GLENN HUGHES, the legendary ‘Voice of Rock‘ and newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, is pleased to announce his co-headlining tour of UK and EUROPE with American Grammy Award winners, LIVING COLOUR. Beginning November 8th in ENGLAND and ending December 14th in SPAIN, the tour promises to celebrate both rock legends history making musical careers.
On the announcement of the co-headlining 2016 Winter UK/European tour with LIVING COLOUR, Hughes comments:
“I’m super excited to be touring later this year with my Band. Joining us will be my friends from the USA, Living Colour. An evening for all you SOULMOVERS.”
The ‘Voice of Rock‘ will be performing a collection of music from his extensive career, including selections from Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall, and Black Country Communion as well as his solo material.
LIVING COLOUR, the 2-time Grammy award winning rock band from New York City, are excited to be part of this hard-hitting co-headlining tour with the great, soulful rock singer/bassist Glenn Hughes. Says the band:
“The combination of Glenn Hughes strong fanbase and Living Colour’s passionate European fans are sure to sell out theatres later this year, so get your tickets now!”
8th – Assembly – Leamington Spa, ENGLAND
9th – Wulfrun – Wolverhampton, ENGLAND
11th – Riverside – Newcastle, ENGLAND
12th – Hard Rock Hell – Pwllheli, Gwynedd, WALES
14th – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, ENGLAND
15th – O2 ABC – Glasgow, SCOTLAND
17th – O2 Ritz – Manchester, ENGLAND
19th – The Junction – Cambridge, ENGLAND
20th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, ENGLAND
22nd – LKA – Stuttgart, GERMANY
23rd – Meet Factory – Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
25th – Kofmehl – Solothurn, SWITZERLAND
26th – Zona Roveri – Bologna, ITALY
28th – Orion – Rome, ITALY
29th – Live Club – Milan, ITALY
1st – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GERMANY
2nd – Metropool – Hengelo, NETHERLANDS
4th – Patronaat – Haarlem, NETHERLANDS
5th – Essigfabrik – Cologne, GERMANY
7th – Garage – Saarbrucken, GERMANY
8th – Le Forum – Vaureal, FRANCE
10th – Totem – Pamplona, SPAIN
11th – Razz 2 – Barcelona, SPAIN
13th – Custom – Seville, SPAIN
14th – Sala Vistalegre – Madrid, SPAIN
GLENN HUGHES was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Mark III line up of DEEP PURPLE. He spent key years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group, recording on the classic albums: Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste The Band. Hughes and other members of DEEP PURPLE were in attendance to receive the honor. The ceremony was recorded for television and will receive it’s broadcast premiere via HBO on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.
Vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter GLENN HUGHES is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer. The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was TRAPEZE. In 1973, Hughes joined DEEP PURPLE. The trailblazing hard-rock legends had just weathered the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass guitarist Roger Glover, but guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice continued with the addition of Hughes and David Coverdale. Since 1992, Hughes has toured extensively in Europe, Japan and South America in support of solo albums, but more recently has been involved with award winning supergroups’, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION with guitar star Joe Bonamassa, keyboard player Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham and CALIFORNIA BREED, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham.
The New York rock band LIVING COLOUR, with its hard-hitting songs and expert musicianship, had all the ingredients for success when it first approached the music industry. Yet record labels didn’t know what to do with the band, for the simple reason that all four of its members were black.
Formed in 1984, led by guitarist Vernon Reid, with Corey Glover (vocals), Will Calhoun (drums) and Doug Wimbish (bass), the band’s music is a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hard rock and heavy metal. After months of touring and a little push from MTV, their second single from Vivid, ‘Cult of Personality‘ helped propel LIVING COLOUR into the mainstream along with an opening slot for the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels tour, garnering their first Grammy in 1989 for ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’. Other songs from Vivid that fared well on radio and MTV were ‘Glamour Boys,’ which became a Top 40 hit, ’Open Letter (to a Landlord),’ and ‘Funny Vibe,’ a song about racism, which included a guest appearance by the rap group Public Enemy.
Their sophomore effort 1990’s Time’s Up including the alt-rock classic ‘Type’, bluesy R&B ‘Love Rears Its Ugly Head’, and the funky ‘Elvis Is Dead’, rewarded the band with their second Grammy, spearheading a wave of eclectic and critically acclaimed bands who challenged racial conventions. With their diverse range in musical style, they fit perfectly on the inaugural Lollapalooza tour. 1993’s Stain, showed a darker, heavier side of the band with songs like ‘Go Away‘ and ‘Leave It Alone‘. After a brief break in 1995, the band got back together to tour, and record 2003’s Collide0scope and 2009’s The Chair In The Doorway.
The impetus of LIVING COLOUR’s new album, Shade originated from a centennial performance of Robert Johnson’s ‘Preachin’ Blues’ at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York City. Shade, to be released in the fall of 2016, is “the sound of a band coming to terms with its shadows and light,” as described by Vernon Reid. “From the blue pulpit of Robert Johnson to the mean red streets of Brooklyn… Shade is the next chapter of a unique American journey.” Corey Glover portrays Shade as an “homage to the blues” that links the band to their disparate roots and includes a cover of Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Who Shot Ya?’ which links to current social issues important to the LIVING COLOUR ethos.
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