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    Deep Purple & Judas Priest with special guest The Temperance Movement

    Deep Purple & Judas Priest
    with special guest The Temperance Movement

    Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 7PM
    Tickets: $29, $72, $84 & $89
    Venue: Outdoor Concert | Seating Chart

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    Deep Purple

    The first time I heard Deep Purple – or perhaps felt Deep Purple is a better way to describe the experience – it was the mid-70s. I was 8, and Ritchie Blackmore’s sinewy, sinister riffing on the “Made In Japan” version of “Child In Time,” coupled with Ian Gillan’s dramatic, gorgeous howling, Jon Lord’s ominous neo-classical Hammond organ, and the dynamic interplay of the Roger Glover-Ian Paice rhythm section, tore the top of my head off.

    It was unlike anything else I’d ever heard. And it quite literally changed my life. 30 years later, I’m still hearing Deep Purple for the first time.

    “Rapture of the Deep” is the spot-on moniker for the disc you hold in your hands, and I’ll stand on any classic rock radio programmer’s desk in my cowboy boots and scream it loud, proud and Gillan-esque; “This is the best Deep Purple album there is, dammit! Forget ‘Machine Head’ – that was then; this is most decidedly now!”

    This is the fourth record created by the revamped and rejuvenated Purple following the umpteenth departure of the mercurial Mr. Blackmore. The guitarist – one of the most significant in British rock history – had ceased to be a contributing force and was in fact draining Purple of its collective spirit when his ship finally set sail for good, a bit over a decade back.

    Judas Priest

    One of the originators of heavy metal, with Rob Halford's lead vocals notable for their high-pitched screams, they also feature an innovative two-lead-guitar sound and are particularly noted for their complex guitar duets courtesy of K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton.

    Judas Priest's 1980 album British Steel was perhaps the first heavy metal album to be recorded in a concise format with radio-friendly songs with pop hooks, pioneering an approach used by others (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Accept, Def Leppard) to taste commercial success. Overall, the band has sold in excess of 35 million albums globally.

    Halford left the band in the 1990s and was replaced by Tim 'Ripper' Owens, who was plucked from obscurity having previously sung in a Judas Priest tribute band. These events were the inspiration for the film Rock Star, although Owens did not actually participate in the production of the movie.

    Judas Priest have released fifteen studio albums to date, the first being Rocka Rolla in 1974 and the latest being Angel of Retribution in 2005.

    After more than twelve years apart, Judas Priest and original lead vocalist Rob Halford announced in July 2003 that they were reunited, with a hugely successful live concert tour having taken place in 2004. The reunited Judas Priest also co-headlined the Ozzfest in 2004, being named as the 'premier act' by almost all U.S. media covering the event. Judas Priest and 'Ripper' Owens parted amicably. 'Ripper' is now the singer of Iced Earth. A new studio album, named Angel of Retribution is scheduled for release in early 2005 (on Sony Music/Epic Records) and a global tour is in the works.

    The Temperance Movement

    Sometimes you have to go right to the edge to survive. To move forward. To realise you’re alive. For The Temperance Movement, the last few years have been the most turbulent and tumultuous of their career. Following two acclaimed albums, the British five-piece found themselves plunged into a period of personal turmoil and existential crisis that threatened to destroy everything they’d built up. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger–and The Temperance Movement have emerged stronger than ever.

    The band’s stunning third album, A Deeper Cut, is simultaneously anthemic, defiant and cathartic. It bears echoes of the great rock’n’roll icons of the 60s and 70s – The Faces and Led Zeppelin, Free and The Rolling Stones (whose singer, Mick Jagger, gave them the ultimate accolade when he handpicked The Temperance Movement to support the Stones in Europe in 2014 and in the US in 2015). But A Deeper Cut is no period piece. Instead, it crackles with the sort of modern energy you’d expect from a band equally at home covering Oasis’ Up In The Sky or Blur’s Tender as they are Led Zeppelin (Houses Of The Holy) or David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust). New songs such as the electrifying Caught In The Middle, the swaggering Built - in Forgetter and the emotionally charged title track are the sound of a band reborn. “As the name suggests, A Deeper Cut is a deeper album, a more honest album,” says singer Phil Campbell. “It’s not us hiding, or pretending to be something we’re not. It’s us saying, 'This is what the band is.’” “The over In 2017 they were dubbed Best Rock Band at the Scottish Music Awards, and they received a Best Acoustic Performance Award from the influential French radio station OUI FM. “There’s a power that’s shared between us that’s bigger than any of us,” says Paul. “It's the best this band has ever been, and I guess that's the message of this record and where the band's at the moment.”