Big things are happening for Deep Purple in the new year, with Ian Gillan confirming that a new album and tour is on the way.
Taking to Facebook on Tuesday, the singer announced that the record has been recorded, with the famed Bob Ezrin as its producer.
In addition, the “Smoke On The Water” rockers will hit the road across the UK next fall with Blue Öyster Cult. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Gillan hints that some of the band’s new music will be heard at these shows, noting, “Dunno how we’re going to squeeze it all in, but we always manage somehow. Can’t wait to blow your socks off!”
Which shows are you excited to see next year?