With a body of work spanning seven decades, Deep Purple has helped pioneer and define the hard rock genre while progressively moving into new areas, both keeping their sound fresh and attracting new fans. Their hits include “Smoke on the Water,” “Highway Star,” “Child In Time,” and “Perfect Strangers.”
Known as one of the hardest working bands ever, Purple has released six studio albums since 1996 and has toured globally since forming in 1968 with little rest. In 2007, the band performed 40 dates in France to an award-winning audience of 150,000. Additionally, in the summer of 2018, the band partnered with fellow hard rockers Judas Priest and embarked on a wildly successful 25 city tour across the U.S. and Canada.
Purple has stayed true to its musical roots taking from an eclectic mix of styles to create a distinctive sound that defines the band today, but which in turn, has created a legacy that very few bands could ever hope to replicate. The band has written and produced so many “classic,” well-known songs, that Purple’s audience therefore ranges widely in age and background—something the band has embraced and caters to with its concert setlists.
Deep Purple’s latest album, Whoosh!, follows their worldwide chart-topping albums inFinite(2017) and NOW What?! (2013). For the third time, Deep Purple joined forces with producer Bob Ezrin, who has worked with the likes of KISS, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, and numerous other international superstars. Together they created the most versatile album in the history of their collaboration.