GLENN HUGHES, the legendary ‘Voice of Rock’, will be touring Europe in September & October 2015. The set which will showcase highlights from Glenn’s colorful career: Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, California Breed along with his own Solo material.
After being studio bound for the past few months and then touring with California Breed late last year, where I received the most incredible live audience reaction to my appearances while out with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, I felt it long overdue for a solo tour of my own. I’m looking forward to hitting the road with a brand new solo band and reaching out to as many fans as possible. It’s a real pleasure for me to be coming back to perform live.
Support for the tour is Jared James Nichols who recently released his debut EP, Old Glory & The Wild Revival.
15th – Legend Club – Milan, Italy
16th – Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
18th – Riffelhof – Burgrieden, Germany
19th – Szene Wein – Vienna, Austria
21st – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
22nd – Alte Seilerei – Mannheim, Germany
25th – Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
26th – Bosuil – Weert, Netherlands
28th – Zeche – Bochum, Germany
30th – Nordmarkhalle – Rendsburg, Germany
1st – Knust – Hamburg, Germany
3rd – Spirit Of ’66 – Verviers, Belgium
4th – Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
6th – Kofmehl – Solothurn, Switzerland
7th – Schuur – Lucerne, Switzerland
9th – Santana 27 – Bilbao, Spain
10th – Arena – Madrid, Spain
11th – Calella Rock Festival – Calella, Spain
13th – Divian Du Monde – Paris, France
14th – LA Puce A L’Oreille – Riom, France
16th – La Poudriere – Leffrinckoucke, France
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. That astonishing voice is Hughes’ calling card. He’s known as a singer’s singer. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favourite white singer.
Hughes, a native of Cannock, England, absorbed all kinds of influences, including early British hard rock, the Beatles and, most importantly, American soul and R&B. The sleek Motown sound from Detroit and the gritty Stax/Volt sound from Memphis left their mark on him.
The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze. The band’s early ’70s albums included Medusa, Trapeze and You Are The Music… We’re Just The Band. 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 just last year, California Breed, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham along with newcomer guitarist Andrew Watt.
In between his hectic schedule, Hughes also found time to publish a book, “Glenn Hughes : The Autobiography – From Deep Purple To Black Country Communion”, the Number 1 best seller is available in both hard and soft cover editions from all good retailers.
So make no mistake. The Voice of Rock never left the building.
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…one of many behind-the-scenes studio sessions Glenn has been working on this year, VOODOO HILL, “Waterfall“, featuring Italian guitarist, Dario Mollo, will see a release via Frontiers Music Srl on Friday, October 16th, 2015 in Europe and North America.
VOODOO HILL is a collaborative effort between the Italian musician and legendary singer/bassist Glenn Hughes. The new album marks the first rock release from Glenn since the demise of the short lived power trio California Breed. The musical direction of this new album has a solid foundation in Hard Rock with some very melodic moments and diverse influences ranging from classic Deep Purple/Rainbow and Led Zeppelin to Van Halen.
Dario Mollo says, “I put a huge amount of work on this record, even though Glenn also helped a lot giving me a lot of suggestions for improvement. Glenn did an amazing job in songwriting/performing and I’ve never heard him so pleased about the results! I think this is the album we did together that suits his singing and style the most and in the end this truly became a team effort. Maestro Dario Patti did also a fantastic job arranging the orchestral parts in 2 songs. Every time I listen to the album a stupid smile appears in my face, so I just can’t wait to see people reactions!”
The new VOODOO HILL album – the third release from the musical alliance between Italian axeman and producer Dario Mollo and legendary former Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes – is the culmination of a 30+ year career for Mollo as a musician, songwriter and producer. Dario Mollo’s career started in 1981 with the heavy metal band Crossbones and he continued to develop his abilities with musical giants like Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock), Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple) and several others. The Voodoo Hill albums with Glenn Hughes have always marked a special milestone in Dario’s career though.
With the acclaimed first Voodoo Hill album in 2000, Dario, for the first time, had the chance to have a proper international release, while the follow up album “Wild Seed of Mother Earth” is probably the heaviest and strongest release ever from Dario. Both releases came out via the Italian label Frontiers with whom Dario has built a strong relationship during the years.
