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Full interview from Darts TV

One of the Biggest Radio Stations in Bulgaria ‘DARRIK RADIO’, Interviewed Frank Panê, Robby Thomas Walsh, and Bernhard Welz in Sofia ahead of their Show on the 12th of September During the Bands Bulgarian Tour Dates.
Nikki Kunchev, responsible for World Wide famous shows such as Big Brother and Who Wants to be a Millionaire Interviewed the Band live on Air in which featured a live Acoustic Version of ‘When a Blind Man Cries’, and a Live Call in from Fans all over Bulgaria. Link will be available very soon!

Meanwhile Purpendicular will return to Bulgaria for Six Dates in May 2014 thanks to Hristo Yankov, Savoy Vodka and Nissan Cars!

TV Station WDR Germany will do a Promotion clip on Purpendiculars upcoming Album, tHis is the tHing’ as well as Promoting their Show in Rhede on the 6th of October this year!



The Purpendicular Management are delighted to Announce our first Spanish Tour Dates.

Purpendicular will Tour in the Beautiful Spanish Islands of Menorca and Palma De Mallorca at the end of November. Please check Tour Dates for Details.

Sadly our UK & Irish Dates will have to wait till 2014.

The new Studio Album has finished it’s pre Production phase and the Band have settled on 11 or 12 Strong Tracks.

The name of the Album will be ,’tHis is the tHing‘ and it will be Recorded in Germany & Poland in various Studios, and will be Produced by the Band.

A whole European Tour will follow in 2014 to Promote ‘tHis is the tHing‘ with Deep Purple Hits and Rareities, Including Countries Germany, Poland, France, Holland, Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria, Russia, UK, Switzerland, and many more. More updates on the Album can be found on Purpendiculars Official Facebook site, which Includes Studio Reports from Band Members.

The Band will now embark on a 5 Date Tour in Bulgaria this coming September, Supporting the 20th Anniversary of the Battle Rages on and Deep Purple new Number 1 Album Now What?! Sponsored by NISSAN CARS & SAVOY VODKA.

The Band look forward to very Busy 2013/2014.

See you on the Road! tHis is the tHing! #1


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Flag of BulgariaThe Purpendicular Management are delighted to Announce three Confirmed Tour Dates in Bulgaria!

Please check Tour Dates for more Infos and Confirmations!

Purpendicular will Play September Dates in Sofia, Plovdiv Open Air, Tarnovo and a Fourth Show is awaiting confirmation in Varna or Burgas.

The Management would like to greatfully thank Mr Hristo Yankov for his great work!

In the meantime Summer Open airs will see Purpendicular in Germany! in Affalterbach, Ulm, & Straubing.

Purpendicular will be adding some songs from Now What?! the new Deep Purple Record, and will be aired in July earliest.

First writing sesssions for Purpendiculars New Album will take place in Kempten Germany starting in July first week.

The Album is Titled, ‘tHis is the tHing‘. Studio reports will be on line on Facebook and this site! Don’t miss it!

The BATTLE RAGES ON Tour Update & New Album news


MoscowPurpendicular have made their way through Denmark, Russia, Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland and Holland to Date, on the Bands First Leg of the 20th Anniversary Deep Purple Album The Battle Rages On. The set list has Varied from Show to Show, with Mistreated Dropped with exception to the Montreux Show where it was performed. Also dropped was the Title ‘Talk About Love‘…. as Sets were lasting nearly 3 Hours on certain Nights. Jam Improvised Sections include, Deep Purple tracks, “You Cant Do It Right”, Love “Don’t Mean a Thing”, Joe Cockers, “Unchain My Heart”, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, Pink Floyds “Brick In The Wall” & ” Goodbye Cruel World”.

MoscowThe highlights of the Tour Dates Obviously were the Arena International Music Hall In Moscow Russia last January, where the Band completed 3 Russian Dates including Samara and Kazan. Incidentally, whilst departing Moscow on the Return to Munich Airport, the Band escaped a Blown Tyre on the Aeroflot Flight just before Take Off in a Snow Storm. Lucky Boys!

