DEEP PURPLE Singer IAN GILLAN: Deluxe Tour Edition Of 'Gillan's Inn' Due Next Month

September 18, 2007

Legendary DEEP PURPLE lead singer Ian Gillan took time off from touring with DEEP PURPLE in 2006 and hit the road in the U.S. and Canada, leading an exciting new band through a blistering mix of PURPLE favorites and well-loved tracks from his numerous solo recordings.

Celebrating 40 years as a touring musician with the incredible multimedia DualDisc, "Gillan's Inn", Gillan wanted to make the solo tour very fan-friendly and interactive, and even encouraged fans to bring digital and video cameras and recording gear to his shows. Much of the resulting footage, stills, and music made their way to Gillan's website and selected content was chosen to appear on the updated version of "Gillan's Inn - The Deluxe Tour Edition", set for an October 9 release.

In addition to the fan submissions, Gillan's label, Immergent, culled a bunch of brilliant and candid, memorable onstage and offstage moments from this tour to create the exclusive bonus audio and video material.

"Gillan's Inn" is a powerful and compelling recording that documents one of the most extraordinary journeys in rock history. After 40 years of honing his craft on the road, Gillan is in perhaps the best vocal shape of his life, and on "Gillan's Inn" he passionately tackled these gems with an amazing cast of friends, including Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH),Jeff Healey, Joe Satriani (who played on a 1993 Japanese tour with DEEP PURPLE),Janick Gers (IRON MAIDEN),Ronnie James Dio, Jon Lord, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Don Airey, Steve Morse, Uli Jon Roth, and Robby Takac and Johnny Rzeznik from the GOO GOO DOLLS.

While the original 2006 release of "Gillan's Inn" was released as a DualDisc, the "Deluxe Tour Edition" is a CD/DVD package. The new DVD includes all of the original content from the initial "Gillan's Inn" release, in addition to exciting features and candid moments direct from the 2006 fall tour. These new bonus features take the observer into the inner sanctum of the "Gillan's Inn" tour, backstage and on the bus, for a glimpse of life on the road that one would normally never witness.

Fan-filmed video footage of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich performing the DEEP PURPLE classic "Smoke on the Water" with Ian Gillan during the PURPLE frontman's solo gig on September 11, 2006 at Slim's in San Francisco can be viewed below.

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