Glenn Hughes played his last concert with Deep Purple on March 15, 1976, at Liverpool's Empire Theatre. On that night, the UK bassist and vocalist walked away from one of history's truly game-changing rock phenomena and never looked back — until now.
This September, Australia and New Zealand will witness one of the finest hard rock singer/ musicians of his generation fronting a handpicked band live in concert, as he revisits some of Deep Purple's all-time greatest songs for the first time in more than 40 years, with epic stadium rock production.
"Most Purple fans rank Burn and Stormbringer among the greatest albums the band ever made, in any incarnation," Glenn says. "Over that Mk III period, we were also performing Mk II classics like Smoke On the Water and Highway Star every night on massive world tours.
"I'm incredibly excited to get out there and play tracks like Burn, Mistreated, Stormbringer and Getting Tighter, as well as some of those older songs that helped define the genre. With this band, I have a feeling they’re going to add up to a pretty incredible show."
Glenn's powerhouse voice and peerless rock'n'roll showmanship left audiences and critics gasping when he fronted the Music of Cream concerts with Malcolm Bruce, Kofi Baker and Robben Ford in autumn, 2017.
With one of the heaviest repertoires known to rock, and sound and lighting production values befitting the legend, Glenn Hughes' Classic Deep Purple shows are destined to write a new page in rock history.