Glenn Hughes has announced that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live” nationwide UK tour in October 2018.
The nine date tour promises to be a dynamic, turn-back-the-clocks, two-hour live extravaganza paying homage to his tenure in the MKIII and MKIV incarnations of Deep Purple – one of music history’s most seminal and influential rock and roll groups.
“I’m excited to be touring the ‘Classic Deep Purple Live’ in the UK this October. I first toured Classic Deep Purple Live in Australia and New Zealand last year and it went down like a storm. We’re also touring the show throughout South America in April, and festivals throughout the summer. By the time we tour the UK in October, we’ll be on fire.””
As well as Glenn, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, the touring band also features Soren Anderson (guitar), Jesper Bo Hansen (keyboards) and new drummer for the project Fernando Escobedo (drums).
Deep Purple took a quantum leap when the then 20-year-old Glenn Hughes was seconded from British funk-rock outfit Trapeze in mid-1973. As bassist and co-vocalist (with David Coverdale), he helped steer the legendary rock group in the progressive direction of ‘Burn’ (1974), ‘Stormbringer’ (1974) and ‘Come Taste the Band’ (1975), while touring the world for three years.
His solo debut album ‘Play Me Out’ (1977) preceded later albums with Black Sabbath and Gary Moore. The last 25 years have seen a rush of solo work and collaborations for the ‘Voice of Rock’ including mega hit America: What Time Is Love? with the KLF in 1992, and four critically acclaimed top selling studio albums released between 2010 and 2018 with rock super group Black Country Communion featuring Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian. Glenn was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 along with other members of Deep Purple.
02 – Bristol, O2 Academy
03 – Leamington, Assembly
05 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
06 – Cardiff, Tramshed
09 – Leeds, University Union
10 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
12 – Glasgow, ABC
13 – Manchester, Academy 2
15 – London, Koko
Tickets go on general sale from Friday 23rd February via www.thegigcartel.com
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