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Deep Purple and Journey To Play Auckland In February

Deep Purple and Journey To Play Auckland In February

Wednesday 31st October, 2012 3:24PM

Classic 60s rockers Deep Purple have been announced to play Auckland next year. But wait there's more, joining them for the one-off show will be San Franciscan rock-pop band Journey who will be touring Australia and New Zealand for the first time this summer. Both acts will take the stage at Auckland's Vector Arena in February...

Deep Purple and Journey
Sunday 24th February, Vector Arena, Auckland

Tickets on sale Monday 12th November from Ticketmaster.

Here's a live clip of Deep Purple's biggest tracks 'Smoke On The Water' with a brief interview:

And likewise, Journey performing their hit track 'Don't Stop Believing':

Press Release:


They remain the quintessential vintage rock band - playing the songs the people love … pushing the boundaries as individual instrumentalists, soloists without reservation, yet seamlessly integrated into the overall sound and texture of a unified group. This is the foundation on which Deep Purple has always thrived

They put on a show that captured perfectly everything Journey is about: effervescent vocals, sing-along hooks, and most importantly, a big sound with big ideas US Music Weekly

Chugg Entertainment have today announced details of the rock ‘n roll summer bill of the year with legendary groups DEEP PURPLE and JOURNEY set to tour New Zealand and Australia in February/March, 2013.

DEEP PURPLE has sold over 100 million albums worldwide with iconic hits including Black Night, Highway Star, Space Truckin’, Hush, My Woman From Tokyo, Perfect Strangers and Knocking At Your Backdoor and Smoke on the Water, arguably the song known by generations of music lovers worldwide and celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Having amassed so many songs that get coined under the “classic” moniker, set lists have been a never-ending debate among diehards and newer fans. But DEEP PURPLE has been more than in synch with fans’ tastes to remain a powerful drawing force since their formation in 1968.

Nominated for the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, DEEP PURPLE are currently preparing to unleash their latest album of brand new material in February, 2013.

Ian Gillan: “What a fabulous tour. I’m really looking forward to this and want to be in the crowd! Deep Purple AND Journey? Amazing!”

Joining DEEP PURPLE on the road for their first tour of Australia and New Zealand is legendary San Franciscan rock outfit, JOURNEY. One of the most popular American rock bands of all time, they’ve created some of the best-known songs in modern music including Don’t Stop Believin’, Anyway You Want It, Faithfully, Who’s Cryin’ Now and Open Arms. Since 1973, they’ve earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums in the US with their Greatest Hits album going 15 times Platinum.

JOURNEY’s 2011 Eclipse World Tour was one of the band’s most successful tours ever, drawing nearly a million fans and ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year.

“Things are opening up everywhere we go,” states Neal Schon. “Journey is a world band now”.

Chugg Entertainment’s Executive Chairman, Michael Chugg, said "To have two of the world's greatest ever rock bands on stage together is something we're so proud to be involved with. These shows are going to tear the house down!"

Don’t miss your chance to see these two legendary rock acts share the stage in 2013!


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