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Deep Purple confirms 2014 summer tour of North America

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Deep Purple will return to North America this summer for a coast-to-coast trek. The veteran British rockers are touring in support of their critically acclaimed 19th studio album Now What?!.

According to a media release posted July 8 at Kayos Productions official Facebook page, the "Smoke on the Water" hitmakers will hit 19 cities, which will include a couple of Canadian dates. The tour kicks off Aug. 4 in Scottsdale, Ariz. at Talking Stick Casino and wraps up Aug. 31 in Hollywood, Fla. at Seminole Hard Rock Live.

Canadian stops include: Aug. 8 in Windsor, Ont. at Caesars Casino, as well as Aug. 22 in Rama, Ont. at Casino Rama. For ticket information and full tour schedule, check out DeepPurple.com.

Deep Purple has multiple dates booked in Europe prior to the North American leg in July and have been in the studio working on an as-yet-untitled 20th studio album. The European leg begins July 11 in Nice, France at Nice Jazz Festival and winds up July 21 in Singen, Germany at Hohentwiel Festival.

Deep Purple released Now What?! Gold Edition earlier this year, which included additional songs and a live bonus disc. Prior to the North American tour, the band will release “All The Time In The World" as a single in the U.S.

Universal Music recently released a remastered deluxe edition of the band's seminal live album Made In Japan, which hit shelves on May 19. The live set is available in a two limited edition formats - a 4 CD+DVD+7″ boxset and a 9LP boxset, as well as a deluxe edition 2CD, 2LP, Blu-ray Pure Audio, HD Download, MFiT and Standard Digital format. See DeepPurple.com for more details.

Did you know? 2013's Now What?! was Deep Purple's first new studio album since releasing 2005’s Rapture of the Deep.

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