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GLENN HUGHES Talks 2015 UK Tour & New Trio

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BRAND NEW OFFICIAL PHOTO OF GLENN’S BAND!
L-R: Pontus Engborg (drums), Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass) and Doug Aldrich (guitar)
Photo Credit: © Gene Kirkland
 
GLENN HUGHES, nicknamed the ‘Voice of Rock’, has today unveiled an official photo of his new band that he has put together for his European and UK 2015 Solo tour.  Glenn is pictured alongside drummer Pontus Engborg (far left) and ex-Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich (far right). The photo is taken by Gene Kirkland.
The band’s UK leg of the European tour stars on October 17th at the Southampton Engine Rooms and ends at London’s Electric Ballroom on November 1st.   Special guest on the tour is Jared James Nichols who recently released his critically acclaimed debut album Old Glory & The Wild Revival.
 
The concerts will showcase highlights from Glenn's career including Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, California Breed, along with his solo material.
"I felt it was time for me to start touring with my solo band," says Glenn, who is currently on tour in Brazil.  "I called my drummer Pontus Engborg , and guitar player Soren Andersen.  Soren had made a contractual commitment to do an autumn Tour in Scandinavia, so I had to find a replacement. There was only one man on my mind... Doug Aldrich."
 
"I’ve known Doug from his time with Ronnie Dio, and of course Whitesnake. Doug played with me on a couple of Purple songs at a festival the night before Ronnie passed away. We had great chemistry, and talked about playing together again, when schedules permitted.
Continues Hughes, "Doug is a welcome addition to my Band, and is a dear friend, both loving and nurturing, and is a rock phenomenon.  I'm beyond grateful to return to a Solo Band touring cycle, that will see me travel across many continents these next 12 months. See you down the front. "
 
GLENN HUGHES – 2015 UK TOUR DATES
with special guest Jared James Nichols
 
OCTOBER
 
Saturday 17th - Southampton, Engine Rooms
Monday 19th - Norwich, Waterfront   
Tuesday 20th - Newcastle, Tyne Theatre  
Thursday 22nd - Belfast, Limelight 
Friday 23rd - Glasgow, The Garage  
Sunday 25th - Holmfirth, Picturedrome
Monday 26th - Bilston, - Robin 2  
Wednesday 28th - York, Fibbers  
Thursday 29th - Manchester, Club Academy 
 
 
NOVEMBER
 
Sunday 1st - London, ENGLAND – Electric Ballroom
 
Glenn Hughes is a true original.  No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk.  That astonishing voice is Hughes' calling card.  He's known as a singer's singer. Stevie Wonder once called Hughes his favorite white singer. "I love my fans, and interact with them online, or at venues on my travels," says Hughes. "There is no greater high than performing and to reach out to my fans."
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Hughes, a native of Cannock, England, absorbed all kinds of influences, including early British hard rock, the Beatles and, most importantly, American soul and R&B. The sleek Motown sound from Detroit and the gritty Stax/Volt sound from Memphis left their mark on him.
The first important band Hughes was a member of that achieved notable success was Trapeze. The band's early '70s albums included MedusaTrapeze and You Are The Music... We're Just The Band.
In 1973, Hughes joined Deep Purple. The trailblazing hard-rock legends had just weathered the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass guitarist Roger Glover, but guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice continued with the addition of Hughes and David Coverdale.
 
Since 1992, Hughes has toured extensively in Europe, Japan and South America in support of solo albums, but more recently has been involved with award winning supergroups', Black Country Communion with guitar star Joe Bonamassa, keyboard player Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and drummer Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham and just last year, California Breed, who also featured both Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham along with newcomer guitarist Andrew Watt.
In between his hectic schedule, Hughes also found time to publish a book, "Glenn Hughes : The Autobiography - From Deep Purple To Black Country Communion", the Number 1 best seller is available in both hard and soft cover editions from all good retailers.
So make no mistake. The Voice of Rock never left the building.
 
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