Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American classic rock group featuring blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), has announced the track-listing for their highly anticipated second album.
Produced by Kevin Shirley, the album, which is simply entitled “2”, will be released in the U.K. on June 13th via Mascot Records, and June 14th in the U.S. on the J&R Adventures label.
The album track listing is as follows:
1. The Outsider
2. Man In The Middle
3. The Battle For Hadrian’s Wall
4. Save Me
5. Smokestack Woman
7. An Ordinary Son
8. I Can See Your Spirit
9. Little Secret
Read the full online announcement here: http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/blackcountrycommunion/album2.htm
In July, Black Country Communion will embark on a UK tour that will take in concerts at Llandudno Cymru Arena (23rd July), London’s High Voltage Festival (24th July), Leeds O2 Academy (26th July), Newcastle O2 Academy (27th July), Glasgow 02 Academy (29th July), and the Manchester Academy (30th July). 24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0871 230 1101. Book Online:www.seetickets.com, www.thegigcartel.com.
Glenn Hughes will be in London to publicise the forthcoming BCC album on Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th.
Critically Acclaimed ‘Savior of Classic Rock‘ BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Announce Second Album ‘2,’ Will Be Released June 14th, 2011
BCC to Embark On Full U.S. Summer Tour Starting June 9th
LOS ANGELES, March 17th, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American rock supergroup featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), has announced the title of its much-anticipated second album. The album will be called “2” and will be released in the U.S. on June 14th, 2011 on the J&R Adventures label.
On June 9th, the band will kick off a U.S. Summer Tour in San Diego, CA. It will take them across the country with stops in Anaheim, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; St. Louis, MO; Indianapolis, IN; Hampton Beach, NH; Sayreville, NJ; and Washington, DC.
Seeing the band perform live is a rare treat for fans. In fact, the band has only performed a full gig together twice with two sold-out shows in the UK in Dec. 2010. The first was to a 3,000 strong crowd on Dec. 29, 2010, deep in the heart of the Black Country at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall. The Birmingham Mail called the performance “rip-roaring” and “breath-taking” and the Express & Star said, “From the moment Hughes’ thunderous bass riff introduced ‘Black Country’ it was like a torch had been lit underneath the famous old venue, the ghosts of rock Christmases past roaring into the present.”
Black Country Communion released its self-titled debut album in September 2010 to rave reviews. MOJO gave the album four stars and Goldmine said it’s “Possibly, the best hard rock album of 2010.” Music Radar described it as “a potent and stomping collection of riff-heavy rockers that will undoubtedly stun listeners.”
During its debut week, the album entered the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #53 and also hit #18 on the Rock Albums Chart and #6 on the Indie Chart. In the UK, it stormed to the #1 position on the Official UK Top 40 Rick Album Chart. It also charted at #13 in the Official UK Top 40 Album Chart and #2 in the Official UK Top 40 Indie Album Chart. It hit #3 in Classic Rock Magazine’s “Critics Album of the Year” poll, while Planet Rock radio listeners crowned them Best New Band of 2010.
Black Country Communion – U.S. Summer Tour 2011:
San Diego, CA – Civic Theatre
Anaheim, CA – Grove of Anaheim
Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Indianapolis, IN – The Murat Theatre
Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Courtesy of Canadian online publisher, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, Glenn was interviewed by Mitch Lafon of BW&BK the other day, focused on Black Country Communion, and they have now posted the first of a 2 part interview on their website. Be sure and have a good read 😎
Here’s a snippet…
“The matter of the fact is that if you’re reading my stuff (Tweets), you’ll know I’m very excited. The great news about this one is that when we finished the last one, we knew we were going to make another. I’ve kept BCC on the front burner and I had more time to write. I’ve been writing since last May and I’ve come in with a lot of songs for the band – not for Glenn Hughes solo. The difference between this and the last one is that there was more time to write. It’s heavier than the first one. It’s darker than the first one. It’s the same blueprint and components as the first one, but just a bigger brother.”
