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Black Country Communion Releases Lyric Video For New Single ‘Red Sun’

Following the critically acclaimed debut of their lead single ‘Stay Free‘, Black Country Communion, the celebrated rock supergroup featuring Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian, have unveiled ‘Red Sun‘, the second single from their eagerly awaited fifth studio album, “V“, released on June 14th, 2024.

Black Country Communion - Red Sun

Available now on all major streaming platforms, ‘Red Sun‘ showcases the collective genius of Hughes and Bonamassa, both in its powerful lyrics and profound musical composition. Produced by the group’s longtime collaborator, Kevin Shirley, the song is a testament to the group’s evolving sound and undeniable chemistry.

Red Sun‘ is a lyrical journey through the depths of the soul, echoing the struggles and revelations that come with life’s challenges. The song’s rich narrative and compelling melody are enhanced by the group’s signature blend of hard rock and blues, marking yet another milestone in their storied career. “This group allows me to embrace all of it,” comments Joe Bonamassa. “It’s funny because the four musicians here – everybody brings a certain thing to this that’s very specific. Every part is irreplaceable. For me, it’s about playing old-style rock guitar, loud.”

Glenn Hughes adds, “We make music for the five of us. We make music that we love and like, hoping it registers with everyone else. We don’t make it for record companies, or this guy or that guy.” Derek Sherinian credits producer Kevin Shirley for keeping the group’s creative energies focused, adding, “We got to give Kevin Shirley massive credit because he controls. He keeps it all flowing.”

Black Country Communion - Red Sun

Red Sun‘ is a profound piece in Black Country Communion’s discography, showcasing the group’s growth and mutual respect. It stands as a beacon of their shared philosophy – to create music that is authentic, heartfelt, and a reflection of their collective experiences and musical prowess.

Black Country Communion - Red Sun

As Black Country Communion gears up for the release of “V“, ‘Red Sun‘ serves as a compelling preview of what fans can expect from the album. The release follows the group’s first USA live performance in 13 years at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. This event, along with their appearance on the Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruise, signifies an exciting new chapter for the group and their fans around the world.



Glenn Hughes Celebrates BURN Album 50th Anniversary LIVE In Australia

Glenn Hughes, the former bassist, and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock‘, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is pleased to announce his live October 2024 shows in Australia.

Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the album BURN‘ will see Glenn perform Deep Purple’s legendary rock album “BURN” along with Deep Purple MKIII and MKIV songs.

OCTOBER 2024

Saturday – 5th October – CANBERRAThe Baso
Sunday – 6th October – BRISBANEThe Zoo
Thursday – 10th October – SYDNEYFactory Theatre
Saturday – 12th October – MELBOURNEThe Croxton
Sunday – 13th October – ADELAIDEThe Gov

Glenn comments:

Exciting news… really happy to announce my return to Australia 🇦🇺 in October 🔥 Can’t wait to be with you again 💜

Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live - Australia 2024

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* LIMITED VIP MEET & GREET INCLUDES:

– Early access to the show and merch stand
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– Exclusive VIP lanyard/laminate
– Bring along 3 personal items to get signed
– VIP TICKET INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE SHOW

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Black Country Communion Announce New Album “V” and Single “Stay Free”

Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian Come Together To Release New Music For The First Time In Seven Years

Black Country Communion, the iconic rock supergroup featuring the talents of Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian, is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album, ‘V’, available worldwide on June 14. To celebrate, fans are treated to the immediate release of the album’s heavy funk lead single, “Stay Free“, out today on all major streaming platforms. You can pre-order the New Studio Album ‘V‘ today.

Black Country Communion - V

V‘ song listing:

01. Enlighten
02. Stay Free
03. Red Sun
04. Restless
05. Letting Go
06. Skyway
07. You’re Not Alone
08. Love And Faith
09. Too Far Gone
10. The Open Road

Produced by longtime collaborator Kevin Shirley, ‘V‘ marks a monumental chapter in the band’s storied career, embodying a renewed spirit and an evolution of their unmistakable sound. Shirley captures the essence of the band’s journey, stating, “For a band that started out as a collection of the best practitioners of their instruments, they very quickly found a unique sound. This time around, it has more purpose, the riffs are tougher, and there are hooks! Yes, hooks! It’s the most cohesive record, full of soul and grit, and I think this is the one that’s going to be the benchmark for Black Country Communion“. Glenn [Hughes] agrees, “In my opinion, we had the best time recording this record at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, tons of fun & a magical recording. Meet you inside the Music”.

