GLENN HUGHES, the legendary ‘Voice of Rock’, will be touring Europe in September & October 2015. The set which will showcase highlights from Glenn’s colorful career: Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, California Breed along with his own Solo material.
After being studio bound for the past few months and then touring with California Breed late last year, where I received the most incredible live audience reaction to my appearances while out with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, I felt it long overdue for a solo tour of my own. I’m looking forward to hitting the road with a brand new solo band and reaching out to as many fans as possible. It’s a real pleasure for me to be coming back to perform live.
Support for the tour is Jared James Nichols who recently released his debut EP, Old Glory & The Wild Revival.
15th – Legend Club – Milan, Italy
16th – Rockhouse – Salzburg, Austria
18th – Riffelhof – Burgrieden, Germany
19th – Szene Wein – Vienna, Austria
21st – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
22nd – Alte Seilerei – Mannheim, Germany
25th – Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
26th – Bosuil – Weert, Netherlands
28th – Zeche – Bochum, Germany
30th – Nordmarkhalle – Rendsburg, Germany
1st – Knust – Hamburg, Germany
3rd – Spirit Of ’66 – Verviers, Belgium
4th – Rockfabrik – Ludwigsburg, Germany
6th – Kofmehl – Solothurn, Switzerland
7th – Schuur – Lucerne, Switzerland
9th – Santana 27 – Bilbao, Spain
10th – Arena – Madrid, Spain
11th – Calella Rock Festival – Calella, Spain
13th – Divian Du Monde – Paris, France
14th – LA Puce A L’Oreille – Riom, France
16th – La Poudriere – Leffrinckoucke, France
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 favourite 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 just last year, California Breed, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham along with newcomer guitarist Andrew Watt.
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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JARED JAMES NICHOLS
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