Deep Purple to Perform in Tulsa on September 21

The giants of classic rock, Deep Purple, will perform at The Joint, which is located in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tulsa. The band which has managed to define the genre and become popular worldwide now feels that they have to say goodbye to their fans as the tour is called “The Long Goodbye Tour.” Therefore, if you happen to be in Tulsa in September, make sure to check this legendary band out, as you will probably not have an opportunity to listen to them after that. The tickets went on sale on May 10, and their prices start at $79.50. Make sure to buy them as soon as possible, since the hard rock legends are likely to have their performance sold-out soon.

Who Are Deep Purple?

Deep Purple is a band from the United Kingdom that managed to sell over 100 million albums around the world, and they are one of the most active classic rock bands ever. Known for their hard work and dedication, as well as their legendary songs, the band gained cult following, filling entire arenas wherever they perform.

The band also has a very long history, with a lot of members coming and going and a couple of hiatuses in the past. The most successful band lineup, which is remembered even today, included Ian Pace on drums, Roger Glover on bass, the late John Lord on keyboards, and the two most distinctive members, Ian Gillan on vocals and Ritchie Blackmoore on guitar. At the moment, fans who attend Deep Purple concerts have an opportunity to listen to Gillan’s voice, which is still amazing, and enjoy the groove created by Glover and Pace. Sadly, Lord passed away in 2012, and Blackmoore left the band to pursue his other projects, such as Blackmoore’s Night. Other notable members that are also once a part of Deep Purple are Rod Evans, who was the first lead vocal, David Coverdale, Nick Simpler, Glenn Hughes, Tommy Bolin, and Joe Lynn Turner.

Steve Morse is currently the guitar player in the band. He is a popular American guitarist who founded the Dixie Dregs and played guitar in bands such as Kansas and Flying Colors. Furthermore, Don Airey is an active keyboard player in Deep Purple. Airey is an English musician who has been actively touring with the band since 2002 after Jon Lord retired. Airey had a pretty successful career and played with the likes of Gar Moore, Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and more.

Deep Purple and Casinos Have a Long History

One of the most famous songs by the band, “Smoke on the Water” actually mentions the Montreux Casino in one line and describes an event that took place in the casino where they were supposed to record their new album. When they arrived in Montreaux, Frank Zappa and the Mothers had a brilliant performance, until somebody decided to shot a flare gun in a closed casino space. The flare went straight for the ceiling which was covered with flammable material. Zappa had to stop the concert and the audience exited the venue as soon as possible. Nevertheless, the casino burned down to the ground, with smoke from the raging fire covering the nearby Lake Geneva, thus inspiring Roger Glover to name the song.

What came after that was a riff that is often the first thing many new guitar players learn to play, impacting generations of rock musicians after them. In other words, Deep Purple is a real institution with dozens of recognizable riffs and skilled musicians who are able to burn the place – not with flare guns, though, but only by the power of their music.

Hard Rock Hotel In Tulsa Hosts Hank Williams Jr.

Country music history is filled with amazing artists who have done a great job to contribute to this exceptional genre that is popular not only in the US but also in the world. One of the best-selling artists of the country music ever is Hank Williams Jr., and the visitors of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tulsa will have an opportunity to listen to this legendary artist perform on June 21.

If you are interested in going to this show, you will be able to obtain tickets starting March 28. The starting price will be $79.50.

Randall Hank Williams, who is known in the music industry as Hank Williams Jr., was born on May 26, 1949. His music is often described as a blend of traditional country, blues, and even Southern rock. What’s interesting about this artist is that his father was also a very popular country music musician who was also called Hank Williams. Moreover, Hank Williams Jr. is the father of Hank Williams III and Holly Williams, both of whom are actively playing music.

Hank Williams Jr. had a very interesting life and career that began with him following his father and covering his songs. It was obvious that his father was a person he wanted to follow, but he managed to find his unique expression which resulted in some memorable songs by this artist. Nowadays, people have an exact idea of what Williams Jr.’s songs and voice sound like due to his unique style, music, and performance.

That was not an easy task for him. In fact, Williams Jr. struggled for some time in order to find his place under the sun and become as big of a star as his father was. It often happens that people’s perspective of the world changes when they face a near-death experience, which is something that happened to young “Bocephus,” who fell off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana back in 1975. This experience was nearly fatal for him, and since then his music was different—in a good way.

As a matter of fact, Willimas Jr. challenged the traditional notion of country music by introducing various other genres to it. As he was recovering from the fall, he was influenced by other musicians, mainly from rock and blues, which are the two genres most present in his music after country.

The 80s were his years, as he managed to achieve the biggest success during that period, and he has remained one of the most popular country musicians in the US. He was received both within and outside the country music lovers and was also respected by his colleagues for being an multi-instrumentalist. Apart from guitar and singing, Williams Jr. Also plays steel guitar, banjo, dobro, keyboards, sax, fiddle, harmonica, drums, and upright bass.

His career is filled with popular songs that music enthusiasts have been able to enjoy for more than forty years. His song “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” was even the opening tune for Monday Night Football from 1989 to 2017.

After the album “Family Tradition,” Williams Jr. published “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” which is an album that sold in more than a million copies worldwide. It was an event that rose him from being a popular country singer into being a country-rock superstar with millions of fans. Many hits followed this release, including “Texas Women,” “A Country Boy Can Survive,” Born to Boogie,” “All My Rowdy Friends (Have and Settled Down).”