With special guest Joyous Wolf; Tickets on sale Friday, May 10th
UNCASVILLE, CT (May 6, 2019) – Legendary Rock band Deep Purple, comprised of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey – announce The Long Goodbye Tour. The tour will include over 25 dates across North America, stopping by Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday, October 9th with special guest Joyous Wolf at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $45.00, $35.00, and $25.00 and go on sale Friday, May 10th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, May 11th at 10:00am, subject to availability.
ABOUT DEEP PURPLE
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.
Known as one of the hardest working bands ever, Purple has released six studio albums since 1996 alone and has toured globally since forming in 1968 with little rest. In 2007 (almost 40 years after being formed) the band performed 40 dates in France to an award-winning audience of 150,000 whilst this summer, across the U.S. and Canada, the band partnered with fellow Hard Rockers Judas Priest embarking on a wildly successful 25 city tour!
Purple has stayed true to its musical roots taking from an eclectic mix of styles to create a distinctive sound that defines the band today, but which in turn, has created a legacy that very few bands could ever hope to replicate. The band has written and produced so many “classic” songs that its audience ranges widely in age and background, something the band has embraced and caters to, with its concert setlists.
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.
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Now. Mohegan Sun Arena is consistently ranked among the top three “Arenas in the World for its Size” and top 15 in the “World for All Size Venues.” The award – winning venue is the “#1 Casino Venue in the World,” “#1 Social Media Venue in the World” and a seven – time national award – winner for “Arena of the Year.” For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711.
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