Ex-Whitesnake Guitarist Doug Aldrich Tapped for Glenn Hughes’ Solo Band

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Glenn Hughes has recruited former Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich for his solo band.

Aldrich will perform with the former Deep Purple and Black Country Communion singer on his U.K. tour this October. He replaces Soren Andersen, who is leaving for a commitment to tour in Scandinavia. Hughes has retained his longtime drummer, Pontus Engborg.

“There was only one man on my mind—Doug Aldrich,” Hughes tell TeamRock. I’ve known Doug from his time with Ronnie Dio, and of course Whitesnake. Doug played with me on a couple of Purple songs at a festival the night before Ronnie passed away. We had great chemistry and talked about playing together again.

“Doug is a welcome addition to my band, is a dear friend, both loving and nurturing, and is a rock phenomenon. I’m beyond grateful to return to a solo band touring cycle that will see me travel across many continents these next 12 months. See you down the front.”

Glenn Hughes UK Tour 2015

Oct 17: Southampton Engine Rooms
Oct 19: Norwich Waterfront
Oct 20: Newcastle Tyne Theatre
Oct 22: Belfast Limelight
Oct 23: Glasgow Garage
Oct 25: Holmfirth Picturedrome
Oct 26: Bilston Robin 2
Oct 28: York Fibbers
Oct 29: Manchester Club Academy
Nov 01: London Electric Ballroom