Deep Purple to Tour US With Symphony Orchestra
If Metallica can do it, any classic rock band worth its salt can!
Deep Purple will embark on a short but sweet North American tour next month, accompanied by a symphony orchestra. The band will also play one show without the orchestra in San Francisco. Deep Purple have already been offering up their symphonic presentation in Europe to great success and acclaim.
The band — featuring classic-era members Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass) and Ian Paice (drums, percussion) and rounded out by Steve Morse (guitar) and Don Airey (keyboards) — will begin their US tour on June 3rd. Dubbled Deep Purple: The Songs That Built Rock, the tour runs through June 25th. By utilizing strings and a symphony, Deep Purple favorites like ‘Smoke on the Water’ will be elevated to a whole other level.
In other Deep Purple news, the band plans to release a new studio effort in 2012.
Deep Purple tour dates:
Fri 6/3 Orillia, ON Casino Rama
Sat 6/4 Quebec City, QC Agora
Mon 6/6 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Tue 6/7 Boston, MA Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
Wed 6/8 Hartford, CT Mortensen Hall at the Bushnell
Fri 6/10 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat 6/11 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana
Sun 6/12 Bethel Woods, NY Bethel Performing Arts Center
Tue 6/14 New York, NY Beacon Theater
Wed 6/15 New York, NY Beacon Theater
Fri 6/17 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
Sat 6/18 Highland Park, IL Ravinia
Sun 6/19 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum
Thu 6/23 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl at the Palms Casino
Fri 6/24 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
Sat 6/25 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
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