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Old Oct-18-2008, 6:50 AM
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Icon32 Who would you like Glenn to open for?

Glenn hasn't done a lot of opening slots or co-headlinging tours in the past. Most tours have been solo tours. I remember a Euro tour with Glenn opening for UFO. This was in support of the R.O.C.K. album. Why Glenn hasn't done more support shows might have been discussed before.

My question to you is: who would you like Glenn to open for? What would be a great dream combination for a tour??
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Old Oct-18-2008, 9:13 AM
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Icon49 <----our boy is the STAR of the show

In the past, I never got bent out of shape like some other fans,
who objected to Glenn doing a "guest appearance" on somebody else's CD.
Or on a tribute CD, where everybody did their own version of....whatever.
I always figured that it gave our boy some extra publicity, would cost him maybe
a few hours at most, while hanging out with old and new friends at a recording studio,
and had the potential of new people discovering "Who's Glenn Hughes?"

Who would be a good opening act for Glenn?
Practically anybody..........if they were able to sing in "one" of Glenn's singing styles.

But I think that the days of Glenn opening a show for somebody else are over.
Or they damn well should be.



(And now that Pavarotti is gone............who would be stupid enough to think that
they could follow.......and then top......Glenn Hughes?)


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Old Oct-18-2008, 11:27 AM
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Sorry Grace....we all love 'our boy' but he still isn't a household name......opening for bigger names wouldn't hurt.........
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Old Oct-18-2008, 2:07 PM
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Someone who isn't pidgeon holed into a particular style of music, who's songs cross several genres a la Glenn.

Like Prince for example

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Old Oct-18-2008, 4:33 PM
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Hi Grace. What I meant is if there was a big arena tour. A combo of artists like we had with Journey, Cheap Trick and Heart earlier this year. Wouldnt it be great to see some sort of tour involving Glenn? Also a great way to reach a new audience!
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Old Oct-19-2008, 6:33 AM
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Glenn hughes, The black crowes and Ben Harper in any order would be a funky, soulful, rock 'n' roll show.
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Old Oct-19-2008, 6:34 AM
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w/out putting a lot of thought into this, my quick answer is that he could open on the next Red hot Chili Pepers tour w/ chad on the drums. it would defenantly be a FUNKy crowd and they would imediatly love it even if they didn't know who G. is because of Chad on drums. of course, if they didn't know G. at the beginning of the set, they would never forget him by the end.
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Old Oct-19-2008, 8:17 AM
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OK, it's no news flash that I might be slightly prejudiced in favor of our boy.

I remember that the first time that I saw GH at Birch Hill, New Jersey,
there were three (count 'em three) opening acts before Glenn started his performance.
What I remember is that the first group wasn't too good, but at the end of their set,
they explained that they had only been together for a short time, and they wanted
to thank the audience for being polite. Another group had a pretty good female lead singer,
with Janis Joplin overtones, and one of the group's name was "The Spider Monkeys."
I also remember thinking how everybody has to start somewhere, but why here and now?

When Glenn did the BB King's show in New York, the opening act was a good guitarist,
(sorry, but I don't remember his name) and I think that the crowd knew that this guy
was in a tough situation, and the audience did a good job of cheering /applauding for him.
(Yes, we GH Crazy People have lots of class!)

So, OK.......Glenn decides to be an opening act for somebody.
*Does he risk getting booed off the stage because the crowd wants Hanna Montana?

*Does he open for the Beach Boys, and hurtles his career back 20, 30 years?
(My local PBS station has recently broadcast Do-wop Golden Oldie shows. Does Glenn
belong sandwiched in-between Little Antony and the Imperials, and the Duprees?)

*Does he emphasize his jazz ability by opening for Anita Baker?

*His ballad ability with a show "starring" Michael Bolton or Celine Dion? (Yuck.)

*Does he do one show with, let's say, a "new farewell concert" with The Police,
and get thrown out because he's too good?

*Can you imagine the audience reaction if Glenn and Tony Iommi walked onstage together
and did "7th Star, 8th Star, (OOPS, I mean The Dep Sessions) and Fused" as an opening act
to a Black Sabbath show? After noticing the comparison....an awful lot of Sabbath fans would
drop dead from shock.


Glenn enjoys doing the Rock & Roll Fantasy Camps?
Wonderful.
But I prefer to see Glenn not as part of an onstage crowd.

True, our boy isn't a houshold name, or there wouldn't be that ~
"Glenn (formerly of Deep Purple) Hughes" label.
But where does he fit in, as an opening act?
I tried to come up with a few names...............
Couldn't do it.


