British hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE will embark on the 2019 U.S. leg of their "The Long Goodbye" tour in late summer. The month-and-a-half-long trek will kick off on begins on Septeber 3 in Riverside, California and wrap on October 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be mark DEEP PURPLE's first American tour dates since the band completed its co-headlining run with JUDAS PRIEST last summer.
VIP packages for the tour will go on pre-sale starting Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. local time. The general public on-sale begins starting this Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. local time.
"The Long Goodbye" tour started in May 2017 in Europe and included a North American leg with ALICE COOPER and EDGAR WINTER as well as the aforementioned run with PRIEST.
Two years ago, DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover was asked by Billboard if "The Long Goodbye" tour title was trying to tell fans something. He responded: "Well, we're letting you make your own minds up. No one wants to stop. But we're all about late 60s, early 70s, and bodies have a way of not keeping up with your brain or your career. We're all sort of approaching that point where I can't imagine another eight years to do an album."
Glover continued: "The time is approaching when it will end, but we don't want to face that. We don't actually want to make a date or a final tour or anything. We just want to carry on as long as nature allows or is kind of dignified. If we can't do what we do anymore, then yes, it's time to stop. But we're still doing it, and we're still enjoying it very much. So all we're saying is the door is closing, but it's not closed yet."
DEEP PURPLE's latest album, "InFinite", came out in April 2017 via earMUSIC. The disc was tracked in February 2016 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee and was once again helmed by Bob Ezrin, who has previously worked with KISS, PINK FLOYD, PETER GABRIEL, ALICE COOPER and KANSAS, among others.
DEEP PURPLE — which has been eligible for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for two decades now — finally entered the Rock Hall as part of the class of 2016. The band's first three lineups were inducted, including drummer Ian Paice, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, late keyboardist Jon Lord, and various singers and bassists — Rod Evans; Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; and David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.
Sep. 03 - Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center
Sep. 04 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sep. 06 - Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Theater
Sep. 07 - Murphys, CA @ Ironstone Amphitheatre
Sep. 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
Sep. 10 - Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
Sep. 11 - Seattle, WA. @ Paramount Theatre
Sep. 13 - Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
Sep. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Sep. 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Hall at Eccles Theater
Sep. 17 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Sep. 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
Sep. 20 - Shawnee, OK @ FireLake Arena
Sep. 21 - Tulsa, OK @ The Joint at Hard Rock
Sep. 23 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Sep. 24 - New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
Sep. 26 - Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Sep. 27 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theatre
Sep. 29 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy
Sep. 30 - Nashville, TN @ Andrew Jackson Hall @ TN PAC
Oct. 02 - Washington, D.C. @ Warner Theatre
Oct. 04 - Monticello, NY @ Resorts World Catskills Epicenter
Oct. 05 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 06 - Portland, ME @ Merrill Auditorium at City Hall
Oct. 08 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Oct. 09 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
Oct. 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
Oct. 12 - Indianapolis, IN. @ Murat Theatre
Oct. 13 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
Oct. 15 - Detroit, MI @Fox Theatre
Oct. 16 - Northfield, OH @ MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage
Oct. 18 - Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
Oct. 19 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory