This English rock band, also known as Roundabout, came into existence in the year 1968 in Hertford, England. It is considered to be one of the first groups which took up heavy metal and modern hard rock just as soon as these styles of music started gaining popularity in the region. With time, their style of music evolved. Having started out playing progressive rock, they shifted to heavy rock in the seventies. In a 1972 concert, they played such hard rock that they earned themselves the title of world’s loudest band at the time. They even made it to the Guinness Book of World Records as a result of that performance. They have sold over one hundred million of their albums globally.
Type of music they play
In the early years, they played psychedelic rock. They later shifted to progressive rock towards the ends of the sixties era. In the 1970s they took to playing hard rock music and heavy metal rock which they have been playing ever since. They played from 1968 to 1976, before an eight-year break. This pause in their performances was brought about by differences amongst the members which led to changes in the line-ups. They resumed playing in the year 1984 and continued playing ever since.
Current members of this rock band are Rodger Glover, Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Don Airey and Steve Morse. The band’s past members are Jon Lord, Nick Simper, Ritchie Blackmore, Rod Evans, Glenn Hughes, Tommy Bolin, Joe Satriani, David Coverdale and Joe Lynn Turner.
They have released tons of records during the years which include Machine Head, Infinites, Made in Japan, Burn, Stormbringer, Perfect Strangers, Deep Purple in Rock, Fireball, Come Taste the Band, Who Do We Think We Are and The book of Taliesyn.
tour dates in the UK
Deep Purple plans to tour the UK for three days in 2017, from twentieth November up to the twenty-third. On 20th November, the band will be playing at Motorpoint Arena (3P) at Cardiff. On the twenty-second, the group will perform at SSE Hydro (1P) in Glasgow. Their final performance in the United Kingdom will be at 02 (London) in London. After their tour of the United Kingdom, they will move on to Argentina.
Deep Purple is a band that has undergone various trials and tests during their career and remained stronger than ever. Their music keeps getting better, and their fan base keeps growing. Grab a ticket and seize the opportunity to hear them play live!