Deep Purple's neverending farewell tour returns to St. Pete this weekend

Truly the longest goodbye.

click to enlarge Deep Purple - Photo via earMUSIC/Ben Wolf
Photo via earMUSIC/Ben Wolf
Deep Purple
Six years after announcing its “Long Goodbye” tour, Deep Purple isn’t quite ready to call it quits yet, as evidenced by this weekend's show at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.

The band even went out of its way to go above and beyond to make its so-called “farewell” tour one of the biggest ones yet; one run of shows had Alice Cooper and Edgar Winter on the bill.
Whether you’re angry to have spent extra to see the band behind “Smoke On The Water” one last time or not, you have another chance to catch the purp on Saturday. Balcony tickets are still available, and the Mahaffey requires masks at most performances, so be sure to bring yours whether you end up using it or not.

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