Deep Purple announce The Long Goodbye Tour for 2017

Deep Purple announce The Long Goodbye Tour for 2017

Not a recent picture of the band

English rock band to perform five shows across the UK

Deep Purple have announced a run of UK dates in November 2017 for their Long Goodbye Tour.

The current lineup of the band, known as Mark VIII is made up of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey. Over the last year, the group have moved into new areas and have been working on their brand new studio album, inFinite, which is to be released at the beginning of 2017. The album is the follow up to the band's 2013 album Now What?!, which sold over half a million copies and led to the purchase of over a million concert tickets.

The tour name has encouraged rumours that the legendary rock band are planning to end their career after almost a decade of touring the world and producing 20 albums. Speculation was sparked with news that band's drummer, Ian Paice suffered minor stroke last year, forcing him to miss shows in Sweden and Denmark. There is, however, no confirmed news on whether this is a farewell tour.

The Long Goodbye Tour will be supported by Swedish rock band, Europe.

The Long Goodbye tour dates:
Fri 17 Nov 2017 – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Sat 18 Nov 2017 – Manchester Arena
Mon 20 Nov 2017 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Wed 22 Nov 2017 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Thu 23 Nov 2017 – The O2, London

Deep Purple The Long Goodbye tickets are on general sale Fri 9 Dec at 9am.

Deep Purple

Old school monsters of rock justly famed for the killer riffola of 'Smoke on the Water'.

Comments

1. Steve C3 Dec 2016, 3:38pm Report

I think you will find that they have been touring a lot longer than a decade ;-) Oh and please can you find a recent picture of the band, that one is from 1975....Google is your friend

2. Mike Finch5 Dec 2016, 2:28pm Report

Agreed, four of them aren't in the band any more anyway

3. Anno Mundi10 Dec 2016, 5:37am Report

This band has one of the most fanatic radical blind fans worldwide like al.qaeda rock.n roll baaed...their stronghold fans like to argue about silly music stuffs...iam happy its about time to retire

4. Anno Mundi10 Dec 2016, 5:39am Report

Useless to carry on without the founding members blackmore and the late lord

5. Jim Porter6 Jun 2017, 10:15pm Report

Thats like saying the stones should not have carried on without founder member Brian Jones. Anyway I have seen them in this farewell tour, they were well recieved and superb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA7K2EyiBmg

6. Martin Bayes25 Nov 2017, 5:46pm Report

Ian Gillan - look me in the eye and tell me that was the best you could possibly do for your fans on Thursday night at The O2 ? Proper sh!te you money grabbing fekker - love Deep Purple since I was 15 and that was embarrassing. You do not deserve to fill a phone Box never mind 20K at The O2 - people travelled thousands of miles for that sh!t. Hang your head.

7. Martin Bayes25 Nov 2017, 5:55pm Report

I agree with Anno Mundi - time to fekk off and stop ripping loyal fans off. You have ruined my opinion of DP - and I saw you st The Rainbow Theatre when it re-opened and you were a decent band. #playmusicthefanswantnotwhatyouwanttopush

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