Stay Free“, the lead single, is a powerhouse track that blends hard rock’s raw energy with a heavy dose of blues, channeling the spirit of legends like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. It sets the tone for what fans can expect from ‘V‘ – a testament to the band’s dynamic synergy and creative evolution.

Black Country Communion - Stay Free

Since their debut in 2010, Black Country Communion has delivered a series of critically acclaimed albums, each showcasing the group’s ability to fuse British blues-rock with American soul in a way that captivates audiences worldwide. Their return with ‘V‘ and the single “Stay Free” reaffirms their status as rock royalty and showcases their growth as musicians and storytellers.

Kevin Shirley’s insight into the recording process highlights the unique chemistry and camaraderie within the band. “When we convened in 2023 to start recording the album ‘V‘, it really was like picking up the day after the most recent gig,” Shirley reflects. “The camaraderie is immediately evident. Once they start playing, everyone is deadly serious, and the music sounds like this band, and nothing else sounds like it.”

Black Country Communion - (L-R) Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherinian - Photography: Rob Bondurant
Black Country Communion – (L-R) Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherinian – Photography: Rob Bondurant

V‘ is a milestone that celebrates the journey, talent, and vision of Black Country Communion. As the band embarks on this new chapter, they invite fans old and new to join them in experiencing the depth and power of ‘V‘ and the electrifying energy of “Stay Free“.

The news follows the announcement of the band’s upcoming performance at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA on Sunday, March 17th, 2024. This rare appearance will be the first live performance in America from the band in over 11 years. Presented by Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, all profits from the concert will be donated to support music education and musicians in need. The band is also set to appear on the Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea music festival, sailing from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico from March 18-22, 2024.



Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live In SWEDEN and FINLAND 2024

GLENN HUGHES, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as ‘The Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE – Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of BURN” production in SWEDEN and FINLAND in November 2024.

NOVEMBER 2024

06 Brewhouse – Gothenburg, SWEDEN
08 Plan B – Malmö, SWEDEN
13 Centralen – Sundsvall, SWEDEN
15 Gasklockorna – Gävle, SWEDEN
18 Berns – Stockholm, SWEDEN
20 Tamperetalo – Tampere, FINLAND
21 Hyvinkääsali – Hyvinkää, FINLAND
24 Kultuuritalo – Helsinki, FINLAND

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GLENN HUGHES

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Orange Amplifiers Glenn Hughes Signature Purple O Electric Bass Guitar

Straight from the Black Country, the Orange Glenn Hughes Purple O is as versatile and hard-rocking as its namesake. This electric bass guitar’s okoume body gives it an articulate acoustic tone with a delightfully tight low-end response. Its Seymour Duncan SPB-1 P-style split-coil pickup bolsters its articulation even more while also yielding an authoritative thump that’s guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Built To Rock Hard

Few bassists rock as hard as Glenn Hughes, and his Signature Purple O is one of the few electric bass guitars that can keep up with him. Built around a solid okoume body, this instrument yields an articulate acoustic tone with tight low-end response — and that’s before you even plug it in! The Purple O’s bolt-on maple neck offers incredible playing comfort that’s well-matched by a fast-action purpleheart fingerboard.

Vintage-tinged P-style Tones

The Orange Glenn Hughes Purple O comes equipped with a passive Seymour Duncan SPB-1 split-coil pickup — a clear favorite among bassists. This P-style pickup showcases hand-ground Alnico V magnets and vintage-correct coil windings, outfitting you with a bold, smooth tone with incredible note articulation and an authoritative, chest-pounding thump. Players who dig late-’50s split-coil tones will absolutely swoon over the Purple O’s Duncan SPB-1 split-coil pickup.

