The legendary Glenn Hughes will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Deep Purple classic album Burn with eleven UK dates in October 2023. The show will find Glenn and his band performing the album alongside Deep Purple MKIII and MKIV songs.
“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,” Glenn says. “It was recorded in October in Montreux, Switzerland. We all became one in this centuries-old castle in the UK countryside.”
Burn was released in February 1974 and was the first to first to feature then-unknown David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes, from Trapeze, on bass and vocals.
“It felt like Deep Purple 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.
“As you could imagine, Ritchie Blackmore was in full prankster mode. Jon had warned me, and he [Ritchie] 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. It’s time to celebrate Burn, and I’m really looking forward to seeing you.”
Glenn will be joined by Soren Andersen (guitar), Ash Sheehan (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keyboards). Support is from The Damn Truth. Tickets are available now on a Planet Rock pre-sale and go on general sale at 10 am on 23 February 2023.