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Black Country Communion, featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham, and keyboardist Derek Sherinian, have released the artwork for their much-anticipated second album “2”. The album will be released in the UK and Europe on June 13th by Mascot Records and in America on June 14th by J&R Adventures.

Tracklisting for the new album is as follows: The Outsider, Man In The Middle, I Can See Your Sprit, The Battle For Hadrians Wall, Save Me, Cold, Smokestack Woman, Faithless, An Ordinary Son, Little Secret, Crossfire, Crawl.

Glenn Hughes said in a recent interview about the new album “the difference between this and the last one is that there was more time to write. It’s heavier than the first one. It’s darker than the first one. It’s the same blueprint and components as the first one, but just a bigger brother.

I’m writing so much for BCC. I’m writing all the time. Obviously, we’re going to make a third record next year, so all I’m concerned about is getting the right amount of decent music… hard working rock ‘n roll songs for our band. No, you won’t see BCC doing any ‘80s package tour or anything like that. It’s not going to happen and the reason why we’ve done album ‘2’ is because we want to have twenty-four songs to draw from when we play live. We want to have a two-hour show of nothing but BCC songs”.

He also stated that the band will be recording a live DVD in Germany in July for release in line for Christmas.

On June 9, the band will kick off a US summer tour in San Diego, CA. In July, BCC will embark on a European tour that will take in concerts at Llandudno Cymru Arena (Saturday 23rd July), London’s High Voltage Festival (Sunday 24th July), Leeds O2 Academy (Tuesday 26th July), Newcastle O2 Academy (Wednesday 27th July), Glasgow 02 Academy (Friday 29th July), and the Manchester Academy (Saturday 30th July).

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The summer 2011 live shows are highly anticipated, their only previous dates  were the two sold out concerts in Wolverhampton and London during late December 2010.

When the band performed in the heart of the Black Country at Wolverhmapton’s Civic Hall in front of a 3,000 strong crowd on Dec. 29, 2010, the Birmingham Mail newspaper described the band’s performance as “rip-roaring” and “breathtaking, while the Express & Star newspaper said, “From the moment Hughes’ thunderous bass riff introduced ‘Black Country’ it was like a torch had been lit underneath the famous old venue, the ghosts of rock Christmases past roaring into the present!”

Black Country Communion released its self-titled debut album in September 2010 to rave reviews. Mojo magazine gave the album four stars and Classic Rock magazine said it’s “Possibly, the best hard rock album of 2010.” Music Radar described it as “a potent and stomping collection of riff-heavy rockers that will undoubtedly stun listeners.”

During its first week of release in the UK, the album hit the #1 spot in the Official Top 40 Rock Album Chart, and also hit #13 in the Official Top 40 Album Chart and #2 in the UK’s Official Top 40 Indie Album Chart. The album was voted #3 in Classic Rock magazine’s “Critics Album of the Year” poll, while Planet Rock radio listeners crowned BCC as the Best New Band of 2010.

Fans can also quench their thirst with a free download from BCC guitarist Joe Bonamassa’s new critically acclaimed album “Dust Bowl”. The album, Bonamassa’s twelfth, entered the UK Album Charts this week at #12 and #10 in Germany, making this his best chart debut yet. Download the first single “Dust Bowl” at

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  • andrew johnson said:

    dvd sounds a good plan as they dont seem keen on a New Zealand Tour. new Bonamassa album is very very good to say the least

  • Michael Brazee said:

    I am the Messenger,
    This is my Prophecy,
    I’m Going Back
    To the Black Country (2).

    Can’t wait for the new Album (ok CD, but I’m not a young lad anymore, I don’t believe he’s a baby anymore, anymore)

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