GLENN HUGHES, the legendary ‘Voice of Rock‘ and newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, is pleased to announce his co-headlining tour of UK and EUROPE with American Grammy Award winners, LIVING COLOUR. Beginning November 8th in ENGLAND and ending December 14th in SPAIN, the tour promises to celebrate both rock legends history making musical careers.
On the announcement of the co-headlining 2016 Winter UK/European tour with LIVING COLOUR, Hughes comments:
“I’m super excited to be touring later this year with my Band. Joining us will be my friends from the USA, Living Colour. An evening for all you SOULMOVERS.”
The ‘Voice of Rock‘ will be performing a collection of music from his extensive career, including selections from Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall, and Black Country Communion as well as his solo material.
LIVING COLOUR, the 2-time Grammy award winning rock band from New York City, are excited to be part of this hard-hitting co-headlining tour with the great, soulful rock singer/bassist Glenn Hughes. Says the band:
“The combination of Glenn Hughes strong fanbase and Living Colour’s passionate European fans are sure to sell out theatres later this year, so get your tickets now!”
8th – Assembly – Leamington Spa, ENGLAND
9th – Wulfrun – Wolverhampton, ENGLAND
11th – Riverside – Newcastle, ENGLAND
12th – Hard Rock Hell – Pwllheli, Gwynedd, WALES
14th – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, ENGLAND
15th – O2 ABC – Glasgow, SCOTLAND
17th – O2 Ritz – Manchester, ENGLAND
19th – The Junction – Cambridge, ENGLAND
20th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, ENGLAND
22nd – LKA – Stuttgart, GERMANY
23rd – Meet Factory – Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
25th – Kofmehl – Solothurn, SWITZERLAND
26th – Zona Roveri – Bologna, ITALY
28th – Orion – Rome, ITALY
29th – Live Club – Milan, ITALY
1st – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GERMANY
2nd – Metropool – Hengelo, NETHERLANDS
4th – Patronaat – Haarlem, NETHERLANDS
5th – Essigfabrik – Cologne, GERMANY
7th – Garage – Saarbrucken, GERMANY
8th – Le Forum – Vaureal, FRANCE
10th – Totem – Pamplona, SPAIN
11th – Razz 2 – Barcelona, SPAIN
13th – Custom – Seville, SPAIN
14th – Sala Vistalegre – Madrid, SPAIN
GLENN HUGHES was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Mark III line up of DEEP PURPLE. He spent key years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group, recording on the classic albums: Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste The Band. Hughes and other members of DEEP PURPLE were in attendance to receive the honor. The ceremony was recorded for television and will receive it’s broadcast premiere via HBO on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.
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. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer. The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was TRAPEZE. 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 CALIFORNIA BREED, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham.
The New York rock band LIVING COLOUR, with its hard-hitting songs and expert musicianship, had all the ingredients for success when it first approached the music industry. Yet record labels didn’t know what to do with the band, for the simple reason that all four of its members were black.
Formed in 1984, led by guitarist Vernon Reid, with Corey Glover (vocals), Will Calhoun (drums) and Doug Wimbish (bass), the band’s music is a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hard rock and heavy metal. After months of touring and a little push from MTV, their second single from Vivid, ‘Cult of Personality‘ helped propel LIVING COLOUR into the mainstream along with an opening slot for the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels tour, garnering their first Grammy in 1989 for ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’. Other songs from Vivid that fared well on radio and MTV were ‘Glamour Boys,’ which became a Top 40 hit, ’Open Letter (to a Landlord),’ and ‘Funny Vibe,’ a song about racism, which included a guest appearance by the rap group Public Enemy.
