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 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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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 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 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
CALIFORNIA BREED have just announced live shows in the USA as Special Guest of ALTER BRIDGE in October 2014 😎
Oct 05 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
Oct 07 Sands Bethlehem Events Center – Bethlehem, PA
Oct 09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Oct 10 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Oct 12 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
Oct 13 Freedom Hall / Lancaster Co. Convention Center – Lancaster, PA
Oct 15 Hard Rock Live – Northfield, OH
Oct 16 The Pageant – St Louis, MO
Oct 20 Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
Oct 22 Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
Oct 23 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
Oct 25 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
Oct 26 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Visit www.CaliforniaBreed.com for ticket/venue details.
Glenn Hughes will be appearing at NAMM 2014 in Anaheim, California, USA on January 24th and January 25th for Signing and Meet ‘n Greet sessions.
Friday, January 24th:
– Samson Technologies : Booth 4828 Hall C – 4:00PM-5:00PM
Saturday, January 25th:
– Orange Amps : Booth 4890 Hall C – 2:00PM-3:00PM
– Samson Technologies : Booth 4828 Hall C – 4:00PM-5:00PM
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
Kings of Chaos are an all-star touring project that features Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion, Deep Purple), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) and Steve Stevens along with Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan. Their only North American show of 2013 will be November 18th in Los Angeles at Avalon Hollywood for a benefit gig called ‘Tokyo Celebrates the Dolphin’.
In addition to the band members above, the show will include special guests including Juliette Lewis, Les Stroud (from TV’s ‘Survivorman‘) and actor Gary Dourdan. Kings of Chaos will play a two hour set of hits from its various members. Tickets for the show are available here.
Proceeds from ‘Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin‘ will go to Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, an international organization dedicated to saving dolphins from slaughter and exploitation. “This is a rehearsal for the BIG one,” says O’Barry. “We plan on taking ‘Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin‘ to Japan. We’ll add a few Japanese friends to our lineup and rock the socks off Tokyo.”
“There isn’t a better way to bring Westerners and Japanese people together than rock and roll and the world should also know about the wonderful relationship between Japanese people and dolphins in the Tokyo Islands,” O’Barry continues. “Dolphins are respected and protected in this part of Japan. It’s the opposite of Taiji, but very few people know about it. ‘Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin‘ will hopefully change this by bringing positive, international media attention to what is right about Japan.”
“I’m thrilled to bring a bunch of superstars together for a fun night with fans,” adds Sorum. “The main thing is to keep creating awareness for the Dolphin Project and everyone involved.”
The band toured South and Central America last year under the moniker Rock ‘N’ Roll All Stars. As Kings of Chaos they played in Australia earlier this year, and will be touring South America in November.
Glenn Hughes will be performing at the Rock Against MS All-Star Benefit Concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA., USA on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013.
Glenn will be joined for his set by drummer, Kenny Aronoff and guitarist, Luis Carlos Maldonado.
Other musicians performing at the event include John 5, Ginger Fish, Lemmy, Steven Adler, Blasko, Billy Morrison, Wayne Static, Marky Ramone, Jack Russell and many more. There will be a silent auction at the event to raise money for this worthwhile cause.
(Event is for 16 years and over) To find out more about the event, how to get tickets and who else will be there:
Where: Whisky A Go Go – 8901 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Doors: 7:30PM / Show 8:00PM This event is 16 and over
Tickets: www.ticketfly.com/event/230923 ($35 – $150 – pre-sale prices) Or call box-office @ 310 274 5800
Pre-Sale: $35 – General, $100 – Meet & Greet, General, $150 – Meet and Greet, VIP Pass – Limited to 50 tickets only. Table buys enquire @ 818 785 6188
On Day Purchase: $40 – General, $100 – Meet & Greet, General, $175 – Meet and Greet/Vip & General (if available)
Glenn and John 5 will be guests of the Heidi & Frank show on Los Angeles based radio station, 95.5 KLOS, on Friday, March 15th at 9:00AM PT (12:00PM ET) to help spread the word about the concert. You can tune-in via the web @ www.955klos.com.