A new tour isn't the only item on Deep Purple's agenda these days.
The rockers plan to release a new studio album next year. According to Blabbermouth.net, the band will be fitting in recording with a trek through North America -- its first in four years. "Deep Purple: The Songs That Built Rock" is scheduled to launch this June. "The Songs That Built Rock" will showcase hits like "Hush" and "Smoke On The Water" with a new dimension. With the exception of San Francisco, Deep Purple has lined up support from a symphony orchestra for all dates on the concert trail.
Note to band: Please come to Portland... :)