Their sophomore effort 1990’s Time’s Up including the alt-rock classic ‘Type’, bluesy R&B ‘Love Rears Its Ugly Head’, and the funky ‘Elvis Is Dead’, rewarded the band with their second Grammy, spearheading a wave of eclectic and critically acclaimed bands who challenged racial conventions. With their diverse range in musical style, they fit perfectly on the inaugural Lollapalooza tour. 1993’s Stain, showed a darker, heavier side of the band with songs like ‘Go Away‘ and ‘Leave It Alone‘. After a brief break in 1995, the band got back together to tour, and record 2003’s Collide0scope and 2009’s The Chair In The Doorway.
The impetus of LIVING COLOUR’s new album, Shade originated from a centennial performance of Robert Johnson’s ‘Preachin’ Blues’ at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York City. Shade, to be released in the fall of 2016, is “the sound of a band coming to terms with its shadows and light,” as described by Vernon Reid. “From the blue pulpit of Robert Johnson to the mean red streets of Brooklyn… Shade is the next chapter of a unique American journey.” Corey Glover portrays Shade as an “homage to the blues” that links the band to their disparate roots and includes a cover of Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Who Shot Ya?’ which links to current social issues important to the LIVING COLOUR ethos.
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Glenn Hughes and Robin Zander as 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees will be honored by Adopt The Arts on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Hosted by Jane Lynch and Matt Sorum; joining them will be a host of special musical guests such as… Dean & Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) and more!!
All proceeds benefit Adopt The Arts.
Tickets go on sale April 1st @ 10:00AM PT via www.axs.com/events/308980/glenn-hughes-robin-zander-tickets
Glenn Hughes will be a guest of John Varvatos for a very special evening on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at JV’s boutique in New York City, to celebrate his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of DEEP PURPLE MKIII. Also, joining them for the event will be Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) and Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses, The Cult).
You can RSVP your request to attend now until April 1st, but HURRY, space is limited!
GLENN HUGHES RESCHEDULES SOLO HEADLINING TOUR OF THE U.S. DUE TO DELAYS RECOVERING FROM
DOUBLE KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERIES
NEW TOUR SCHEDULED TO KICK OFF AUGUST 9TH IN ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND
GLENN HUGHES SET TO ATTEND THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY FOR HIS WORK
WITH DEEP PURPLE ON APRIL 8TH
Rock and roll legend Glenn Hughes is rescheduling his recently announced US headline tour. The tour that was originally set to begin on March 2nd in San Jose, CA is now set to begin on August 9th in Annapolis, MD. The 64-year old icon recently underwent dual knee replacement last month and delays in the recovery from those operations are the reason for the reschedule of the tour.
“I am sorry to say that some recent setbacks in my recovery from knee operations are the reason that I can’t get out to see everyone as soon as I had hoped,” states Hughes. “I want to make sure I give my fans the best live experience possible and promise it will be worth the wait. I can’t wait to see everyone at the shows.”
The “Voice of Rock” will be performing a collection of music from his extensive career, including selections from Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall, and Black Country Communion as well as his solo material. Backing Hughes on this incredible tour will be guitarist Søren Andersen and drummer Pontus Engborg. The tour will be making stops in cities such as New York, NY; Detroit, MI; and two shows in Chicago, IL before wrapping up at the legendary Whisky in Los Angeles, CA on September 3rd. More tour dates to be announced in the future. British blues songstress, Joanne Shaw Taylor, has been tapped to open the shows. Tickets are currently available and links to the rescheduled dates can be found on www.glennhughes.com. All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates and fans can reach out to their local promoters and venues with questions about the new dates. For questions regarding VIP Upgrade packages, please contact On The List Presents at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9th – Ram’s Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD, USA
10th – BB King’s – New York City, NY, USA
12th – The Blue Ocean – Salisbury Beach, MA, USA
13th – Bull Run – Shirley, MA, USA
15th – Ironworks – Buffalo, NY, USA
16th – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY, USA
18th – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA, USA
19th – The Upper Room – Albany, NY, USA
21st – Token Lounge – Detroit, MI, USA
22nd – Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI, USA
24th – Appalshop Theatre – Whitesburg, KY, USA
25th – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL, USA
27th – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL, USA
30th – The Ritz – San Jose, CA, USA
31st – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA, USA
Glenn Hughes will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the mark III line up of Deep Purple on April 8th. He spent key years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group, recording on the classic albums: Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste The Band. Hughes and other members of Deep Purple will be in attendance to receive the honor. This will mark the first time in 30 years that all the members have been in the same room together, some have never even met. Other inductees include Cheap Trick, Chicago, N.W.A, and Steve Miller. The ceremony will take place at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY and will be recorded and broadcast via HBO at a later date.
