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, 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 October 2018.
PLANET ROCK will launch a 48-hour UK ticket pre-sale on Wednesday 21st February from www.planetrock.com – UK tickets will then go on general sale on Friday 23rd February from the 24 HR ticket hotline 08444 780 898 or www.thegigcartel.com
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.
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.
I can still sing the songs, in some ways even better than I did in the 70’s. I can still perform them with the same energy that was on the stage back then, too. I feel that the time is right. It’s fun to get back into character of my days with Purple. I’m looking back at my life and I want to remember the good stuff. I’m incredibly excited to perform these songs, as they helped define the genre. I can assure you, the new show is going to blow your mind.
As well as Glenn on lead vocals and bass guitar, the touring band also features Soren Anderson (guitar), Jesper Bo Hansen (keyboards) and new drummer for the project Fernando Escobedo (drums).
Tickets for the UK shows will go on sale of Friday, February 23, via THE GIG CARTEL – www.thegigcartel.com
GLENN HUGHES Performs CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE 2018 shows announced so far with more to follow:
Apr 04: Rødovre Kulturhuset Viften, DENMARK
Apr 07: Chauny Rock Aisne Festival, FRANCE
Apr 12: Valparaiso Teatro Municipal, CHILE
Apr 14: Santiago Club Chocolate, CHILE
Apr 15: Buenos Aires Teatro Flores, ARGENTINA
Apr 17: Brasilia Centro de Convencoes, BRAZIL
Apr 19: Belo Horizonte Cine Theatro Brasil, BRAZIL
Apr 21: Sao Paulo Tropical Butanta, BRAZIL
Apr 22: Limeira Studio Mirage, BRAZIL
Apr 24: Curitiba Opera de Arame, BRAZIL
Apr 26: Manaus Porao do Alemao, BRAZIL
Apr 28: Porto Alegre Bar Opiniao, BRAZIL
Apr 29: Rio De Janeiro Circo Voador, BRAZIL
Jun 07: Solvesborg Sweden Rock Festival, SWEDEN
Jul 28: Ebbw Vale Steelhouse Festival, UK
Oct 02: Bristol O2 Academy, UK
Oct 03: Leamington Assembly, UK
Oct 05: Southampton Engine Rooms, UK
Oct 06: Cardiff Tramshed, UK
Oct 09: Leeds University Union, UK
Oct 10: Newcastle O2 Academy, UK
Oct 12: Glasgow O2 ABC, UK
Oct 13: Manchester Academy, UK
Oct 15: London Koko, UK
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