Hardcore Hardware

When reliability is non-negotiable, you need an electric bass you can count on. That’s where the Orange Glenn Hughes Purple O comes in. For starters, it brandishes a top-loading, 4-saddle bridge forged from nickel. You also get near-bulletproof open-gear tuners. Together, these hardware choices ensure rock-solid performance, prepping you for any playing scenario.

Orange Glenn Hughes Purple O Electric Bass Guitar Features:

  • Signature electric bass of Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion)
  • Okoume body breeds an articulate acoustic tone with a delightfully tight low-end response
  • Seymour Duncan SPB-1 P-style split-coil pickup yields incredible note articulation with an authoritative thump
  • Comfortable maple neck with a slick-feeling purpleheart fingerboard
  • Rock-solid top-loading, 4-saddle bridge and open-gear tuners
  • Head-turning chequerboard binding, gleaming chrome hardware, and a light-catching gloss finish
  • Includes an additional black pickguard


Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live In USA 2024

GLENN HUGHES, the former bassist, and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the front man for rock super group BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE” nationwide USA tour beginning in February 2024.

Tickets available via https://bnds.us/8x5a2s

ENUFF Z’NUFF and BAD MARRIAGE open the show for most dates!

Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live - USA Tour 2024

The tour promises to be a dynamic, turn-back-the-clocks, two-hour live extravaganza homage to his tenure in MK-III and MK-IV incarnations of Deep Purple – one of music history’s most seminal and influential rock and roll groups.

Glenn comments:

Hi everyone,

2024 will be the year that I concentrate on North America 🇺🇸 & I’m announcing my Headline tour for February ⚡️ Let’s turn up the 🔥 on this Winter Run.

Can’t wait to be with you 💜

FEBRUARY 2024

02.02.24 WHISKY A GO GO – W. HOLLYWOOD, CA

02.03.24 COACH HOUSE – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA

02.05.24 WILD GOOSE – DENVER, CO

02.07.24 WILDEY THEATRE – EDWARDSVILLE, IL

02.09.24 TOKEN LOUNGE – WESTLAND, MI

02.10.24 ARCADA THEATER – ST. CHARLES, IL

02.13.24 HOBART ART THEATER – HOBART, IN

02.14.24 BLUE NOTE – HARRISON, OH

02.16.24 TUPELO MUSIC HALL – DERRY, NH

02.17.24 PENNS PEAK – JIM THORPE, PA

02.19.24 SELLERSVILLE THEATER – SELLERSVILLE, PA

02.21.24 VICTORY NORTH – SAVANNAH, GA

02.23.24 CULTURE ROOM – W. PALM BEACH, FL

02.24.24 OCC ROADHOUSE – CLEARWATER, FL

02.27.24 THE RANCH – FT. MYERS, FL

02.28.24 THE KING CENTER – MELBOURNE, FL

MARCH 2024

03.02.24 – 03.07.24 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE – MIAMI, FL

APRIL 2024

04.05.24 – 04.10.24 ON THE BLUE CRUISE – MIAMI, FL

VIP UPGRADE available via www.national-acts.com/Glennhughes

ENUFF Z’NUFF
Enuff Z’nuff is a living, breathing example of what a rock/ pop group should be. The band was formed in 1984 in Blue Island, Illinois. Its first release, “Fingers On It,” gave the band some initial recognition when the track was featured in the 1986 cult movie Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

Still a major force after 20+ albums, Enuff Z’nuff still has a legion of loyal fans and has earned respect and acclaim of its peers and contemporaries. With the solid foundation of longtime guitarist, Tory Stoffregan, Chicago native: Daniel Benjamin Hill on drums, and Jason Camino on stage left guitar, the band continues to tour and record relentlessly.

BAD MARRIAGE
Bad Marriage is not just another band out of Boston. They come out of the gutter swinging with a thunderous rock n roll swagger that would make the ‘Bad Boys of Boston’ smile. Indulging their mutual thirst for tone and overdriven guitars, Bad Marriage pays homage to the British blues-hard rock of the past while etching their own signature style and sound.

Bad Marriage has toured nationally with Tesla and Buckcherry. They have had the honor of opening for Extreme, Stephen Pearcy, L.A. Guns, Geoff Tate, Last in Line, Scott Weiland, and many more. As a result of the band’s success, they were welcomed to play on the 2022 Monsters of Rock cruise and 2022’s Monsters on the Mountain where they shared the stage with legends such as Alice Cooper, Quiet Riot, Kix, Night Ranger, and Tom Keifer.

For more artist information, visit:

GLENN HUGHES

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Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live In EUROPE 2024

GLENN HUGHES, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as ‘The Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE – Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of BURN” throughout EUROPE in April and May 2024.

APRIL 2024

17 Carlswerk Victoria – Cologne, GERMANY
19 Fabrik – Hamburg, GERMANY
20 Hyde Park – Osnabrück, GERMANY
24 Progresia – Warsaw, POLAND
25 Club Studio – Krakow, POLAND
27 Colloseum – Kosice, SLOVAKIA
28 Sono Music Club – Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC
30 Barba Negra – Budapest, HUNGARY

MAY 2024

02 Backstage – Munich, GERMANY
04 Tante Ju – Dresden, GERMANY
05 Im Wizemann – Stuttgart, GERMANY
07 Z7 – Pratteln, SWITZERLAND
09 Eventhall Airport – Regensburg, GERMANY
10 Posthalle – Würzburg, GERMANY
12 Capitol – Mannheim, GERMANY
13 Zeche – Bochum, GERMANY
15 Boerderij – Zoetermeer, NETHERLANDS
17 Openluchttheater – Valkenburg, NETHERLANDS
19 Conrad Sohm – Dornbirn, AUSTRIA
21 Orion – Rome, ITALY
22 Alcatraz – Milan, ITALY
24 Floyd – Athens, GREECE
25 Principal Theater – Thessaloniki, GREECE
27 Joy Station – Sofia, BULGARIA

GLENN HUGHES Performs CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE - Europe 2024

As well as Glenn on lead vocals and bass guitar, the touring band also features Søren Anderson (guitar), Bob Fridzema (keyboards) and Ash Sheehan (drums).

For more artist information, visit:

GLENN HUGHES

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Glenn Hughes USA Tour Celebrates BURN At 50

GLENN HUGHES, the former bassist, and singer of Deep Purple, known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the front man for rock super group BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, is pleased to announce an evening celebrating music from BURN and other classic hits from Deep Purple’s rich back catalog – during a USA tour that will mostly see him co-headlining with guitar great YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

Billed as “Glenn Hughes Performs The 50th Anniversary of Deep Purple’s BURN Live“, Hughes will perform classic hits from the legendary album, and the addition of Deep Purple MKIII and MKIV songs.

Glenn’s band will feature Soren Andersen (guitar), Ash Sheehan (drums) and Ed Roth (keyboards).

Glenn Hughes Performs The 50th Anniversary of BURN Live - USA Tour 2023

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2023 USA TOUR WITH YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ( *** unless otherwise noted )

08.16.23 LANDIS THEATER VINELAND, NJ *** (GLENN HUGHES ONLY)

08.18.23 STRAND THEATER HUDSON FALLS, NY

08.19.23 THE CHANCE POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

08.22.23 THE PALLADIUM TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK, NEW YORK

08.23.23 THE PARAMOUNT HUNTINGTON, NY

08.25.23 THE KING OF CLUBS COLUMBUS, OH

08.26.23 ARCADA THEATER ST. CHARLES, IL

08.28.23 GRANADA THEATER DALLAS, TX *** (GLENN HUGHES ONLY)

08.30.23 HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ORLEANS, LA

09.01.23 HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON, TX

09.02.23 TOBIN CENTER SAN ANTONIO, TX

09.04.23 MARQUEE TEMPE, AZ

09.06.23 HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO, CA

09.08.23 SABAN THEATER BEVERLY HILLS, CA

09.09.23 PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OXNARD, CA

09.11.23 HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM, CA

09.13.23 ORIENTAL THEATER DENVER, CO

09.15.23 EMERALD THEATER MT. CLEMENS, MI

09.16.23 BLUE NOTE HARRISON, OH *** (GLENN HUGHES ONLY)

09.19.23 THE PALLADIUM WORCESTER, MA

09.20.23 JERGELS WARRENDALE, PA *** (GLENN HUGHES ONLY)

09.22.23 PARKER PLAYHOUSE FT. LAUDERDALE, FL

09.23.23 CAPITOL THEATRE CLEARWATER, FL

VIP UPGRADE available via https://www.national-acts.com/Glennhughes

For more artist information, visit:

