“WHOOSH!” TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 12th ON earMUSIC.
“Another album?! Whoosh?!! Gordon Bennet!!!
‘When the Deep Purple falls
Over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to twinkle
In the night…’ Ian Gillan
Deep Purple announces title and release date of their brand-new studio album. “Whoosh!” follows their worldwide chart-topping albums “inFinite” (2017) and “NOW What?!” (2013). After the suspense and speculations among the fan community created by cryptic messages and interviews by singer Ian Gillan during last December, the band finally confirms the release of their 21st studio album on June 12th, 2020 on earMUSIC.
For the third time, Deep Purple joins forces with producer Bob Ezrin, who invited the band to Nashville to write and record new songs. Together they created the most versatile album in their collaboration.
Deep Purple “stretched out in all directions” without any limitation, letting their creativity go. “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.
“Whoosh!” will be available as Limited CD+DVD Mediabook (incl. the 1h feature “Roger Glover and Bob Ezrin in conversation” and, for the first time, the full live performance at Hellfest 2017 as video), 2LP+DVD Edition, Limited Boxset and Digital on June 12th, 2020 on earMUSIC.
“We've included everything that made the whole band smile, including Bob Ezrin. We've always enjoyed making music and having the incredible luxury of a loyal audience.”
– Steve Morse
Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey continue to travel the scope of hard rock — the textures and nuances of their recent works are anything but thudding re-treads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.
The band’s 20th studio album “inFinite” has become one of their most successful albums ever. It broke chart records accumulated by the hard rock legends over an impressive 50-year history, becoming their highest charting album worldwide since their milestone 1984 reunion album “Perfect Strangers”. It entered the German Official Album Charts at #1, having been awarded Gold for over 100.000 copies sold and, moreover, reached the Top 10 in an impressive number of 10 countries worldwide. It followed the release of “NOW What?!” (2013), which charted at #1 in 5 European countries, the Top 10 in over 15 countries worldwide and earned Gold Status in Germany for over 100.000 copies sold.
In recent years, Deep Purple has progressively moved into new areas, piquing the interest of fans who were not born when the mighty Purple machine ruled the music world. Their holy grail of “In Rock” (1970), “Machine Head” (1972) and “Made In Japan” (1973) catapulted Deep Purple to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world, with tracks such as “Smoke On The Water” ascending them to mega-status.
DEEP PURPLE – TOUR 2020
Deep Purple will also embark on a full European tour starting in June 2020.
31.05.2020 Moscow – MEGASPORT ICE PALACE (RU)
03.06.2020 Istanbul – Lifepark (TR)
06.06.2020 Athens – Rockwave Festival (Terravibe Park) (GR)
20.06.2020 Clisson – HellFest (FR)
21.06.2020 Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting (BE)
24.06.2020 Hamburg – Stadtpark Freilichtbühne (DE)
25.06.2020 Aalborg – Skovdalen (Open Air) (DK)
27.06.2020 Oslo – Tons of Rock Ekeberg (NO)
30.06.2020 Paris (Boulogne Billancourt) – La Seine Musicale (FR)
01.07.2020 Nimes – Festival De Nimes Les Arenes (FR)
03.07.2020 Klam – Clam Rock (AT)
04.07.2020 Eisenstadt – Lovely Days (AT)
06.07.2020 Bologna – Bologna Sonic Park (IT)
08.07.2020 Sion – Sion sous Sion sous les étoiles (CH)
10.07.2020 Bonn – Kunst Rasen Granau (DE)
11.07.2020 Rosenheim – Rosenheim Sommerfestival (DE)
14.07.2020 Halle (Saale) – Freilichtbühne Peißnitz (DE)
15.07.2020 Mainz – Open Air Volkspark Mainz (DE)
17.07.2020 St Julien en Genevois – Guitare en Scene Festival (FR)
18.07.2020 Brombach – Lieder Am See (DE)
20.07.2020 Carcassone – Festival De Carcassone Theatre Jean Deschamps (FR)
22.07.2020 Lörrach – Stimmen Festival (DE)
24.07.2020 Colmar – Festival De La Foire Aux Vins de Colmar Parc Des expositions (FR)
26.09.2020 Stockholm – Hovet Ice Hall (SE)
27.09.2020 Gothenburg – Partille Arena (SE)
29.09.2020 Copenhagen - Royal Arena (DK)
02.10.2020 Manchester – Manchester Arena (GB)
03.10.2020 London – O2 (London) (GB)
05.10.2020 Glasgow – Hydro (GB)
06.10.2020 Leeds – FD Arena (GB)
08.10.2020 Birmingham – Arena (Birmingham) (GB)
10.10.2020 Luxembourg – Rockhal (LU)
13.10.2020 Berlin – Max Schmeling Halle (DE)
14.10.2020 Lodz – Atlas Arena (PL)
16.10.2020 Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle (DE)
17.10.2020 Oberhausen – KP Arena (DE)
19.10.2020 Milan – Forum (IT)
20.10.2020 Zurich – Hallenstadion (CH)
22.10.2020 Lille – Zenith (FR)
24.10.2020 Dijon – Zenith (FR)
26.10.2020 Clermont Ferrand – Zenith D’Auvergne (FR)
28.10.2020 Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome (NL)
The band recently launched their Instagram profile: www.instagram.com/deeppurple_official/