For the first time in 40 years, Glenn Hughes will revisit his past with Deep Purple to play all of the iconic band's hits during an Australian headline tour this year. 

The UK artist, who played bass and sung for the group between 1973-1976, will head to the country in September for shows in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane.

"My lasting memories with Deep Purple in Australia, was of course the Sunbury Music Festival in ’75," Hughes said.

"After so much sunshine, came the rain – a little prophetic with us performing Stormbringer. My God, the mud! What mayhem, but the crowds seemed to have a great time, we sure did.

"I'm incredibly excited to get out there and play tracks like Burn, Mistreated, Stormbringer and Getting Tighter, as well as some of those older songs that helped define the genre."

Tickets for all shows go on sale from 9am on Monday 10 July; for a look at all of the dates and venues, head over to theGuide or scroll down.

Classic Deep Purple with
State Theatre, Sydney
Classic Deep Purple with
Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Caloundra Music Festival feat.
Kings Beach, Kings Beach
Classic Deep Purple with
Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Classic Deep Purple with
Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), South Brisbane