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05.22.2015

DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCE THAT RIVAL SONS WILL BE VERY SPECIAL GUESTS ON THEIR FORTHCOMING EUROPEAN TOUR INCLUDING THE O2 LONDON ON 3RD DECEMBER 2015.

Friday 22nd May 2015 – Deep Purple today announce that ‘Rival Sons’ will be their very special guests on their European tour including a special London show at The O2 on Thursday 3rd December 2015. Tickets are on sale now, priced £50 and £54 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk  or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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With elements of psychedelia and more than a nod to soul Rival Sons’ fifth album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ stormed into the charts around the world on its release. It was rated the No.1 album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine, a year that saw the band gain high-profile TV slots on Late Night with David Letterman and Later… with Jools Holland. Lead Vocalist Jay Buchanan, guitarist Scott Holiday, bassist Dave Beste and drummer Mike Miley, pride themselves on being the sum of their parts. They “want to give the people the rock and roll they deserve by keeping it honest, visceral, and dangerous”.  Scott Holiday said, “There’s only so many bands that can ACTUALLY occupy the limited space reserved for what we call LEGENDS (a term thrown around far to loosely these days). A band we can say without a doubt occupy this space comfortably is Deep Purple. I cut my teeth on those early records…Machine Head, In Rock…Made In Japan.etc. The musicianship, performances and sheer bravado is nothing short of LEVELING. Getting asked to jump on tour with em? Crazy crazy cool. Elated. Honored Including one of my most favorite players EVER. Mr.Steve Morse. I’ll assure you he will amply cover everything …and then some. We’re gonna have a blast watching these guys every night…but we’re gonna have an even better time burning that shit down and giving those audiences a little bit of our rock n roll every night. See ya out there.”

With an ever-increasing fan base, picking up new listeners around the world thanks to their drive to tour familiar and less-travelled places, it’s no wonder Deep Purple operate on fresh cycles of adrenalin. No resting on yesteryear. Deep Purple have released 4 studio albums since 1996, but that total is augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from all 5 band members.

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock — the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but thudding retreads. 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 latter-year Purple has moved progressively into new areas, piquing fans’ interest who were not born when the mighty Purple machine ruled the music world’s money trees. Their holy grail of ‘In Rock’ (1970) ‘Machine Head’ (1972) and ‘Made In Japan’ released in 1973 catapulted Deep Purple to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world, with track ‘Smoke On The Water’ ascending to mega-status.

Having amassed so many songs that get coined under the “classic” moniker, setlists have been a never-ending debate among diehards and newer fans especially with the new edition of ‘NOW WHAT ?!’ The Number one and top ten album across the globe.

But Deep Purple have been more than in synch with fans’ tastes to remain a powerful drawing force since their formation in 1968.

These days, happy faces reside from both the stage and audience. When the music is this good, smiles reign supreme.

FOR FULL TOUR DATES AND INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK BELOW

www.deep-purple.com / www.facebook.com/officialdeeppurple / twitter.com/_DeepPurple

For all media and Deep Purple enquires contact Steve Guest steve@guestyprlondon.com

For info on Rival Sons contact kas@mercenarypublicity.com

04.23.2015

Trondheim Rocks!! Miley couldn’t get enough

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03.16.2015

Record Store Day 2015

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12.19.2014

Norwich Update

The rescheduled Norwich date has now been set for March 26th, 2015. Tickets for the canceled show will be honored at this performance, please hold on to your stubs. To purchase tickets for this performance please click here.

12.17.2014

RIVAL SONS FORCED TO CALL A HALT TO NORWICH SHOW

Rival Sons were forced to call a halt to their show in Norwich tonight, Tuesday 16th December, after singer Jay Buchanan, who had been feeling unwell all day, felt too ill to continue after the first two songs despite his best efforts.   Jay and the band are devastated that they couldn’t give the good people of Norwich their full show and will do their best to reschedule as soon as possible.

They have asked fans to keep their ticket stubbs which will be valid for the rescheduled show which they hope to announce by the end of this week. The band would like to thank fans for their continued support.

Guitarist Scott Holiday said “We couldn’t be more disappointed with the recent shows’ outcome. This is the first time we have ever had to do this..and we offer our extreme apologies to all that attended and scheduled for this cancelled show. Jay was at an extreme deficit ..just not well.. and was completely and wholly unable to continue- or he/we would have. All we can say to this point for sure is- we are already working on the reschedule date ..and promise to make it up to you, Norwich”

Norwich UEA was the last show of the current 30 date European tour, and the band today announced another 23 dates in Europe for March and April 2015.

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RIVAL SONS UK PRESS – KAS MERCER
Mercenary Publicity
E-mail: kas@mercenarypublicity.com