For those not wanting to wait (and those not wanting to pay 70+ Euros for a Kunstrasen ticket next July) this was the perfect Deep Purple presentation. Some compromise is inevitable of course, but how much and where? As Purpendicular With Purple original Ian Paice on drums step onto the Harmonie stage we are about to find out…
If the Kunstrasen next year seems too impersonal for the Rock classics from Deep Purple then drop by The Harmonie on Monday (18 Nov). Purple original (and present) drummer Ian Paice will be playing with Purpendicular and introducing a set of their own, and, naturally, some classic Deep Purple.
As Paice himself is quoted as saying:
“‘This Band is one of the Top Bands I work with, you’re going to love them, These Guys are so good I only have to worry about myself”– Ian Paice DEEP PURPLE 2012”
If you love the Blues then you will also love Rebecca and Megan Lovell aka Larkin Poe.
The good news is that the dynamic duo are booked to play Live Music Hall in Cologne on 10 May next year. Seems like a long way in the future? Well, don’t leave booking your ticket too long – last years show at Luxor (see picture above) was sold out in a couple of weeks. Ticket details HERE.
To help make up your minds, here are the ladies taking on ‘One Way Out’ – I’m sure Sonny Boy Williamson II would have approved…
So many top names have surely never before been booked so long in advance. This must be a record for compiling a top-notch concert calendar in the Cologne-Bonn region. With the addition of the Hofgarten, top local promoter Ernst-Ludwig Hartz now has even more top locations at his disposal from which to offer major musical stars, and it’s reflected in the big names coming Bonn and Cologne’s ways next year.
Lionel Richie will be saying ‘Hello’ to Bonn
The biggest showground of all will be the Hofgarten Wiese in Bonn. Vividly remembered by local residents for the many student demonstrations that took place there, it will attract big crowds for very different reasons in 2020. 25,000 people will be able to see German Electro-Pop legends Kraftwerk in action on 15 May. The day before will see a simultaneous concert by the Bonn and Vienna Orchestras.
Kunst!rasen will see Sting (already sold out) and Lionel Richie deliver concerts down by the Rhine in Bonn, whilst down by the Cathedral in Cologne stars will include Brian Ferry on 28th July. The ‘trial’ concert by Joan Baez at Insel Grafenwerth was a roaring success, with the result that more shows are being planned down by the Rhine there too – Albert Hammond, who delivered a wonderfully eclectic show from his long and successful career as both singer and songwriter will be playing on 6th June.
One of the most welcome surprises for me this year was the discovery at Dottendorf’s Blues Night that there is a band delivering smoky, vintage Chicago Blues with style in Bonn. Good reason then when I heard they were playing in a smokey Bonn Club to see them. The Chaingang Kings were at Session in Gerhard-Von-Are Strasse so I laced up my Boogie Shoes and got ready for a sweaty night of hard liquor, low lighting and Blues.