Here I am at home in California, enjoying my downtime.
I’ve joined the HD video revolution, so lookout for more of these high definition videos soon!
Glenn will be a guest of his good friends MATTEO FILLIPINI and MOONSTONE PROJECT for a set of Deep Purple songs in the city of TIRANE, ALBANIA on SUNDAY, MARCH 8th, 2009. The show will take place in the PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SQUARE.
Ticket details will be made available once we receive them.
We are also pleased to announce that Glenn will be performing another of his incredible acoustic shows, along with Anders Olinder on keyboards, at SIGURDSGATAN 25 in VASTERAS, SWEDEN on SATURDAY, MARCH 14th. The promoter is Glenn’s old friend Bjorn Carlsson of Message Production. Incidentally, this will be Glenn’s first show in Sweden for over 2 years!
“An Evening with Glenn Hughes“
Featuring acoustic guitar and keyboard versions of classic material from Glenn’s career, plus illuminating, uplifting and humorous insights from the man himself about music, life, Deep Purple, and more.
Saturday, March 14th, 2009
VENUE: Sigurdsgatan 25, Vasteras, Sweden
Glenn is also confirmed to play an acoustic show (again with Anders Olinder on keyboards) in BERGEN, NORWAY on THURSDAY, MARCH 12th, 2009.
The venue is Madam Felle – www.madamfelle.com
Tickets are available through www.billettservice.no
Glenn has just officially confirmed one other USA live date:
SATURDAY, APRIL 4th, 2009 at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, California – West Hollywood to be precise!
Tickets will be on sale via Ticketmaster soon!
You can also visit the venue’s gig calendar and website(s):
Happy New Year!
Glenn has just left us all another very special video treat as part the 2009 New Year celebrations!
He also commented…
“Happy New Year everybody!
How do feel out there in Happy New Year land?!?!
To everybody that moved, to everybody that funked this past year, wherever U are, whatever U do, a very Happy New Year to you!
THE BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, featuring Glenn Hughes alumni CHAD SMITH (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) on drums, JEFF KOLLMAN on guitars and ED ROTH on keyboards, along with bassist, KEVIN CHOWN will do a live recording at THE BAKED POTATO (Studio City) on FRIDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2009 and SATURDAY, JANUARY 10th, 2009.
More info available at: http://www.thebakedpotato.com
Luis Carlos Maldonado, will be taking some time-out to promote his own band’s (“INTO THE PRESENCE“) new album in 2009.
In that regard, if you live in the L.A. area, be sure and head down to THE ROXY (Hollywood) every Friday night throughout the month of January, as he’ll be there playing with INTO THE PRESENCE. They plan on having their debut album released very soon, with a bunch of Stateside shows to support it.
Look forward to hearing more and we’ll certainly let you know when we do!
INTO THE PRESENCE are actually a two man band with guests featured on bass and cello!
Here’s their BIO…
Drummer Tim Alexander (Primus, A Perfect Circle) and guitar player/vocalist Luis Maldonado (Pat Monahan, Glenn Hughes, John Waite, UFO, Anna Nalick, Emma Burgess) wanted to make a recording that could be performed live without any compromises. They desired to capture the warmth and depth of a record that enters the books not for a song or two, but as a free-standing work of art that embraces the quickly dying idea of an “album”. Luis and Tim brought in bass player Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Entrance), and cellist Ana Lenchantin (Trent Reznor, Papa M, The Eels, Brian Wilson, Sparkle Horse, Gnarls Barkley) to add their amazing talents to create the sound of Into The Presence. They have just completed their self-produced, self-titled debut in true analog, relying on tape machines and vintage outboard gear instead of computers. The performances embodied are full-take performances where the word “comp” meant nothing more than chords being played. Anything digital was forbidden from entering the signal path — from tracking throughout mastering — a classic approach Tim and Luis took very seriously from the onset. The albums they referenced while recording spell out a who’s who in the pages of mega-rock history: Queen’s A Night at the Opera, Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, AC/DC’s For Those About to Rock, Jeff Buckley’s Grace, Peter Gabriel’s Security, and Black Sabbath’s Masters of Reality to name a few. Live performances pay tribute to the musicianship of these artists in a fresh and engaging way. The songs are highly accessible, yet deceptively complex as the layers are peeled away. Always at the forefront are Luis’ incredible vocals and haunting sense of melody. Luis was accepted as a child prodigy at the age of twelve into the University of Arizona where he was constantly surrounded by adults in master classes, allowing him to master his instrument and develop his voice at a very early age. Tim Alexander’s own recorded legacy is highly revered, his rhythms being a regular topic of discussion amongst drum blogs and publications. Drum magazine flat out declared him one of “the most influential drummers of all-time.” The group’s individual histories encompass diverse experience in music performance, from classical competition to extensive rock touring, recording, and writing. Their collective trials, loves, desires and influences have been united on Into the Presence in the sole spirit of making great rock music that will be sought after and explored with passion.
Glenn welcomes back JEFF KOLLMAN for both the upcoming live shows in the USA, as well as other dates that will be coming throughout 2009.
Says Glenn, “I am lookin’ 4ward to Funkin’ again with JK. I am blessed to have amazing guitar players in my “family”.
Some more great news for those of you in the USA.
The second of a few USA dates planned for 2009 has now been officially confirmed….more will follow, but for now, here is the currently available information for the second one!
FRIDAY, MARCH 27th, 2009
23 Patriot Place,
Foxborough, MA 02035
Tickets are on sale NOW!
Online Ticketmaster link:
Full Price Ticket:
VIP Booth Ticket: (Must purchase 4)