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19th February 2018

glenn hughes

Glenn Hughes will be performing Deep Purple only material on his 'Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live' nationwide UK tour in October 2018.

The nine date tour promises to be a dynamic, turn-back-the-clocks, two-hour live extravaganza homage to his tenure in Deep Purple MK 3 and MK 4. Tickets have started to go on sale now and are available right here.

Glenn tells us:

"I'm excited to be touring the Classic Deep Purple Live in the UK this October. 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."

Tour dates are:

Tuesday 2nd October: Bristol, Academy
Wednesday 3rd October: Leamington, Assembly
Friday 5th October: Southampton, Engine Rooms
Saturday 6th October: Cardiff, Tramshed
Tuesday 9th October: Leeds, University Union
Wednesday 10th October: Newcastle, O2 Academy
Friday 12th October: Glasgow, ABC
Saturday 13th October: Manchester, Academy 2
Monday 15th October: London, Koko

The upcoming live shows feature the Purple classics 'Burn', 'Stormbringer', 'Might Just Take Your Life' and 'Mistreated', plus 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', Hughes' 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."

'Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live' is the first time Glenn has performed a show solely of Deep Purple material since his last show with Purple at the Liverpool Empire on March 15th 1976 and Glenn feels the time is right to acknowledge and pay homage to his past, his musical legacy and to one of the most acclaimed, influential and successful rock bands

"I can still sing the songs, in some ways even better than I did in the 70s," adds Glenn. "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."


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