Deep Purple announce new album and extensive tour dates
English rock icons Deep Purple have announced the impending release of their new album, Whoosh!, which will be out this summer through earMUSIC.
The record, which arrives as the band’s 21st studio album to date, sees Deep Purple link up with producer Bob Ezrin for the third time in recent years, followingtheir previous collaborations on 2017’s InFinite and 2013 effort, Now What?!.
According to a statement from the band, the group kept up their spirits during the recording of the album by repeating the motto: “Deep Purple is putting the Deep back into Purple.”
Guitarist Steve Morse explained: “We’ve included everything that made the whole band smile, including Bob Ezrin. We’ve always enjoyed making music and having the incredible luxury of a loyal audience.”
To coincide with the new album news, Deep Purple have also announced an extensive European tour in support of the record which will begin in May. See the full dates, below.
Deep Purple Whoosh! tracklisting 1. Throw My Bones 2. Drop the Weapon 3. We’re All the Same in the Dark 4. Nothing at All 5. No Need to Shout 6. Step by Step 7. What the What 8. The Long Way Round 9. The Power of the Moon 10. Remission Possible 11. Man Alive 12. And the Address 13. Dancing in My Sleep
Deep Purple 2020 European tour May 31: Moscow Megasport Ice Palace, Russia Jun 03: Istanbul Lifepark, Turkey Jun 06: Athens Rockwave Festival, Greece Jun 20: Clisson HellFest, France Jun 21: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium Jun 24: Hamburg Stadtpark Freilichtbühne, Germany Jun 25: Aalborg Skovdalen Open Air, Denmark Jun 27: Oslo Tons of Rock Ekeberg, Norway Jun 30: Paris Boulogne Billancourt La Seine Musicale, France Jul 01: Nimes Festival De Nimes Les Arenes, France Jul 03: Klam Clam Rock, Austria Jul 04: Eisenstadt Lovely Days, Austria Jul 06: Bologna Sonic Park, Italy Jul 08: Sion sous Sion sous les étoiles, Switzerland Jul 10: Bonn Kunst Rasen Granau, Germany Aug 11: Rosenheim Rosenheim Sommerfestival, Germany Aug 14: Halle (Saale) Freilichtbühne Peißnitz, Germany Aug 15: Mainz Open Air Volkspark Mainz, Germany Aug 17: St Julien en Genevois Guitare en Scene Festival, France Aug 18: Brombach Lieder Am See, Germany Aug 20: Carcassone Festival De Carcassone Theatre Jean Deschamps, France Aug 22: Lörrach Stimmen Festival, Germany Aug 24: Colmar Festival De La Foire Aux Vins de Colmar Parc Des expositions, France Aug 26: Stockholm Hovet Ice Hall, Sweden Aug 27: Gothenburg Partille Arena, Sweden Aug 29: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark Oct 02: Manchester Manchester Arena, UK Oct 03: London O2, UK Oct 05: Glasgow Hydro, UK Oct 06: Leeds FD Arena, UK Oct 08: Birmingham Arena. UK Oct 10: Luxembourg Rockhal, Luxembourg Oct 13: Berlin Max Schmeling Halle, Germany Oct 14: Lodz Atlas Arena, Poland Oct 16: Stuttgart Schleyer-Halle, Germany Oct 17: Oberhausen KP Arena, Germany Oct 19: Milan Forum, Italy Oct 20: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland Oct 22: Lille Zenith, France Oct 24: Dijon Zenith, France Oct 26: Clermont Ferrand Zenith D’Auvergne, France Oct 28: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, The Netherlands