With recent announcements of live shows in South America and Europe in August, September and October, Glenn Hughes, the legendary “Voice of Rock”, is extending his 2015 Solo Tour with new shows in the UK, spanning mid October into November.
Support is from Jared James Nichols. Tickets went on sale in the UK on June 23 for the following venues:
- Monday 19th – Norwich, ENGLAND – Waterfront
- Tuesday 20th – Newcastle, ENGLAND – Tyne Theatre
- Thursday 22nd – Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND – Limelight
- Friday 23rd – Glasgow, SCOTLAND – The Garage
- Sunday 25th – Holmfirth, ENGLAND – Picturedrome
- Monday 26th – Bilston, ENGLAND – Robin 2
- Wednesday 28th – York, ENGLAND – Fibbers
- Thursday 29th – Manchester, ENGLAND – Club Academy
- Sunday 1st – London, ENGLAND – Electric Ballroom
Joining Hughes for his UK shows, will be Doug Aldrich (Revolution Saints & formerly Whitesnake, Dio) as guitar player and powerhouse Swedish drummer and longtime solo band member, Pintus Engborg, rounding out the trio.
The set will showcase highlights from Glenn’s colourful career: Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, California Breed along with his solo material.
It’s always a great pleasure for me to play in the UK. I have lived in Los Angeles most of my life, but my career started back in the UK. I love my fans, and personally interact with them online, or at venues on my travels. There is no greater high than performing and to reach out to my fanbase. Joining my Band on Tour will be Doug Aldrich, former Whitesnake and Dio Guitar player. “Ronnie introduced me to Doug years ago, and I felt it was time to ask Doug to Rock with me. It’s gonna be EPIC!
Support for the tour is Jared James Nichols who recently released his debut EP Old Glory & The Wild Revival.
Vocalist/bass guitarist/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. That astonishing voice is Hughes’ calling card. He’s known as a singer’s singer. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer.
Hughes, a native of Cannock, England, absorbed all kinds of influences, including early British hard rock, the Beatles and, most importantly, American soul and R&B. The sleek Motown sound from Detroit and the gritty Stax/Volt sound from Memphis left their mark on him.
The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze. The band’s early ’70s albums included Medusa, Trapeze and You Are The Music… We’re Just The Band.
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.
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 just last year, California Breed, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham along with newcomer guitarist Andrew Watt.
In between his hectic schedule, Hughes also found time to publish a book, Glenn Hughes : The Autobiography – From Deep Purple To Black Country Communion, the Number 1 best seller is available in both hard and soft cover editions from all good retailers.
So make no mistake. The Voice of Rock never left the building.
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