The legendary Voice Of Rock Glenn Hughes will be performing 2 special solo shows along the East Coast of Australia in late April 2013.
Glenn will be hot on the heels of his one-off performance at the Stone Music Festival as part of super group ‘Kings of Chaos’. This whirlwind solo tour will see Glenn stopping off in Melbourne and Sydney, and audiences can expect a real treat as Glenn performs a spectacular two set career spanning show.
Glenn will be playing a dual set, kicking off with an intimate acoustic solo set that will allows fans to get up close and personal with the man himself before ripping into a full electric show. You can expect to see and hear some highlights from his time with Deep Purple MKIII, Black Country Communion and songs from other solo projects.
Support for the two shows will be Melbourne up and coming rocker’s ‘Massive’.
Glenn Hughes 2013 Australian Tour
MONDAY APRIL 22nd @ THE CORNER HOTEL, Melbourne Vic
THURSDAY APRIL 25th @ THE BASEMENT, Sydney NSW
Tickets on sale – THURSDAY APRIL 14th @ 9:00AM.
For more info go to: www.glennhughes2013.com
MELBOURNE BOOK SIGNING – READINGS BOOKS (CARLTON)
Glenn will be dropping by Readings Books (Carlton) on Tuesday April 23rd at 5:00pm where he’ll be signing copies of his autobiography.
NOTE! It’s strictly limited numbers and bookings must be made to attend this event.
Get in by calling: +613 9347 6633.
MELBOURNE STORYTELLER SESSION (EAST BRUNSWICK)
A VERY special opportunity is on offer to a miniscule number of fans!! 100 fans, yep.. only 100, have the opportunity to attend a 2 hour spoken-word ‘storyteller’ session with Glenn Hughes. 20 tickets are allocated to VIPs and the promoter…. leaving just 80 tickets available to the general public!
This once-off Melbourne event will occur on Tuesday April 23rd from approx. 8:00pm at the Whole Lotta Love Bar in East Brunswick.
In an informal environment, Glenn will take to the stage and field questions from the MC of the night, Mr. Alan Howe. Expect to hear some out there stories as Glenn recounts the high’s, low’s and memorable moments, of his long and colourful career.
NOTE! It’s strictly limited numbers and tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis.
Ticket price is $20.00 + booking fee. To secure your ticket, buy it now!
*Alan Howe is executive editor and columnist with Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper. He was born in Farnborough, Hampshire, to Royal Air Force parents, but is proudly an Australian. The Queen has been fortunate enough to meet him twice.
An update to the audio portion of the Alive Drive is due any day now, so be sure and keep an eye on it…
Live in Australia, on the 18th of June 2006 at Melbourne’s Manchester Lane, Hughes brought his unique brand of rock-funk to a new audience.
These live tracks document his first ever *Melbourne* solo show. Indeed, this is one of Britain’s greatest rock singers in acoustic mode; intimate and live, and his soulful, distinctive voice is in top-notch condition throughout: he pleads, he soars, he rocks and he croons.
- I Found A Woman
- This Time Around
- Nights In White Satin
- Last Mistake
- Whiter Shade Of Pale
+ Tour Poster
For more details, visit the Alive Drive page over in The FUNK Emporium!
Perhaps a little late (due to time differences), but re-runs will be forthcoming!
Glenn’s appearance from back in April on “Spicks and Specks” is now being broadcast on the ABC television network within Australia – so for those of you in Australia, get your video recorders at the ready!
Taken from the local TV guide…
“Coming up on Spicks and Specks – 26 August – This week the special guests on Spicks and Specks are fedora wearing singer songwriter Jason Mraz, chaotic comedian Jason Byrne, Deep Purple‚s GLENN HUGHES, and the wonderfully wrong Sarah Millican.”
The Voice of Rock
Apr 22nd, 2009
By Kate Hutchinson
While on his recent solo international tour, Australian Penthouse caught up with former Deep Purple bass player Glenn Hughes to discuss touring, his solo career and his former obsession with the colour green
Describe yourself in two sentences?
I‚m called the Voice of Rock and the Soul Mover, who lives for spiritual progression. See you soon Australia!
Tell us about the worst show you ever played?
It was in Memphis. My drink was spiked with LSD when I was playing with Deep Purple. It was a circus of horrors. Also on one tour I wore only green; even green eye shadow. I just loved that colour. I also had green lights, and this meant that you could hardly see me onstage with all the green. It seems funny to me now, but back then I was trying to make an artistic statement.
What have you been up to recently?
I‚ve been continuing on my world tour, ŒThe Voice of Rock Tour 2009‚. Over the past month I‚ve played in Norway, Sweden, New York and L.A. I‚m travelling a lot this year.
So you‚ll be away from home a lot?
I think I‚ll only be at home in L.A a handful of days. But this is what I do, and so I deal with it.
What songs can fans look forward to hearing you play in Oz?
The set list will cover the classic rock songs everyone knows. They‚ll also be few surprises from my “Hughes/Thrall” and the “Fused” recordings, where I worked with Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath‚s guitarist. Basically it will cover my recordings and my journey through 40 years of rock history. It‚ll be great. Deep Purple fans, classic rock lovers, and those who follow my solo exploits will love it. I‚m really looking forward to playing in Australia.
Tell us your favourite place to play on this tour so far?
Everywhere has been fun. To be honest I can‚t wait to play on the Manchester Apollo stage again. it‚s huge, and many of my best performances have been on that stage.
When Deep Purple split, why did you decide to start a solo career?
I wanted to run a band. I wanted to write, produce, and see my vision become a reality. I enjoy that – I‚ve now recorded over 15 solo albums.
You now find a bunch of pix and links to setlists by visiting the “TOUR PIX” section of the web site:
You can now also watch a brief video promo clip for the upcoming gig on Wednesday, April 22nd in Melbourne, Australia by pointing your web browser here:
Glenn is returning to Australia in April. Performing for the first time in Australia with a 5 piece electric rock band & a career best of; Deep Purple MKIII and IV, Hughes-Thrall, Iommi-Hughes and solo years!
MELBOURNE: The Prince of Wales
Wednesday 22nd April 2009
TICKETS FROM The Prince of Wales
Thursday 23rd April 2009
TICKETS FROM Venuetix
SYDNEY: The Gaelic Club
Sunday 26th April 2009
TICKETS FROM Moshtix
Further details at the Oz Tour info MySpace page:
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!