Deep Purple have announced their American dates for 2017, 19 dates in all through August into September. The shows are co-headed with Alice Cooper, with both bands getting equal billing on the poster (which is one I won’t be in any hurry to blag for the archives!) and opening act is Edgar Winter. AC and DP have toured together before, 2008 I think it was. It kind of makes a lot of sense to put three 70s bands together like this commercially and should do well. All the venues are offering weird and wonderful degrees of VIPness seats as well, though at different prices. So $780 to be VIP’d by Alice, $560 for the Purples. Maybe for the extra Alice will let you stroke his snake. Mind you this is cheap compared to Sabbath who tried to get $5000 for their VIP seats – but largely failed.
Anyhow, the full date list is on our 2017 gig page. Thanks to Vince, Mark and Lutz for the help. But they’ll be in big trouble if I find the show at the Jiffy Lube Live event is fake news!