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Old Oct-19-2008, 9:00 AM
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Yeah, this is a tough one....for all the reasons stated above. I would say it would have to be for a young, hip and talented band with a good worldwide following! Hmmm....I can't think of any either! But...I'm not exactly in touch so if you have names to add to the suggestion pot, then those would be, no doubt, a good start to add to any potential list.

Sorry I can't be more precise! But definitely not a Slaughter, Winger, Poison, a la carte '80s metal headline package! Chilli Peppers would be cool, but that just ain't 'gonna happen! Whoever it is, they're most likely not a 'rock' band.

Probably the best way to kick things off would be for Glenn to be a 'special guest' during the main performance of the main performer...like when he came on stage half-way thru the Rata Blanca gigs...a few shows like that might then lead to headline shows in all the right places!

Just my 2 cents!
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Old Oct-19-2008, 2:30 PM
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Old Oct-20-2008, 3:24 AM
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I totally agree with Grace's opinion, and David's too. So I find this thread ridiculous!!!
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Old Oct-20-2008, 10:35 AM
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Thanks.
But I certainly don't consider this thread as being ridiculous.
I think Arjen is doing what all GHCPs end up doing.
Trying to figure out a way to get our boy some publicity,
and a chance to perform before new audiences.

Once they hear Glenn sing, "Hey, who IS this guy?"
They're half-way to becoming our newest ~



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Old Oct-20-2008, 11:19 AM
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C'mon everyone. I didn't mean to get people upset here Maybe I should have called this thread "What would be a cool package tour". We all know it's almost impossible for Glenn to tour the US, so maybe a package tour would be a solution... or a cool opening slot for a big band

I like to leave this topic for what it is, on to the next
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Old Oct-20-2008, 6:15 PM
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yngwie malmsteen because deep purple and burn record influnced yngwie too much and california jam influnced his stage acts

but i think its pretty imposibble hahaha they hate each other i think

maybe for asia

or for heaven and hell

queen and paul rodgers

or maybe motor head

it will be a mind blowing concert there

when trash metal meets the soulful funk rock


ah

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Old Oct-20-2008, 6:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Grace View Post

*Can you imagine the audience reaction if Glenn and Tony Iommi walked onstage together
and did "7th Star, 8th Star, (OOPS, I mean The Dep Sessions) and Fused" as an opening act
to a Black Sabbath show? After noticing the comparison....an awful lot of Sabbath fans would
drop dead from shock.


including meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

i am a huge sabbath fan especially the seventh star era

all sabbath fans if this happened after 45 years will be amazed

maybe this match will happen in heaven

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Old Oct-21-2008, 8:26 PM
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Can remember when songwriter T-Bone Burnett was the opening act for The Who in Chicago-'82. It actually worked out pretty well. Can't forget his name after that billing! Howz Bout Glenn opening for AC/DC, the latest buzz in the media, with their new album. Just a thought.
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Old Oct-27-2008, 10:44 AM
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I have always been a fan of co headline tours where one band closes one night and then they switch off. This was fairly popular about 30 years ago. Bring back a few seventies bands and plug Glenn in between them or have a revolving headliner. Who ? That's another story, but maybe someone who would bring in the 1500 or so people on name recognition alone (Billy Squier, Edgar Winter, Uriah Heep, etc.). Another thing I would recommend to Glenn in the USA would be Summer and Fall Ribfests which are held all over the country. The Ribfest in St. Pete, FL usually draws 150,000 people for three days, and has brought diverse shows throughout its history. Mountain, Greg Rolie Band and Creedence one year was absolutely unbelievable. Kansas, Loverboy, Edgar Winter and the Doobie Brothers was another. if Glenn got a slot and played a kick ass one hour show in front of 60,000 people he would grab a whole new US audience. One great bill was Paul Rodgers and Blue Oyster Cult that brought the place down. Molly Hatchett opened early that year, and Cheap Trick played one of the other nights.

To gain notoriety here, no matter how good you are, people want to see you with someone familiar. These types of shows, usually one off types, are a great way to get the name out and be exposed to thousands of new people. As great as Glenn is, his name will not fill larger halls here, and there is a great amount of opportunity in the US to add to his popularity. Imagine if during the Fantasy Camp Tour if Glenn's band had been the headline instead of him doing one or two songs with a camper. Guaranteed many more people would have stood up and said "WOW".

In 1974 I saw the Who at MSG in New York, and the openers for the four nights I went were Maggie Bell, Golden Earring and Montrose. To this day I remember Montrose doing a set that was incredible and helped launch them and Sammy Hagar's careers that are still going strong. Sometimes the right opening slot is more beneficial than the top spot.
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How about Living Colour ?. Has anybody heard of them ?.They had a hit in 1990 with Love Rear Its Ugly Head. They recently had a good album out called Collideoscope. They fuse hard rock with funk influences and I'm sure that Glenn would be able to open up for them. What do you think ?.
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how about GH, Chad and Louis as a 3-piece doing Trapeze songs only, supporting ZZ Top. Just like the old days, except it was ZZ supporting Trapeze back then.

