Big concert in town: DEEP PURPLE, “The Long Goodbye Tour” on May 13

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An event organized by EventS!

by Monica Apostol

The legendary rock band Deep Purple will hold a concert in Romexpo’s A parking lot in Bucharest during the “The Long Goodbye” tour, in which the 5 members will promote their latest album“Infinite”.

The Monster Truck  concert is the opening act. Monster Truck are a Canadian rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. After the release of two EPs, their debut album Furiosity was released on Dine Alone Records on May 28, 2013 and distributed on Universal. The band’s second studio album entitled Sittin’ Heavy was released on Mascot Records on February 19, 2016. Members include lead singer and bassist Jon Harvey, guitarist Jeremy Widerman, keyboardist Brandon Bliss and drummer Steve Kiely.

Tickets can be bought from here and its cost is between RON 130 and RON 350!poster-afis-concert-deep-purple-romexpo-bucuresti-2017-1

Deep Purple is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the “unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-seventies”. They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as “the globe’s loudest band” for a 1972 concert at London’s Rainbow Theatre,  and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.

Deep Purple are cited as one of the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal, along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. The group have influenced a number of rock and metal bands including Metallica,  Judas Priest, Queen, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Alice in Chains, Pantera, Bon Jovi,  Europe, Rush, Motörhead, and many new wave of British heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, according to wikipedia.com.  Iron Maiden’s bassist and primary songwriter, Steve Harris, states that his band’s “heaviness” was inspired by “Black Sabbath and Deep Purple with a bit of Zeppelin thrown in.” “In 1971, there were only three bands that mattered, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple.”— Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliot.

In 2000, Deep Purple were ranked number 22 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” programme. At the 2008 World Music Awards the band received the Legend Award.  In 2011, they received the Innovator Award at the 2011 Classic Rock Awards in London.  A Rolling Stone readers’ poll in 2012 ranked Made in Japan the sixth best live album of all time. As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of Machine Head (1972), Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple’s Machine Head was released on 25 September 2012. This tribute album features artists such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Steve Vai, Carlos Santana, Chickenfoot consisting of former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Flaming Lips, Black Label Society, Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, and the supergroup Kings of Chaos featuring Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, and former Guns N’ Roses members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.

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