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Glenn Hughes: Let it shine

Photo credit: Georgina Cates

Glenn Hughes was in agony.

“I remember walking off stage at some point during my show in London last year and telling my assistant: ‘I don’t think I can finish the show’. I was sad, I was crying, I was actually in so much pain, but the audience was so amazing they just lifted me.”

It’s a testament to the then 64-year-old’s resilience that nobody noticed – but the mercurial performer knew he couldn’t continue to fight through the pain night after night. Confined to a wheelchair offstage, the only solution was to have both knees replaced – one in December 2015, the other in January – and undergo months of physical therapy. But not content with merely learning to walk again, Hughes also spent the recuperation period writing songs.

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Glenn Hughes going it alone in London

Glenn Hughes is hitting the UK for a series of shows, kicking off in Norwich on 19 October and reaching London on 1 November.

The rock veteran’s solo concerts will celebrate his entire back catalogue, including songs made famous during his time with Trapeze, Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, and, most recently, California Breed.

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