DEEP PURPLE and LYNYRD SKYNYRD will be teaming up for a European tour in May/June.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
May 29 – Schwung Hallen - Roeselare, BEL
May 31 - Filaforum - Milan, ITA
Jun. 01 – Campo Fiera - Conegliano Veneto (Treviso), ITA
Jun. 03 – Palaghiaccio - Roma, ITA
Jun. 04 – Made in Bo - Bologna, ITA
Jun. 07 – Femøren - Copenhagen, DEN
Jun. 08 – Hovet - Stockholm, SWE
Jun. 10 – Jäähalli - Helsinki, FIN
Jun. 13 – Europahalle - Karlsruhe, GER
Jun. 14 – Museumplatz - Bonn, GER
Jun. 15 – Amphitheater - Kamenz, GER
Jun. 17 – Wuhlheide, Amphitheater - Berlin, GER
Jun. 18 – Richard-Beekmann-Stadion - Bad Arolsen, GER
Jun. 19 – Saarlandhalle - Saarbrücken, GER
Jun. 21 – Wembley Arena - London, UK
Jun. 22 – NEC - Birmingham, UK
Jun. 24 – Point - Dublin, IRE
Jun. 25 – SECC - Glasgow, SCO
Jun. 27 – De Schans - Lichtenvoorde, NETH
Jun. 28 – Halle Münsterland - Münster, GER
Jun. 29 – Le Zenith - Paris, FRA
In related news, DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has two tracks on a new release called "Of Storms to Come". The CD will be released by the Cherokee Mist Foundation and it's going to be exclusively available through their web site (currently under construction). All proceeds will go to charity. The beneficiaries include various American Indian and Irish grass roots projects, focusing on preserving the ancient, natured-based traditions of those people.
The two songs are "Call of the Ancestors" and "Indian Summer", the former being a jam featuring Steve together with a host of Irish musicians, and the latter being a tune which was originally written for an album of all acoustic songs Steve was working on that never reached fruition.
The album will be available from www.cherokeemist.org (currently under construction) within a couple of weeks.