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Monday, 21 March 2016

Photos: Amorphis at Button Factory Dublin. 20 March 2016





Photos (c) Dani Kammler

PURSON - NEW ALBUM, ‘DESIRE’S MAGIC THEATRE’, DUE FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 29TH 2016 13-DATE UK HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED



Purson welcomes you to Desire’s Magic Theatre… a technicolour trip through the mind’s eye of songstress / vocalist / guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, whose signature approach to her craft stands boldly centre- stage, blending progressive dexterity and cabaret romp into a compelling, multi-faceted rock ‘n’ roll show.

Desire’s Magic Theatre draws inspiration from the rock operas of the late sixties and early seventies; musically, visually and lyrically, it touches on a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic & classic rock, making telling use of classical instruments and complex arrangements, and fully exploring the outer limits of reel to reel tape.

Says Cunningham: “Desire’s Magic Theatre has turned out to be everything I’d imagined and more! My world has been so consumed by it that I’ve barely been able to reflect on what it has become: a technicolour variety show, a playful display of the musical whims only briefly hinted at in our previous work; a psychedelic rock opera dedicated to our good friends Sarge Pepper and Zig Stardust.”

Purson – Cunningham, George Hudson (guitars), Samuel Robinson (keyboards), Justin Smith (bass), Raphael Mura (drums) – have recently returned from a six-week tour of North America Special Guesting with Ghost, following on from a stint on the Kiss Kruise IV plus a sold-out Los Angeles debut at the notorious Viper Room.

Desire’s Magic Theatre is set for release on April 29th 2016 under the Spinefarm / Machine Elf banner, supported by a headline UK tour plus selected European shows; summer festivals and visits to Australia and Japan will follow.

UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES

MARCH

WED 09 BRISTOL, THE LOUISIANA THU 10 NOTTINGHAM, ROCK CITY FRI 11 NORWICH, WATERFRONT STUDIO SAT 12 MILTON KEYNES, THE CRAUFURD ARMS WED 16 LONDON, 100 CLUB THU 24 EXETER, THE CAVERN CLUB FRI 25 PLYMOUTH, THE JUNCTION SAT 26 SOUTHAMPTON, JOINERS SUN 27 BRIGHTON, THE HOPE & RUIN WED 30 BIRMINGHAM, THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE THU 31 MANCHESTER, NIGHT & DAY

APRIL

FRI 01 GLASGOW, AUDIO SAT 02 LEEDS, THE BRUDENELL