Monday, February 19, 2018

Glenn Hughes to perform Classic Deep Purple set on UK tour

Glenn Hughes will exclusively perform material from his former band on his “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live” nationwide UK tour in October.

The nine date run – which opens in Bristol on October 2 – will see the singer/bassist deliver a two-hour live homage to his tenure in Deep Purple MK 3 and MK 4.

“I’m excited to be touring the Classic Deep Purple Live in the UK this October,” says Hughes. “I first toured Classic Deep Purple Live in Australia and New Zealand last year and it went down like a storm. We’re also touring the show throughout South America in April, and festivals throughout the summer. By the time we tour the UK in October, we’ll be on fire.”

“I’m not playing anything on the forthcoming tour that I didn’t either play live or record in the studio with Purple,”
adds the rocker. “I can still sing the songs, in some ways even better than I did in the 70’s. I can still perform them with the same energy that was on the stage back then, too.

“I feel that the time is right. It’s fun to get back into character of my days with Purple. I’m looking back at my life and I want to remember the good stuff. I’m incredibly excited to perform these songs, as they helped define the genre. I can assure you, the new show is going to blow your mind.”

A Planet Rock presale for the UK dates will begin on Wednesday, February 21, with general public tickets available Friday, February 23, via The Gig Cartel.

Hughes and the early lineups of Deep Purple were inducted into the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York in 2016 alongside fellow honorees Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago and N.W.A.

Following a pair of rare live dates last month in the UK, Hughes and Black Country Communion will continue to promote their latest effort, “BCCIV”, on the 4th Keeping The Blues Alive cruise on the Norwegian Jade for a trip that runs from Miami, Florida to Montego Bay, Jamaica from February 26 – March 2.

Check out live footage, below, of Hughes performing a pair of classic Deep Purple tracks on Australian TV last fall.

Glenn Hughes
"Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live"

2018 tour

Apr 07: Chauny, France @ Rock Aisne Festival
Apr 12: Valparaiso, Chile @ Teatro Municipal
Apr 14: Santiago, Chile @ Club Chocolate
Apr 15: Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Flores
Apr 17: Brasilia, Brazil @ Centro de Convencoes
Apr 19: Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Cine Theatro Brasil
Apr 21: Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Tropical Butanta
Apr 22: Limeira, Brazil @ Studio Mirage
Apr 24: Curitiba, Brazil @ Opera de Arame
Apr 26: Manaus, Brazil @ Porao do Alemao
Apr 28: Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Bar Opiniao
Apr 29: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador
Jun 07: Solvesborg, Swedne @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jul 28: Ebbw Vale, UK @ Steelhouse Festival
Oct 02: Bristol, UK Academy
Oct 03: Leamington, UK @ Assembly
Oct 05: Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms
Oct 06: Cardiff, UK @ Tramshed
Oct 09: Leeds, UK @ University Union
Oct 10: Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
Oct 12: Glasgow, UK @ ABC
Oct 13: Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
Oct 15: London, UK @ Koko

See also:

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to release Memories In Rock II live package
Black Country Communion stream video for The Cove
AUDIO: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow release first new recordings in two decades
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