This weekend, fans will have a chance to watch Deep Purple live during two shows in South Florida. Deep Purple is, of course, known in music history as one of the pioneers of heavy metal. The English group, having gone through multiple lineups, is in the Mark VIII stage of the band, which includes a lineup of lead singer Ian Gillan, drummer Ian Paice, bassist Roger Glover, guitarist Steve Morse, and keyboardist Don Airey. This current lineup consists of most of the Mark II lineup of Deep Purple, with the exception of co-founding member and organist John Lord, who passed away in 2012, and original member and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Perhaps the most commercially successful stage of the band, one cannot mention the Mark II lineup without naming several of the classic tracks that came about from this talented quintet. For instance, almost anyone who has ever picked up a guitar is familiar with Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water,” as it is the first song you usually learn to play. I can attest to this with my personal experience. Off of the 1972 album titled Machine Head, the track is most notably known for its simple, yet impactful four-note guitar riff.
The first show is taking place Saturday, August 30, at Hard Rock Live Orlando. Doors open at 7p.m.
Tickets for the Orlando show are priced as follows on the Hard Rock Live Orlando website:
First 2 rows & Balcony Tables: $125
Reserved Lower Balcony: $115
Reserved Main Floor: $78.50
Reserved Upper Balcony: $76.50
GA Standing Rear Floor: $50.50
The second show is taking place Sunday, August 31, at Hard Rock Live Hollywood. Door opens at 6p.m.
Tickets for the Hollywood show are priced as follows on Ticketmaster, not including additional fees:
300 Level Seating: $50-$70
200 Level Seating: $50-$70
Main Floor Seating: $60-70
Floor Riser Seating: $60
DJ and producer Laidback Luke will be hitting the stage at the nightclub Story in Miami Beach this Sunday, August 31. Laidback Luke will be playing alongside Story’s resident deejay, DJ Dave Sol. Since his start in 1993, Laidback Luke, otherwise known as Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen, has released two studio albums in 1998 and 2002, titled Psyched Up and Electronic Satisfaction respectively. The span of his career to this point has seen collaborations with notable artists such as Diplo on the track “Hey,” wife Gina Turner on the track “Bae,” Hardwell on the track “Dynamo,” and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia on “Chaa Chaa,” to name a few.
Doors open at 11p.m. Tickets for entrance are priced as follows on the Story website, not including additional fees:
General Admission: $30
Attendees can also reserve a table by calling (305)479-4426
This Friday, August 29, legendary guitarist Slash will be performing at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino alongside Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Slash, of course, reached to fame through his work as the lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses but has since worked on his own material, including solo albums Slash in 2010, Apocalyptic Love in 2012 and World on Fire in 2014. The last two were recorded with singer Myles Kennedy, best known for his work with Alter Bridge, and The Conspirators, comprised of drummer Brent Fritz and bassist Todd Kerns. Previous performances by the group has shown the audience can expect fan-favorites from Slash’s days in Guns N’ Roses and from the supergroup Velvet Revolver in addition to Slash’s new material with the band.
Doors open at 7p.m. Tickets for entrance are priced at $54 on the Seminole Hard Rock Casino website.
Hip-hop artist B.o.B. will be performing this Saturday, August 30 at the nightclub Cameo in Miami Beach. B.o.B. will be hosting the Champagne Saturdays event as part of this Labor Day Weekend’s festivities. The artist earned mainstream success around the time he released The Adventures of Bobby Ray in 2010. The release included chart-topping tracks “Nothin’ On You,” featuring singer Bruno Mars, “Airplanse,” featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore, and “Magic,” featuring Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. Other work of B.o.B. has seen him collaborating with artists such as Jessie J on her hit “Price Tag.”
Doors open at 11p.m. Tickets for entrance are priced as follows on the Cameo website, not including additional fees:
General Admission: $30