The new record came about as a result “of the most prolific and creative period I had in my entire career” tells Dario. “I wrote and recorded more than 35 song ideas in a very limited amount of time, leveraging from all the experiences I gathered as a guitar player, writer and producer. This creative phase had a further development when Dario Patti (keyboardist, bass player and orchestra arranger) came into the picture. He brought the songs a new palette of sounds and some superb arrangements. I also wanted the songs to sound as fresh as possible, trying my best to preserve the feeling of the overall performances, so I used very old school recording methods, including recording acoustic drums in rooms with natural reverb.”
“It was right in the middle of this creative spring that Serafino of Frontiers called me to see whether I wanted to finally work on a third Voodoo Hill album after all these years,” continues Mollo. “He said Glenn Hughes was available in principle, so the next thing I did was to choose the 11 songs which I thought suited the project the best. In comparison to the previous albums, I wanted to have Glenn more involved in the artistic decisions, so I sent him the songs before the final mixes in order to have his advices on the final result. That was a precious process that brought substantial changes, for instance on “Last Door”, where I literally changed the entire guitar riff to make it work better with the vocal melodies. In the end the song was basically rewritten and dramatically improved. It was a fabulous creative process, which I am truly confident will last more than a bunch of listening sessions and will offer a lot of enjoyment to all those will want to follow Voodoo Hill in this exciting musical venture”.
“Waterfall” is a strong and straightforward hard and heavy rock album which is equally split between aggressive and heavy moments and beautiful melodies. A stunning release which all fans of hard rock and heavy metal truly won’t want to miss!
“Waterfall” tracklisting includes: All That Remains; The Well; Rattle Shake Bone; Underneath And Down Below; Waterfall; Karma Go; Evil Thing; Eldorado; White Feather; Sunflower; Last Door.
Dario Mollo – Guitars
Glenn Hughes – Vocals
with Dario Patti – Bass, Keys, Riccardo Vruna – Drums, Andrea Maiellano – Additional Bass, Vladimir Ruzicic Kebac – Drums
Produced by Dario Mollo
The first live solo Glenn Hughes show of 2015 kicks off in Beirut, Lebanon in July at the Jim Beam Rocks! Music Festival.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online via:
More solo shows will follow throughout the year… to be announced soon!
Glenn Hughes will be a special guest of the 14th Annual ‘GearFest‘ hosted by Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA on June 12th, 2015.
On Friday, June 12th, 2015 between 3:45PM-4:45PM, Glenn will be demonstrating his Orange Amps rig.
Details of the FREE event can be found at:
Glenn Hughes reunites with the all-star collective, Kings Of Chaos this Spring, whose core lineup includes ex-Guns N’ Roses members Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke, along with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Billy Idol’s Steve Stevens and Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, for East Coast USA shows.
Tickets on sale from March 26th via Ticketmaster.
Glenn Hughes entered an LA studio in early February 2015, laying down a version of the Gary Moore classic song, “Nothing’s The Same“, for a soon to be announced tribute album for the late guitarist.
He recorded it solo, accompanied by acoustic guitar and cello, so it should be a very emotional rendition indeed… more details as they become available 😎
Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is proud to welcome Michael Schenker of UFO, SCORPIONS, MSG, along with legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward and Glenn Hughes of DEEP PURPLE as special guests at the Masters Of Metal camp.
Some of the biggest heavy hitters in the world of metal are coming to Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp March 26th-29th at the infamous House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and it’s gonna get loud!
If you ever dreamed of jamming with true heavy metal icons, this is your chance. This is a once in a lifetime experience to spend time playing and learning from three of the biggest names in hard rock history. Over the course of the camp, your band will have personal time with each of these masters, as well as the opportunity to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Along with meeting and jamming with these incredible talents, each band performs 2 nights at the infamous HOUSE OF BLUES at MANDALAY BAY. This camp is not be missed by any metal fan, as this opportunity will not repeat itself.
Master bass player, songwriter and vocalist Glenn Hughes has remained one of heavy metals most revered artists. In 1973, Hughes joined DEEP PURPLE. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. That astonishing voice is Hughes’ calling card.
Glenn’s special guest appearance will take place on Friday, March 27th, 2015 😎
Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp also has some amazing counselors participating in this camp, including Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE), Vinny Appice (DIO), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL) and Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER).
More details @ www.rockcamp.com
Glenn Hughes will be appearing at NAMM 2015 in Anaheim, California, USA on Saturday, January 24th for a Signing and Meet ‘n Greet session.
Saturday, January 24th:
– Orange Amps : Booth 4890 Hall C – 2:00PM
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802