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Hughes’ European tour cancelled

Glenn Hughes; © Georgina Cates, image courtesy of Noble PRDespite all the efforts to save the day, it was announced today that the whole Glenn Hughes European tour has been cancelled. This includes the dates in both UK and the mainland between November 4 and December 14. The announcement puts the blame squarely on co-headliners’ Living Colour management, who double booked the band.

I am saddened and disappointed that I will not be able to perform for my UK and European fans as I had originally intended. When I partnered with Living Colour to do this tour, I thought we would be able to make something special happen at these shows. Unfortunately, an undermining manager got involved and in turn ruined what would have been an amazing tour. I can’t wait to get back to the UK and Europe to bring the new songs of Resonate to my fans overseas.

Thanks to Nigel Young for the info.

16 Comments to “Hughes’ European tour cancelled”:

  1. 1
    Jose Salcedo says:

    Una pena, ya estaba haciendo planes para Barcelona…

  2. 2
    Robert Sas says:

    Really bad form from Living Colour….. Seriously unprofessional from someone, if not the band themselves…

  3. 3
    Adel says:

    What a slap in the face. I am gutted and I feel sick. Bloody greedy stupid manages who will rott in hell.
    I guess I am left with the old boring DP tired set list to see them on tour in the uk next year.

  4. 4
    MaxAsso Liene says:


  5. 5
    Markus Derpuetz says:

    What a shame… ?

  6. 6
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Nevermind, there’s always next time….

  7. 7
    Marcus Streets says:

    Article from the Cambridge Independent – the new weekly local paper:


  8. 8
    Jean says:

    @3 I don’t understand why you would go to a boring gig… Furthermore if it’s only to criticize…

    I just wonder why GH always has such stupid things happening, and why it’s always other’s fault? (Yes I criticize but I won’t attempt to his shows :-D)

  9. 9
    uwe says:


  10. 10
    MacGregor says:

    From what we read & some of us are also thinking. Living Colour were the main act, or draw card & more people want to witness them in concert than Glenn Hughes & his band. Simple really. Many of those people want their money back when LC pull out, so there are not enough Hughes fans to fill the void! Personally I always found this gig a mismatch. LC are a devastating band, they should have been the main act, for every gig with Hughes supporting. Alter Bridge are also not in LC league, but in today’s fickle rock music world, they are probably more popular to a degree, not sure why! Who is supporting who there! Mismanagement, politics, money & on & on we go! For whatever reason. Cheers.

  11. 11
    Rock Voorne says:

    @ 10

    Would not be so sure about that.
    Glenn pulled out several sold out shows in the Netherlands in places like De Boerderij.
    It is not a huge hall but still…..
    And more relevant : LC did play in places like that as well, never in bigger venues.

    I suppose you re taling about your country?

  12. 12
    Rock Voorne says:

    @ 10

    Would not be so sure about that.
    Glenn pulled out several sold out shows in the Netherlands in places like De Boerderij.
    It is not a huge hall but still…..
    And more relevant : LC did play in places like that as well, never in bigger venues.

    I suppose you re talking about your country?

  13. 13
    DeeperPurps says:

    MacGregor @10. I agree. Though I prefer Glenn Hughes overall to Living Colour (who are a very fine band also and whom I like very much), LC was probably the main drawing card over Hughes for most people.

    What is not right though is LC pulling out of a commitment in such a way at the last minute. Whoever was responsible for that decision / action should probably be liable to civil action for breach of agreement. It is absolutely unconscionable that they leave Glenn Hughes, and all paying fans, high and dry in such fashion.

  14. 14
    MacGregor says:

    DeeperPurps @ 13- yes indeed, it is always disappointing to miss out on a gig at a late stage because of a cancellation. Especially when it has nothing to do with the artist & more to do with the proverbial ‘dirty money’ scheming of a third party! These days I would imagine there would be ‘get out’ clauses involved in certain contracts! Otherwise so many wouldn’t bother signing anything at all! Some artists don’t mind playing, as long as they can cover all their costs. Some artists & or management, promoters & venues are usually going for the bigger dollar! Business, it is such a dirty word at times! Or at least what can come with it in various disguises! Cheers.

  15. 15
    DeeperPurps says:

    MacGregor @14, yes I would imagine that there was probably some sort of legal clause that afforded LC some protection in this particular case. Morally and ethically however, it was not the right thing to do – basically stiffing Glenn Hughes and the fans in order to get onto a higher profile gig – Alterbridge being more well known worldwide with a bigger fan base, hence more exposure for LC, and perhaps more $$$.

  16. 16
    LitePurps says:

    Glenn has pulled this in the past. The shows were co headlining yet he acts as if it’s an honor for LC to play with him. The promoters pulled out bc GH isn’t a draw. And he’s being such a little diva about it, calling them names in the press and throwing everyone else but his team under the bus. Accept some responsiibilty.. ticket sales were poor. Old mans true colors prove he’s a prick DIVA! I went to the sold out solo shows for Living Colour in tilburg and Melkweg. They had 2 was to sell tickets and they sold these venues out. Glenny, let’s see you do the same in those venues…

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