Glenn Hughes, 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 frontman for rock super group Black Country Communion, has announced that he will perform Deep Purple-only material with his Classic Deep Purple Live nationwide U.S. tour in August-September 2018.

The tour promises to be dynamic, a 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.

Comments Hughes, “I’m excited to be touring the Classic Deep Purple Live in the U.S. late this summer. 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 international festivals throughout the summer. By the time we tour the U.S., then the U.K. in October, we’ll be on fire.”

As well as Glenn on lead vocals and bass guitar, the touring band also features Søren Andersen (guitar), Jesper Bo Hansen (keyboards) and Fer Escobedo (drums).

A second leg of the USA tour will added soon, with further shows throughout November and December.

Tour dates:

Aug. 25 – NYCB Theatre – Westbury, NY
Aug. 26 – Space Ballroom – Hamden, C
Aug. 28 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
Aug. 29 – Sony Hall – New York, NY
Aug. 31 – The Queen – Wilmington, DE

Sep. 1 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Sep. 4 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
Sep. 5 – Jergels – Warrendale, PA
Sep. 7 – The Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA
Sep. 8 – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA
Sep. 11 – The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep. 13 – Arcada Theatre – Saint Charles, IL
Sep. 16 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Sep. 18 – Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, NH
Sep. 19 – The Wilbur – Boston, MA
Sep. 21 – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
Sep. 22 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY

8 Responses

  1. Come on back to ND Glenn, loved hearing you in that little lounge on the campus here…this guy’s voice is still prime time baby.

    (I’m tellin’ ya, last night, “Jukebox Hero,” and I am thinking “no way is Kelly going to hit this note,” and it wouldn’t’ve been the end of the world, heck, Tony Martin hardly ever hit those notes he does on the records live, you know those notes I’m talkin’ about? the real tough ones right in between mid-range and high, and Kelly freaking hit ALL OF THEM, all the power, and since he’s had that gig for a while now he’s contoured his voice so it more aligns with Lou’s…I actually got goose bumps when Kelly did the climactic part of “Hero,” with much credit also to the lighting person.) 🙂 What’s happenin’ Doug R.?

    1. Feelin’ bad for my peeps up in NY, I hear it’s like 40°? “Cold As Ice!” But not for me, 80° here in the sunshine state! “Juke Box Hero,” 1 of my all-time faves! Late 70’s/early 80’s Foreigner were jukebox Heroes! Kelly is a great vocalist, and I never thought in a million years I’d be ok and accept someone else singing those great Foreigner/Gramm songs, but Hansen gets my stamp of approval! There’s only 1 Lou Gramm, of course, but there’s always room for another “Dirty White Boy!” 😉 Rock on, Paisan!

    2. The show goes on…it’s a different world now. We were lucky to be there when this stuff had context but the band performed with so much reverence for those songs and the vibe was great …I really can’t think of a better time I had at a show except for the Turbo tour with Dokken when I was like a kid.

  2. I’d love to see this show! Hopefully he’ll add some dates in my part of the country. Bring it on down to Texas Glenn! And talk your brother David Coverdale into making some guest appearances with you!

    1. Hey, James, what’s up bro? What’s been happening in big T? Run into Uncle Ted lately? Well if you do, duck! LOL!!! Yeah I’m hoping Glenn brings that Classic Deep Purple Live vibe down here to FL as well. He may be getting older, but you’d never know it! Be cool, James, cheers!

  3. Hey Doug! I’m great man, how you been? I think Ted has been so busy pissing every politician and news agency off recently thay all of the critters down here are safer than normal. Lol! Take care bro! Cheers!

    1. I’ve been great, James, rockin’ and rollin’ everyday! Lovin’ life and my Aerosmith pinball machine! So frigging awesome! – Uncle Ted and the critters, LMAO!!!! 😉

  4. Although I’ve never hear of his band mates, I’m guessing they’re pretty good if Glenn summoned them for this task. He still sounds amazing. I would like to hear him do some Purple, and it would be cool to see Coverdale join him (informally) for a song or two.
    And then of course, Sykes would come out as well 😉

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