BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, will perform a one-off U.K. show in the heart of the Black Country, at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Saturday, January 5, 2013.
U.K. digital radio station Planet Rock will launch an exclusive 48-hour ticket pre-sale starting on Wednesday, September 19 via www.planetrock.com.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on a strictly first-come-first-served basis from 9 a.m. on Friday, September 21 via the 24-hour ticket hotline 0844 478 0898 and www.thegigcartel.com.
When fans visit www.planetrock.com from Wednesday, September 19, they will be able to receive a free download of the new BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION track “Confessor”.
This special concert marks BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION‘s only U.K. appearance in 2013.
Given BCC‘s geographical and spiritual ties to the area (both Hughes and Bonham were born and raised in the Black Country), when discussions arose about where in the world the band would perform this one-off show, there was only ever going to be one outcome. The band is very excited to come home for this performance.
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION will release its third album, “Afterglow”, on October 30 (one day earlier internationally).
Just like its two predecessors, “Afterglow” was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalog of hit records for LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, JOURNEY, THE BLACK CROWES and many more has made him one of the hottest producers that rock music has to offer. Shirley — who had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa together in a band together after seeing them jamming onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009 — is the group’s unofficial “fifth member.”
The additions of Jason Bonham, esteemed son of LED ZEPPELIN‘s John, who took his father’s place when the legendary group made musical history by reuniting at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007, and the in-demand Derek Sherinian, made them a force to be reckoned with.
In terms of content, “Afterglow” expands upon the progression that took place between “BCC” and “BCC2”. Rich in hooks, melodies and choruses, it’s nonetheless another of those highly rewarding albums that bears additional fruit with repeated spins.
“I wanted this album to have more acoustic moments than the previous two,” explains Hughes. “I wanted to hear more of Derek [Sherinian] and I wanted the more angelic voice of Glenn as well as the more aggressive one which is there on songs like ‘Crawl’ and ‘Midnight Sun’. Above all, I wanted more drama.”
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