'Best Decision': Pur loses a longtime group member

“best decision”
Bor lost a longtime band member

Martin Ansel has been playing guitar with Pur for 30 years. Now it’s over, as he announced on the band’s official Instagram account. He didn’t mention any specific reasons for his departure, but it’s nothing private or health-related.

After nearly 30 years, Martin Ansel will leave Pur. The guitarist, who has been there since 1993, confirmed his departure in a statement. “Dear Burr fans, I am announcing my departure from the band today,” he posted on the band’s official Instagram account.

However, fans don’t have to worry about Ansel. He explains that the reasons for his exit are “multi-layered,” but that “private or even health aspects play no role.” So the musician believes that this is “the best decision for him, but also for the band” – “a win-win situation”.

Ansel did not mention the exact reasons for the exit. But in the post he thanks the band “a thousand times (…) for so many years of success.” He also directs words to the members and the audience: “Without you none of this would be possible.”

The pop group that revolves around singer Hartmut Engler is perhaps one of Germany’s most popular bands. Several outdoor shows are planned for August, including in Heidenheim an der Brenz and Coburg. The seventh edition of “Pur & Friends” is also scheduled for September 24. With the event at the Veltins Arena in Schalke 04, the band would like to celebrate their 40th anniversary on stage at the same time.


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