Coming on June 12th, is Deep Purple's latest album, titled, Whoosh! The new set, which coincides with the band's extended European tour, marks the band's third straight album produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, following 2017’s InFinite, and 2013’s Now What?!
Whoosh! will be released as a limited edition CD+DVD Mediabook “featuring a film of their full live performance from Hellfest 2017 and hour-long video interview with bassist Roger Glover and producer Bob Ezrin.”
Guitarist Steve Morse said in the statement announcing the new album: “We've included everything that made the whole band smile, including Bob Ezrin. We've always enjoyed making music and having the incredible luxury of a loyal audience.”
Frontman Ian Gillan told us that at this point Deep Purple is truly a band of brothers on the road — rather than just bandmates working together: “If you could be a fly on the wall in the dressing room or on the tour bus or in the hotel bar you'd see a bunch of people that don't even talk about music when we're offstage or out of the studio. There's a lot of banter that goes on and I think that creates a good atmosphere. It's good for the soul.”
Deep Purple will next perform on March 14th in Mexico City, Mexico at the Hell & Heaven Festival.