Deep Purple is among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although they were originally formed as a progressive rock band, shifting to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-seventies". The group have influenced a number of rock and metal bands including Metallica, Judas Priest, Queen, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Alice in Chains, Pantera, Bon Jovi, Rush, Motörhead, and many new-wave British heavy metal bands, such as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard.
They were listed in the 1975 Guinness World Records as the "loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide.
Deep Purple were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
They are also considered to be one of the hardest touring bands in the world. From 1968 until today (with the exception of their 1976–1984 split) they continue to tour around the world.
This marvellous band will stop with their brand new show on December 9th, 2019 at the Budapest Arena!
Tickets for the Budapest show are available from March 27th, 10am via www.livenation.hu, and www.funcode.hu.