26 September 2019
Glenn Hughes, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple - revered by 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, is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE” nationwide UK tour in Nov 2019
The 8 date tour promises 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 return to touring “Classic Deep Purple Live” in the UK in November 2019,” says Glenn. “I first toured Classic Deep Purple Live in Australia and New Zealand last year and it went down a storm. Can’t wait to play the UK again.”
Deep Purple took a quantum leap when 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 wit the band for three years.
His debut solo album Play Me Out (1977) was followed by later albums with Gary Moore, and Birmingham heavy metal legends Black Sabbath. The last 25 years have seen a growing portfolio 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 20l6 along with other former members of Deep Purple's incarnations.
Taking a page and inspiration from the Blackmore/Coverdale/Hughes/Lord/Paice Deep Purple MK 3 California Jam and Made in Europe era, the upcoming live show features the Purple classics Burn, Stormbringer, Might Just Take Your Life and Mistreated, among others, plus tracks previously never performed live by the original MK 3 line-up.
Classic material from the Tommy Bolin MK 4 period is also featured, including Getting’ Tighter – Hughes’ funk rock extravaganza extraordinaire, plus the brooding Coverdale /Hughes masterpiece You Keep On Moving.
Deep Purple MK 2 hits Highway Star and Smoke on the Water are also featured, because, as Glenn points out, ‘’I did play both these numbers during my time with Purple and they were mainstays of the live set when I was in the band. As my manager pointed out to me, the first time Smoke on The Water was ever played live at Madison Square Garden was when David and I were in the band in 1974. I love singing Highway Star, too.”
Continues Glenn, “A few years back, I cut a barnstorming version of Highway Star for the Machine Head anniversary tribute album with my good friends Steve Vai and Chad Smith. I’m not playing anything on the forthcoming tour that I didn’t either play live or record in the studio with Purple.”
This promises to be an unmissiable event for lovers of classic heavy rock, as Glenn brings it back home to where it all began, right here in the heart of the UK - at the O2 INSTITUTE BIRMINGHAM on Friday November 29th - with special guests DEAD SEA SKULLS!