Bassist Roger Glover was asked by Morgan Richards whether Deep Purple’s ongoing “The Long Goodbye Tour” is a sign that the band is planning to call it a day soon, to which he replied:
“It was never set in stone in as much as we couldn’t give you a date [as to when we would play our final show].
“But we know we’re gonna end sometime in the next year or the year after. Who knows? But in our age – we’re in our 70s now…
“If it’s one person, then you can know, but when there’s five of you and you all have a mixed bag of health concerns and reasons and whatever…
“So we really don’t know. But as long as we’re enjoying it, we’ll try and keep going, yeah. But when [the time to call it quits will] be? How long is a piece of string?”
Asked whether the band will release any new studio material in the future, Roger replied:
“We don’t plan. We just let things happen. I’d love to do another album, but we haven’t booked studio time or thought about it much. We’ll get into next year before we even start thinking about that.”