Before David Coverdale achieved world wide fame as a major component of Whitesnake, he was a wunderkind in Deep Purple. Asked to join the band in 1973 at the age of 22, Coverdale made a great argument for replacing departed Ian Gillan. Sadly, after just three albums (Burn – 1974, Stormbringer – 1974, Come Taste The Band – 1975), Coverdale reluctantly left the band. Afterwards, he formed Whitesnake, and the rest is simple history.

On December 15, Rhino Records will revisit what is known as The Purple Tour with Whitesnake as the band. In 2015, Whitesnake released The Purple Album with selected Coverdale-era Deep Purple re-recorded tracks (six from Burn, five from Stormbringer, and two from Come Taste The Band). After the album was issued, the band went on their The Purple Tour to celebrate the Deep Purple years with Coverdale at the mic!

The Purple Tour will be released on CD, 2LP, and video combo packs, CD/DVD, and CD/BD sets. With the DVD and Blu-ray sets, there will be the concert video (in 5.1 Surround as well as Stereo), a promo video of “Burn”, an interview: On The Hot Seat with Michel Devin, and four hi-resolution tracks presented in 5.1 Surround audio.


By MARowe