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Purpendicular news round up, Summer festivals, ian paice, writing sessions, all members activities!

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Purpendicular members have been keeping themselves busy during the last Weeks off before they embark on some Summer Tour Dates in Festivals in Holland, Germany & Austria.
Noteably Headliners for one of the biggest Tribute Festivals in Europe in Ulft Holland May 16th, and Grolsch Summer Festival in Enschede on the 6th of August. Please check Tour Dates for Details.

In Germany –
Guitarist Frank Panê has been busy helping out German Band Bonfire, who were very successful in the 80s. Frank has laid down some stunning Guitar work on their new Album titled ‘Glorious’. Now he will embark on some Tour Dates with the Band.
Frank Panê Frank Panê

In Poland –
Meanwhile Vocalist and Frontman Robby Thomas Walsh has announced he will start Solo work on what is to be another Concept Album Soundtrack for a Novel which has not yet been revealed using some Top class Musicians and friends.
More infos on this will be released on the 29th of June this Year.
Robby Thomas Walsh Robby Thomas Walsh

In Slovakia –
Drummer Maco Rico has been busy Mixing his Solo Project Positive Darkness & is looking forward to the upcoming Dates with Purpendicular in Holland.Maco Rico New Drummer since February 2015

In Italy –
Keyboardist Corrado Solarino, who was absolutely in scintillating form during the Ian Paice Dates is doing a series of Radio Interviews and Promtions for the New Album tHis is the tHing#1…….
From Radio Atlanta Milan he was Quoted –



“We don’t rehearse, because we don’t need it, we Tour a lot, we are very Stage Fit…too good to rehearse” (laughs). Since I am in the Band we have Never Rehearsed in 3 Years, in fact we don’t even use a Set List, so you have to be on your Toes”

And when asked about the Track Dancing in a Cage and what it is about from the New Album he answered,



” The Story of that Song is in the Lyrics, It’s all true unfortunatly (Laughs),
In Poland I ended up in the wrong kind of Club that had Cages after the Show in Katowice, and then In Moscow Russia, where I infamously threw my Credit Card over the Bar ….. Robby our Vocalist, then had some trouble on the Overnight Train to Samara Russia, prompting the Police to Board at a Stop and forced him to go to bed! We all had way to much to Drink….I think he tried to bribe them with 25 cents in which he thought was a lot more (it was Russian Rubles)…”

Thanks to Paola Ratclif and Mauro from Atlanta Radio Milano
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In the UK –
Ian Paice Tour Dates with Deep Purple Commence on the 27th of May in Puebla Mexico, and will complete writing for the follow up to the hugely successfull Now What?! Album. The new Opus should be Released in 2016.
Ian will join up with Purpendicular again in March 2016 for a very Big Special Event in Germany, More news as we get it.
This will be followed by possibly more Tour Dates.Ian Paice Ian Paice

Back in Germany –
Bassist Malte Frederik Burkert has been keeping himself fit by making some low key Sessions with a Band from Hamburg called JEN.Malte Frederik Burkert Malte Frederik Burkert

That concludes the News updates on the Members of Purpendicular who would like to gracefully thank the Fans who have Purchased the New Album in which is selling very successfully.
Copies can be still ordered at purpend.icular@gmx.netAlbum 4

The Band will take some time off in the Slovakian Mountains in July for some writing Sessions and will announce some more Summer Tour Dates very soon before a busy Autumn and Winter Touring Spain, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Holland.
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Live in Copenhagen featuring ian paice on the this is the thing #1 tour 2015

Danphil Intertainments did a Small Film in Copenhagen featuring Ian Paice of Deep Purple on Drums on the tHis is the tHing#1 Tour 2015.
This clip features In Rock and Machine Head Classics, Child in Time, Speed King, Space Trucking , Smoke on the water, and Highway Star.
The Ian Paice Purpendicular Tour was a huge success with 5 of the 6 Shows Sold out!
More Shows with Ian Paice the legendary Deep Purple Drummer will be announced later in the Year!

this is the thing – new album release march 6th 2015!!!!!!!

