WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - DEEP PURPLE is now offering VIP fan experience packages in conjunction with its European tour performances that kick off in Bucharest, Romania on 31 October. The tour includes Bulgaria, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Italy, France and Belgium. The VIP packages are now on sale through DEEP PURPLE's new web site, www.DeepPurple.org, coordinated by Paid, Inc. celebrity services.

"DEEP PURPLE loves to perform and interact with its fans, that's why they continue to tour for nearly nine months every year," said DEEP PURPLE manager Bruce Payne.

In response to fan requests, DEEP PURPLE is offering a broad array of options that fans can purchase separately from their tickets. Fans can add backstage tours; meet & greets and photo ops with the band members at select events; exclusive merchandise, autographs, early entry to the venue and more.

VIP packages are on sale for the following events:

Event Date    Location
31 Oct.       Bucharest, Romania (*Meet & Greet)
01 Nov.       Sofia, Bulgaria
03 Nov.       Sarajevo, Bosnia + Herzegovina (*Meet & Greet)
04 Nov.       Split, Croatia
06 Nov.       Budapest, Hungary (*Meet & Greet)
08 Nov.       Graz, Austria
09 Nov.       Pordeone, Italy
10 Nov.       Mantova, Italy
12 Nov.       Varese, Italy
14 Nov.       Chateauroux, France
15 Nov.       Toulon, France
16 Nov.       Perpignan, France
18 Nov.       Paris, France (*Meet & Greet)
19 Nov.       Liege, Belgium (*Meet & Greet)
21 Nov.       Le Havre, France
22 Nov.       Angers, France
23 Nov.       Brest, France
25 Nov.       Le Mans, France
26 Nov.       Orleans, France
27 Nov.       Angouleme, France
28 Nov.       Besancon, France

To access the VIP packages, go to www.DeepPurple.org. Fans without Internet access may call +1 508 791-6710, 4 p.m. - midnight CEST.

Since starting in the UK in 1968, DEEP PURPLE has reinvented itself multiple times, first establishing the sound that would eventually be known as "hard rock." Fans worldwide immediately recognize the pulsating chords of DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water," and "Highway Star" (the 8th greatest rock guitar solo of all time). The band's numerous albums, including "Deep Purple in Rock" (1970) and "Machine Head" (1972), and their more recent successes such as "Rapture of the Deep" (2005), have placed them firmly in the ranks of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 100 million sold.

Contact Information: CONTACT: For Paid, Inc.: Julie Shepherd +1-815-479-1833