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!

Then the Band made appearances in the Rotunda Krakow Poland, a Town with a rich History on their Polish Tour. Moving on the Band returned to Montreux Switzerland and the NED Halle, and of course one night later featured in Samoens France right beside the Beautiful scenic Mont Blanc… where the Band stayed, tasting Fine Wines and assorted Cheese. Just finished back from Denmark, the Band again featured in the Danish Capital of Copenhagen where the Guest act on this Particular night was the Deep Purple Web Editor and Jon web site Editor Mr Rasmus Heide and his Act called Douchbag put in an Energetic Perfomance. (There is a rumour that he also Bootlegged this Show)

Whilst on Tour the Band agreed on writing sessions in June for a New and Original Album Titled ..’tHis is the tHing’, with already written ideas and Titles all about their activities on this current Tour. It is planned for release in November and it will be Produced by Robby Thomas Walsh and Bernhard Welz under licence to Purpendicular Productions.

The Summer will also see Purpendicular play 2 Open Airs in Bayern Germany, Straubing on the 29th of June and Affalterbach on the 26th of July. Songs on this Tour including ‘When A Blind Man Cries’ is dedicated to the Memory of Jon Lord, and ‘Smoke on The Water’ is dedicated to the Late Claude Nobs.

The Band have been getting Rave reviews on their Travels and will Continue the Tour in Eastern Germany and on to Holland for an Extensive Tour before a schedualed Tour of Canada taking in at least 10 Cities.

Please keep a check on the Tour Dates page for New Dates coming in all the time, and Look out for the ‘Live In Europe’ Album available at every Purpendicular Show.

2014 will see the Band return to Russia and Poland.

The Battle Rages On……

Band Members had this to say so far about the Tour,

Frank Pane – Guitars,

“the tour went great so far. Playing in Russia was an amazing experience. The BRO 20th anniversary setlist is lots of fun to play and the band is really on fire….so everybody should come to see us on the road 2013!!”

Simon Radner – Bass,

“this tour is by far the most international and successsful we had in the last 5 years. Im happy that we got now the chance to bring our music also to new terretories like russia and poland, and it is amazing how the people there love the music of deep purple”

Robby Thomas Walsh – Vocals

On This Tour we have had the chance to visit new Countries and meet new People, Fans and Friends. For me this is the best Tour since the Band formed and of course the Most Successful to Date… Everybody has been so nice to us on our travels and the Band I’m extremely proud of, as no matter where we played, we put on a Show. We also had the chance to Visit so many Historic places in different Countries. I’m personally looking forward to the rest of the Tour and our planned new Album….

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