Move over Vultures, it's rock's latest super-group! Black Country Communion announce debut UK dates, Dec 2010

Posted: 10th November 2010

If you thought Them Crooked Vultures could pump out some riffs, you might want to check these boys out. Well, I say 'boys' - let's just say 'legends of rock', shall we?

Black Country Communion are formed of four huge names from the world of traditional rock, prog-rock, blues-rock and an already gifted rock family-tree. Bassist with Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, Glenn Hughes, teamed up with renowned blues-guitarist Joe Bonamassa last year during a concert in California and hit it off. After recruiting Jason Bonham for that big drum sound, the trio became a quartet with the balanced sounds of Dream Theater's keyboardist Derek Sherinian - and Black Country Communion was born.

The band quickly released an album, "Black Country", in September and it is this very album that will be promoted on their upcoming UK dates. There are just two gigs planned so far, but I wouldn't be surprised if more get added as word-of-mouth spreads.

The confirmed concerts will take place on 29th December 2010 at the Civic Hall in Wolves, followed by a trip to West London on 30th . Tickets will go on sale from Friday 19th November, priced at £35 (Wolves) and £40 (Shepherd's Bush).

The prices are a bit steep, so if you need a bit of convincing (apart from buying the album), check out the video of album-track "The Great Divide". There are two more songs on their website that are certainly worth an earful as well.

Paul Pledger