Deep Purple with Special Guest Blue Öyster Cult
With a body of work spanning seven decades, Deep Purple has helped pioneer and define the rock genre whilst progressively moving into new areas to keep their sound fresh and attract new fans to the legions who have remained loyal since the band’s inception.
Deep Purple has recorded iconic rock classics, including “Speed King” and “Into the Fire” from 1970’s “In Rock;” “Fireball” from the 1971 album with the same name - “Fireball;” “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star” from 1972’s “Machine Head;” and “Woman from Tokyo” from 1973’s “Who Do We Think We Are.”
Known as one of the hardest working bands ever, Deep Purple has released six studio albums since 1996. Deep Purple’s latest album “Whoosh!” was released last year to great acclaim as one of the best albums of 2020. “Whoosh!” is the band’s third straight No.1 album in Germany and reached No. 4 in the UK.
Deep Purple is formed of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey.
For more than four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs.
Upon the release of Blue Öyster Cult's self-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy, heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song. Blue Öyster Cult's catalog includes three stone cold classic songs: The truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's “Agents of Fortune,” the pummeling "Godzilla" from 1977's “Spectres” and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You" from1981's “Fire of Unknown Origin.”
Other notable Blue Öyster Cult songs include "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "Then Came the Last Days of May," "I Love the Night," "In Thee," "Veteran of the Psychic Wars," "Dominance and Submission," "Astronomy," "Black Blade" and "Shooting Shark." Their most recent album “Symbol Remains” was released in October 2020 to rave reviews.
The intense creative vision of Blue Öyster Cult's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda and drummer Jules Radino.