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Glenn Hughes Announces 2023 U.K. Tour To Celebrate DEEP PURPLE 'BURN' 50th

The former DEEP PURPLE bassist & vocalist Glenn Hughes has announced 2023 U.K. tour to commemorate DEEP PURPLE's landmark album, 'BURN'. The "Glenn Hughes Performs Classic DEEP PURPLE Live - Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Album 'BURN'" includes 11 stops starting at Holmfirth, Picturedome on October 10, 2023 and will end at Manchester, Academy 2 on October29, 2023. More dates are said to be added. Canadian rockers THE DAMN TRUTH will be providing support.

Glenn will be performing the legendary record 'BURN' and will also be doing songs from MKIII & MKIV eras. Band members will include Soren Andersen (guitar), Ash Sheehan (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keyboards).

Hughes posted: "I'm very excited to announce my 11 date UK tour this OCTOBER

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Stay tuned for more show announcements I can't wait to see you"

"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 U.K. countryside, it felt like DEEP were a new band, with David [Coverdale, vocals] 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," he continues. "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.

"As you could imagine, Ritchie Blackmore [guitar] was in full prankster mode, Jon [Lord, keyboards] had warned me, and he rigged my room one night with a speaker that was hidden, 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, and magic happened."

'BURN' is DEEP PURPLE's 8th studio album and is the 1st to feature then upcomer David Coverdale on vocals and Hughes from TRAPEZE on bass and vocals. The album was written and recorded in 1973 and was released in February 1974.

'BURN' hit No. 3 on the U.K. albums chart, No. 9 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and No. 1 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Norway.

Glenn Hughes 2023 U.K. tour dates:

Oct. 10 - Holmfirth, Picturedome

Oct. 12 - Southampton, The 1865

Oct. 13 - Bexhill, De La War Pavilion

Oct. 15 - Nottingham, Rock City

Oct. 17 - Newcastle, Boiler Shop

Oct. 20 - Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union

Oct.21 - Wolverhampton, KK's Steel Mill

Oct. 23 - Bury St Edmunds, The Apex

Oct. 25 - London, The Electric Ballroom

Oct. 28 - Frome, Cheese & Grain

Oct. 29 - Manchester, Academy 2

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