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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