‘An Evening with Glenn Hughes – A solo acoustic performance and excerpts from his life story‘
Join Glenn on his first UK solo acoustic tour featuring incredible acoustic interpretations of songs from his remarkable musical career. This is bound to enthral not only hardcore fans but anyone with even a passing interest in the life and times of a modern day rock legend.
14th Leicester Square Theatre – London, UK – Box Office: 08448 733433
15th Glee Club – Birmingham, UK – Box Office: 0871 472 0400
16th Glee Club – Cardiff (Wales), UK – Box Office: 0871 472 0400
20th Glee Club – Nottingham, UK – Box Office: 0871 472 0400
22nd Band On The Wall – Manchester, UK – Box Office: 0161 834 1786
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. He later joined trailblazing Deep Purple with Ritchie Blackmore and co. In the halcyon days, Purple headlined at the famous California Jam in front of 250,000 and toured the world on their own Boeing jet plane, ‘The Starship’. All of this was accompanied by cocaine psychosis, crack addiction and other excesses, before Hughes survived a clean-up-or-die crisis, and embarked on a reinvigorated solo career enriched by a survivor’s wisdom.
In addition to a prolific and successful solo career, more commercial recognition came when the KLF dubbed him ‘The Voice of Rock‘, featuring him on their international best selling hit single ‘America – What Time is Love?’. Glenn has also worked with the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith and John Frusciante. One of the most important collaborations in Hughes’ career was when he began working with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on his first solo album ‘Seventh Star’. Glenn’s latest album, ‘First Underground Nuclear Kitchen‘, is the latest chapter in an extraordinary musical evolution, and is quite possibly the most compelling and positive musical statement in a distinguished career.
2010 saw Glenn recording and touring in a new supergroup project, Black Country Communion with guitar star Joe Bonamassa, keys player Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham. The band released their debut album produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Iron Maiden, Black Crowes, Page and Plant, Journey etc).
‘Glenn Hughes: The Autobiography From Deep Purple To Black Country Communion‘ is soon to be released. Glenn talks us through this whirlwind of a life with unflinching honesty and good humour.
The critically acclaimed Anglo-American rock supergroup Black Country Communion will kick-off their highly anticipated debut nationwide UK tour tomorrow evening at the Llandudno Cymru Arena in North Wales. BCC have also just announced that a live DVD & Blu-ray, documenting the European dates, will be released in October 2011.
Comprised of Joe Bonamassa (guitar, vocals), Jason Bonham (drums), Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass) and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), BCC’s UK tour dates include Llandudno Cymru Arena (Sat July 23), London’s High Voltage Festival (Sun July 24), Leeds O2 Academy (Tue 26th July), Newcastle O2 Academy (Wed 27th July), Glasgow O2 Academy (Fri 29th July) and Manchester Academy (Sat 30th July).
Read the official press release here – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/blackcountrycommunion/tour.htm
Thanx for the love everyone, see you next time ~ GH + BCC
Tickets are now available for sale. More shows are planned.
Thursday, June 9th – Civic Theatre – San Diego, California
Friday, June 10th – The Grove – Anaheim, California
LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY
Friday, July 29th, 2011
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
The critically acclaimed rock Anglo-American rock supergroup Black Country Communion is pleased to announce a series of 4 major headline UK summer concerts in the North of England, following their appearance at London’s High Voltage Festival at Victoria Park on Sunday, July 24th.
A special ticket pre-sale will be available to O2 Academy Priority subscribers from Wednesday, February 2nd at 9:00AM GMT.
To become an O2 Academy Priority customer please register at www.o2blueroom.co.uk
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 4th at 9:00AM GMT.
More info. over @ www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/blackcountrycommunion/tour.htm
For immediate release, London, England –
Following two sold out December UK gigs with rock supergroup Black Country
Communion, iconic vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes, is pleased to announce an
11-date UK tour in May 2011. Click here to read the official announcement –
Formerly of Trapeze and Deep Purple, the forthcoming UK concerts will
showcase highlights from his Glenn’s colourful career. “Following the
incredible reaction we received from last week’s Black Country Communion UK
shows, I’m looking forward to touring solo in the UK in May,” says Hughes.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on Friday 7th January 2011.
Leading UK gig guide website www.ents24.com is offering fans an exclusive
pre-sale from 9am on Wednesday 5th January.
The May 2011 UK tour dates include Northampton Roadmenders (14), Cambridge
Junction (15), Birkenhead Arts Centre (17), Buxton Opera House (18),
Edinburgh Picture House (20), Aberdeen Lemon Tree (21), York Opera House
(23), Norwich Waterfront (24), Brighton Komedia (26), Poole Mr Kyps (27) and
Birmingham Town Hall (29).
For interview opportunities and further info, please contact:
Peter Noble and Will Taylor at Noble PR Consultancy: 0207 272 7772.
Glenn and his solo band will be in the UK again soon for an 11 date tour covering all corners of the country.
Kicking off in May at Northampton and ending in Birmingham, it promises to be one of the many highlights Glenn has planned for you in 2011!
An exclusive presale is available from 9:00AM January 5th via www.ents24.com.
View the full list of dates now!
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As the excitement builds for the debut gigs in the UK for Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian,
Black Country Communion, Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham will be the featured guests this evening on UK radio programme,
BBC Midlands Today at 6:30PM GMT (1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT).
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29TH
Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Box Office: 0870 320 7000
Address: North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RQ
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30TH
O2 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Address: Shepherd’s Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
Further details available from here:
Glenn sends us all Holiday Greetings 😎
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody.
Thank you so much for a great year this past year.
Hope to see you soon, especially with BCC, Black Country Communion.
You can now view fan filmed videos and official set lists from these recent gigs using the link below: