For their first North American tour in four years, Deep Purple will be crossing the continent with a 30-piece orchestra in tow. The hard rock legends' trek is being called A Night with Deep Purple and the Songs that Built Rock. It's set to begin June 3 in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
Purple's current lineup includes three members from the band's '60s/'70s heyday frontman Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover and drummer Ian Paice. Guitarist extraordinaire Steve Morse and keyboardist Don Airey are also in the group.
According to the band's website, Deep Purple also will play with an orchestra when they tour Europe in July.
A Night with Deep Purple and the Songs that Built Rock U.S. tour dates:
06/03 Casino Rama Rama, ON 06/04 Agora Quebec City, QC 06/06 Place des Arts Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Montreal, QC 06/07 Citi Performing Arts Center, Wang Theatre Boston, MA 06/08 Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell Hartford, CT 06/10 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ 06/11 Tropicana Showroom Atlantic City, NJ 06/12 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY 06/14-15 Beacon Theater New York, NY 06/17 Fox Theatre Detroit, MI 06/18 Ravinia Pavilion Highland Park, IL 06/19 Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis, MN 06/24 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA 06/25 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com