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Cry Free and Purpendicular before the gig at Cry Mama

Purpendiculars trip to Hungary was a very successful one with the collaboration of Cry Free (Hungarian Deep Purple cover band) playing mostly the very early purple material to Purpendicular specialising in the more modern Purple sound of late. Both bands playing on the same stage 40 years of Deep Purple history making it more than a three hour show and a dream come true for Deep Purple fans.

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deep purple history

here is the tour poster for Purpendiculars first ever visit to Hungary performing the DEEP PURPLE HISTORY with Hungarian Deep Purple tribute band Cry Free.

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Purpendicular feat. Ian Paice

graz ian paice


‘This is an outstanding band with an amazing guitar player, nearest thing to Deep Purple. You’re going to love them’. DECEMBER 2008

2011 show confirmed in the Meisenfrei Blues Club Bremen!

It is confirmed by the Purpendicular management that the band will play shows in 2011 in Bremens finest Blues club The Meisenfrei.
The contracts were signed and a deal was struck to Bring Purpendicular to one of Bremens finest blues locations.

It is vocalist Robby Thomas Walshs second time to appear at the club in recent years.

This show is just one of a series of North German tour dates to be revealed.

Ritchie Blackmore wishes Pur.pendicular) the best of luck!

Ritchie Blackmore the legendary Deep Purple Guitarist wished the boys in Pur.pendicular) the best of luck after one of Pur.pendiculars managers Doug Mincer inquired about the possiblity of Ritchie doing 2 shows with Pur-pendicular) in Germany.
Ritchie was quoted to saying, ‘he will never again play Deep Purple songs with any band on stage again, and is concentrating on his current project, Blackmores Night’
At the same time he wished Pur.pendicular) the best of luck and regarded them as an excellent band.
thanks to Douglas Mincer for the infos.

Updates Ian Paice tour and Other dates change!

The Ian Paice tour this year was moved into 2010 due to Ians Deep Purple commitments.
The Deep Purple management restricted Ian to only play shows with Pur.pendicular in Austria, where Chris Grüber faced an impossible task of finding a club that could afford to promote it, leaving Pur.pendicular) with no option but to wait for next year.

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On The Drums…Rainer Lidauer Returns.Almost Human in Wels Austria

With Ian Paice returning to Deep Purple for a world tour, Original Purpendicular drummer Rainer Lidauer returned to the fold to the delight of his colleagues in Wels Austria. The venue was the excellent Sound Theatre right in the heart of the city, and featured a remarkable audience. Fans travelled from France and Italy to attend this opening show of 2009.

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Pur.pendicular) & The Queen Kings live @ the Hirsch Nürnberg

We are delighted to announce that on the 24th of september 2009 Pur.pendicular) will play at the Hirsch Nürnberg with one of the worlds best Tributes to Queen and Freddie Mercury..’The Queen Kings’.
The event is a benifit for Kids and it is a huge annual event.
Pur.pendicular) currently voted by Ian Paice (original Deep Purple drummer) as the nearest thing to Deep Purple and as an outstanding band, is enough evidence to make this a very special evening for Deep Purple and Queen fans alike.
Pur.pendicular) will be on stage at 20.00.

UPDATED Live DVD from Sound Theatre Wels Austria!!!

The planned DVD is now planned for later in the year, and it will be more of a documentary with live clips and interviews featuring live clips from mainly this show filmed in Wels at the fantastic Sound Theatre venue. Watch this space for more infos.
This April Purpendicular kick off the year with their first show in Austria Wels. Last year in 2008 the band recorded a live DVD at the same location.
Here is a clip from three songs Lazy, Hush and When a blind man cries from that show and whats to come on the new DVD that will include extras such as Interviews, Equipment check, On the road with deep purple drummer Ian Paice and working in a tribute band.
the link can be found here ;
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Hers a collection of various advertisments and reviews from different Newspapers, Magazines and Deep Purple web sites for you to enjoy from the last successfull Ian Paice & Purpendicular tour December 2008.

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