Glenn Hughes has announced that he will be returning to the UK in May 2019 with more “Classic Deep Purple Live” nationwide tour dates.
Just before starting his “Classic Deep Purple Live’” 2018 UK Tour, Glenn Hughes, 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, announces a new set of UK tour dates for 2019.
The eight date UK 2019 tour promise to be a dynamic, turn-back-the-clocks, two-hour live extravaganza homage to his tenure in MK 3 and MK 4 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 in May 2019. I first toured Classic Deep Purple Live in Australia and New Zealand last year and it went down like a storm. We’re currently touring a first set of dates in the UK and are looking forward for a second round in 2019,” says Glenn Hughes.
Special guest on the tour will be Laurence Jones, tipped as the future of Blues Rock, killer riffs, towering solo’s and dynamically fuelled vocals.
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.
14 – Holmfirth, The Picturedome
15 – Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall
17 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
18 – Norwich, UEA Student’s Union
20 – St Albans, Arena
21 – Salisbury, City Hall
23 – Liverpool, O2 Academy
24 – Nottingham, Rock City
Tickets go on general sale from Friday 5th October via www.thegigcartel.com
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