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Glenn Hughes Performs "Classic Deep Purple Live"

September 2018 Irish Tour For The First Time Ever in Ireland

October 2018 UK Tour Special Guest Laurence Jones

Tickets for the Irish Tour: BELFAST: £30 / DUBLIN: €35 www.seetickets.com

Tickets for the UK Tour: £27.50 (EXCEPT LONDON: £30.00)

24 HR Box Office: 08444 780 898, www.thegigcartel.com

Glenn Hughes, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE” for the first time ever in Ireland in September 2018 ahead of his nationwide UK tour in October 2018.

26-year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Laurence Jones will be his special guest on the UK leg of “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE” in October 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a fire at the Glasgow School of Art, which has affected O2 ABC Glasgow, the Glenn Hughes Glasgow concert has been moved to O2 Academy Glasgow on same date - Fri 12th Oct. All original tickets will be valid.

Hailed as “the future of the blues,” Laurence has won several major awards and accolades, and has sold over 50,000 albums across four albums. Hailed as “One to Watch” by all corners of the music industry, including press, concert and festival booking agents, blues fans and various musicians. Over the past five years, Laurence has really come into his own, and with his new album The Truth, he has now developing his own creative skin by writing and performing songs that are distinctive to his unique sound and identity.

“It is an honour to be special guest on Glenn Hughes’ “Classic Deep Purple Live” UK tour this October. He is such an icon and talented musician”, says Laurence.

The two date Irish tour and the nine date UK tour promise to be a dynamic, turn-back-the-clocks, two-hour live extravaganza homage to his tenure in MK 3 and MK 4 incarnations of Deep Purple - one of music history’s most seminal and influential rock and roll groups. Tickets for Belfast are priced £30 and for tickets for Dublin are €35. All tickets for the UK leg of the tour are priced £27.50, except London at £30.00.

Tickets for the Irish leg of the tour are available from www.seetickets.com.

For each show there will be 100 VIP tickets available. The tickets will include pre-show Meet & Greet, photo ops and an exclusive private ‘unplugged’ song performance from Glenn Hughes. Fans will also be able to take with them a signed tour poster.

Tickets for the UK leg of the tour are available from the 24 HR ticket hotline 08444 780 898 or www.thegigcartel.com.

"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."

As well as Glenn on lead vocals and bass guitar, the touring band also features Soren Anderson (guitar), Jesper Bo Hansen (keyboards) and new drummer for the project Fernando Escobedo (drums).

Deep Purple took a quantum leap when the then 20-year-old Glenn Hughes was seconded from British funk-rock outfit Trapeze in mid-1973. As bassist and co-vocalist (with David Coverdale), he helped steer the legendary rock group in the progressive direction of Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974) and Come Taste the Band (1975), while touring the world for three years.

His solo debut album Play Me Out (1977) preceded later albums with Black Sabbath and Gary Moore. The last 25 years have seen a rush of solo work and collaborations for the ‘Voice of Rock’ including mega hit America: What Time Is Love? with the KLF in 1992, and four critically acclaimed top selling studio albums released between 2010 and 2018 with rock super group Black Country Communion featuring Joe BonamassaJason Bonham and Derek Sherinian. Glenn was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 along with other members of Deep Purple.

Taking a page and inspiration from the Blackmore/Coverdale/Hughes/Lord/Paice Deep Purple MK 3 California Jam and Made in Europe era, the upcoming live show features the Purple classics BurnStormbringer, Might Just Take Your Life and Mistreated, amongst others, 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 Starand 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." 

Continues Glenn, "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. Not one to wallow in nostalgia, hence his extensive and varied  career post-Purple, Glenn feels the time is right to acknowledge and pay homage to his past, his musical legacy, and, most importantly, to one of rock and roll’s most acclaimed, influential and successful rock bands.

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

Glenn Hughes Performs "Classic Deep Purple Live"
September 2018 Irish Tour

TICKETS FOR IRISH TOUR: BELFAST: £30 / DUBLIN: €35 www.seetickets.com

Belfast, Waterfront 

Saturday 29th September 2018

Ticket Price: £30
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2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH
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Dublin, Olympia

Sunday 30th September 2018

Ticket Price: €35
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72 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 K135, Ireland
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Glenn Hughes Performs "Classic Deep Purple Live"
October 2018 UK Tour With Special Guest Laurence Jones

TICKETS FOR UK TOUR: £27.50 (EXCEPT LONDON: £30.00)
24 HR BOX OFFICE: 08444 780 898, www.thegigcartel.com

Bristol, O2 Academy

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Ticket Price: £27.50
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Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA
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Leamington, Assembly

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

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Ticket Price: £27.50
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Venue Box Office: 01926 311 311
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Spencer St, Leamington Spa, CV31 3NF
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Southampton, Engine Rooms

Friday 5th October 2018

Ticket Price: £27.50
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Unit K, West Quay Road
Southampton, SO15 1GZ
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Cardiff, Tramshed

Saturday 6th October 2018

Ticket Price: £27.50
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24 HR Box Office: 08444 780 898
Venue Box Office: 029 2023 5555
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Clare Rd, Cardiff CF11 6QP
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Leeds, University Union

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Ticket Price: £27.50
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University Square, Leeds, LS2 9JZ
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Newcastle, O2 Academy

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Ticket Price: £27.50
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24 HR Box Office: 08444 780 898
Venue Tel: 0191 260 2020
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Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SW
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*Glasgow, O2 Academy

Friday 12th October 2018

Ticket Price: £27.50
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24 HR Box Office: 0844 477 2000
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121 Eglinton St, Glasgow, G5 9NT
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Moved from O2 ABC Glasgow*

Manchester, Academy 2

Saturday 13th October 2018

Ticket Price: £27.50
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Venue Box Office: 0161 832 1111    
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Moss Lane East, Manchester, M14 4PX
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London, KOKO

Monday 15th October 2018

Ticket Price: £30.00
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Ticketweb Box Office: 0844 477 1000
Venue Box Office: 0207 388 3222 (12-5pm Mon-Fri)     
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1A Camden High St, London, NW1 7JE
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