The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre presents Yngwie Malmsteen performing his greatest hits and Glenn Hughes performing classic Deep Purple live on Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10 am.
Yngwie Malmsteen’s career has spanned over 40 years with over twenty albums to his name. Drawing influence from classical composers such as Back, Paganini and Vivaldi, Yngwie is responsible for birthing the neo-classical genre to the world of rock. His first solo album, Rising Force (now considered the bible for neoclassical rock) was released in 1984 and made it to #60 on the Billboard charts, an impressive feat for a mostly instrumental album with no commercial airplay. The album also gained Yngwie a GRAMMY® nomination for best rock instrumental performance. Recognition of Yngwie’s place in music history continues. In 2009, TIME Magazine named him one of the “10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.” His most recent album, Blue Lightning (Mascot Records) was release in 2019.
Vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending the finest elements of hard rock, soul and funk. In 1973, Hughes joined the band Deep Purple. The trailblazing hard-rock legends had just weathered the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass guitarist Roger Glover, but guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice continued with the addition of Hughes and David Coverdale. Any skepticism was squelched with the 1974 release of Burn which has since been re-released on its 30th anniversary. This stunning album rejuvenated the band and stands tall among Deep Purple classics.
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