Now What? World Tour

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Now What?! World Tour
2013–2015
World tour by Deep Purple
LocationAsia
Oceania
Africa
Europe
North America
South America
Associated albumNow What?!
Start date21 February 2013 (2013-02-21)
End date3 December 2015 (2015-12-03)
Legs13
No. of shows161
Deep Purple concert chronology

The Now What? World Tour was a worldwide 2013–2015 concert tour by British hard rock band Deep Purple which began on February 21, 2013 in the United Arab Emirates. It started in anticipation of their studio album Now What?!, finally released on 26 April 2013.

Line-up[edit]

Deep Purple

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold/Available Box office
Asia
21 February 2013 Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai International Jazz Festival
Oceania
24 February 2013 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena 3,068 / 4,056 (76%) $292,043
26 February 2013 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre 2,867 / 3,114 (92%) $360,491
1 March 2013 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 4,158 / 5,567 (75%) $443,603
2 March 2013 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
4 March 2013 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre 1,878 / 2,920 (64%) $194,806
7 March 2013 Perth Perth Arena 3,002 / 7,048 (43%) $310,759
Asia
12 March 2013 Singapore Singapore Star Performing Arts Centre
Europe
30 April 2013 Ischgl Austria Idalp
Africa
30 May 2013 Rabat Morocco OLM Souissi
Europe
2 June 2013 Kavarna Bulgaria Kaliakra Rock Fest
3 June 2013 Plovdiv Hristo Botev Stadium
5 June 2013A Tbilisi Georgia Dinamo Arena
7 June 2013 Cluj-Napoca Romania Cluj Arena
12 July 2013 Reykjavík Iceland New Laugardalshöll Arena
14 July 2013 Bonn Germany Kunstrasen Gonau
15 July 2013 Zürich Switzerland Dolder Eisbahn
17 July 2013 Burg Clam Austria Burg Clam
19 July 2013 Montreux Switzerland Montreux Jazz Festival
21 July 2013 Milano Italy Ippodromo del Galoppo
22 July 2013B Rome Ippodromo delle Capannelle
24 July 2013 Majano Festival di Majano
25 July 2013 Monte Carlo Monaco Sporting Club
27 July 2013 Hoyos del Espino Spain Músicos en la naturaleza
30 July 2013 Wrocław Poland Centennial Hall
1 August 2013 Wacken Germany Wacken Open Air
3 August 2013 Székesfehérvár Hungary Fezen Festival
4 August 2013 Slavkov u Brna Czech Republic Zamecky Park
6 August 2013 Lokeren Belgium Lokerse Feesten
8 August 2013 Aalborg Denmark Skovdalen
10 August 2013 Gävle Sweden Getaway Rock Festival
13 August 2013 Colmar France Foire aux Vins d'Alsace
12 October 2013 Manchester United Kingdom Apollo Theatre
13 October 2013 Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
15 October 2013 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
16 October 2013 London Roundhouse
17 October 2013
19 October 2013 Zwolle Netherlands IJsselhallen
20 October 2013 Paris France Le Zénith
22 October 2013 Dresden Germany Messehalle
24 October 2013 Erfurt Messehalle
25 October 2013 Regensburg Donau Arena
26 October 2013 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle
29 October 2013 Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
31 October 2013 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
1 November 2013 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
2 November 2013 Mannheim SAP Arena
6 November 2013 Moscow Russia Olympic Stadium
8 November 2013 St. Petersburg Ledovy Dvorets
10 November 2013 Minsk Belarus Minsk Arena
12 November 2013 Kiev Ukraine Dvorets Sporta
1 February 2014 Oulu Finland Ouluhalli
2 February 2014 Helsinki Helsinki Ice Hall
4 February 2014 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
5 February 2014 Bergen Grieghallen
6 February 2014 Stavanger DNB Arena
8 February 2014 Sandviken Sweden Goransson Arena
10 February 2014 Linköping Cloetta Center
11 February 2014 Copenhagen Denmark TAP1
13 February 2014 Poznań Poland Arena
14 February 2014 Pardubice Czech Republic ČEZ Aréna
15 February 2014 Katowice Poland Spodek
17 February 2014 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
18 February 2014 Belgrade Serbia Kombank Arena
20 February 2014 Bucharest Romania Sala Polivalentă
22 February 2014 Tel Aviv Israel Nokia Arena
23 February 2014
1 April 2014 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
2 April 2014 Antwerp Belgium Lotto Arena
4 April 2014C London United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall
5 April 2014 Kleine Scheidegg Switzerland Snowopenair
Asia
9 April 2014 Nagoya Japan Aichi Arts Center
10 April 2014 Osaka Orix Theater
12 April 2014 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
Europe
24 May 2014 Nicosia North Cyprus Near East University
21 June 2014 Clisson France Hellfest
12 July 2014 Kufstein Austria Stadtwerkeplatz
15 July 2014 Zadar Croatia Jazine
16 July 2014 Ljubljana Slovenia Congress Square – CANCELLED
18 July 2014 Barolo Italy Collisioni Festival
20 July 2014 Saint-Julien-en-Genevois France Guitare en Scène
21 July 2014 Singen Germany Hohentwiel Festival
North America
4 August 2014 Scottsdale United States Talking Stick Resort
5 August 2014 Ventura Ventura Country Fair
6 August 2014 Costa Mesa Orange Country Fair
9 August 2014 Roseburg Douglas Country Fair
10 August 2014 Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Casino
13 August 2014 Saratoga Mountain Winery
14 August 2014 Valley Center Harrah`s Casino
16 August 2014 West Wendover Peppermill Concert Hall
20 August 2014 Elgin Festival Park
21 August 2014 Windsor Canada Caesars Casino
22 August 2014 Rama Rama Casino
24 August 2014 Morristown United States Mayo Performing Arts Center
25 August 2014 Englewood Bergen Performing Arts Center
26 August 2014 Westbury Theatre at Wesbury
29 August 2014 Biloxi Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
30 August 2014 Orlando Hard Rock Live
31 August 2014 Hollywood Seminole Hard Rock Live
South America
1 November 2014 Monterrey Mexico Auditorio Banamex 3,846 / 5,870 (66%) $162,773
4 November 2014 Mexico City Arena Ciudad de Mexico 3,567 / 14,820 (24%) $184,692
7 November 2014 Brasília Brazil Net Live 4,638 / 5,000 (93%) $295,262
9 November 2014 Curitiba Master Hall 2,412 / 2,412 (100%) $139,141
11 November 2014 São Paulo Espaco das Americal 6,909 / 10,200 (68%) $504,047
12 November 2014
14 November 2014 Florianópolis Square Music 3,130 / 3,130 (100%) $205,147
15 November 2014 Porto Alegre Auditorio Araujo Viana 3,090 / 3,090 (100%) $238,344
18 November 2014 Buenos Aires Argentina Luna Park Stadium
21 November 2014 Bogotá Colombia Coliseo Cubierto el Campín
23 November 2014 Santiago Chile Espacio Broadway
27 May 2015 Puebla Mexico Centro Expositor
30 May 2015 Guadalajara Auditorio Telmex
31 May 2015 León Poliforum Leon
3 June 2015 Zacatecas Plaza de Toro
5 June 2015 Chihuahua Expo Chihuahua
7 June 2015 Ciudad Juárez Estadio Carta Blanca
North America
14 July 2015 Lewiston United States Artpark Amphitheater
18 July 2015 Ottawa Canada Bluesfest
19 July 2015 Quebec City Festival d'été de Québec
20 July 2015 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
22 July 2015 Englewood United States Bergen Performing Arts Center
24 July 2015 Lynn Lynn Auditorium
25 July 2015 Port Chester Capitol Theatre
26 July 2015 Westbury Theatre at Westbury
29 July 2015 Red Bank Count Basie Theatre
30 July 2015 Ledyard Foxwoods Casino
2 August 2015 Nashville Ryman Auditorium
4 August 2015 Sterling Heights Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
5 August 2015 Columbus Celeste Center
7 August 2015 Sioux City Hard Rock Casino
12 August 2015 Costa Mesa Orange County Fair
14 August 2015 Laughlin Edgewater Casino
15 August 2015 Indip Fantasy Springs Casino
Europe
28 August 2015 Arbon Switzerland Summer Days Festival
29 August 2015 Sigmaringen Germany Summer Nights
30 August 2015 Châlons-en-Champagne France Parc des Expositions
25 October 2015 Łódź Poland Atlas Arena
27 October 2015 Ostrava Czech Republic CEZ Arena
28 October 2015 Plzeň CEZ Arena
30 October 2015 Padova Italy Kioene Arena
31 October 2015 Milan Mediolanum Forum
2 November 2015 Marseille France Le Dome
3 November 2015 Bordeaux Patinoire de Meriadeck
5 November 2015 Florence Italy Mandela Forum
6 November 2015 Rome Palalottomatica
11 November 2015 Paris France Le Zénith
13 November 2015 Oberhausen Germany Konig Pilsener Arena
14 November 2015 Magdeburg GETEC Arena
16 November 2015 Rostock Stadthalle
17 November 2015 Leipzig Arena
18 November 2015 Hanover Swiss Life Hall
20 November 2015 Trier Arena
21 November 2015 Nuremberg Arena
23 November 2015 Hamburg O2 World
24 November 2015 Berlin Max-Schmeling Halle
26 November 2015 Munich Olympiahalle
27 November 2015 Frankfurt am Main Festhalle
28 November 2015 Stuttgart Hans-Martin-Schleyer Halle
30 November 2015 Lyon France Cité des congrès de Lyon / L'Amphithéâtre (Salle 3000)
1 December 2015 Strasbourg Zenith Europe
3 December 2015 London United Kingdom O2 Arena
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was part of "Tbilisi Open Air"[1]
B This concert was part of "Rock in Roma
C This concert was part of "The Sunflower Jam

