Monday, January 31, 2011

UK dates for Black Country Communion announced

By Brian Gardiner and Steve Sauer

Black Country Communion announced four UK shows following their appearance at London's High Voltage Festival this July. The festival, held at historic Victoria Park, takes place the weekend of July 23-24.

Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa perform a secret gig in London for Black Country Communion's September 2010 album release. Photo by Christie Goodwin; used with permission of Noble PR.
The newly announced UK shows are:
  • Tuesday, July 26: Leeds O2 Academy
    Tickets: £40.00 Standing; £45.00 Seated

    Box Office: 0871 230 1101
    55 Cookridge Street, Leeds, LS2 3AW
  • Wednesday, July 27: Newcastle O2 Academy
    Tickets: £40.00
    Box Office: 0871 230 1101
    Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1SW
  • Friday, July 29: Glasgow O2 Academy
    Tickets: £40.00 Standing; £45.00 Seated

    Box Office: 0871 230 1101
    121 Eglinton Street, Glasgow, G5 9NT
  • Saturday, July 30: Manchester Academy
    Tickets: £40.00

    Box Office: 0871 230 1101
    Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
Tickets for the above shows are also available through 24-hour box office at 0871 230 1101 or online at See Tickets or The Gig Cartel.

A special ticket pre-sale will be available to O2 Academy Priority subscribers beginning Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. GMT. To become an O2 Academy Priority customer, please register at Tickets will then go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. GMT on Friday, Feb. 4.

It's quite possible that by the time of the shows, their second album will have been freshly released. Progress continues on the album today, with singer and bassist Glenn Hughes providing frequent updates via his Twitter page. Yesterday, he said he expected to be recording vocal parts along with guitarist Joe Bonamassa for the new album today. As was the case on some tracks on their debut album, they would be sharing vocals on the new album.

"I'm a really big supporter of having a couple singers," Hughes told at the time of the first album release. "I've shared the stage with a few singers, but I think David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes set the mark in the '70s for the dual lead singer thing," said Hughes, referring to their days as bandmates in Deep Purple.

He continued, "I've always liked to be in bands where there are two singers. A lot of lead singers want that mic all the time. I think it's great having a different timbre, a different tone coming in. It switches gears to a different singer. I think it's great. Lennon and McCartney, baby!"

The UK appearances follow a seven-show tour of Germany from June 30 to July 14. Those previously announced dates are as follows:
  • Thursday, June 30: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Friday, July 1: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Saturday, July 2: Leipzig, Germany
  • Monday, July 4: Munich, Germany
  • Tuesday, July 5: Berlin, Germany
  • Wednesday, July 6: Hamburg, Germany
  • Thursday, July 14: Bonn, Germany

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