MetalTalk GIG OF THE WEEK: GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS 'CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE' ON MAY 2019 UK TOUR


UPDATED 11th MAY 2019


We wish Glenn all the very best for a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back in the UK when the dates are rescheduled.

glenn hughes

The anticipation has been building since the dates were announced last year and Glenn Hughes' eight date UK 2019 tour, which kicks off in Holmfirth on Tuesday 14th, will be a dynamic, turn-back-the-clocks, two-hour live extravaganza homage to Glenn's tenure in Deep Purple MK 3 and MK 4.

Taking inspiration from the Blackmore/Coverdale/Hughes/Lord/Paice Deep Purple MK 3 California Jam and 'Made In Europe' era, the upcoming live show features Purple classics 'Burn', 'Stormbringer', 'Might Just Take Your Life' and 'Mistreated', as well as tracks previously never performed live by the original MK 3 line-up.

Classic material from the Tommy Bolin MK 4 period is also featured, including 'Getting Tighter', Glenn's funk rock extravaganza extraordinaire, plus the brooding Coverdale/Hughes masterpiece 'You Keep On Moving'.



Deep Purple MK 2 hits 'Highway Star' and 'Smoke On The Water' are also featured, because, as Glenn points out: "I did play both these numbers during my time with Purple and they were mainstays of the live set when I was in the band.

"As my manager pointed out to me, the first time 'Smoke On The Water' was ever played live at Madison Square Garden was when David and I were in the band in 1974. I love singing 'Highway Star' too.

"A few years back, I cut a barnstorming version of 'Highway Star' for the 'Machine Head' anniversary tribute album with my good friends Steve Vai and Chad Smith. I'm not playing anything on the forthcoming tour that I didn't either play live or record in the studio with Purple."

Before the 'Classic Deep Purple Live' world tour, the last time Glenn performed a show solely of Deep Purple material was his last concert with Purple at the Liverpool Empire on March 15th 1976 and Glenn now feels the time is right to acknowledge and pay homage to his past, his musical legacy, and, most importantly, to one of history’s most seminal and influential bands.

Special guest on the tour will be Laurence Jones, who is tipped as the future of blues rock and has won several major awards and accolades and sold over 50,000 copies of his four albums. He's supported Status Quo, Gary Clark Jr, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Bay, Van Morrison, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa, Jools Holland, Eric Burdon and many more.

Tour dates are:
Tuesday 14 May: The Picturedome, Holmfirth
Wednesday 15 May: The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Friday 17 May: O2 Institute, Birmingham
Saturday 18 May: UEA Student's Union, Norwich
Monday 20 May: Alban Arena, St Albans
Tuesday 21 May: City Hall, Salisbury
Thursday 23 May: O2 Academy, Liverpool
Friday 24 May: Rock City, Nottingham

Tickets for all shows are available right here.

 

 

© All written site content is copyright MetalTalk.net 2008-2019, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.