GLENN HUGHES

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That Rocks! Glenn Hughes Interview August 3, 2023

Glenn Hughes will be the special guest of Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine on That Rocks! show live & free worldwide via YouTube this THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2023 from 6:00PM EDT / 3:00PM PDT / 11:00PM GMT / 00:00AM CET – tune-in @ https://youtube.com/@ThatRocks

Glenn will be talkin’ what’s goin’ on and what’s coming up!

That Rocks! Glenn Hughes Interview August 2023



Glenn Hughes and Yngwie Malmsteen Join Forces For USA Tour 2023

Glenn Hughes and Yngwie Malmsteen will embark on a tour of the U.S. this Summer.

Glenn Hughes and Yngwie Malmsteen join forces for a night of rock classics! Glenn Hughes will perform a set of classic DEEP PURPLE songs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “Burn” album while Yngwie Malmsteen will perform his “greatest hits”.

Glenn Hughes and Yngwie Malmsteen - USA Tour 2023

AUGUST

08.16.23
GLENN HUGHES ONLY
LANDIS THEATER
VINELAND, NJ

08.18.23
STRAND THEATRE
HUDSON FALLS, NY

08.19.23
THE CHANCE
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

08.22.23
THE PALLADIUM TIMES SQUARE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK

08.23.2023
THE PARAMOUNT
HUNTINGTON, NY

08.25.23
KING OF CLUBS
COLUMBUS, OH

08.26.23
ARCADA THEATER
ST. CHARLES, IL

08.28.23
GLENN HUGHES ONLY
GRANADA THEATER
DALLAS, TX

08.30.23
HOUSE OF BLUES
NEW ORLEANS, LA

SEPTEMBER

09.01.23
HOUSE OF BLUES
HOUSTON, TX

09.02.23
TOBIN CENTER
SAN ANTONIO, TX

09.04.23
MARQUEE
TEMPE, AZ

09.06.23
HOUSE OF BLUES
SAN DIEGO, CA

09.08.23
SABAN THEATER
BEVERLY HILLS, CA

09.09.23
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
OXNARD, CA

09.11.23
HOUSE OF BLUES
ANAHEIM, CA

09.13.23
ORIENTAL THEATER
DENVER, CO

09.15.23
EMERALD THEATER
MT. CLEMENS, MI

09.16.23
BLUE NOTE
HARRISON, OH

09.19.23
THE PALLADIUM
WORCESTER, MA

09.20.23
GLENN HUGHES ONLY
JERGELS
WARRENDALE, PA

09.22.23
PARKER PLAYHOUSE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

09.23.23
CAPITOL THEATER
CLEARWATER, FL

Glenn Hughes is an English musician, best known for playing bass and performing vocals in funk rock band Trapeze and in the MK. III and IV line-ups of Deep Purple, as well as briefly fronting Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s. He is known by fans as “The Voice of Rock” due to his soulful and wide-ranging singing voice.

WEB: www.glennhughes.com

Yngwie Malmsteen is one of the Worlds Premiere virtuoso guitarists. Yngwie has dominated the world of solo guitar for two decades. When he was barely 20, Yngwie exploded onto the music scene with his jaw-dropping technique of lightning fast harmonic minor scalar riffing. His 1984 album, “Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force,” established seemingly overnight the style now referred to a neo-classical melodic rock. A legend in both style and technique, Yngwie’s long career reach new heights when his totally classical work for orchestra and solo electric guitar, “Concerto Suite,” was released, proving that his classical credentials were genuine. A respected musician among both his peers and his fans, Yngwie continues to play and compose at a level of mastery that many career musician only dream of.

WEB: www.yngwiemalmsteen.com




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