Deep Purple To Launch North American Tour

Published: 2004-06-04
After 35 years of making music and a revolving door where band members were concerned; the British rock band Deep Purple has left more than "Smoke on the Water". Now they are going "Bananas".

In the early 70s Deep Purple along with Led Zepplin defined hard rock music. For Deep Purple it has always been about the music, they never intended to be rock stars. After 35 years the band still rocks their own way. Call Deep Purple a classic rock band and they will laugh at you and then explain how nostalgia is not a creative word. And after all music is creativity.

Deep Purple's latest album is "Bananas" which was released in 2003. While the band was once recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the world's loudest band; Deep Purple is most notably known for the 1972 hit "Smoke on the Water: which was written after the Casino Montreux burned in Switzerland. Smoke from the fire could be seen across Lake Lucerne.

In August Deep Purple will launch a North American tour. The tour begins and ends in Canada. Five of the 20 cities on the tour are in Canada.

August 10 Montreal – Bell Centre
August 11 Quebec City – Agora
August 20 Hamburg, NY – Erie County Fair
August 21 Toronto – Molson Amphitheatre
September 11 Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
September 13 Calgary – Calgary Stampede Coral
September 14 Edmonton – Shea Conference Centre

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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