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Busy summer for Paicey

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Despite the prolonged lull in Deep Purple touring, Paicey is keeping himself busy by playing with various bands around Europe. Having just finished a jazz residency in London, he is heading to Italy for June 2 gig with a local band, then off to Bulgaria, France, Belgium, and Germany to tour with Purpendicular. He is booked to do another two touring legs with Purpendicular — one in August, and one in November. That band is hoping to finally shake off the ‘tribute’ moniker by releasing another album of original material later this year, with Ian on drums. He will return to his day job in December.

These gigs is a fairly low(ish) key affair, with the new dates being added constantly and the old ones refined, so check our calendar regularly.

Update (May 29): ex-Rainbow keyboard player Paul Morris will be joining Paicey and Purpendicular on this tour and the upcoming album.

7 Comments to “Busy summer for Paicey”:

  1. 1
    Philippe Pomiès says:

    He is the best…

  2. 2
    Sergio Chiorino says:

    Not bad for a nearly 71 years old guy……

  3. 3
    Buttockss says:

    Don’t stop till u drop……..Amazing, that after the stroke he had you would think he would slow down. A true rocker!

  4. 4
    Nick Martinez says:

    Don’t these guys ever just want to go home and spend time with family?,just wondering

  5. 5
    Joe in Vermont says:

    Not just any “Jazz residency” … with the Buddy Rich big band! Go IAN !!!!!!!

  6. 6
    Adrian Lang says:

    Lucky enough to see Ian Paice playing at Ronnie Scott’s. A truly wonderful night with Ian having a very different style to Greg Potter but it was all fantastic. Ian must have thoroughly enjoyed the gig. Tough work, 2 gigs per night with only a 30 minute break.
    Ian you continue to inspire another aging drummer. Top man.

  7. 7
    Gavin Moffat says:

    Also saw Ian with the B.Rich band, who were fantastic. Kicked off with the AWB classic Pick up the pieces. Playing was so tight … unlike Ian’s hand as his stick flew across the stage mid song. He yelled “Aaarrgh” while grabbing a new stick just in time to do one of the best drum fills I’ve ever heard. What a pro.

    Ian glanced at some cue sheets he had prepared before every song. Three songs in he looked up and laughed and said “ This stuff is complicated” . Right on cue a bloke near the front shouted out the “dan dan dan” riff to Smoke on the water. 😀 Ian cracked up.
    One of the best gigs l’ve ever attended. His drum duet with Greg Porter at the end of the show was breathtaking.

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