Charisma, technique and energy: the legendary British rock band arrives at the Cavea of the Auditorium Parco della Musica as part of Rock in Roma Festival for the first of the three Italian stages of The Whoosh Tour.
Since their debut in 1968, the "Kings of Rock" have been true pioneers of the hard rock genre, strongly influencing the 1970s music scene with their sound. They boast an extraordinary career: over 100 million copies sold and numerous awards, including the Legend Award at the 2008 World Music Awards and the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland museum dedicated to music icons, in 2016.
On stage is the lineup formed by frontman Ian Gillian, Roger Glover on bass, Don Airey on keyboards, Ian Paice on drums and Simon McBride on guitar, replacing Steve Morse, temporarily absent from live shows but always a full member of Purple.
Their style continues to be unique and eclectic, and their passion is boundless: after NOW What ?! (2013), inFinite (2017) and Whoosh! (2020), which entered the world's top ten, the band has recently released Turning to Crime, a cover album with 12 great rock classics - from Bob Dylan to Fleetwood Mac, up to Ray Charles & Quincy Jones.
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