And add Cheap Trick to the bill purely so i can get to see them

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How about on a bill of a summer amphitheater tour with


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Old Mar-29-2009, 5:49 AM
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Frank, I saw Led Zeppelin OPEN for The Who at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, Maryland in 1969.....the FIRST & ONLY time the two acts appeared together!
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Oo now hmm more on this topic later I believe.

"Opening" can be an advantage.

It breaks my heart to say it but I witnessed DP being soundly whupped by Lynyrd Skynyrd who opened in Birmingham UK. Frampton and Thunder also had a good go at them in Manchester but Purple just managed to scrape through in injury time.

Whitesnake (I hate to say this) opened for Def Leppard. Maybe they tossed a coin soccer style. I dunno. Anyway that was when it didn't work very well. Ask wolfy!

Hey you know what what? This week I vow to write a cheerful post. Ok band? Ooo I'd have said Metallica. Seriously. because nobody is competing there for vocal superiority. Glenn would provide a contrast to the bill. There's a meeting of minds on the booze front too!

Hey wolfy, I was out with Cheap Trick's former UK plugger for CBS, Pen on Friday at Phil Easton's memorial. He is still a fan of the band and recommending the last DVD.
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Not sure who I'd like to see Glenn open for but I would love to see Eric Gales open for Glenn.
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And I would like Glenn Hughes open for Glenn Hughes
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Living Colour and Glenn Hughes would be awesome

Soulive, Galactic, Fishbone, Lenny Kravitz, The Black Crowes, Tower of Power, Jamiroquai, Robin Thicke, Joss Stone, and John Mayer could all work.

maybe the Doobie brothers and Journey
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It's hard to imagine Glenn to open for someone else maybe because I've seen him only as a main performer.
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I know Glenn is class, and by far the best singer I've seen live, and I've seen some good ones. But he's in a niche market. I saw Gary Moore play to maybe a couple of thousand folk in Glasgow recently. Sad to say, Glenn wouldn't get that response. Maybe he's not too bothered. Pity he didn't get a stint with Satriani and Chad. Now there's a three-ball!

I'd like to see him get the acclamation he deserves on a wider scale, but how you do that.....
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Old Jun-19-2009, 8:51 AM
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Arrow Who would you like Glenn to open for?

This is a great thread...and here is the scenario...yes, I would welcome opening for other Artists...absolutely.

Here's a coupla' things I'd like you to know...

Deep Purple's Mgr and Agent will never allow that to happen (and I think its obvious why) in fact, any promoter that has tried to book us 2gether, gets an ear full from the Purple camp "never!!!" FYI, this makes me howl with laughter...

The same scenario has happened with the other Artists...

You see, I won't play the Metal 80's packages they have in the States...or I won't play Metal festivals...

Simply because, all the bands are really believable in/for that market and era...and that's all fine and dandy for them...

Yes, we even tried the Peppers route, but a couple of the guys thought my affiliation with Deep Purple was inappropriate for their fans...and a fair comment...I get it.

Until people, fans, agents, Media have seen me perform live, they could never understand "the live GH experience"...I am on schedule...I have a tremendous urge, and a whole lot of patience...yes, it would be wonderful to play with Kravitz or the Black Crowes and anyone that plays Rock and Soul.

I am the Captain of my Universe...I do not want to market myself as someone who is not real...

Carl (my Manager) and I are believers of stayin' authentic and with good 'ol fashioned word of mouth by the thousands of new fans I get each year, reinforcing my energy and allowing me to be an Artist who makes a Statement with each Album and Tour.

I am enjoying my new life...please remember that I almost died in 1991...many of my friends; Tommy, Bonzo, Lynott, Kevin and Chris Farley were not so lucky...what I'm sayin' is, I am SO grateful for the gifts that God has given to me...I was barking like a Dog on Xmas '91...insane...

You, my fans, have stuck by me...there are many new fans who grew up on "Feel" or "Soul Mover" who are now groovin' 2 "M4TD" and "FUNK".

I love you...more than you know...I will get to play to more people than ever these next 2 years...

THE BEST IS YET 2 COME

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Thanks for the update G!!!!! Personally I like you as just you doing what you do with your carefully chosen band! It was great seeing you at Childline Rocks with Thunder and some of theother acts and you do work well with other people. But like you say - you are one authentic puppy and that is why we love ya! Keep on doing your funky thing mr!!!! And any chance that you will be in Rio anytime soon, I'm itching to get over there to see you! xxxxx

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