February 12, 2022
8:00 PM / 11:00 PM
400 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
For tickets and Memberships, callBill Edwards Foundation for the Arts at (727) 300-2000.
Deep Purple ? comprised of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey ? appears at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts ? Mahaffey Theater on Saturday. February 12 at 8pm! Joining DeepPurple is opening act, The Georgia Thunderbolts.
Deep Purple has helped pioneer and define the rock genre whilst progressively moving into new areas to keep their soundfresh and attract new fans to thelegions who have remained loyal since the band’s inception.
Known as one of the hardest working bands ever, Deep Purple has released6 studio albums since 1996 alone and has toured globally since forming in 1968 with little rest.
Deep 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 set lists.
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 arenasfor decades, it’s little wonderrespected British radio station Planet Rock named the group the ?5th Most Influential Band Ever’,while 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 RollHall of Fame in 2016.