As the official press release says…
Glenn Hughes is forced to cancel his UK/European tour today after the co-headliner Living Colour booked a conflicting support slot on Alter Bridge’s European tour. New management for Living Colour knowingly booked them onto the Alter Bridge tour although they were already confirmed for the Glenn Hughes co-headline tour, which had been on sale since April. Alter Bridge and Glenn Hughes have been long-time friends and neither Alter Bridge, their management and agents or even Living Colour’s agent TKO were aware that this was taking place.
Glenn Hughes was planning on touring Europe in support of his upcoming solo album, Resonate. When word got to promoters that Living Colour were no longer planning to perform on the co-headline dates, they were forced to refund all tickets. All ticket holders of Glenn Hughes’ UK/European tour will be offered refunds at the point of purchase and can call the venues for more information.
“I am saddened and disappointed that I will not be able to perform for my UK & 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” explains Glenn Hughes.
This is deep into WTF territory; I can’t think of any other tour that’s collapsed in similar circumstances, even though the usual “factors beyond our control” can cover a multitude of sins.
While it may prove that there’s more to this story that meets the eye, it does look as though there are some deeply scummy people in the world of rock’n'roll management.
Glenn Hughes new album “Resonate” is releases on November 4th.