GLENN HUGHES, nicknamed the ‘Voice of Rock’, has today unveiled details of his new band that he has put together for his European and UK 2015 Solo tour. Alongside Hughes will be Pontus Engborg who has toured extensively with Hughes solo projects and ex-Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich.
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.
Hughes told Music-News that after a number of superstar projects with Black Country Communion and California Breed that it was time for a solo tour where he could concentrate on his music without any of the problems that come from having to dovetail with others projects and requirements.
"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
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
Thursday 29th - Manchester, Club Academy
Sunday 1st - London, ENGLAND – Electric Ballroom
Picture credit Mike Prior