For the first time in 40 years Australia and New Zealand fans will witness Glenn Hughes – The Voice of Rock and one of the finest musicians of his generation fronting a mighty handpicked band, as he revisits some of Deep Purple’s all-time greatest songs.
I’m seriously excited to get out there and play in Australia and New Zealand, and with my band, I know this will be a really incredible show.
Glenn Hughes played his last concert with Deep Purple on March 15, 1976, at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre. On that night, the UK bassist and vocalist walked away from one of history’s truly game-changing rock phenomena and never looked back – until now – GET READY!
20th – State Theatre – Sydney, AUSTRALIA
24th – Perth Concert Hall – Perth, AUSTRALIA
26th – Horncastle Arena – Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
27th – Michael Fowler Centre – Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
29th – Hamer Hall – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
30th – Caloundra Music Festival – Kings Beach, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
More info. @ www.classicdeeppurplelive.com
Glenn Hughes (vocals/bass)
Deep Purple took a quantum leap when 20-year-old Glenn Hughes was seconded from British funk-rock outfit Trapeze in 1973. As bassist and co-vocalist (with David Coverdale), he helped steer the rock institution in the progressive direction of Burn and Stormbringer while touring the world for three years. His solo debut of ’77, Play Me Out, preceded albums with Black Sabbath and Gary Moore. The last 25 years have seen a rush of solo work and collaborations for the ‘Voice of Rock’ including Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa and Jason Bonham, and high impact with the Music of Cream tour and his 2016 album, Resonate. Glenn was inducted into the Rock’n’ Roll Hall of Fame last year along with other Deep Purple members.
Jeff Kollman (guitars)
The hallowed name of guitar god Jeff Kollman has graced too many greatest player polls to count these last 30 years. The Ohio punk turned jazz-prog virtuoso has run rings around the world since his ’90s metal band Edwin Dare gave way to prog heroes Cosmosquad and a gun-slinging resume that spans Sebastian Bach to Alan Parsons; Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats to UFO spin-off Mogg/Way. A classic guitarist’s guitarists, Jeff takes high praise from the likes of Steve Lukather in his estimable stride. On stage and record, he’s been a recurring foil for Glenn Hughes since the Songs In the Key of Rock LP of 2003.
Lachy Doley (keys)
Some call him the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond organ. Glenn Hughes calls him “the greatest living keyboard player in the world.” Australian soul monster Lachy Doley is a killer showman too, pumping and pounding the most astonishing sounds from the classic B3 Hammond and his uber-rare Hohner D6 Whammy Clavinet. Lachy’s version of Bill Withers’ “Use Me” has clocked millions of YouTube hits and his latest album, Lovelight, has torched blues charts from Australia to the UK. Sideman to Powderfinger, Steve Vai, Jimmy Barnes and Joe Bonamassa, the world-touring keys prodigy cemented his place in Glenn’s band during sessions in Copenhagen for the Resonate LP.
Pontus Engborg (drums)
Hard-hitting funk-rock drummer Pontus Engborg barrelled out of Sweden to hit the LA session scene barely out of his teens in 2000. A fast and furious apprenticeship from the Viper Room to the Whiskey and the Knitting Factory would lead to stints with Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet, Toto’s Bobby Kimball and Journey’s Steve Augeri. Back in Sweden, he’s been the man behind the supremely versatile Confusion since 2007. It was there that he came to the attention of Glenn Hughes in 2010, and made his debut behind the Voice of Rock in Serbia that July, sans rehearsal or soundcheck, in front of 21,000 people. Seven years later, it’s fair to say he passed the audition.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp will celebrate the music and legend of DEEP PURPLE by welcoming Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice and Steve Morse, March 2nd-5th, 2017 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Always my pleasure to return to Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp. An honor to give back what has freely been given to me, and to help capture the spirit of rock music with the campers. Music is the healer and is the greatest natural high. Share the love with gratitude. We suit up, show up and rock. See you all in L.A.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp also has a new focus on its master classes with counselors such as Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH), Elliot Easton (THE CARS), Tony Franklin (THE FIRM), Gary Hoey and many more, where you can present your original songs at the counselor roundtable or learn the secrets of working successfully in a band. There are classes on all instruments, practice techniques, showmanship and so much more.
As the headliners at Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, attendees will jam with all of these incredible musicians at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp facility in Los Angeles, California. From beginners to the novice, there is a band for you at this once-in-a-lifetime Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp. There will be master classes on all instruments, themed jam rooms and the final night’s performance will be at the legendary Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip.
For additional information, visit www.rockcamp.com or call 888.762.BAND.
Alice in Chains guitarist, Jerry Cantrell and former Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes will take part in the next edition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s SoundExchange Influencers Series. The event will take place June 2nd, 2016 in the Cleveland museum’s Foster Theater. Visit RockHall.com for ticket info.
The Rock Hall’s Influencers series “brings music legends and stars together to demonstrate the impact that one artist or band’s music has on future generations”, as well as providing a forum to address issues currently facing our music legends, namely, fair pay and recognition for all sound recordings across all mediums and all eras of music.
Glenn Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple earlier this year and will headline his own shows in the USA and South America, in addition to a co-headline tour of Europe later in the year with Grammy award winning Rock band from New York, Living Colour.
Hughes joined hard-rock legends Deep Purple in 1973 following the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass guitarist Roger Glover. The following year saw the release of Burn (featuring David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes on vocals), which has since been re-released on its 30th anniversary. This stunning album rejuvenated the band and stands tall among Deep Purple classics.
In the halcyon days, Purple headlined at the famous California Jam in 1974 in front of quarter of a million people. After world tours via Purple’s own jet plane, “The Starship” and two more studio albums, (the Hughes influenced Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band), Deep Purple finally split in 1976. In 2016, Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. In addition to his touring schedule, Glenn Hughes is currently preparing a new solo album, and recently announced the return of Black Country Communion (featuring Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian).
Meanwhile, this Summer, Jerry Cantrell and Alice in Chains will be opening for Guns N’ Roses on the reunited rockers’ Not in This Lifetime tour. They’ll also embark on a headlining tour of their own.
Cantrell is most recognized as the lead guitarist, songwriter and vocalist for mega-platinum-selling rock band Alice in Chains. The band’s most recent release was the Grammy nominated album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums Chart. Rolling Stone gave the record three stars, as did USA Today, who praised it as an album of “undeniable power.” Spin called it “an assured, diverse, heated record with galvanized hooks,” Pitchfork said it’s “as insistent as [landmark album] Dirt,” and the Seattle Times wrote, “Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, Mike Inez and Sean Kinney continue to defy expectations” and that “Alice In Chains is better than ever.”
Over the course of their remarkable career, Alice in Chains has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions. They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.
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, 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.
Glenn Hughes will join a host of fellow musicians to celebrate the life of good friend and fellow Deep Purple MK III / MK IV member, the late Jon Lord, at the The Sunflower Jam charity’s event, ‘Celebrating Jon Lord‘, to be held at The Royal Albert Hall in London, UK on Friday, April 4th, 2014.
Glenn states: “Jon and I were very close at the end of his life. I’m so glad to announce that I will perform at Jon’s tribute show in London at The Royal Albert Hall. My manager and I have been working with Jon’s manager, Tarquin and Jacky Paice and Vicky, Jon’s wife, so that I could clear my schedule to appear ~ to thank Jon and our MK 3 & 4 fans for their love… so glad to announce this to you.
I will play with Paicey and the guys for Jon at the Royal Albert Hall. I had to move some things around to make it happen. When Jon joined me onstage at the O2 / Childline show in ’09 / the hairs on my arms were raised… the greatest rock Hammond player of the 20th/21st century!”
Other performers on the bill for the evening of celebration include Paul Weller, Bruce Dickinson, Rick Wakeman, Alfie Boe, Joe Brown, The Orion Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann and many, many more.
Tickets for the event can be found @ www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/jon-lord
Fans also have some input… you can cast your vote for them here:
The top vote-getters will be inducted on April 18th, 2013 at the Nokia Theater L.A. live in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be held in Los Angeles for the first time since 1993. It’s usually held in New York at the Waldforf Astoria, but it was held in Cleveland in 1997, 2009 and 2012.
Congrats to all fellow members of Deep Purple for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination…GH
— Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) October 4, 2012
Other nominees this year include:
The Paul Buttersfield Blues Band
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
A spin-off of the Rock N Roll Allstars ~ Kings Of Chaos is a new live project that Glenn is a member of; comprised of members from some of the greatest rock bands in recent history, performing hits from Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Deep Purple and more.
The live project includes Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke, Joe Elliott, Glenn Hughes, Sebastian Bach, Steve Stevens and also a host of special guests!
Along with live shows (to be announced), their first appearance is on the upcoming Deep Purple tribute album, “Re-Machined“. Although Glenn appears on that too, it is separate from this new live project. But the band members involved contribute the song, “Never Before“.
Glenn has been on a plane all day, returning from a string of gigs in Eastern Europe and Israel, and was unaware of the sad news of Jon Lord’s passing earlier today. Soon after his arrival back home, he issued a brief statement:
Friends : I have just landed in LA from London, to hear the sad news of the passing of our brother Jon Lord.
I will miss him.