Deep Purple’s =1 More Time Tour at Choctaw Grand Theater

Deep Purple's =1 More Time Tour Tickets

Choctaw Casino & Resort | Durant, Oklahoma

Deep Purple's =1 More Time Tour

One of the best-selling hard rock bands in history, Deep Purple, will be bringing an explosive line-up of the hits of half a century to the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma!

The = 1 More Time Tour is a celebration of 50 years of “Smoke on the Water” – the song that is partly responsible for the existence of most rock bands today.

Deep Purple broke into the rock industry in 1968 with their cover of Joe South’s “Hush”, peaking on the charts. With other smasher hits such as “Highway Star/Not Fade Away”, “Space Truckin’”, “Fireball”, and, of course, “Smoke on the Water”, they shot right to the top, cementing themselves as pioneers in the world of rock and roll.

Deep Purple is known to give a cracking show, and this is a rare chance to catch one of the most epic pre-punk bands live on stage. Tickets are priced from only $101, so hit that button now and get your tickets!

“I want everything louder than everything else.”

What might have seemed like an insignificant statement by frontman Ian Gillan in 1972 became the words Deep Purple live and perform by, every single show a thunderous rollercoaster, where believers rock hard and non-believers convert.

The effortless way Ian Gillan wraps his voice around the songs, cutting through the maelstrom; the sheer power of extended guitar solos; the duelling instruments; the incredible musicianship; the pumping drums; the mind-blowing bass riffs – all elements that define Deep Purple’s music. Queen guitarist Brian May referred to them as “trailblazing and technically incredible – unpredictable in every possible way... You never knew what you were gonna see when you went to see Purple.”

From the majestic “Uncommon Man” and the unbeatable “Lazy” to the touching lament “When a Blind Man Cries” and the bluesy “Pictures from Home”, from the powerful “Perfect Strangers” to the rock anthem “Smoke on the Water” – Deep Purple lets the music do the talking. Apart from the classics, Deep Purple’s newer hits are a testament to the band’s continued prowess as songwriters.

Deep Purple is undoubtedly one of the pioneers of hard rock, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, and, in the words of the BBC, “made up the ‘unholy trinity’ in British hard rock and heavy metal during the genre’s 1970s golden age.” The iconic band is also cited as an influence for top rockers such as Metallica, Queen, Aerosmith, and Van Halen, to name but a few. Deep Purple have received numerous awards, including the Legend Award at the World Music Awards, the Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

The touring line-up comprises lead vocalist and percussionist Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, drummer Ian Paice, keyboardist Don Airey, and guitarist Simon McBride. Even after half a century, when these virtuoso performers get on stage, they share a camaraderie that is unlike any other.

Come experience hard rock of the highest order on the very same stage that has seen international legends such as Aerosmith, Counting Crows, and Diana Ross: the state-of-the-art, 3,000-seater, multi-level Choctaw Grand Theater at Choctaw Casino & Resort.

Deep Purple's =1 More Time Tour at Choctaw Casino & Resort

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