Glenn Hughes WILL play Deep Purple hits on 2017 tour

Live for the first time in 40 years, the former Deep Purple bassist/vocalist visits New Zealand later this year.

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Classic Deep Purple Live! is coming to New Zealand courtesy of the band’s former bassist and vocalist, Glenn Hughes.

Exciting fans even more is news that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame inductee will perform Deep Purple’s biggest hits during the tour.

That’s right, Hughes and his backing band — Jeff Kollman, Lachy Doley and Pontus Engborg — will revisit some of Deep Purple’s best-known songs for the first time in over four decades.

The British rocker joined the iconic band in 1973, and played his last show with them on 15 March, 1976, at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre.

“Most Purple fans rank Burn and Stormbringer among the greatest albums the band ever made, in any incarnation,” he says. “Over that Mk III period, we were also performing Mk II classics like Smoke On The Water and Highway Star every night on massive world tours.”

Adding, “I’m incredibly excited to get out there and play tracks like Burn, Mistreated, Stormbringer and Getting Tighter, as well as some of those older songs that helped define the genre.”

Tickets for Glenn Hughes’ Classic Deep Purple Live! are on sale now.