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English rock band Deep Purple to perform at Bandland Arena in Gurugram on December 15

en Bollywood News English rock band Deep Purple to perform at Bandland Arena in Gurugram on December 15

Deep Purple will kickstart their India performance at Bandland Arena in Gurugram on December 15th as a precursor to the electrifying music festival that will follow in Bengaluru.

The resurgence of Deep Purple’s comeback to India as headliners at Bandland, the newest music festival IP by BookMyShow Live, the live entertainment division of BookMyShow, has ignited an unprecedented wave of consumer interest and passionate conversations by fans across India. In light of this overwhelming response and fervent enthusiasm from fans, the legendary rock band is coming to Gurugram on December 15th as a curtain raiser to the electrifying music festival at ‘Bandland Arena: Deep Purple – Live in Concert’, ahead of their scheduled performance at Bandland in Bengaluru.

English rock band Deep Purple to perform at Bandland Arena in Gurugram on December 15

English rock band Deep Purple to perform at Bandland Arena in Gurugram on December 15

All set to reverberate through Northern India, are the echoes of legendary rock anthems as the iconic British rock band, Deep Purple gears up for their spectacular return to the Indian stage. Exceptional guitar riffs, thundering drums and soaring vocals are set to welcome die-hard rock heads as Deep Purple brings an electrifying experience for all fans of classic rock at ‘Bandland Arena’, in a special show at Airia Mall, Gurugram on December 15th, 2023. Deep Purple will be supported Delhi band and the flagbearers of classic rock in India, Parikrama.

Their return to India comes on the heels of the debut edition of BookMyShow Live’s newest IP, Bandland in Bengaluru on December 16th and 17th, 2023 revitalizing the music and fanfare in the rock capital of India. As a curtain raiser to the electrifying music festival, Bandland Arena in Gurugram promises to be a grand spectacle, featuring a meticulously curated set list that spans the band's entire discography. Fans are in for an unforgettable evening, complete with Deep Purple’s signature acts and boundless energy that is synonymous with the band's live performances.

Sharing his delight in coming back to India, Deep Purple’s lead vocalist, Ian Gillan, said, “I'm very excited to be going back to India, it's been years and I can't wait! I've carried the spirit of India with me ever since I did it last time.”

Owen Roncon, Chief of Business – Live Entertainment, BookMyShow, said, “Our decision to bring Deep Purple to Gurugram for Bandland Arena ahead of their performance at Bandland is a direct response to the incredible groundswell of consumer interest and conversations surrounding their return to India. We are dedicated to making this iconic experience accessible to as many music enthusiasts as possible and are thrilled to give fans across India a taste of the inaugural edition of Bandland in Gurugram before the festival kicks off in Bengaluru! Deep Purple's legendary presence at both Gurugram and Benguluru for Bandland promises to be an unforgettable journey through classic rock and we are excited to be a part of this extraordinary musical adventure! Gurugram, get ready to head-bang and whip out the air guitar, this winter!”

An illustrious journey spanning over five decades, Deep Purple has been at the forefront of hard rock, influencing generations of music enthusiasts across the world. The band’s recent, 21st studio album featuring 13 tracks and collaborations with producer Bob Ezrin, peaked at #4 on the German album charts, garnering positive reviews from critics. Legendary collaborations with a wide range of artists throughout their career, from classical orchestras to fellow rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, their influence can be heard in the music of bands like Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Van Halen, among many others! Their subliminal hits like ‘Smoke on the Water’, ‘Hush’, ‘Highway Star’ and ‘Perfect Strangers’ have left an indelible mark in the history of rock records and fans in Gurugram can watch this spectacular act featuring the band’s biggest hits along with their musical greatness live, this winter!

The English band's return to India has been monumental where their earlier visits have been all about them conquering stages across cities and attracting a whole new generation of ardent followers while continuing to delight long-time fans across age groups! For Gurugram, this special gig is rock music history in the making for the city. Deep Purple's performance promises to be a ground-breaking memory-maker all set to amp up the Indian rock scene!

ALSO READ: American band Goo Goo Dolls & English group Deep Purple to headline music festival Bandland 2023 to rekindle Bengaluru’s rock music legacy


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