GLENN will be taking a slight detour after the current run of Spanish shows…to the Czech Republic, where he will do a session with local FUNK band, MONKEY BUSINESS (http://www.monkeybusiness.cz). You may remember he recorded 2 songs (“Weekend Warrior” and “Silence“) with them for their 2005 release, “Kiss Me On My Ego“.
Meantime, be sure and checkout a bunch of new pictures from all over the world, plus some rare & unique movie clips over in the TOUR PIX section of the GLENNHUGHES.COM website:
If you prefer YouTube, you can watch some fan filmed footage of Glenn’s recent appearances in his home town of Wolverhampton, England, during a rare acoustic performance, plus one from his current tour of Spain!
“Coast To Coast” – Wolverhampton
“Mistreated” (snippet) – Barcelona, Spain
You can read some excellent reviews of these very special gigs here:
For those of you in Finland and Latvia, if you thinking of going to Glenn’s live debut gig in nearby Tallinn, Estonia on Saturday, November 1st; you can now buy tickets locally in your home country!
And if your based in Estonia, be sure and visit the venue and ticket sites to grab a few tickets right now!
Glenn has been winding his way across the USA the past 2 weeks with the Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp tour and has been featured on some of the nation’s TV morning news programmes, such as Nashville’s WSMV Channel 4 – you can watch their feature at this link and view some pix from the gig here:
In addition, the guys in the various bands, put together some homebrewed videos while out on the road, featuring Glenn, of course!
Glenn again will be the special guest of Norwegian Deep Purple tribute band, “Come Taste the Band” in early October, prior to his live solo gigs in Russia the same month.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
Rjukanhuset – Rjukan
Tickets: www.billettservice.no (keyword: come taste the band)
Band website: http://www.cometastetheband.com
Glenn is working and reuniting with Gibson guitars after many years.
Glenn tells us: “It was all about the Gibson 335 whilst in Trapeze. The Medusa album was written with this instrument, in the pic I am playin’ the Epiphone Elitist and will be playin’ it on the Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp tour….they have sent me a Cherry Red Gibson 335…..You Are The Music…was written on a ’71 Gibson Les Paul, so it should be obvious to everyone that I am goin’ “home” to the sound that is appropriate for me….I am playin’ more guitar now than ever…and I am honored to part of the Gibson family”.
You can read more on the Epiphone Elitist and see the pic he refers to, here:
British author, JOEL MCIVER, and co-writer of Glenn’s autobiography was this week’s special guest on Bruce Dickinson’s (Iron Maiden), BBC 6 Music radio programme, “Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show”, which is scheduled for airing on FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH at 9:00 p.m. GMT (1:00 p.m. PDT / 4:00 p.m. EDT); McIver’s segment is featured from 11:00 p.m. GMT (3:00 p.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. EDT).
Joel and Glenn have been working on the book for the last two years and, as the author tells Dickinson, “Glenn has led a life that you literally would not believe. He shouldn’t be alive today. This book tells the story of his downfall and miraculous recovery to his current state of sobriety in full, technicolor detail with no punches pulled.”
You can listen to the “Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show” live via the internet at:
The show is archived at the same page for several days after broadcast.
Joel McIver’s website is at http://www.joelmciver.co.uk
Glenn kicked off his time with the Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp Summer Tour with a sold out performance the other night in New York City. Next stop is Chicago!
During rehearsals for the opening night in New York both The New York Daily News and FOX News had some quality coverage including audio and video!
The official GLENN HUGHES online store is now open for business!
No longer will you need to ask a friend in a foreign land to buy merchandise for you from the latest tour! It’s now all available online without even having to walkout your front door! In addition, you can find exclusive and only available on the website, GLENNHUGHES.COM and COAST TO COAST apparel.
The FUNK Emporium – http://www.glennhughes.com/thefunkemporium/
Click the link to begin shopping!
For all of you who are planning to attend one of the upcoming USA based, ROCK’N’ROLL FANTASY CAMP, shows that will be taking place during the month of August, all across the country, we wanted to give you a heads up.
Get there early! The all-star musicians including Glenn will be onstage from 6:00PM until around 8:00PM, with their 1-day Camp aspiring musicians that they will have counseled during the same day. The headliners of KINGS X and EXTREME will then begin around 8:30PM.
The exception to this, are the shows taking place in NASHVILLE (August 11th) and LAS VEGAS (August 23rd) when the ROCK’N’ROLL FANTASY CAMP “All Star Jam” band will be headlining and of course that will include Glenn along with all the other star musicians.
Having said that, Glenn will be making a concerted effort to say “Hi” to as many fans as he can, so if you spot him, don’t be shy and be sure and say “Hi” yourself!