Glenn Hughes Celebrates The 50th Anniversary of Deep Purple’s “Burn” With Tour

Glenn Hughes

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Rock icon Glenn Hughes will be hitting the road this month to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Deep Purple’s Burn. The outing will be a co-headline tour with Yngwie Malmsteen.

Burn marked the first album by Deep Purple’s Mark III lineup, including Hughes on bass and vocals, David Coverdale on vocals, and founding members Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, and Jon Lord. It was written at Clearwell Castle in Gloucestershire, UK, and ultimately recorded in November of 1973 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 song. The atmosphere was electric, in such amazing surroundings,” Hughes says.
“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.”

The song “Burn” became an anthem for the band for its burning tempo and vocals.

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

The tour kicks off August 16th at the Landis Theater in Vineland, New Jersey and will cross the U.S. through September. The final date is slated for September 23rd at the Capitol Theater in Clearwater, Florida.

Glenn Hughes “Burn” Tour Dates:

Aug 16Landis TheaterVineland, NJ *
Aug 18Strand TheaterHudson Falls, NY
Aug 19The ChancePoughkeepsie, NY
Aug 22The Palladium Times SquareNEW YORK, NEW YORK
Aug 23The ParamountHuntington, NY
Aug 25The King of ClubsColumbus, OH
Aug 26Arcada Theaterst. Charles, IL
Aug 28Granada TheaterDallas, TX *
Aug 30House of Bluesnew Orleans, LA
Sep 01House of BluesHouston, TX
Sep 02Tobin CenterSan Antonio, TX
Sep 04MarqueeTempe, AZ
Sep 06House of BluesSan Diego, CA
Sep 08Saban TheaterBeverly Hills, CA
Sep 09Performing Arts CenterOxnard, CA
Sep 11House of BluesAnaheim, CA
Sep 13Oriental TheaterDenver, CO
Sep 15Emerald TheaterMt. Clemens, MI
Sep 16Blue NoteHarrison, OH *
Sep 19The PalladiumWorcester, MA
Sep 20JergelsWarrendale, PA *
Sep 22Parker PlayhouseFt. Lauderdale, FL
Sep 23Capitol TheaterClearwater, FL

* Glenn Hughes Only

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