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Rainbow Rising – Pure Purple Double Header – Fibbers in York
Sat Jun 29 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
PURE PURPLE specialise in the era when Ian Gillan, and Roger Glover joined Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice to form the classic MK 2 line up.
Pure Purple perform their songs with the same infectious energy and passion as Deep Purple did in the 1970’s and go to great lengths to sound as authentic as possible too with Marshal Amps, Hammond Organ, Fender Guitars and Leslie Speakers.
Some of the songs you can expect to hear are MKII classics such as Highway Star, Child In Time, Woman From Tokyo, Smoke on the Water, Black Night, Strange Kind of Woman, Lazy, Speed King, Fireball and from a few years later Perfect Strangers.
Albums from the MK 2 era include ‘In Rock’, ‘Fireball’, ‘Machine Head’, ‘Made in Japan’ and later included ‘Perfect Strangers’ and ‘Hell or High Water’.
RAINBOW RISING were originally formed in 1998, the aim was to not only recreate the unique Rainbow sound but to also capture the visual spectacle that was Rainbow live on stage.
Rainbow Rising is made-up of a group of musicians who possessed not only immense musical talent, but also an almost fanatical interest in the phenomenon that was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.
The band offer an amazing attention to detail, with the aim of recreating the live Rainbow experience in every aspect of the band’s performance. From stunning vocals, thunderous percussion and bass to dazzling keyboards and of course the unmistakable Blackmore guitar work.
The band perform all the classic live Rainbow tracks, but the iconic ‘Rainbow Rising’ album remains the backbone of all performances.