BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION — the Anglo/American rock supergroup featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER) and blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa — has confirmed that its will perform two long-awaited U.K. concerts in December.
Fittingly, the first concert will take place right in the heart of the Black Country at the legendary Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Wednesday, December 29, followed by a concert at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on Thursday. December 30.
Planet Rock radio will launch an exclusive four-day ticket pre-sale from Monday, November 15. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public from 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 19, via Seetickets.com, Eventim.co.uk.
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION took part in an interview and performance on September 7, 2010 at the studios of Sirius XM satellite radio in New York City. You can watch video footage of the group's appearance below (courtesy of Canada's AUX TV). Check out pictures from Wire Image.
The self-titled debut album from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION sold 7,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 54 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD, which was made available in Europe on Monday, September 20 via Mascot Records and North America on Tuesday, September 21 through J&R Adventures, was produced and mixed by Kevin Shirley (BLACK CROWES, AEROSMITH, LED ZEPPELIN), and mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig. It was recorded at Shangri-La Studios in early 2010.
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION initially came to fruition when Shirley saw Hughes and Bonamassa join forces on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center's King of the Blues event. Shirley then recruited Bonham and Sherinian for the project, which is named after the industrial area in the British Midlands where both Hughes and Bonham were born and raised.
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is planning to enter the studio in January 2011 to begin work on its sophomore album.