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18th January 2018

glenn hughes

Glenn Hughes will be performing an entire set of Deep Purple classics when he headlines the Saturday night, 28th July, of this years' Steelhouse Festival.

Glenn will be joined at Steelhouse by Sunday headliners Black Star Riders, The Wildhearts, Dan Reed Network, Stone Broken, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, The Quireboys, King King with even more incredible acts still to be announced.

Tickets for Steelhouse are available right here.

Check out this personal message from Glenn himself.

Speaking on the White Line Fever podcast, Glenn discussed his current Classic Deep Purple Live tour, saying:

"I'm saying this out of respect but Deep Purple are on a tour called 'The Final Goodbye' or whatever it's called. It would appear the band are stopping touring. That's what I've been told from inside the office.

"All I can say to you is I'm doing the respectful thing by playing these songs. I may be the last man standing to do this, who can actually carry this off, and I'm going to embrace it and give it some love and bring it back to the fans.

"I just figured it was time to carry the torch, if you will, and play the songs I recorded and wrote whilst I was in the band — three albums and two live albums — and play a couple of the songs they did with David [Coverdale] in Mk III and a couple of Mk II hits which I will carry in the same arrangement that I did back in the seventies. And I think it will be an incredible thing for me to embrace the songs and for the songs to be very believable from somebody who's spiritually inclined to do that.

"You know why I'm doing it? I lost two members in Jon Lord and Tommy Bolin. I'm basically gracefully saying goodbye to those guys. I'm also saying goodbye... I'm going to be doing some touring behind this and it's very therapeutic for me, it's very cathartic to do this and to do it with love because, you know, I almost didn't make it.

"At the end of the seventies, I was almost a statistic so I stepped out of the fast lane and got well. All these years later, I'm spiritually in a good place and I'm trying to bring the love back to the fans and the followers. There's two generations of Deep Purple, the fans that are my age and their children."


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