rink, located on the outskirts of mountain-cradled Graz, Austria’s second largest city after Vienna.
 
Enthused by Deep Purple’s arrival in town, the local press dubbed the concert “das Rockereignis des Jahres [the rock event of the year]”. And it was – in more ways than one.
 
Previously unreleased in its entirety, Graz 1975 – will be released in North America on September 23th, 2014 on earMUSIC / Eagle Rock Entertainment.
 
After Graz, Deep Purple would play just two more shows – in Saarbrücken, Germany and Paris, France – before Blackmore left to form his new band, Rainbow. The remaining band members would regroup quickly with American guitarist Tommy Bolin in tow.
 
In order to preserve Blackmore’s final run of Mk III concerts for posterity, Deep Purple’s managers had brought the Rolling Stones mobile recording studio over to mainland Europe. And what a show it was! Graz 1975 is absolutely electrifying and exhilarating. Indeed, it has long been regarded as the holy grail of concert recordings among Mk III connoisseurs. A performance that has never been available in its entirety until now.
 
Kicking off with a blazing performance of “Burn,” Graz 1975 is a wild eight-track ride, firing on all pistons. Blackmore plays with controlled brutality. The vocal interplay between Coverdale and Hughes has never sounded so good. And, of course, stalwarts Lord and Paice give it a good kicking – and then some.
 
The track listing, naturally, is weighted heavily in favor of Mk III recordings, with just two songs from Deep Purple’s previous incarnation with Ian Gillan on vocals and Roger Glover on bass: the iconic “Smoke On The Water” and the almost-as-iconic “Space Truckin’.” Still, it’s true to say that, from beginning to end, Graz 1975 showcases Deep Purple Mk III at the absolute top – and also, ironically, at the end – of their game.
 
After almost 40 years the concert is still captivating. It is the perfect example that, for Deep Purple, there is no need for extravagant video projections or expensive fire shows to play a unique and fascinating gig. All they need is their music. It is the love and passion for their music that makes every single show a unique experience.
 
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Track Listing:
1. Burn
2. Stormbringer
3. The Gypsy
4. Lady Double Dealer
5. Mistreated
6. Smoke On The Water
7. You Fool No One
8. Space Truckin’
 

 

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Wed
09
Jul

DEEP PURPLE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN SUPPORT OF "NOW WHAT?!"

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DEEP PURPLE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
 
IN SUPPORT OF LATEST ALBUM NOW What?!

 
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New York, NY (July 8, 2014) - Deep Purple, fresh off a European tour to support their 19th studio album NOW What?!, is heading stateside for a North American trek! The tour kicks off August 4 in Scottsdale, AZ (all tour dates below).
 
NOW What?! was originally released in North America in April 2013 via earMusic / Eagle Rock Entertainment. The album marked the next great chapter in the band's 40+ year career, blending the classic 70s Deep Purple spirit with modern production and a progressive mindset. Having reached #1 in Germany, Russia, Czech Republic and Austria, charting Top 5 in 7 countries and Top 10 in 10 countries, not to mention hitting the British Top-20 for the first time in 20 years, Deep Purple celebrated with the release of NOW What?! Gold Edition earlier this year, which included additional songs and a live bonus disc.
 
In anticipation of their return to North America, Deep Purple will release their next single to radio: 'All The Time In The World.'
 
Blazing off the success of NOW What?!, Deep Purple is ready to bring the sizzle to the States this summer!
 
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Deep Purple US / CANADA Dates:

08/04/14    Scottsdale, AZ                  Talking Stick Casino         8:00pm
08/05/14     Ventura, CA                      Ventura County Fair       8:00pm
08/06/14    Costa Mesa, CA               Orange County Fair          8:00pm
08/08/14    Lincoln, CA                       Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre          8:00pm
08/09/14    Roseburg, OR                   Douglas County Fair          8:00pm
08/10/14     Snoqualmie, WA             Snoqualmie Casino             8:00pm
08/13/14     Saratoga, CA                     Mountain Winery               8:00pm
08/14/14     Valley Center, CA             Harrah's Rincon Casino Event Center           8:00pm
08/15/14     Las Vegas, NV                  Fremont St. Downtown    8:00pm
08/16/14     Wendover, NV                   Peppermill Casino Concert Hall           8:00pm
08/20/14    Elgin, IL                             Festival Park                       8:00pm
08/21/14     Windsor, ON                     Caesars Casino                    8:00pm
08/22/14    Rama, ON                          Casino Rama                       8:00pm
08/24/14    Morristown, NJ                  Mayo PAC                            8:00pm
08/25/14     Englewood, NJ                  Bergen PAC                         8:00pm
08/26/14    Westbury, NY                     NYCB Theatre at Westbury           8:00pm
08/29/14    Biloxi, MS                          Hard Rock Casino              8:00pm
08/30/14    Orlando, FL                        Hard Rock Live                    8:00pm
08/31/14     Hollywood, FL                  Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena  8:00PM
  

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