New Music & Gigs From Black Country Communion

Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian and Joe Bonamassa have joined forces once more for the release of Black Country Communion’s new album and a few select dates.

BCCIV is due out Sept. 22 as the follow-up to 2013’s Afterglow.  

“We had around four months to write this album, and I think the results speak from themselves,” Hughes said in a statement. “All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums, however, the new album is more of a progression, as we wanted to be careful not to repeat the previous albums. A lot has happened since we last recorded the Afterglow album in 2013, so, in many ways, the new album shows BCC with a much harder, riffier and bigger and bolder sound, If you’re looking for a folk album, this ain’t the one.”

Black Country Communion
Neil Zlozower
– Black Country Communion
Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian

The album was produced by Kevin Shirley, the legendary producer who has worked with Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and more. Shirley is considered Black Country Communion’s unofficial fifth member. After all, it was his idea to get Bonamassa and Hughes in a band together after seeing the blues-rock guitarist and former Deep Purple / Trapeze bassist perform on stage in Los Angeles in 2009.

Black Country Communion is named after the industrial area in Britain, which happens to be the birthplace of Both Bonamassa and Hughes.

BCC has booked just two headline shows: Jan. 2 at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England, and Jan. 4 at London’s Eventim Apollo. Today’s announcement says these gigs are the only concerts the band will be play in the U.K. and Europe. Fans will have to stay tuned to see if anything is announced in the North America.

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A Planet Rock presale for the U.K. dates begins Aug. 3. Tickets go on sale to the general public Aug. 4.