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Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live – October 2023 tour celebrating 50 years of Burn album

Given the Gillan-fronted Deep Purple have largely disowned the output of the Mark III (and IV) Deep Purple, Glenn Hughes has been doing a sterling job keeping the flame alive for these classic Purple songs in recent years. And this Autumn he sets out on a new UK tour celebrating fifty years of the magnificent Burn album.

Hughes and his band will perform the legendary album in full as well as performing other Deep Purple songs from the Mark III and Mark IV eras. In addition to Hughes on bass/vocals, the band features  Soren Andersen (guitar), Ash Sheehan (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keyboards).

Special guests for all UK shows are Canadian rock and roll band, The Damn Truth.

Glenn Hughes: “It was 50 years ago, in the summer of 1973, that the BURN album by Deep Purple was written at Clearwell Castle in the Forest of Dean Gloucestershire,” reminisces Glenn. “It was recorded in October in Montreux, Switzerland. We all became one in this centuries old castle in the UK countryside, it felt like Deep were a new band, with David (Coverdale) and I as new members, we couldn’t wait to start working on new songs. The atmosphere was electric, in such amazing surroundings.”

“All the songs on BURN were written in the crypt/dungeon, underneath the great hall. We worked on a new song every 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.”

Featuring classics like ‘Might Just Take Your Life’, Mistreated and the magnificent title track, Burn was Deep Purple’s eighth studio album and the first to feature Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale, who replaced Roger Glover and Ian Gillan respectively.

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

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


Photo credit: Eric Duvet

Full UK tour dates:

Holmfirth, Picturedrome
Tuesday 10 October 2023

Southampton, The 1865
Thursday 12 October 2023

Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
Friday 13 October 2023

Nottingham, Rock City
Sunday 15 October 2023

Newcastle, Boiler Shop
Tuesday 17 October 2023

Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union
Friday 20 October 2023

Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
Saturday 21 October 2023

Bury St Edmunds, The Apex
Monday 23 October 2023

London, The Electric Ballroom
Wednesday 25 October 2023

Frome, Cheese & Grain
Saturday 28 October 2023

Manchester, Academy 2
Sunday 29 October 2023 

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