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On the road with Purpendicular – Russia

2012 Machine Head Tour 40th Anniversary Successfully Completed!!!

Purpendicular with Ian Paice and Roger Glover

Purpendicular have completed their most successfull year to Date with the Machine Head 40th Anniversary Tour in Countries such as France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Holland and Belgium, taking in Cities such as Copenhagen, Montreux, Berlin, Munich, Verviers, and Strasbourg!

Purpendiculars Management Band & Crew would like to thank all the Promoters and Agents, Families and Friends, and most Importantly all the Fans that came out to see the Band and gave them such great Support!

Purpendicular would also like to thank all the wonderful Guest Musicians on this Tour! Especially Ian Paice & Roger Glover of Deep Purple !

A DVD of this Tour will be available next year featuring live Material, Backstage Footage & Interviews about how the Year 2012 unfolded.

Also the Live In Europe CD will be available for purchase during next years Tour! Don’t forget to get your Copy!

We Hope to see you very soon again for an even Bigger Tour Next year!

For now though, ‘The Battle Rages On’……

Purpendicular Tourdates change in Belarus and Germany!!! & a new show in Samara Russia!

Two Tourdates have been effectively moved that were announced.

The first is Cologne in Germany that was due on the 23rd of November to be schedualed, had to be moved because of an Act of God.

The new Date for this Show will be 3rd of May 2013 featuring the Battle Rages on Tour 20th Anniversary.

All Tickets sold for the Original planned Show in November will be also Valid for the May show.

Minks in Belarus has been schedualed for towards the end of the year 2013 with other Baltic Tourdates in the Planning Stages.

Meanwhile a final Russian Tourdate has been added in Russia in the wonderful City of Samara on the 30th of January 2013!

Rasmus Heide Speaks Highly about Purpendicular In Copenhagen DENMARK!

Rasmus Heide, Chief Editor of the famous Highway Star Pages DEEP PURPLE &  had some very fine words to say about Purpendicular on their Scandinavian Nights Tour 2012.

This Interview can be Viewed on the Very latest PDTV Episode 6 Scandinavian Nights 2012.

Purpendicular are one of the Best Deep Purple Tributes Shows I have ever seen, It’s a good idea to go see them if they are Touring near you, They play all the right Songs, and have a lot of fun in doing so

Rasmus Heide


Introducing Guest members Panê, Puncec &

The Purpendicular Management are thrilled to Announce Special guests for the Machine head Tour.

On Guitars, Purpendicular have recruited Frank Panê (GER) who has already Toured with Purpendicular in Denmark this year and has made appearance with Steve Vai on Guitars.

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On Bass deputising for the temporary absence of Simon Radner, who wants to concentrate on Business and Solo activities, But will be back to the line up in the future, is the wonderful Talents of Mario Puncec (AUT)! Mario comes with a vast amount of experience for this Music and also brings a ‘Glenn Hughes’ like feel to the Band. Mario is also a great Showman who will entertain any Stage.

The Band will now Tour extensively till the end of the year on the continued Machine Head 40th Anniversary, before embarking on a Huge European/Russian Tour in 2013 in support of the Battle Rages On 20th Anniversary Album.

Purpendicular would like to thank everyone who guested on this Machine Head Tour and made it so much fun for the Audience and Band!


Purpendicular Interviewed on Radio in Holland

Robby Thomas Walsh (Vocals) were Interviewed on their recent Dutch Tour on Radio Station ‘ON THE ROCKS’, in Venlo.

The Interview featured Questions on Deep Purples different line ups, Jon Lords Classical Pieces, Ritchie Blackmores Projects, Purpendiculars Touring schedual, Purpendiculars Guests, and the Plans for the future including why the Name Purpendicular. Mor infos and the Complete Interview will feature as soon as the Radio Station release the Content.

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