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Purpendicular in Denmark! & Interview on Radio 7 Austria featuring Bern Welz & Robby Thomas Walsh

Purpendicular will play a series of Shows in Denmark for the first time in their History.

The Shows will be in September with the first confirmation last night in Randers Tante Olga North Denmark.

Danish fans will have a chance to see the Machine Head Tour 40th Anniversary and the Band look forward in playing these Dates.

Meanwhile as the Tour is progressing in brutal icy conditions accross Europe, Bern Welz & Robby Thomas Walsh were Interviewed by Austrian Radio 7 in Wels just before they went on Stage. Here is the link for the Interview by Walter Schwung Radio 7.

Ian Paice with Purpendicular 2012

The Purpendicular Management are delighted to announce the arrival of Original Deep Purple Drummer Ian Paice on drums for a series of Tour Dates starting March in Switzerland, the country where Machine Head was written, and also a date in Germany in Aschaffenburg. Ian has being playing shows with Purpendicular members since 2002. Ian currently has a huge Tour of Canada with the current Deep Purple, and after that he will join up with the Purpendicular camp. The shows will contain a few surprises Set wise. see you all on the Road! See Tour Dates for further Infos.

Purpendicular TV

Welcome to the launch of our very own Purpendicular TV where you can get updates on all members, tour reports, Interviews and behind the scenes on the road with Purpendicular.

This very first episode is the Official promotion for the upcoming Machine Head Anniversary tour 2012.
Please tune in at the end of every month (starting from the end of January 2012) to follow the band on the road next year.



During a Radio Interview with Robby Thomas Walsh to promote Purpendiculars Spanish Island Dates in 2013, DJ Richie From RADIO ONE MALLORCA told his story in the Interview of how his Brother in law performed Live with Jon, and stated that Purpendicular were an outstanding Act.
Sadly Jon never got to perform with the Band and passed away in 2012.The Band dedicate When a Blind Man Cries in theor set each Night to Jon.

Purpendicular featured in Indian Daily Newspaper


Robby Thomas Walsh gives a short Interview about tribute bands in general.
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Joe Lynn Turner in russia – Tour Report 2010


This year started out quite slow in regards to tour dates, starting in January in Wels Austria.

Then a series of tour dates taking in Germany, Austria, France, Hungary and then last but not least to finish of an outstanding year the band made their debut in Russia St Petersburg with the legendary ex Deep Purple Rainbow Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist JOE LYNN TURNER.

The band flew out from a very cold and snowy Munich Airport at 13.10 local time on the 16th of December of this year arriving in Moscow and then on to St Petersburg.

The location was the famous JAGGER CLUB.

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Purpendicular With Joe Lynn Turner In St Petersburg, Russia!


The Purpendicular management are delighted to announce that Joe Lynn Turner (ex DEEP PURPLE & RAINBOW Vocalist) will perform in St Petersburg Russia at the fantastic Jagger Club with Purpendicular on the 17th of December 2010.

This sensational news was confirmed last weekend when all contracts were signed, bringing Purpendicular together with one of rocks greatest Vocalists.
Robby Thomas Walsh will share vocals together with Joe, with a few surprises in store!

Joe Lynn Turner appeared on the classic ‘Slaves and Masters’ album and toured worldwide with Deep Purple in 1991. Before that period he was known best as the Vocalist in Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow from 1981 till the band split in 1983, appearing on three albums ‘Difficult to Cure, Bent out of shape and Straight between the eyes.

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Purpendicular hits Vienna!

Purpendicular @ Aera, Vienna

Purpendicular will play a live show in Vienna on 29th of October 2010, with Grand Zeppelin, a legendary Led Zeppelin tribute band from austria!


Official Band & Management statement

jo promo PD

It is official that after nearly three years Guitarist Joe Doblhofer has left the band by mutual consent. The band and Management would like to thank Joe for all his great services to the band over that period of time, and wish him well for his future career.

Meanwhile the Band and Management are delighted to Announce new Guitar Player Jo Pichler (25). The young Austrian comes very qualified to the band and has various styles of ability to equal the Quality of previous shows.
Drummer Rainer Lidauer and Bassist Simon Radner already were aware of Jo’s talents as both had worked with him in various sessions in recent years.
A profil of Jo will be added in the next days and the band are highly motivated for a series of heavy touring and are excited about future plans.

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Purpendicular in France!


The Purpendicular management are delighted to announce their new Partnership with French Promoter Jean Richards.
So far one French tourdate has been confirmed by Jean in Ensisheim near Strasbourg (Tour Dates) and a possible two more shows will be added.
The band are looking forward to their first ever visit to the country.

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