Glenn Hughes To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Deep Purple’s “Burn” On October UK Tour

Glenn Hughes will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Deep Purple’s “Burn” on an October UK tour. The Damn Truth will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/10 Holmfirth, UK – Picturedrome
10/12 Southampton, UK – The 1865
10/13 Bexhill, UK – De La Warr Pavilion
10/15 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/17 Newcastle, UK – Boiler Shop
10/20 Glasgow, UK – Queen Margaret Union
10/21 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
10/23 Bury St Edmunds, UK – The Apex
10/25 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
10/28 Frome, UK – Cheese & Grain
10/29 Manchester, UK – Academy 2

Hughes commented:

“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. It was recorded in October 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 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 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.”

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