(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Glenn Hughes, the former bassist / vocalist of classic rock legends Deep Purple, has confirmed recent rumors and announced a U.S. tour, where he’ll play material from his former band.
Billed the “Classic Deep Purple Live“ Tour, the current frontman for rock super group Black Country Communion has announced that he will be performing Deep Purple-only material with his nationwide U.S. tour from August to September.
Details suggest each show will be a two-hour live extravaganza paying homage to his tenure in the MK 3 and MK 4 incarnations of Deep Purple. For the performances, Glenn will be on lead vocals and bass guitar, while the touring band features Soren Anderson (guitar), Jesper Bo Hansen (keyboards), and Fer Escobedo (drums).
Hughes had the following to say:
“I’m excited to be touring the Classic Deep Purple Live in the US 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 US, then the UK in October, we’ll be on fire.“
25 – NYCB Theatre – Westbury, NY
26 – Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
28 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
29 – Sony Hall – New York, NY
31 – The Queen – Wilmington, DE
1 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
4 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
5 – Jergels – Warrendale, PA
7 – The Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA
8 – Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA
11 – The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
13 – Arcada Theatre – Saint Charles, IL
16 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
18 – Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, NH
19 – The Wilbur – Boston, MA
21 – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
22 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY