Glenn Hughes re-schedules four dates of his ‘Performs Classic Deep Purple Live’ May 2019 UK tour dates. The re-scheduled dates are –

Salisbury City Hall Sunday 17 November
Norwich Waterfront (venue change from Norwich UEA) Wednesday 20th November
Holmfirth Picturedrome Saturday 23rd November
Birmingham O2 Institute Friday 29th November

Tickets can be booked from www.thegigcartel.com or by calling the 24 hour box office – 08444 780 898

Refunds for customers who’ve purchased tickets for the above can be made available until Monday 27th May should they no longer wish to or are unable to attend the rescheduled November dates.

The re-scheduled concerts follow the news of Glenn Hughes needing to cancel his May 2019 UK tour dates due to illness. He needs to be treated for an illness that while not life threatening, must be dealt with immediately so that does not become a serious problem. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The shows for Edinburgh, St Albans, Liverpool and Nottingham had to be cancelled. Customers for the cancelled shows have been asked to return to their original point of purchase to request refunds

The former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, was scheduled to kick off the second leg of his ‘Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple’ UK Tour at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on Tuesday 14th May. The first leg of his UK received rave reviews.

Glenn Hughes, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, performed his “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live” show at Moscow International House Of Music in Moscow, Russia on November 19th. Fan-filmed video of the full performance is now available online.

Setlist:

Intro
Stormbringer
Might Just Take Your Life
Sail Away
Gettin’ Tighter
You Keep on Moving
Keyboard Solo
You Fool No One” (with guitar and drum solos)
Mistreated
Smoke on the Water
Georgia on My Mind

Encore:
Burn

Whitesnake are set to release a brand new live album, ‘The Purple Tour (Live)‘, on January 19th 2018.

Whitesnake’s new live collection highlights singer David Coverdale’s time in Deep Purple with performances of Deep Purple and Whitesnake classics.

Whitesnake revisited the music that singer David Coverdale recorded with Deep Purple in the Seventies when they released The Purple Album two years ago. The album, and the tour that followed, offered fans new modern interpretations of Purple classics like ‘Burn’ and ‘Mistreated.’ Highlights from the historic tour will be featured in a new live collection, including double-disc versions that feature audio, video and a selection of bonus material.

The Purple Tour (Live) will be available as CD/DVD or CD/Blu-ray sets. Additional formats include a double-LP, single CD, and digital version.

The Purple Tour (Live), Whitesnake puts their distinctive spin on several songs from Coverdale’s studio albums with Deep Purple – Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974), and Come Taste The Band (1975). Highlights include: ‘You Fool No One,’ ‘The Gypsy‘ and ‘Soldier Of Fortune.’ The double-disc collection also includes video footage of the concert mixed to 5.1 Surround Sound, plus a new music video for ‘Burn,’ band interviews, and a number of bonus performances not available on the CD or vinyl versions.

The Whitesnake line-up that appears on The Purple Tour (Live) includes: singer David Coverdale, guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, drummer Tommy Aldridge and keyboardist Michele Luppi.

Coverdale says there was never any intention to compete against the original recordings. “We just wanted to play the damn songs. Each member of the band. brought their incredible individual talents and a real band identity to this music. We’ve all done the best we can with this project with respect to the music, and the legacy of Deep Purple Mk3 and Mk4.

In addition to songs originally recorded by Deep Purple, The Purple Tour (Live) also features performances of killer Whitesnake tracks like ‘Fool For Your Loving‘ from Slip Of The Tongue (1990), ‘Love Ain’t No Stranger‘ from Slide It In (1984), plus ‘Still Of The Night,’ ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Is This Love‘ and the #1 smash ‘Here I Go Again‘ from Whitesnake (1987).

PreOrder your copy of The Purple Tour (Live):
CD/BluRay (Amazon details don’t yet indicate Blu-ray, but it is)
CD/DVD (Amazon details don’t yet indicate DVD, but it is)
2 LP
CD
Digital

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Simon McBride will be touring as guitarist for Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan.

‘Ian Gillan sings Deep Purple‘ is a 9-show run through eastern Europe and Russia in November 2016 playing some of the most prestigious venues those countries have to offer, including the Kremlin Palace.

The tour has Don Airey’s band including McBride on guitar and a philharmonic orchestra backing Ian Gillan in a programme of Deep Purple songs and material from Gillan’s solo career.

In December Simon McBride sets off with his own band for a tour through Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland and Slovakia.

Tour dates

4/11 Sofia, Bulgaria: NDK National Palace of Culture
5/11 Skopje, Macedonia: Boris Trajikovski Sports Centre
7/11 Belgrade, Serbia: Sava Centar
8/11 Budapest, Hungary: Papp Laszlo Arena
10/11 Odessa, Ukraine: National Opera House
11/11 Kieve, Ukraine: Ukraine Palace
13/11 Minsk, Belarus; Palace of the Republic
15/11 Russia, Moscow: Kremlin Palace
17/11 Russia, St Petersburg: BKZ Oktyabrsky
19/11 Poland, Warsaw: Hala Kolo

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Whitesnake – The Purple Album

Frontiers Records (May 2015)

Reviewer – Stephen Brophy

There has been an awful lot of chatter about this release for the last couple of months. Yes this is Whitesnake doing an album of Deep Purple songs, the initial idea to work with Jon Lord never came to pass, but as with all albums I take it at face value and what we get here is an enjoyable romp through a specific period of Purple’s history while David Coverdale was at the helm as lead singer.
Honestly I thought the lead off track from this album was poor, and although I like the original version of ‘Stormbringer’, there is something about the reworking on this album that just doesn’t sit well. Personally I feel it just seems to have too many effects on it that distract from the song itself, but that’s not something that should stop you from giving the album a go. After all it’s only one out of thirteen tracks and you may well like it anyway.
So The Purple Album kicks off with the iconic ‘Burn’ which is a track I’ve always loved, having experienced it both on album and live from a number of singers. Coverdale handles it with ease and for me at least there’s always something different and generally better hearing the original singer delivering the song. And of course there are some great tracks on here, how could they not be, they are classics, such as ‘Sail Away’, ‘Holy Man’ and ‘Soldier Of Fortune’. The arrangements are all really good, but for me they haven’t been able to achieve the impossible and make a great flow through the album, it’s such a very hard thing to do with a collection of songs like this, but there are definite high points and the playing throughout is superb, some wonderful guitar work from Joel Hoekstra certainly helps to add a Whitesnake slant to a number of the songs.
There is bound to be some divided opinion about The Purple Album, and after all you can never please all of the people all of the time, but sometimes you just need to put up the volume, sit back and let it blast, take ‘You Fool No One’ for example, it manages to really rock along, retaining touches of classic and modern, with the ability of sounding fresh, there’s nothing wrong with being torn a bit by an album, but you need to give it a fair shake before dismissing it out of hand, something that is all to do in modern times, as I type this the huge grooves of ‘Love Child’ are bouncing around my head.
This is essentially a covers album, but it’s also a reworking, and in places an attempt to modernise some of the originals, and it’s a good job, but for a couple of tracks that don’t quite hit the mark for me. Having said that to hear Coverdale working on some of these classic tracks again is a joy in itself. This of course would have been a hugely more valuable project had the wonderful Jon Lord survived to play on it and I’d like to think he would have really enjoyed it too. Will be interesting to see how these tracks are received in the live arena, for me a lot of these tracks will suit Coverdale’s voice a lot more now, and that could be a very interesting mix with the Whitesnake standards that will be demanded by the fans. This was never going to be the best Whitesnake release, would be amazed were it intended to be, but it’s interesting, well made and contains all of the musical pieces of the puzzle, take a listen through this archive and make your own mind up.

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© Ash Newell Photography

Whitesnake have just unleased a new promo video for “Soldier of Fortune” – a song taken from their forthcoming album “ The Purple Album”.

The new Snake album is released by Frontiers Music SRL on Monday May 18th.

The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon – Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a behind the scenes featurette on the recording of the album, and in a double LP vinyl format. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” says Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The university of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert.”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

The Purple Album tracklist

Whitesnake will be going out on tour later this year together with Def Leppard & Special Guests Black Star Riders.

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Today Whitesnake premiered Burn from the upcoming “The Purple Album” released via Frontiers Music SRL in the UK on May 18th.

Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.

The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon – Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a behind the scenes featurette on the recording of the album, and in a double LP vinyl format. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” says Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The university of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert.”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

The Purple Album – Track Listing:

  • Burn
  • You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
  • Love Child
  • Sail Away
  • The Gypsy
  • Lady Double Dealer
  • Mistreated
  • Holy Man
  • Might Just Take Your Life
  • You Keep On Moving
  • Soldier Of Fortune
  • Lay Down Stay Down
  • Stormbringer

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:

  • Lady Luck
  • Comin’ Home

DVD Content:

Lady Double Dealer – Music Video

Sail Away – Mix Music Video

Stormbringer – Music Video

Soldier Of Fortune – Music Video

Purple Album Behind The Scenes

Purple Album EPK

Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as “Slide It In,” “Here I Go Again,” “Still Of The Night” and “Is This Love.” Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour.

2015 Tour Dates

DATE CITY, STATE VENUE
May 28th Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino
May 29th Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
Jun 4th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Jun 5th Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Pool Amp
Jun 6th Pala, CA Pala Casino – Starlight Theater
Jun 9th Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
Jun 11th San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Jun 17th Shawnee, OK Grand Events Center
Jun 19th Biloxi, MS Hard Rock
Jun 22nd Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
Jun 23rd San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater
Jun 25th El Paso, TX Socorro Event Center
Jun 27th Greeley, CO Greeley Independence Stampede
Jun 30th Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Jul 2nd Rama, ON Casino Rama
Jul 3rd Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Jul 5th Northfield, OH Hard Rock
Jul 10th Mahnomen, MN Shoot Star Casino
Jul 16th Oshkosk, WI Rock USA
Jul 18th Merrillville, IN Star Plaza

 

                                                MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon – Standard Edition (http://geni.us/WSPurpleREGamz), Deluxe Edition (http://amzn.to/17Xxc2P)featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a behind the scenes featurette on the recording of the album, and in a double LP vinyl format.  Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise.  All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” state’s Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple was an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert!”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn”, to album closer “Stormbringer”, Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer”, “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

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Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. “The Purple Album” will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL“The Purple Album” is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.

The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon: a standard edition (http://amzn.to/1EQjry0), a deluxe edition (http://amzn.to/17Xxc2P) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes featurette on the recording of the album and in a double LP vinyl format. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” says Coverdale. “As I said to Richie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert.”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn” to album closer “Stormbringer“, Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer“, “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

Whitesnake 2015 © Ash Newell Photography
Whitesnake 2015 © Ash Newell Photography

The Purple Album – Track Listing:
1)            Burn
2)            You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
3)            Love Child
4)            Sail Away
5)            The Gypsy
6)            Lady Double Dealer
7)            Mistreated
8)            Holy Man
9)            Might Just Take Your Life
10)          You Keep On Moving
11)          Soldier Of Fortune
12)          Lay Down Stay Down
13)          Stormbringer

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:
14)          Lady Luck
15)          Comin’ Home

DVD Content:
Lady Double Dealer – Music Video
Sail Away – Mix Music Video
Stormbringer – Music Video
Soldier Of Fortune – Music Video
Purple Album Behind The Scenes
Purple Album EPK

WHITESNAKE 2015 TOUR DATES

DATE CITY, STATE VENUE
May 28th Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino
May 29th Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
Jun 4th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Jun 5th Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Pool Amp
Jun 6th Pala, CA Pala Casino – Starlight Theater
Jun 9th Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
Jun 11th San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Jun 17th Shawnee, OK Grand Events Center
Jun 19th Biloxi, MS Hard Rock
Jun 22nd Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
Jun 23rd San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater
Jun 25th El Paso, TX Socorro Event Center
Jun 27th Greeley, CO Greeley Independence Stampede
Jun 30th Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Jul 2nd Rama, ON Casino Rama
Jul 3rd Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Jul 5th  Northfield, OH Hard Rock
Jul 10th Mahnomen, MN Shoot Star Casino
Jul 16th Oshkosk, WI Rock USA
Jul 18th Merrillville, IN Star Plaza

 

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED INCLUDING UK, EUROPE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. STAY TUNED!

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