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. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer. The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze. 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 California Breed, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham.
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A Limited Number of VIP Upgrade Packages are now available for the Glenn Hughes Solo Tour in August/September 2016 across the USA.
Fans must have a concert ticket to purchase VIP Upgrade Package and also agree to all disclaimers stating it is understood that a valid concert ticket has been purchased prior to buying a VIP Upgrade Package. On the night of the show, the VIP Upgrade Package receipt, a valid concert ticket & a photo ID are to be presented at the VIP check-in, in order to be permitted access to any of the VIP elements.
Packages are On-Sale now via www.glennhughes.com/VIP
MEET & GREET VIP UPGRADE PACKAGE
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• Visit to pre-show sound check
• Priority VIP check-In
• Crowd free merchandise shopping
• One autographed Glenn Hughes 8×10 photo
• One Glenn Hughes T-shirt from the merchandise stand
• One commemorative Glenn Hughes VIP laminate
• One commemorative Glenn Hughes VIP ticket
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GLENN HUGHES, as a former member of DEEP PURPLE, is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 2016 ceremony which is being held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 8th, 2016.
Fellow DEEP PURPLE MKIII bandmates, Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Ian Paice and Jon Lord (posthumously) will also be inducted, alongside DEEP PURPLE MKI and MKII members Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Rod Evans.
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THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2016 INDUCTEES
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31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Presented by Klipsch Audio
Returns to Brooklyn at Barclays Center on April 8th, 2016
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Tickets On-Sale in February
Show to Premiere on HBO in Spring 2016
Cleveland (December 17th, 2015) – The names of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2016 Inductees have been released. They are:
The 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on Friday, April 8th, 2016 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for the second time. HBO will broadcast the ceremony in Spring 2016.
Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording. The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performer Inductees were chosen by more than 800 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, as well as the aggregate results of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s online fan vote. The top five artists, as selected by the public, comprised a “fans’ ballot” that was tallied along with the other ballots to determine the 2016 Inductees. Three of the top five artists from the fans ballot will be inducted in 2016.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, will also open a special exhibit on the 2016 Inductees in conjunction with the 2016 Induction Ceremony.
Klipsch Audio, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, is a strategic partner and presenting sponsor of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and its Induction Ceremony events. Klipsch’s renowned products deliver the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience throughout the iconic museum.
Tickets will go on sale to the public in February. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members in advance of the public sale date. To be eligible for the member pre-sale, you must be an active Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member by December 31st, 2015. Exact sale dates and ticket information will be announced in late January. Details available at www.rockhall.com. To receive Induction Ceremony updates, announcements and ticket information, sign up for the Rock Hall’s e-newsletter at www.rockhall.com/e-newsletter and Follow #ROCKHALL2016.
