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Purple Night 2011

Purple Night 2011 poster; image courtesy of PSoF

Encouraged by the success of the two earlier Purple Night shows in 2008 and 2009, this year Perfect Strangers of Finland fan club presents the In Rock-themed Purple Night 2011. The house band will play all the songs of this album, featuring several singers: A-P Louhelainen, Jukka Ilmonen, J.J.Hjelt, Michael Henneken, Kimmo Blom and Taage. In addition to the songs from the In Rock album the attendees will hear other evergreens and rarities from the long career of Deep Purple.

Purple Night 2011 will be opened with tributes to two other classic bands. ‘Eavier than ‘Umble, naturally, plays Uriah Heep. For this special occasion their vocalist Tiina Pesonen joins forces with guest soloist Jukka Ilmonen.

Void in Black covers Black Sabbath from Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes and Ronnie James Dio era. They too, will feature two singers — Antti Railio, who sang in the winner choir conducted by the Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto in Finland’s Clash of the Choirs 2009, will join on stage the band’s own Nico Rauhala.

The In Rock house band brings together experienced Finnish professionals who have played not only in many top bands in Finland, like with Michael Monroe, but also on the Finnish tours alongsinde with Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet and Doogie White. The house band musicians are: Lacu Lahtinen (drums), Mika Lamminsivu (guitar), Klaus Wirzenius (bass) and Risto Lassila (keyboards).

Hosts: sportman Juha ‘Taikku’ Taivainen and PSOF lady Kirsi Pynnönen.

What: Purple Night 2011 – In Rock
When: 15 January 2011, show starts at 7.30 pm
Where: Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland
Tickets: Tiketti €12, €14 at the door.

Thanks to Sirpa Hammar for the info.

8 Comments to “Purple Night 2011”:

  1. 1
    Sami says:

    Can’t attend this time, but Kudos once more for PSOF ry,

    it’ll surely be a blast!

  2. 2
    kraatzy says:

    Oh – In the first moment I´ve seen this message on the highwaystar-home-screen I thought this will be THE P U R P L E -Night and then I wake up and see what this message is meaning.

    What a dream … Mark 1 … than Mark 2 … and so on and than a little bit of their solo stuff and at last all together are jamming a little bit of Smoke… or Black Night or … and this all over the world on our TV-screens for an aid project !!!

    what a dream … 🙂 🙂

    …. only a dream ….



  3. 3
    Oz says:

    Any YouTube video links, I’d like to see the last gig.

  4. 4
    Jari Kaikkonen says:

    Things chanced

    “Void in Black” covers Black Sabbath from Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes and Ronnie James Dio era. They too, will enchant the audience with guest singers. Taage and Mika Järvinen will join on stage the band’s own splendid singer Nico Rauhala.

  5. 5
    Jeff Goyen says:

    perhaps they can come up with new material for the current DP line up…ah, yes, i am dreaming of great new songs thst may never come to be…..

  6. 6
    Zuper goofy says:

    What a groovy Purple Night it was yesterday in Helsinki!! I enjoyed evry f second!
    Band and all five finnish Ian Gillians sung dust out room an show was great! Thanks Pefect Stranger!!!!!!

  7. 7
    Mona Sundman says:

    Hi Oz

    If you like to see the youtube-videos, please search for “Purple Night” or “Purple Night 2011”. There is quite many videos already, enjoy!

  8. 8
    Bronx says:

    Good afternoon fans of the true Deep Purple.
    Another year passes and does not return to Ritchie Blackmore Deep Purple. Meanwhile the new fans think Steve Morse performs innovations in the band’s sound ?!!!?? Very limited and a guitarist who loves to play Led Zeppelin concerts in Deep Purple! Nothing against Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, part of rock history. Only now the Steve Morse have to understand that he is currently playing in Deep Purple! Unfortunately I have no more hope of returning to the Blackmore and Deep Purple just hope the cd’s and solo shows by Ian Gillan. Steve Morse you could play in the band’s more Elton John Joe Lynn Turner and Glenn Hughes !!!!!!

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