Nov. 23, 2023 – “Celebrating 26 years of continued sobriety today. I am one of the lucky ones in all aspects of life, and I’m sending all my love to those who still suffer. Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone.” Two days ago, Hughes shared a short video celebrating the completion of “ two sold-out tours in the U.K. and Latin America” during which he performed material from DEEP PURPLE with a backing band consisting of Søren Andersen on guitar, Ash Sheehan on drums and Bob Fridzema on keyboards.