Read more over @ www.bravewords.com/news/158300
Yesterday, both Glenn and Gabi attended the John Varvatos 8th Annual Stuart House Benefit at a Varvatos store in West Hollywood. Attended by both musicians and Hollywood entertainers, it received a host of media coverage.
You can find some pix of Glenn and friends over in the Picture Gallery and by visiting these links, along with reports:
You can find out more about the goals of the annual benefit with the link and video below 😎
Glenn was in Hollywood, California yesterday. Here he is with Eddie Trunk, host of “That Metal Show” which airs on VH-1 Classic. Glenn was a special guest and the show featuring him, will first air on Saturday, April 16th at 11:00PM ET/PT. It will be available to view online from Monday, April 18th 😎
Here I am with Eddie Trunk. My appearance on his VH-1 Classic show, “That Metal Show” will first air on April 16th, 2011. Be sure and watch!
See you soon, peace.
Tickets are now available for sale. More shows are planned.
Thursday, June 9th – Civic Theatre – San Diego, California
Friday, June 10th – The Grove – Anaheim, California
Black Country Communion have joined forces with “Planet Rock”, the UK’s leading classic rock radio station, to offer rock fans the opportunity to download 2 exclusive free “live” Black Country Communion tracks.
The tracks, “Black Country” and “One Last Soul,” were originally recorded live in front of a specially invited audience at John Henry’s, London on 20th September 2010. The live recordings have been exclusively mixed for Planet Rock by BCC’s producer, Kevin Shirley.
To be eligible to download the live tracks, rock fans are being asked to become VIP members of Planet Rock’s website by signing up to www.planetrock.com/vip. Once free membership has been activated, fans will have access to the free download, along with other VIP offers. Additionally, fans will also be able to order tickets for Black Country Communion’s forthcoming UK summer concerts in July.
BCC, featuring Jason Bonham (drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar, vocals), Derek Sherinian (keyboards) and Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals), play the following UK summer dates – Leeds O2 Academy (July 26), Newcastle O2 Academy (July 27), Glasgow O2 Academy (July 29) and Manchester Academy (July 30). Ticket Hotline: 0871 230 1101, www.seetickets.com.
Click here for more info about BCC’s July 2011 UK concerts – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/blackcountrycommunion/tour.htm
Glenn will be a guest on an upcoming VH-1 “That Metal Show” – it is to be filmed on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 in Los Angeles. Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, the show is now in it’s 7th season and has now been extended to 1-hour each show 😎
If you’re in the area on the day, the taping with Glenn begins at 3:00PM PT, although you should get there by 2:00PM PT – you can apply for complimentary studio audience tickets by visiting:
Ticket or not, it’s on a first come first served basis – so you have been warned 🙂
LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY
Friday, July 29th, 2011
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
The critically acclaimed rock Anglo-American rock supergroup Black Country Communion is pleased to announce a series of 4 major headline UK summer concerts in the North of England, following their appearance at London’s High Voltage Festival at Victoria Park on Sunday, July 24th.
A special ticket pre-sale will be available to O2 Academy Priority subscribers from Wednesday, February 2nd at 9:00AM GMT.
To become an O2 Academy Priority customer please register at www.o2blueroom.co.uk
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 4th at 9:00AM GMT.
More info. over @ www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/blackcountrycommunion/tour.htm
Black Country Communion is pleased to confirm that they will perform on the Main Stage at the celebrated High Voltage Festival on Sunday July 24th in London’s Victoria Park. High Voltage will be the band’s only UK festival appearance during the summer of 2011. Other bands confirmed for High Voltage include Judas Priest, Dream Theater, Jethro Tull, and the Michael Schenker Group.
High Voltage tickets are priced £99 for the weekend and £56.50 per day, VIP tickets are available at £105.00 per day, and £199.00 for the weekend (stbf).
More info over @ www.highvoltagefestival.com
6 additional European shows were also announced today, for Germany, during late June and early July!
More details available from www.bccommunion.com