DEEP PURPLE Wednesday 5th May 2010. Tickets ON SALE Monday 8th February 2010 at all Ticketmaster outlets, Phone charge 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au www.lennardpromotions.com.au www.deeppurple.com _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ LENNARD PROMOTIONS PROUDLY PRESENTS DEEP PURPLE… With sales in excess of 100 million albums and ranked as one of the greatest masters of hard rock, Deep Purple are back in the country for a national tour in April 2010, playing full concerts in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth as part of their highly anticipated visit to Australia. Tickets on sale 8th February 2010. Deep Purple are truly a merciless hard rock machine – and iconic names as the pioneers in heavy metal and hard rock with classic hits such as :”Smoke On The Water”, “Black Night”, “Highway Star”, “Hush” and many more. They are one of the world’s hardest touring bands, who along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath were once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as “the world’s loudest band’. The band have been called intense, fearless, full of fire, with and passion. Rock writer Jeff Miers wrote that being at a Deep Purple concert is “unlike anything else I’d ever heard. And it quite literally changed my life”. Deep Purple comprises of Ian Gillan (Vocals), Ian Paice (Drums), Roger Glover (bass), Steve Morse (guitar) and Don Airey (keyboards). Jeff Miers personally described the current line0up stating “Morse brought a funkiness, a depth as guitarist writer, and unparalleled fluidity and startling aptitude and an arsenal of influences – country, folk, jazz, what they’ve sadly labelled “fusion”, and an inherent understanding of blues-based riffs – that meshed effortlessly with the immaculate Glover-paice sense of swing and Gillian’s seeming capacity to go anywhere at any time, full-throated and eyes ablaze… The breakthrough for Deep Purple came in 1968 with the release of their debut album "Shades of Deep Purple". From 1968 until today they are considered one of the hardest touring bands in the world. The bands current line-up boasts a vast wealth of experience: Don Airey has been a player on the rock scene for over 25 years, notching up almost 200 album credits and associations with 20 or more major bands including Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Jethro Tull and ELO; Ian Gillan joined the band in 1969 with his great vocal impact, notably the band's anthem "Smoke On The Water" which emphasised his ability to deliver a lyric with smouldering intensity and rock'n'roll exuberance; Roger Glover, the bass player and composer also joined the group in 1969; Steve Morse is a superb guitarist and bandleader in his own right. He was named by readers of Guitar Player magazine as the "Best Guitarist" for five years in a row. He formed The Steve Morse Band in 1983 and joined Kansas before switching career to become an airline pilot. Drawn back to music, he joined Deep Purple as lead guitarist in 1994; and lastly, Ian Paice, the drummer who joined the band (age 19) in 1968. Armed with a dazzlingly fast technique, he also has worked with Garry Moore and Whitesnake. A highlight was guesting on Sir Paul McCartney's "Run Devil Run" album. Deep Purple live in concert is an experience to be reckoned with. They truly are the pioneers of heavy metal and hard rock and set to rock Australia in April/May 2010. Date: Wednesday 5th May 2010 Tickets On Sale: Monday 8th February 2010 Tickets: A RES $139.90 B RES $119.90 Tickets available through Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com.au or for credit card bookings phone 136 100. Venue: VenuesWest Challenge Stadium Main Arena Timetable: DOORS: 7:00PM – 8:00PM SUPPORT: 8:00PM – 8:30PM INTERMISSION: 8:30PM – 9:00PM DEEP PURPLE: 9:00PM – 10:40PM FINISH: 10:40PM APPROX *Times are subject to change Ticket Box: The ticket box will be open from 5:30PM Ticket Collection: Available at all Ticketmaster outlets prior to the event or Collection on the night of the event from the outside ticket box approx 90 minutes prior to event start time. Catering Outlets: Food & non alcoholic beverages available in the venue all day. Food & alcoholic beverages available from 7.00pm. NO glass, cans or plastic bottles are allowed into the arena. Cups are provided at each entry door. Car park: Car park staff will be on duty to assist with parking. A car park fee of $8.00 will apply. Please note: Allow plenty of time for parking and to get into the venue as delays may occur. Shuttle Bus: A shuttle bus service may operate from Claremont train station to Challenge Stadium and at the conclusion of the event from Challenge Stadium back to Claremont train station. Times to be confirmed closer to the date. Please check Challenge Stadium website 1 week before for further details. VenuesWest Challenge Stadium is serviced by Transperth Bus 28 from Perth www.transperth.wa.gov.au Merchandise: A Merchandise van will be located on the front lawn. Cloak Room: Located at Reception. Large items, umbrellas and prams must be cloaked as they are not permitted in the arena. Photography: Personal Cameras only. No professional Cameras or Videos permitted. Gifts for Artist: Any gifts must be left with door staff and will be passed on to Promoter.