‘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 nominations are in for the 2011 UK Classic Rock Magazine Awards.
Black Country Communion are up for Best Band and Best Album, plus Deep Purple’s Come Taste The Band for Best re-issue and MKIV Phoenix Rising for DVD.
You can vote from anywhere around the world 😎
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
A ‘tweet‘ message from Glenn and the band…
“Thanks everyone for keepin’ the freak flag flyin’, as I say, we are building a foundation…
GH & BCC”
GLENN HUGHES, the former singer and bass guitarist with Trapeze and Deep Purple, and currently the front man of the critically acclaimed rock supergroup Black Country Communion, will launch an exclusive weekly radio show on Planet Rock from Sunday, June 5th at 6:00PM GMT (10:00AM PT / 1:00PM ET).
You can tune-in and listen from anywhere worldwide over at www.planetrock.com
Every week, Glenn will choose his favorite rock songs, and seminal tracks that have influenced him over the years, plus songs that continue to inspire him today. As one of the true rock’n’roll icons, Hughes will reveal controversial tales and anecdotes from his long and glittering career, during which he’s played with some of the biggest and best bands and artists of all time. Get ready for stories about his experiences with Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Deep Purple and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name but a few.
“I would like to thank Planet Rock for giving me the opportunity to share with listeners on my show, the songs that have shaped my life,” says Hughes. “Every song is chosen by me, and there will rock ‘n’roll stories along the away. I am a messenger…“
Hughes continues Planet Rock’s tradition of bringing rock’s biggest names to the airwaves,” says Planet Rock’s Programme Director, Trevor White. “After a career spanning 40 years, he brings a wealth of stories from his life on the road, in the studio, his friendships with the likes of Keith Moon and Bonzo, the highs, the lows, and of course, the excesses. His choice of music will make the show a must listen.”
The series will run on Planet Rock on Sunday evenings at 6:00PM – 7:00PM (GMT) beginning on June 5th.
For further info click here: www.planetrock.com
Courtesy of Glenn and Laney Amplification 😎
Laney Amplification “Just Play It” message by the ‘Voice of Rock‘ Glenn Hughes, Solo and Black Country Communion.
His autobiography is available now.
While Glenn is in the UK for his book launch and just prior to his UK solo tour, he will be a featured guest on BBC Radio 2 broadcast with ‘Steve Wright In The Afternoon‘, between 2:00PM-5:00PM (GMT) on Thursday, May 12th, 2011.
Tune-in if you can!
Glenn will discuss his book and associated EP 😎
Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American classic rock group featuring blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), has announced the track-listing for their highly anticipated second album.
Produced by Kevin Shirley, the album, which is simply entitled “2”, will be released in the U.K. on June 13th via Mascot Records, and June 14th in the U.S. on the J&R Adventures label.
The album track listing is as follows:
1. The Outsider
2. Man In The Middle
3. The Battle For Hadrian’s Wall
4. Save Me
5. Smokestack Woman
7. An Ordinary Son
8. I Can See Your Spirit
9. Little Secret
Read the full online announcement here: http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/blackcountrycommunion/album2.htm
In July, Black Country Communion will embark on a UK tour that will take in concerts at Llandudno Cymru Arena (23rd July), London’s High Voltage Festival (24th July), Leeds O2 Academy (26th July), Newcastle O2 Academy (27th July), Glasgow 02 Academy (29th July), and the Manchester Academy (30th July). 24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0871 230 1101. Book Online:www.seetickets.com, www.thegigcartel.com.
Glenn Hughes will be in London to publicise the forthcoming BCC album on Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th.
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
Glenn and Black Country Communion have just sent us all a new HD video message 😎
Happy New Year from Black Country Communion!