WBLM Welcomes Back Deep Purple to Portland
WBLM welcomes back Rock Legends DEEP PURPLE to Portland. It's been awhile-the last Purple show in Maine was way back in April of 1987. This time they are headed to Merrill Auditorium!
DEEP PURPLE-THE LONG GOODBYE TOUR
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019
MERRILL AUDITORIUM-PORTLAND, ME
TICKETS ON SALE-FRIDAY, MAY 10 AT 10:00AM
From Waterfront Concerts:
Today, Deep Purple – comprised of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey – announce The Long Goodbye Tour presented by Live Nation. The tour will include over 25+ dates across North America, kicking off on September 3 in Riverside, CA before concluding in Minneapolis, MN on October 19. See below for the full tour itinerary.
With a body of work spanning seven decades, Deep Purple has helped pioneer and define the hard 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.
There simply aren’t enough superlatives to properly acknowledge the contribution Deep Purple has made to rock music. Having sold more than 100 million albums and filled global arenas for decades, it’s little wonder respected British radio station Planet Rock named the group the '5th Most Influential Band Ever’, whilst VH1 ranked them #22 on its 'Greatest Artists of Hard Rock' list. Additionally, Deep Purple was given the ‘Legend Award’ at the 2008 World Music Awards and, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. These guys truly are ‘rock royalty’