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Purpendicular Brand New Studio Album – tHis is the tHing#1 Is Officially on Sale and ready for Pre Orders!!!
Official Album Release Party is in Paderborn GERMANY on the 6th of March!!!
The Album is a Concept Album (11 Tracks) Recorded and written on the Road during 2013-14 & features a Typically heavy Purpendicular Sound.
Album will be Available for Purchase at all Purpendicular Shows, or can be Ordered Right Here or through the Web Site by simply Leaving your Details. A MUST for all Hard Rock Fans!!!
tHis is the tHing#1 THE CONCEPT ALBUM at just 12€!!!

ROBBY THOMAS WALSH (Vocals) on the New Album –
‘We wanted to give our Fans something new and exciting. We do not want to be a Deep Purple copy as there is only one Deep Purple,or anyone else for that matter as we do things our way in our style, of course there is influences from Purple, Floyd, Zeppelin, Blues, Soul, Disco, Hard Rock and Progressive Rock….Its all in there.
The Album can be listened to in Two ways….inside the Concept in a dark room by a Candle or simply just as individual songs.
The Concept is about all our Journeys through life, the Ups and the Downs and the Horizontals, touching on Money, Power, emotions etc etc while the clock of Life ticks away!. We are all in this together so to speak!
On this Album are some top top players and the Album was written on the Road in various Countries.
Whoever buys an Album, My Colleagues and I are touched Deeply. God Bless!’ tHis is the tHing#1 ‘

FRANK PANÊ (Guitars) on the New Album –
‘This is a must have for everybody into timeless, classic heavy Rock music.If you like to hear a band inspired by Purple, zeppelin and Floyd, but with their own identity…this is your album’

Pre Orders can be simply made by leaving your E Mail details at

Track listing
1.Somebody done it
2.Dancing in a Cage
3.Only to Laugh at
4.The Rain is Gone
5.If it’s Possible
6.Business is Business
7.Off my Trolley
8.Broken Bones
10.Keep me away
Album 4

Purpendicular Live in Bulgaria 2014 Prime Time News Documentary

Speed King Live in Bremen Germany 2014

Child in Time Live in Torgau Germany 2014

Ian paice tours with Purpendicular on their European Tour 2015!


Purpendicular & Ian Paice will Tour again in 2015 on a more extensive Tour this time.
The Tour will commence March of this Year inside Purpendiculars European & South African Dates in France, Switzerland, Germany & Denmark.

Last Year seen the Band work with Ian in Czech Republic and Germany.
Ian has opted to work more with the Band outside of Deep Purple.

On the previous Tour the Band performed ‘Somebody Done It” from the upcoming Purpendicular Debut Album ‘tHis is the tHing#1′, a Track that Features Ian Paice on the Studio cut.
Also included were Deep Purple Tracks such as Child in Time, Mistreated, Bad Attitude, Moments from the recently Gold Deep Purple Album, ‘Now What?!’, not to mention Hits such as Smoke on the Water, Perfect Strangers and Highway Star.

On the 2015 Ian Paice & Purpendicular Tour, Fans can expect a few more Obscure Deep Purple Tracks! As well as one or Two more Tracks from ‘tHis is the tHing#1.
Don”t miss it!

Please check Tour Dates for Tickets and more Informations.
Here is the Official Tour Poster.

IAN PAICE – These guys are just Fantastic! Updated with Clips and Press!

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Ian Talks about the Show in Brno Czech Republic Ian Talks about the Show in Brno Czech Republic

Purpendicular have completed Three successfull Shows on their European Tour 2014 with DEEP PURPLE Drummer Ian Paice.
The Shows themselves where in Brno Czech Republic, Burgrieden & Rutesheim Germany.
Pics and Video Clips can be found on the Bands Official Facebook Page!

The Press in Burgrieden and Rutesheim were full of praise for Ian and Purpendicular regarding the Spectacular interplay, Vocal Range, and Power and energy on Stage.
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Paice has many Times sang the praises of Purpendicular, and this time calling them an absolute Fantastic Band and great Friends.

Here is some Highlights from Sono Centrum Brno Czech Republic;

SMOKE ON THE WATER (Inc Whole lotta Love & Rock N Roll)


From Second Night in Burgrieden Germany;
CHILD IN TIME (Vocal clip only)


Shows are being lined up for March 2015.

Pics and Reviews will be Posted in the Next Days!

The Band would like to thank their Fans for the Outstanding Support.

IAN PAICE – These guys are just Fantastic!

IAN Paice & Purpendicular
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Südwest Presse Article on ian paice & purpendicular 2014



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