Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) will embark on another U.K. headlining tour in May. The dates are as follows:
May 14 - Roadmender - Northampton, UK
May 15 - Junction - Cambridge, UK
May 17 - Pacific Road - Birkenhead, UK
May 18 - Opera House - Buxton, UK
May 20 - Picture House - Edinburgh, UK
May 21 - Lemon Tree - Aberdeen, UK
May 23 - Opera House - York, UK
May 24 - Water Front - Norwich, UK
May 26 - Komedia - Brighton, UK
May 27 - Mr Kyps - Poole, UK
May 29 - Town Hall - Birmingham, UK
The self-titled debut album from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION — the Anglo/American rock supergroup featuring Hughes, drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER) and blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa — recently entered the official U.K. chart at position No. 13. The CD, which was made available in Europe on September 20 via Mascot Records and North America on 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.
Hughes' latest solo CD, "First Underground Nuclear Kitchen (F.U.N.K.)", received its official North American release on October 7, 2008 via Blistering Records through Ryko/Warner distribution. The CD came out in Europe in May 2008 via Frontiers Records.
Produced by Glenn in Los Angeles, after countless hours spent writing in his home studio, "F.U.N.K." was another magnificent statement from the "Voice of Rock." "It is a roots album, it is a true account of my musical heritage but also fearless and multi-dimensional," Hughes said shortly after the CD's release. Once again all drums on the record were played by none other than the great Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, while Luis Maldonado took care of the majority of the guitars (JJ Marsh and George Nastos only appear on two songs each) and Anders Olinder is on keyboards (with Ed Roth guesting on three songs).