Scene News: GLENN HUGHES Announces 50th Anniversary of the album BURN Australian Tour



Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live – Celebratingthe 50th Anniversary of thealbum BURN





Hardline Media are thrilled to present ‘Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live Celebrating the 50th Anniversaryof the album BURN’, set for a runof shows in Australia in October 2024.

Glenn Hughesthe former bassist, and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will perform songs from Deep Purple’s legendary rockalbum “BURN” along with DeepPurple MKIII and MKIV songs.


‘It was 50 years ago, in the summer of 1973, that the BURN album by Deep Purple was written atClearwell castle in The Forrest ofDean, Gloucestershire,” reminiscesGlenn. “It was recorded in October in Montreux, Switzerland.”


Continues Hughes, “We all becameone in this centuries old castle in theUK countryside, it felt like Deep were a new band, with David (Coverdale) and I as new members, we couldn’t wait tostart working on new songs. Theatmosphere was electric, in suchamazing surroundings.

“All the songs on Burn were written in the crypt/dungeon, underneath thegreat hall. We worked on a new songevery day, and we were in the flow.Musically we would play, and work out ideas, and David and I would come up with vocal melodies that would later have lyrics. I remember it like it was yesterday.”


“As you could imagine, Ritchie Blackmore was in full prankster mode, Jon had warned me, and he rigged my room one night with a speaker that washidden, and had ghostly voices delivered to my bedside.”


“The title track was the last song to be written. We came back from the pub,and went down into the crypt, andmagic happened.”


Concludes Hughes, “It’s time tocelebrate BURN, and I’m really looking forward to seeing you.”






Burn is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Deep Purple, written and recorded in1973, and released in February1974. The album was the first tofeature then- unknown David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes, from Trapeze, on bass and vocals.


The album was recorded in Montreux, Switzerland, in November 1973, with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. With theaddition of David Coverdale andGlenn Hughes, Purple’s hard rock sound became more boogie-oriented, incorporating elements of soul and funk, which would become much more prominent on the follow-up album, Stormbringer.


Burn hit #3 on the UK AlbumsChart, #9 on the US Billboard200, and #1 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Norway.


In 2004 Burn was remastered and released with bonus tracks. Coronarias Redig was recorded during the Burn recording sessions, used only as a B-side for the Might Just Take Your Life single in 1974. It appears as a bonus track (in remixed form) on the anniversary edition re-release.The 2004 remix version of Burnwas later used in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.


In 2005 an unauthorised documentary about the album was produced as part of “The UltimateCritical Review” series. It featuredbrand new interview with theoriginal Deep Purple Mk III bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes.


Lead single Might Just Take YourLife, released 4 March, was DeepPurple’s first UK single in two years.


The phenomenal title track started things off at full throttle and challenged the seminal HighwayStar for the honour of best openerto any Deep Purple album, whileshowcasing the always impressive drumming of Ian Paice. The fantastic slow-boiling blues of Mistreated’s greatness qualifies itfor the highest echelons of hard rock achievement, and therefore ranks as an essential item in the discography of any self-respecting music fan.









Glenn Hughes is an inductee intothe Rock and Roll Hall of Fameas part of the MK 3 line up of Deep Purple. He spent the formative years of his career as the beloved bassist and vocalist of the group and performed on the classic albums Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974) and Come Taste The Band (1975).


The vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter is a true original. Noother rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending theelements of hard rock, soul andfunk. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favourite white singer. The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze.


In 1973, Hughes joined Deep Purple. The trailblazing hard-rock legends had just weathered thedeparture of vocalist Ian Gillanand bass guitarist Roger Glover,however guitarist Ritchie Blackmorekeyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice continued with the addition of Hughes and David Coverdale.


Since 1992, Hughes has touredextensively throughout Europe,Japan, and South America in support of solo albums. He has recorded four studio albums with the multi-award- winning supergroup Black Country Communion featuring guitarist Joe Bonamassa, keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham.


In 2016 he released his criticallyacclaimed solo album Resonatefeaturing the rock radio hit“Heavy”, and in 2017 hereleased Black CountryCommunion’s fourth studioalbum “BCCIV” to ecstatic reviews.


In 2019 Glenn joined the DeadDaises as their lead singer andbass guitarist, recorded two albums, Holy Ground (2021) and Radiance (2022) and toured the world.


“If you haven’t seen Glenn Hughesperform, rectify that immediately. He isnot human. He is something else. An absolutely extraordinary vocalist, and his bass playing Is perfection. GOAT!!I’m blown away. Can you tell?”  JustinHawkins, The Darkness (after seeing Hughes perform on the Monsters of Rock boat cruise, 2024)


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GLENN HUGHES Australian TourDates

Sat 5th October  Canberra  The Baso

Sun 6th October – Brisbane – The Zoo

Thur 10th October – Sydney – Factory Theatre

Sat 12th October  Melbourne  Croxton

Sun 13th October – Adelaide – The Gov


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