The enduring band, formed in Hertfordshire in 1968, are considered along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, to be the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock.
However, over the years Deep Purple have incorporated classical music, blues-rock and pop in their repertoire.
They have sold more than 100 million albums and produced such classics as Deep Purple in Rock, Fireball, Machine Head and Made in Japan.
Deep Purple’s sell-out shows in cities throughout the world are testament to massive fan commitment.
Band members Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Don Airey and Steve Morse are expected to attract a huge following in Cork next year. Tickets are likely to be snapped up within minutes of going on sale next Thursday at 9am.
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, booking line no 0818 719 300 and online at www.ticketmaster.ie
Tickets are priced at €50 and €67.50.
American county music legend Kenny Rogers and JLS have also been signed up to play at Live at the Marquee next year.