Setlists[edit]

During the tour, the band performed seven songs from NOW What?!: "Hell to Pay", "Bodyline", "Above and Beyond", "Uncommon Man", "Après Vous", "All the Time in the World" and "Vincent Price".

A new instrumental by Steve Morse and a new song called "Hip Boots" were played on a few gigs late 2015.[2] This song was recorded in 2016 for their next album Infinite.

First leg (early 2013, before the release of NOW What?!)
  1. "Fireball" (from Fireball, 1971)
  2. "Into the Fire" (from Deep Purple in Rock, 1970)
  3. "Hard Lovin' Man" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  4. "Maybe I'm a Leo" (from Machine Head, 1972)
  5. "Strange Kind of Woman" (from Fireball)
  6. "The Battle Rages On" (from The Battle Rages On, 1993) or "Knocking at Your Back Door" (from Perfect Strangers, 1984)
  7. "Contact Lost" (from Bananas, 2003)
  8. Steve Morse guitar solo
  9. "Wasted Sunsets" (from Perfect Strangers)
  10. "The Well-Dressed Guitar" (from Rapture of the Deep – Tour Edition, 2005)
  11. "The Mule" (with Ian Paice drum solo) (from Fireball)
  12. "Lazy" (from Machine Head)
  13. "No One Came" (from Fireball)
  14. Don Airey keyboard solo
  15. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers)
  16. "Space Truckin'" (from Machine Head)
  17. "Smoke on the Water" (from Machine Head)

Encore:

  1. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple, 1968)
  2. Roger Glover bass solo
  3. "Black Night" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
Second leg (June–August 2013, after the release of Now What?!)
  1. "Fireball" (from Fireball) or "Highway Star" (from Machine Head)
  2. "Into the Fire" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  3. "Hard Lovin' Man" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  4. "Vincent Price" (from Now What?!)
  5. "Strange Kind of Woman" (from Fireball)
  6. "Contact Lost" (from Bananas)
  7. Steve Morse guitar solo
  8. "All the Time in the World" or "Uncommon Man" (from Now What?!)
  9. "The Well-Dressed Guitar" (from Rapture of the Deep – Tour Edition)
  10. "The Mule" (with Ian Paice drum solo) (from Fireball)
  11. "Bodyline" or "Hell to Pay" (from Now What?!)
  12. "Lazy" (from Machine Head)
  13. "Bodyline" or "Above and Beyond" (from Now What?!)
  14. "No One Came" (from Fireball)
  15. Don Airey keyboard solo
  16. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers)
  17. "Space Truckin'" (from Machine Head)
  18. "Smoke on the Water" (from Machine Head)

Encore:

  1. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple)
  2. Roger Glover bass solo
  3. "Black Night" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
Third leg (late 2013)
  1. "Après Vous" (from Now What?!)
  2. "Into the Fire" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  3. "Hard Lovin' Man" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  4. "Vincent Price" (from Now What?!)
  5. "Strange Kind of Woman" (from Fireball)
  6. "Contact Lost" (from Bananas)
  7. Steve Morse guitar solo
  8. "Uncommon Man" (from Now What?!)
  9. "The Well-Dressed Guitar" (from Rapture of the Deep – Tour Edition)
  10. "The Mule" (with Ian Paice drum solo) (from Fireball)
  11. "Above and Beyond" (from Now What?!)
  12. "Lazy" (from Machine Head)
  13. "Hell to Pay" (from Now What?!)
  14. Don Airey keyboard solo
  15. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers)
  16. "Space Truckin'" (from Machine Head)
  17. "Smoke on the Water" (from Machine Head)

Encore:

  1. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple)
  2. Roger Glover bass solo
  3. "Black Night" (From Deep Purple in Rock)
Fourth leg (Early 2014)
  1. "Après Vous" (from Now What?!)
  2. "Into the Fire" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  3. "Hard Lovin' Man" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  4. "Strange Kind of Woman" (from Fireball)
  5. "Vincent Price" (from Now What?!)
  6. "Contact Lost" (from Bananas)
  7. Steve Morse guitar solo
  8. "Uncommon Man" (from Now What?!)
  9. "The Well-Dressed Guitar" (from Rapture of the Deep – Tour Edition)
  10. "The Mule" (with Ian Paice drum solo) (from Fireball)
  11. "Above and Beyond" (From Now What?!)
  12. "Lazy" (from Machine Head)
  13. "Hell to Pay" (from Now What?!)
  14. Don Airey keyboard solo
  15. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers)
  16. "Space Truckin'" (from Machine Head)
  17. "Smoke on the Water" (from Machine Head)

Encore:

  1. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple)
  2. Roger Glover bass solo
  3. "Black Night" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
Celebrating Jon Lord (April 4, 2014)
  1. "Uncommon Man" (from Now What?!)
  2. "Above and Beyond" (from Now What?!)
  3. "Lazy" (from Machine Head) — feat. Steven Bentley-Klein
  4. "When a Blind Man Cries" (from Machine Head)
  5. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers)
  6. "Black Night" (from Deep Purple in Rock)

Encore:

  1. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple) — feat. Bruce Dickinson, Rick Wakeman & Micky Moody
Hellfest Festival (June 21, 2014)
  1. "Après Vous" (from Now What?!)
  2. "Into the Fire" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  3. "Hard Lovin' Man" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  4. "Strange Kind of Woman" (from Fireball)
  5. "Uncommon Man" (from Now What?!)
  6. "Lazy" (from Machine Head)
  7. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers)
  8. "Space Truckin'" (from Machine Head)
  9. "Smoke on the Water" (from Machine Head)

Encore:

  1. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple)
  2. Roger Glover bass solo
  3. "Black Night" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
Fifth leg (Mid 2014)
  1. "Highway Star" (from Machine Head)
  2. "Into the Fire" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  3. "Hard Lovin' Man" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  4. "Strange Kind of Woman" (from Fireball)
  5. "Vincent Price" (from Now What?!)
  6. "Contact Lost" (from Bananas)
  7. Steve Morse guitar solo
  8. "Uncommon Man" (from Now What?!)
  9. "The Well-Dressed Guitar" (from Rapture of the Deep – Tour Edition)
  10. "The Mule" (with Ian Paice drum solo) (from Fireball)
  11. "Lazy" (from Machine Head)
  12. "Hell to Pay" (from Now What?!)
  13. Don Airey keyboard solo
  14. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers)
  15. "Space Truckin'" (from Machine Head)
  16. "Smoke on the Water" (from Machine Head)

Encore:

  1. "Woman from Tokyo" (from Who Do We Think We Are) (only for two shows)
  2. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple)
  3. Roger Glover bass solo
  4. "Black Night" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
South America (late 2014–early 2015)
  1. Intro tape: "Mars, the Bringer of War" (Gustav Holst)
  2. "Highway Star" (from Machine Head)
  3. "Into the Fire" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  4. "Hard Lovin' Man" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  5. "Strange Kind of Woman" (from Fireball)
  6. "Vincent Price" (from Now What?!)
  7. "Contact Lost" (from Bananas)
  8. Steve Morse guitar solo
  9. "Uncommon Man" (from Now What?!)
  10. "The Well-Dressed Guitar" (from Rapture of the Deep – Tour Edition)
  11. "The Mule" (with Ian Paice drum solo) (from Fireball)
  12. "Lazy" (from Machine Head)
  13. "Hell to Pay" (from Now What?!)
  14. Don Airey keyboard solo
  15. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers)
  16. "Space Truckin'" (from Machine Head)
  17. "Smoke on the Water" (from Machine Head)

