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.
For the first time in 40 years Australia and NZ fans witnessed Glenn Hughes – The Voice of Rock and one of the finest hard rock singer/ musicians of his generation fronting a handpicked band live in concert, as he revisited some of Deep Purple’s all-time greatest songs.
“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 seriously excited to get out there and play tracks like Burn, Stormbringer, You Keep On Moving, Mistreated and Getting Tighter, as well as some of those older songs that helped define the genre. With this band, I know we’re going to add up to a pretty incredible show.”
Glenn was inducted into the Rock’n’ Roll Hall of Fame last year along with other Deep Purple members.