Deep Purple are the latest legends to receive treatment in Universal Music’s Icon series.
According to an article posted today (12/27/11) at Bravewords.com, the British hard rockers, who will touring Canada in early 2012, will release the 12-track compilation of greatest hits, signature tunes and fan favorites on January 10 (1/10/12).
Tracks include: ’Smoke On The Water,’ ’Hush,’ ’Woman From Tokyo,’ ’Knocking At Your Back Door,’ ’Call Of The Wild,’ ’Perfect Strangers,’ ’Bad Attitude,’ ’Nobody’s Home,’ and ’Black Night.’
Universal launched their value laden Icon series in August, 2010 and have released retrospectives from over 30 major artists spanning rock, pop, R&B and country including: RUSH, KISS, Styx, The Temptations, Patsy Cline, and Marvin Gaye.
Deep Purple will be kicking off a 17 cross-Canada trek on Feb 2 (2/2/12) in St John’s, NFLD at Mile One Centre.
Other dates on the band’s “Smoke on the Nation” tour include: Feb. 3 | Corner Brook | Pepsi Centre, Feb. 5 Halifax | Metro Centre, Feb. 6 | Moncton | Centre, Feb. 8 | Ottawa | Civic Centre Theatre, Feb. 9 | Kingston | K-Rock Centre, Feb. 11 | London | John Labatt Centre, Feb. 12 | Toronto | Massey Hall, Feb. 13 | Hamilton | Hamilton Place, Feb. 15 | Winnipeg | MTS Centre, Feb. 16 | Regina | Brandt Centre, Feb. 17 | Saskatoon | TCU Place, Feb. 19 | Calgary | Jubilee Auditorium, Feb. 21 | Edmonton | Rexall Place, and Feb. 23 | Prince George and CN Centre | Vancouver, BC | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Feb 26.
Did you know? Deep Purple’s last studio album was 2005’s Rapture of the Deep.