Encore:

  1. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple)
  2. Roger Glover bass solo
  3. "Black Night" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
North America 2015
  1. Intro tape: "Mars, the Bringer of War" (Gustav Holst)
  2. "Highway Star" (from Machine Head)
  3. "Après Vous" (from Now What?!)
  4. "Hard Lovin' Man" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
  5. "Strange Kind of Woman" (from Fireball)
  6. "Vincent Price" (from Now What?!)
  7. "Contact Lost" (from Bananas)
  8. Steve Morse guitar solo
  9. "Uncommon Man" (from Now What?!)
  10. "The Well-Dressed Guitar" (from Rapture of the Deep – Tour Edition)
  11. "The Mule" (with Ian Paice drum solo) (from Fireball)
  12. "Lazy" (from Machine Head)
  13. "Hell to Pay" (from Now What?!)
  14. Don Airey keyboard solo
  15. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers)
  16. "Space Truckin'" (from Machine Head)
  17. "Smoke on the Water" (from Machine Head)

Encore:

  1. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple)
  2. Roger Glover bass solo
  3. "Black Night" (from Deep Purple in Rock)
Europe (late 2015)

For the six first shows

  1. Intro tape: "Mars, the Bringer of War" (Gustav Holst)
  2. "Après Vous" (from Now What?!)
  3. "Demon's Eye" (from Fireball)
  4. "Hard Lovin' Man" (from Deep Purple In Rock)
  5. "Strange Kind of Woman" (from Fireball)
  6. "Vincent Price" (from Now What?!)
  7. [New instrumental]
  8. Steve Morse guitar solo
  9. "Uncommon Man" (from Now What?!)
  10. "The Well-Dressed Guitar" (from Rapture of the Deep – Tour Edition)
  11. "The Mule" (from Fireball) (with Ian Paice drum solo)
  12. Merle Travis' "Sixteen Tons" intro / "Hip Boots" (new song from the upcoming album Infinite)
  13. "Mary Long" (from Who Do We Think We Are)
  14. "Wring That Neck" (from The Book of Taliesyn) or "Silver Tongue" (from Bananas)
  15. "Hell To Pay" (from Now What?!)
  16. Don Airey keyboard solo
  17. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers) or "The Battle Rages On" (from The Battle Rages On) or "Pictures of Home" (from Machine Head)
  18. "Space Truckin'" (from Machine Head)
  19. "Smoke On The Water" (from Machine Head)

Encore:

  1. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple)
  2. Roger Glover bass solo
  3. "Black Night" (from Deep Purple In Rock)

For the rest of the tour

  1. Intro tape: "Mars, the Bringer of War" (Gustav Holst)
  2. "Highway Star" (from Machine Head)
  3. "Bloodsucker" (from Deep Purple In Rock)
  4. "Hard Lovin' Man" (from Deep Purple In Rock)
  5. "Strange Kind of Woman" (from Fireball)
  6. "Vincent Price" (from Now What?!)
  7. [New instrumental]
  8. Steve Morse guitar solo
  9. "Uncommon Man" (from Now What?!)
  10. "The Well-Dressed Guitar" (from Rapture of the Deep – Tour Edition)
  11. "The Mule" (from Fireball) (with Ian Paice drum solo)
  12. "Lazy" (from Machine Head)
  13. "Demon's Eye" (from Fireball)
  14. "Hell To Pay" (from Now What?!)
  15. Don Airey keyboard solo
  16. "Perfect Strangers" (from Perfect Strangers)
  17. "Space Truckin'" (from Machine Head)
  18. "Smoke On The Water" (from Machine Head)

Encore:

  1. "Hush" (Billy Joe Royal cover) (from Shades of Deep Purple)
  2. Roger Glover bass solo
  3. "Black Night" (from Deep Purple In Rock)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LINE UP TBILISI OPEN AIR 2013 – DEEP PURPLE". AlterVision Group.
  2. ^ "Hip Boots". thehighwaystar.com. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2015.