Gig Of The Week: Black Country Communion
WHO: Black Country Communion
WHERE: Wolverhampton Civic Hall
WHEN: Wednesday, December 29
One of the hottest new bands of 2010, Black Country Communion play their first ever UK show in Wolverhampton, at a venue that bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes knows well.
“I’ve played there with Finders Keepers (his first proper band), Trapeze and Deep Purple. L love the venue, And it seemed appropriate that we should play for the first time somewhere that’s close to home for both Jason (Bonham, drums) and me.”
Currently, the band only have one album (Black Country) from which to draw their own songs. And fans can expect to hear every song from this.
“We’ll do the whole record, plus one or two surprises. But, although we are working on songs for the next record, none of these will be in the set.”
The show is to be filmed (as will the gig in London the following day, at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire), but right now Hughes isn’t sure what they’ll do with the footage.
“We will definitely be putting out a DVD, however we might also include stuff from next summer when we go on a proper tour.”
The foursome – also featuring guitarist Joe Bonamassa and keyboard player Derek Sherinian – are to spend the first couple of months next year recording their second album, with producer Kevin Shirley.
“That’s slated to be mixed at the end of February, although we’ll hold off releasing it until June when we start touring. A last, a proper release and a proper tour from a proper band. For us, the Wolverhampton and London dates are appetisers, to get everyone ready for the Black Country Communion feast next year. And to prove this is really The People’s Band!”
Find out more at http://www.bccommunion.com/, where you can still download the song One Last Soul for free.