Glenn Hughes, the former bassist, and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock‘, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is pleased to announce, ‘Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the album BURN‘ July and October 2023 UK Tour.
Glenn will perform Deep Purple’s legendary rock album “BURN” and will also perform Deep Purple MKIII and MKIV songs.
Glenn’s band will feature Søren Andersen (guitar), Ash Sheehan (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keyboards).
Special guest on October UK shows is Canadian rock and roll band, The Damn Truth.
18 Tramshed – Cardiff, UK
19 Waterfront – Norwich, UK
21 Roadmender – Northampton, UK
10 Picturedrome – Holmfirth, UK
12 The 1865 – Southampton, UK
13 De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill, UK
15 Rock City – Nottingham, UK
17 Boiler Shop – Newcastle, UK
20 Queen Margaret Union – Glasgow, UK
21 KK’s Steel Mill – Wolverhampton, UK
23 The Apex – Bury St. Edmunds, UK
25 The Electric Ballroom – London, UK
28 Cheese & Grain – Frome, UK
29 Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
It was 50 years ago, in the Summer of 1973, that the BURN album by Deep Purple was written at Clearwell Castle in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
It was recorded in October 1973 in Montreux, Switzerland.
We all became one in this centuries old castle in the UK countryside, it felt like Deep Purple were a new band, with David (Coverdale) and I as new members, we couldn’t wait to start working on new songs. The atmosphere was electric, in such amazing surroundings.
All the songs on BURN were written in the crypt/dungeon, underneath the great hall. We worked on a new song every day, and we were in the flow. Musically we would play, and work out ideas, and David and I would come up with vocal melodies that would later have lyrics. I remember it like it was yesterday.
As you could imagine, Ritchie Blackmore was in full prankster mode, Jon had warned me, and he rigged my room one night with a speaker that was hidden, and had ghostly voices delivered to my bedside.
The title track was the last song to be written. We came back from the pub, and went down into the crypt, and magic happened.
It’s time to celebrate BURN, and I’m really looking forward to seeing you.
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