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12th October 2017

deep purple

British rock legends Deep Purple have announced an exclusive show to be recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London and you can be there to witness this very special and exclusive event.

On Thursday 16th November, Radio 2's Jo Whiley will welcome Deep Purple into the BBC Radio Theatre for a very special 'In Concert' performance. A limited number of pairs of tickets are available for the event and all tickets will be distributed via a random draw with 70% of tickets going to Greater London postcodes and 30% going to the rest of the UK. Please note that tickets are available for UK residents only.

You can register at any time until 9.30pm today, Thursday 12th October, on the official BBC website at

The small print points out that all applicants must be 18 or over and that photo ID will be required for entry. All those applicants who are successful must be available to get to the BBC Radio Theatre in London for no later than 7.30pm on Thursday 16th November and the show will finish at 9.30pm.

Admission to this recording is on a first-come, first-served basis and as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure there is a full house the BBC sends out more tickets than there are places.

deep purple

As we told you recently, Deep Purple and earMUSIC are happy to announce and celebrate the worldwide chart success of 'inFinite' by releasing a very special, strictly limited gold edition on Friday 3rd November. Being released in a high quality 2CD digipak with brand new artwork, the gold edition will feature all of the great masterpieces from 'inFinite' while also including a brand new, previously unreleased eighty minute live show from the biggest Metal festival in France, Hellfest 2017, as bonus.

If that wasn't enough, Deep Purple and earMUSIC have also announced the release of the ninety-seven-minute documentary 'From Here To inFinite' on Blu-Ray, which is also due out in November and shows the history and origin of the 'inFinite' album as well as providing a deep insight into the workings of the band for the first time.

The Blu-ray also includes two hours of bonus material, including music videos such as 'The Surprising', three previously unreleased live videos, 'Time For Bedlam', 'Birds Of Prey' and 'Smoke On The Water', all filmed and recorded at Hellfest 2017, as well as in-depth behind-the-scenes footage, movie documentary outtakes, interviews, and an audio commentary by Deep Purple themselves — all previously unreleased.

You can see the recently released animated video for 'The Surprising' here:

'From Here To inFinite' Blu-Ray tracklisting:
The Movie – 'From Here To inFinite' (97 minutes)
Bonus Material (132 minutes)
Audio commentary by Deep Purple
Time For Bedlam (Live At Hellfest 2017)
Birds Of Prey (Live At Hellfest 2017)
Smoke On The Water (Live At Hellfest 2017)
Outtakes 'From Here To inFinite'
Full Interview with Joe Satriani
Corky - The Recording Engineer
The Surprising (Official Music Video)
Johnny's Band (Official Music Video)
Johnny's Band Documentary
All I Got Is You (Official Music Video)
About the Album (Interview)
Beyond the Album (Interview)
Track by track (Interview)
Rapid Fire interview
Behind the Scenes photoshoot

You can see Deep Purple on ther 'Long Goodbye' Tour here:
Monday 6th November: Annexe, Stockholm
Wednesday 8th November: Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim
Thursday 9th November: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo
Saturday 11 th November: Ice Hall, Helsinki
Monday 13th November: Valby Hallen, Copenhagen
Friday 17th November: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 18th November: Manchester Arena, Manchester
Monday 20th November: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Wednesday 22nd November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Thursday 23rd November: O2 Arena, London
Wednesday 6th December: Hipodromo Palermo, Buenos Aires
Friday 8th December: Movistar Arena, Santigo
Tuesday 12th December: Pedreira Paulo Leminsky, Curitiba
Wednesday 13th December: Allianz Park, Sao Paulo
Friday 15th December: Jeunesse Arena, Rio De Janeiro

UK tickets are available right here.

Deep Purple are:
Ian Gillan – Lead Vocals/Harmonica
Steve Morse – Guitar/Vocals
Roger Glover – Bass Guitar
Don Airey – Keyboards
Ian Paice – Drums

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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