The band members for the upcoming dates in the USA are:
GLENN HUGHES: Vocals & Bass
JEFF KOLLMAN: Guitars
ED ROTH: Keys
STEVE STEPHENS: Drums
Also, tickets for the gig at the Whisky A Go Go in LA on APRIL 4th, are now available for purchase online via Ticketmaster:
A new date in Italy with Glenn as a guest of Matteo Fillipini and Moonstone Project has been confirmed for MARCH 10th, 2009.
The venue is the Black Horse in the city of Cermenate (CO), Italy.
Another is also confirmed with Glenn joining his good friends, Moonstone Project, for a Purple MKIII/IV set:
JULY 18th at Parco Comunale in Taino (VA), Italy
One of Russia’s most popular metal/rock bands, PUSHKING has released over 15 albums. The band’s new CD, “PUSHKING – DUETS”, will contain 19 songs covering Pushking’s entire discography since 1996 and featuring contributions from some of “the greatest vocalists and musicians” from the world rock scene.
Glenn recently completed a session for inclusion on this up and coming project, which also features many other star musicians.
Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner and Ian Gillan are among the guest musicians who will appear on the forthcoming album from Russian rockers PUSHKING, to be released before the end of the year.
The album’s producer, Fabrizio Grossi, stated about the project, “I was intrigued by the level of their musicianship and the very open approach they have to their music. Their music includes all the great ingredients of my favorite ’70s bands, with Queen, Zeppelin and Purple on top of it. The record it’s going to be a concept album and along with the band, there will be lots of great guest stars.”
“Pushking – Duets” will feature appearances by the following musicians, among others:
* GLENN HUGHES on the songs “Why Don’t You?“, “Private Own“, “Tonight” and “Kukarracha”
* Eric Ragno
* Jorn Lande on the song “Heroin”
* Joe Bonamassa on the song “Tonight”
* Steve Stevens on the song “Blessing Traveller”
* John Lawton on the song “Blessing Traveller”
* Alice Cooper on the song “Trouble Love”
* Keri Kelli on the song “Trouble Love”
* Jeff Scott Soto on the song “I Believe”
* Eric Martin on the songs “Open Letter to God” (also known as “Christina Talks to God”) and “Kukarracha”
* Steve Lukather on the song “Kukarracha”
* Matt Filippini on the song “Private Own”
* Dan McCafferty on the songs “I Love You” and “My Simple Song”
* Graham Bonnet on the songs “God Made Us Free” and “Kukarracha”
* Joe Lynn Turner on the songs “Head Shooter” and “Kukarracha”
* Udo Dirkschneider on the song “Nature’s Child”
More detail is available on the Pushking’s web site at:
The new Monkey Business album gets it’s later this month. Glenn will be featured on it. It’s titled, “TWILIGHT OF JESTERS?“.
In a couple of weeks time, Monkey Business will be in Los Angeles with Glenn and they will film the second video for the song, “Gumball“, which of course, features Glenn, along with one other song, “The History Of Pathos“.
Says Glenn…”It’s far and wide the best band! It fits perfectly with what I want to do, Glenn Hughes with funk and rock. I got lucky enough that i can sing funk, rock, jazz, soul and rhythm and blues and this team allows me to do just that.”
Meantime, here is a link to the first video for the song, “Who Killed My Libido?“, parts of which were filmed at the recent gig back in December, when coincidentally, Glenn appeared live with the band in Prague, Czech Republic.
Glenn is very happy to announce that he is to perform with his band in Belgrade, Serbia on WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th, 2009.
The venue is: Dom Omladine Beograd (Belgrade’s Youth Centre)
Tickets should be on sale in early February from: http://www.eventim-yu.com and from the venue ticket office.
Incidentally, this will be Glenn’s first concert in Belgrade since March 1975, when he last played there with Purple during the final tour that MKIII did with Ritchie Blackmore.
Glenn is very happy to confirm that he has been invited back to KAVARNA, Bulgaria by his good friend Tsonko Tsonev, the Mayor of Kavarna, to perform a special free concert on WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th, 2009. This is also the Bulgarian National holiday of St. George’s Day.
The concert will take place in the evening at Dobrotitsa Square (Main Central Square).
This promises to be a very special show as part one of the set will be a unique and first time performance by Glenn of the entire BURN album in original album running order!!
Glenn has also been asked to officially open the national Bulgarian Marathon race which will take place in Kavarna on Saturday, May 9th. In previous years, the race was held in Sofia, and this will be the first year that the race will be held in Kavarna. The race will feature athletes from across the world taking part. Glenn and the band will not be amongst them!
Glenn is also scheduled to perform another free open air concert in Bulgaria, in KYUSTENDIL. The Mayor of Kyustendil, Mr Petar Paunov, has personally invited Glenn to play for the people in his municipality.
This will take place on SUNDAY, MAY 10th, 2009, at the Central Square Velbajd and start time will be around 8:00PM.
Here is the link for the Kyustendil municipality website:
PZM Touring Company (Australia)
Rob Pippan/ John Zak /Wilson Main
‘The Voice Of Rock‘
Performing for the first time in Australia with 5 piece electric rock band a career best of; Deep Purple MKIII and IV, Hughes-Thrall, Iommi-Hughes and solo years. Glenn and band will perform hits such as Burn, Stormbringer, Muscle and Blood, Love Communion, Might Just Take Your Life, Gettin’ Tighter, Soul Mover, and much more.
MELBOURNE: The Prince of Wales
WEDNESDAY 22nd APRIL 2009 with support Electric Mary (Vic)
Tickets From The Prince of Wales
ADELAIDE: HQ (formerly Heaven cnr Nth Terrace / West Terrace Adelaide)
THURSDAY 23rd APRIL 2009 with support Almost Human (SA) and Electric Mary (Vic)
Tickets From Venuetix
SYDNEY: The Gaelic Club
SUNDAY 26th APRIL 2009 with support TBA
Tickets From Moshtix
All ticket agency details TBA – watch this space for details.
THE WAIT IS OVER AUSTRALIA!
DON’T MISS THE CLASSIC ROCK EVENT OF 2009 IN AUSTRALIA!
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