DEEP PURPLE To Embark On European Tour

DEEP PURPLE have announced the details of their fall 2003 European tour.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Aug. 10 - Nandrin Festival - Nandrin nr Liège, BEL
Aug. 11 - Arena Sferisterio – Macerata, ITA
Aug. 13 - Arènes d'Avenches - Avenches, SWI
Aug. 14 - Foire Au Vins D'Alsace Parc Des Expo - Colmar, FRA
Aug. 15 - Open Air 2003' Naturarena - Tufertschwil, SWI
Aug. 16 - Rock Auf Der Insel' Freizeitinsel Sportpark - Piberstein, AUT (w/ STATUS QUO)
Oct. 22 - Pabellon Olimpico - Barcelona, SPA
Oct. 24 - Plaza de Toros - Murcia, SPA
Oct. 25 - Plaza de Toros La Cubierta, Leganes - Madrid, SPA (w/ OBUS, AMSET)
Oct. 26 - Polideportivo Anoeta - San Sebastian, SPA
Oct. 30 - Stadthalle - Wien, AUT
Oct. 31 - Olympiahalle - München, GER
Nov. 1 - Messehalle - Erfurt, GER
Nov. 2 - Philipshalle - Düsseldorf, GER
Nov. 4 - Schleyerhalle - Stuttgart, GER
Nov. 5 - Festhalle - Frankfurt, GER
Nov. 6 - Westfalenhalle I - Dortmund, GER
Nov. 8 - Arena - Nürnberg, GER (w/ CHEAP TRICK)
Nov. 10 - Sport und Kongreßhalle - Schwerin, GER
Nov. 11 - Alsterdorfer Sporthalle - Hamburg, GER
Nov. 12 - Stadionsporthalle - Hannover, GER
Nov. 14 - Avo Session - Basel, SWI
Nov. 15 – TBA - Kempten, GER
Nov. 17 - T-Mobile Aréna (Sportovni Hala) - Prague, CZR
Nov. 18 - Budapesti Sportaréna - Budapest, HUN
Nov. 21 - Icehall - Helsinki, FIN (w/ URIAH HEEP)
Nov. 22 - Saku Suurhall - Tallinn, EST(w/ URIAH HEEP)
Nov. 24 - Hovet - Stockholm, SWE(w/ URIAH HEEP)
Nov. 25 - Spektrum - Oslo, NOR (w/ URIAH HEEP)
Nov. 27 - Liseberghallen - Gothenburg, SWE (w/ URIAH HEEP)
Nov. 28 - Baltiska Hallen - Malmo, SWE (w/ URIAH HEEP)
Nov. 29 - Scandinavian Congress Center - Århus, DEN (w/ URIAH HEEP)
Nov. 30 - KB Hallen - Copenhagen, DEN (w/ URIAH HEEP)

DEEP PURPLE's new album, "Bananas", is due in Europe on August 25 through EMI Records. The album's first single, "Haunted", will be released to radio stations on August 4.


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