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Deep Purple Announce New Album Whoosh!

The Bob Ezrin-produced LP will arrive on June 12th

Deep Purple new album 2020
Deep Purple, via earMUSIC
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    Deep Purple have announced a new album, titled Whoosh!, which will mark the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band’s 21st studio LP.

    The 13-song album, which arrives June 12th via earMUSIC, is being produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, who helmed Deep Purple’s previous two LPs, Now What? (2013) and inFinite (2017). Ezrin also famously produced classic albums by KISS, Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, and more.

    “We’ve included everything that made the whole band smile, including Bob Ezrin,” stated guitarist Steve Morse. “We’ve always enjoyed making music and having the incredible luxury of a loyal audience.”

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    The album will feature Deep Purple offering their world views in the lyrics, with the press release offering the following description:

    “‘Deep Purple is putting the Deep back into Purple’ was the half-joking motto in the studio after the first songs made it clear that Ezrin and Purple were on their path to creating an album pushing the boundaries of time, while voicing their resentment about the current situation of the world and addressing all generations.”

    As to whether this may be the veteran UK rock act’s last album, bassist Roger Glover stated, “I‘ve been asked a lot: ‘Is this our last album?’ I remember when we did Now What?, which is now what … eight years ago? And then we did inFinite and [keyboardist] Don [Airey] was asked is this the last album? He said: ‘I thought the last album was the last album.’”

    Deep Purple’s Whoosh! is available for pre-order in various formats via the band’s online store. Among the editions is a limited CD+DVD mediabook that includes a one hour conversation between Roger Glover and Bob Ezrin, as well as the band’s full live performance at Hellfest 2017.

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    In support of the new album, Deep Purple will embark on an extensive European tour comprised of two legs in the summer and fall. See the dates below, and pick up tickets here.

    Whoosh! Artwork:

    Deep Purple - Whoosh

    Whoosh! Tracklist:
    01. Throw My Bones
    02. Drop the Weapon
    03. We’re All the Same in the Dark
    04. Nothing at All
    05. No Need to Shout
    06. Step by Step
    07. What the What
    08. The Long Way Round
    09. The Power of the Moon
    10. Remission Possible
    11. Man Alive
    12. And the Address
    13. Dancing in My Sleep

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    Deep Purple 2020 Tour Dates:
    05/31 – Moscow, RU @ Megasport Ice Palace
    06/03 – Istanbul, TR @ Lifepark
    06/06 – Athens, GR @ Rockwave Festival (Terravibe Park)
    06/20 – Clisson, FR @ HellFest
    06/21 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
    06/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark Freilichtbühne
    06/25 – Aalborg, DK @ Skovdalen (Open Air)
    06/27 – Oslo, NO @ Tons of Rock Ekeberg
    06/30 – Paris, FR @ La Seine Musicale (Boulogne Billancourt)
    07/01 – Nimes, FR @ Festival De Nimes Les Arenes
    07/03 – Klam, AT @ Clam Rock
    07/04 – Eisenstadt, AT @ Lovely Days
    07/06 – Bologna, IT @ Bologna Sonic Park
    07/08 – Sion, CH @ Sion sous Sion sous les étoiles
    07/10 – Bonn, DE @ Kunst Rasen Granau
    07/11 – Rosenheim, DE @ Rosenheim Sommerfestival
    07/14 – Halle (Saale), DE @ Freilichtbühne Peißnitz
    07/15 – Mainz, DE @ Open Air Volkspark Mainz
    07/17 – St Julien en Genevois, FR @ Guitare en Scene Festival
    07/18 – Brombach, DE @ Lieder Am See
    07/20 – Carcassone, FR @ Festival De Carcassone Theatre Jean Deschamps
    07/22 – Lörrach, DE @ Stimmen Festival
    07/24 – Colmar, FR @ Festival De La Foire Aux Vins de Colmar Parc Des expositions
    07/26 – Stockholm, SE @ Hovet Ice Hall
    07/27 – Gothenburg, SE @ Partille Arena
    07/29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
    10/02 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
    10/03 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
    10/05 – Glasgow, UK @ Hydro
    10/06 – Leeds, UK @ FD Arena
    10/08 – Birmingham, UK @ Arena
    10/10 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal
    10/13 – Berlin, DE @ Max Schmeling Halle
    10/14 – Lodz, PL @ Atlas Arena
    10/16 – Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyer-Halle
    10/17 – Oberhausen, DE @ KP Arena
    10/19 – Milan, IT @ Forum
    10/20 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
    10/22 – Lille, FR @ Zenith
    10/24 – Dijon, FR @ Zenith
    10/26 – Clermont Ferrand, FR @ Zenith D’Auvergne
    10/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome

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