Could Black Country Communion’s one-off show be make or break?
Separate ways? Hughes and Bonamassa
Black Country Communion will play a one-off show on January 5 next year in Wolverhampton – and there’s a chance it could be their final appearance.
Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian have made three albums in their two-year existence under the guidance of producer Kevin Shirley.
The last of those, Afterglow, is released on October 29 – and Hughes recently explained he’d been left with most of the writing duties because Bonamassa was too busy with his solo career.
That, plus the fact the blues guitarist doesn’t have time for more tour dates with BCC, has led Hughes to speculate the band might be over.
He said: “I need to be in a band that tours on a regular basis. If I had a magic wand I’d wave it over everybody’s head and go, ‘Hey, you guys, we’re going to go and do 200 shows and we’re going to be a huge rock’n'roll band globally.’ It’s not gonna happen.”
Hughes has since been linked to a collaboration with former Deep Purple bandmate David Coverdale, and he’s also planning to hit the road with supergroup Kings of Chaos, co-starring Joe Elliott, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.
A statement from BCC says: “Given their 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.”
Tickets for the show at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall on Saturday January 5 go on sale this Friday morning, with Planet Rock offering a pre-sale from Wednesday.