01 December 2023
The Magic Rock Night with a true legend, "The Voice of Rock", Glenn Hughes formerly of Deep Purple
A true legend of world rock, "The Voice of Rock", Glenn Hughes formerly of Deep Purple at The Magic Rock Night! Opening the evening is the most successful Swiss rock band of the late 1980s and early 1990s, China.
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Rock'n'Roll is part of the DNA of Vallemaggia Magic Blues! In the past there have been several rock bands that have graced our stage. Since Ten Years After in 2007, the program has featured rock nights with some regularity with a focus on "classic rock" greats: Uriah Heep in 2011, Manfred Mann in 2012, Barclay James Harvest and the stainless Status Quo in 2013, Nazareth in 2014, The Quireboys and Uriah Heep in 2015, Vintage Trouble in 2016 and Wishbone Ash in 2017. Since 2018 we then decided to include a "Special Rock Night" every year, which since 2022 we have formalized as "Magic ROCK Night." In these last editions we had with us CoreLeoni (2018), the legendary Ian Paice, drummer of Deep Purple (2019), Brain Downey Alive & Dangerous (2021), The Quireboys (2022) and last year the great Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell with his The Bastard Sons.
Also for the next edition Cevio, on Thursday, July 25, 2024, will host the sixth edition of "Magic ROCK Night" with a true legend of world rock, "The Voice of Rock", Glenn Hughes formerly of Deep Purple arrives in Vallemaggia, with his new tour, Glenn Hughes - Performs classical Deep Purple Live and it will be an opportunity to listen again and celebrate "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of BURN" the legendary Deep Purple album released just 50 years ago! Glenn Hughes is known worldwide for playing bass and singing in the Mark III and IV lineups of Deep Purple, after he was recruited to replace Roger Glover on bass in 1973. With David Coverdale hired at the same time as Deep Purple's lead vocalist they shared the lead vocal role in the band for the next three albums Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974) and Come Taste the Band (1975), until they disbanded in 1976. He participated in Black Sabbath's album Seventh Star (1984). In 2016 Hughes was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as a member of Deep Purple. After a brief period of absence for health reasons Hughes returned to the big time in the early 2000s with a long series of proposals and collaborations, including those with John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers). He later founded the supergroup Black Country Communion (Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian) and in recent years was a member of The Dead Daisies. Leaving The Dead Daisies since 2023 he has been taking the "Glenn Hughes - Performs classical Deep Purple live" project around the world. Legendary evening not to be missed!!!
Opening the evening is the most successful Swiss rock band of the late 1980s and early 1990s, China. A band founded in 1985, they quickly achieved star status in Europe and Japan. Their second album even became a "gold record." Not many at the time could compete with their live shows, charisma, and reputation as one of the best live acts in Europe. After several line-up changes and disbandments in 2021 four members of the first line-up decided to come back and perform the songs that everyone missed and the Swiss Rock people loved. Singer Hardy Hartmeier will not only share the stage with longtime guitarist Claudio Matteo, but both will be in good company bringing along their old bandmates Freddy Scherer and Marc Lynn of Gotthard to play such unforgettable hits as In The Middle Of The Night, Sign In The Sky and Shout It Out. Vallemaggia Magic Blues rockers are you ready to feel nostalgic?
Please note that the "Vallemaggia Magic Blues" is promoted by the Association Magic Blues with the support of the Organizzazione turistica Lago Maggiore e Valli, the Canton with Swisslos, the Valley`s municipalities and numerous sponsors, who have believed and continue to believe in "The smallest big blues festival in Switzerland", main sponsor Heineken, co-main sponsor Raiffeisen, joined by Hans and Vivian Borter, Polygon, Delea Vini & Distillati, Rapelli SA, Henniez, Azienda Forestale di Cevio, Carrozzeria Paradiso Avegno, Elektroplan AG, Azienda Forestale di Avegno, Caffé Carlito, Securitas, HolAp, Pro Brontallo and L-Sound. Also supporting the event are Fondazione Cultura nel Locarnese, Policentro, Società Elettrica Sopracenerina, Responsiva, Vedova Trasporti, Bibite Romerio, Ticino Gourmet Tour, Associazione Manggia Km0, Tipografia Bonetti, Freidesign and Ticketcorner. Media partners are laRegione, Radio Ticino, Rete Uno, TicinoBy Night and Day and TicinOnline.