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Inductees: Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
If there were a “Mount Rushmore Of Hard Rock” it would only have three heads: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. They are the Holy Trinity of hard rock and metal bands and Deep Purple’s non-inclusion in the Hall is a gaping hole which must now be filled. Deep Purple combined outstanding musicianship with dozens of FM radio smashes. Three separate incarnations of the band have made spectacular albums culminating with Deep Purple In Rock, which along with Led Zeppelin II and Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, CREATED the genre of hard rock music. Deep Purple have sold over 100 million albums and their flagship track “Smoke On The Water” eclipses “Satisfaction,” “Born To Run” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” as the Number One Greatest Guitar Riff Of All Time. It is the riff that inspired tens of millions of guitarists to pick up the instrument and only Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony gives it a run for the money as far as recognizability and badassed-ness. Genius guitarist Ritchie Blackmore fused countless powerhouse riffs with a deep knowledge and appreciation of classical music. Keyboardist Jon Lord kept pace on the classical and rock fronts and cemented the guitar/keyboard axis that defined the band’s sound and along with Zeppelin and Sabbath gave birth to an entire genre. Ian Gillan’s vocal range was unparalleled and the boiler room rhythm section of Roger Glover and Ian Paice cemented the classic lineup. Original vocalist Rod Evans and the David Coverdale/Glenn Hughes line-ups also created masterpieces of their own. Deep Purple are and were a band of supremely talented musicians and songwriters. They are one of the titans and pioneers of their genre, and one of the hardest pillars in the Temple Of Rock. Their groundbreaking albums and ear drum breaking live shows are the stuff of legend and make them long overdue for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
With recent sold out live shows in South America and Europe, GLENN HUGHES, the legendary ‘Voice of Rock’, is extending his Solo Tour throughout 2016 beginning with new Spring-time shows in the USA.
Joining Hughes for his USA shows, will be DOUG ALDRICH (Revolution Saints & formerly Whitesnake, Dio) as guitar player and powerhouse Swedish drummer and longtime solo band member, PONTUS ENGBORG, rounding out the Trio.
The set will showcase highlights from Glenn’s colorful career: Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall, Black Country Communion along with his Solo material.
TOUR DATES – MARCH 2016
Wed 2 San Jose, CA, USA – Rockbar
Fri 4 Los Angeles, CA, USA – The Whisky
Sat 5 Las Vegas, NV, USA – Count’s V’amp’d
Tue 8 Annapolis, MD, USA – Ram’s Head On Stage
Wed 9 New York City, NY, USA – BB King’s
Fri 11 Shirley, MA, USA – Bull Run
Sat 12 Portland, ME, USA – Asylum
Mon 14 Buffalo, NY, USA – Ironworks
Tue 15 Syracuse, NY, USA – Lost Horizon
Thu 17 Sellersville, PA, USA – Sellersville Theater
Fri 18 Jeanette, PA, USA – Gator’s
Sun 20 Detroit, MI, USA – Token Lounge
Mon 21 Battle Creek, MI, USA – Music Factory
Wed 23 Whitesburg, KY, USA – Appalshop Theater
Thu 24 Chicago, IL, USA – Reggie’s
Sat 26 Savage, MN, USA – Neisen’s Sports Bar and Grill
Support for the tour are Joanne Shaw Taylor, the queen of British blues, whose latest critically acclaimed album, The Dirty Truth, has received many accolades from press and fans alike, plus Jared James Nichols who recently released his second EP, Highwayman.
On the announcement of his new shows in the USA, Hughes comments:
“I am thrilled to announce that I will be on tour in the USA. My first leg will start on March 2 thru March 26.
On the agenda for the whole of 2016 is all about live shows, I have not done an extensive tour in quite some time and I feel now is the appropriate time, as my fan base is growing.
We have completed a sold out South American tour, and now playing across Europe.
Happy to announce that Doug Aldrich, Ex Whitesnake and Dio guitarist will be by my side. On drums will be my drummer of 8 years, Pontus Engborg, a powerhouse.
This is a Rock Show, my Power Trio, my career started in a trio, that band was Trapeze, who had success in the USA prior to my joining Deep Purple.
Here we go… see you down the front”.
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 favorite 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 California Breed, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham.
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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Glenn Hughes is featured (backing vocals & bass) on a new song by Billy Ray Cyrus, a reworking of the original Bryan Adams song, “Hey Elvis”, now re-written by Cyrus/Adams/Hughes, which will be featured on the new Billy Ray Cyrus CMT TV series, “Still The King“, which will debut on June 12th, 2016 in the USA.