Deep Purple push back release date for Whoosh!

Their 21st studio album will now release 7 August.

Deep Purple have announced that they will be pushing back the release of their upcoming album, Whoosh!. Originally set to release 12 June, the album will now see the light of day on 7 August.

The announcement was made on the band’s Instagram page by frontman Ian Gillan, who cites distribution disruptions caused by COVID-19 as the reasons behind the delay. “Distribution lines (…) and retail outlets are closed until The Dreaded Lurgy gets indigestion.” He said.

“As there are still so many of us who love to hold a new record in our hands, and following advice from our magnificent label, we have decided to delay the release of Whoosh until August.” Read his full statement below.

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For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction…well, not exactly in this case; more cause and effect, where the latter is often greater than the former. Distribution lines (the physical sales of CDs, vinyl, cassettes (?) etc) and retail outlets are closed until The Dreaded Lurgy* gets indigestion. Therefore, as there are still so many of us who love to hold a new record in our hands, and following advice from our magnificent label, we have decided to delay the release of Whoosh until August. During my quarantine I’m listening to a lot of music and guessing that it’s the same for many of us during this scary disruption to our lives. We know, don’t we, that music will play a big part in our celebrations as we step back into the light. But, health comes first, so I must stuff my excitement about sharing Whoosh with you back into a box for a little while. Stay well and follow the light… ig *http://gillan.com/friends70.html #deeppurple #whoosh2020 #iangillan

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Whoosh!is set to be Deep Purple’s 21st studio effort, and sees the continuation of the band’s collaboration with producer Bob Ezrin since 2017’s Infinite, and 2013’s Now What?. The record will be released by German label, earMUSIC.

Adding on in his statement, Ian Gillan shared how he’s been spending his self-isolation, saying “I’m listening to a lot of music and guessing that it’s the same for many of us during this scary disruption to our lives.”

Despite delays to their latest album launch, Deep Purple are still scheduled to kick off a European tour at the Megasport Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia on 31 May. The tour is set to take the band through to The Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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