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“The Voice Of Rock” Glenn Hughes To Continue “Classic Deep Purple Live” Tour

Upon the recent completion of a successful South American and European festival tour, rock and roll legend Glenn Hughes is bringing the Classic Hits of Deep Purple Live tour to the United States. The 18-city trek kicks off on August 25th in Westbury, NY at the NYCB Theatre and travels around the Northeast before wrapping up in Tarrytown, NY on September 22nd. The tour will make stops in Asbury Park, NJ; Lancaster, PA; Cleveland, OH; and Boston, MA to name a few. The “Voice of Rock” will be performing various hits and deep cuts from the illustrious Deep Purple catalog including “Burn,” “Stormbringer,” “Sail Away” and “Smoke On The Water” among other rock classics. Glenn will be focusing on arrangements from the live albums – not studio recordings – for these songs, giving fans even more insight as to what it was like seeing a Deep Purple show during the 1970’s. Once the US run wraps at the end of September, Glenn Hughes will return to Europe to continue to bring his interpretation of the legendary music of Deep Purple to the fans worldwide.  All tour dates, VIP packages and ticket info can be found at

At a recent stop in Wales, UK; Alter Bridge frontman and Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy dropped in on the show. Hughes and company alongside Kennedy on guitar and vocals performed a raucous version of the Deep Purple classic “Highway Star.” A fan video of that performance can be seen here:

No stranger to collaborations, Glenn Hughes also collaborated with country music icon Eric Church at a concert last year that has been immortalized on Eric Church’s 61 Days In Church release. The audio of Glenn and Eric performing The Guess Who classic “American Woman” can be heard here:

Vocalist/bassist/songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer. The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze. In 1973, Hughes joined Deep Purple. The trailblazing hard-rock legends had just weathered the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass guitarist Roger Glover, but guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice continued with the addition of Hughes and David Coverdale. He spent key years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group, recording on the classic albums: Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste the Band. Since 1992, Hughes has toured extensively in Europe, Japan and South America in support of solo albums, but more recently has been involved with award winning supergroups’, Black Country Communion with guitar star Joe Bonamassa, keyboard player Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham and California Breed, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham. Glenn Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Mark III line up of Deep Purple on April 8, 2016.



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August 25th Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre
August 26th Hamden, CT Space Ballroom
August, 28th Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony
August 29th New York, NY Sony Hall
August 31st Wilmington, DE The Queen
September 1st Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
September 4th Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
September 5th Warrendale, PA Jergels
September 7th Glenside, PA The Keswick Theatre
September 8th Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
September 11th Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
September 13th Saint Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
September 15th Westland, MI The Token Lounge
September 16th Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
September 18th Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
September 19th Boston, MA The Wilbur
September 21st Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
September 22nd Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall