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Black Country Communion were voted the Planet Rock Band Of The Year last week stealing the title away from regular winners Iron Maiden, who were second followed by Muse and Slash. Planet Rock commented   “The first rule of supergroups is that they must be a crushing disappointment. Black Country Communion obviously didn’t get the memo and despite playing just two unbelievable concerts this year they have beaten several very big bands to win this category by some margin. An excellent album, several musicians at the top of their game, and a bunch of songs that put the classic in classic rock. More please. Much, much more”.  Planet Rock  listeners also voted Joe Bonamassa the Live Act Of The Year.

The band begin recording there follow up album this week at Kevin Shirley’s recording studio in Malibu. Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa have spent the last few weeks writing new material with Jason and Derek in Malibu. Likely release date is June 2011 to co- incide with their summer tour. Talking of which,  six dates have already been announced for a tour of Germany in July.

The dates are:

30th June Stuttgart, Germany

01st July Frankfurt, Germany

02nd July Leipzig, Germany

04th July Munich, Germany

05th July Berlin, Germany

06th July Hamburg, Germany

14th July Bonn, Germany

More tour date details to  follow.

If you can’t wait that long, why not catch either Glenn Hughes or Joe Bonamassa on their respective solo tours?

Glenn Hughes has announced a mini UK tour for May as follows:

14th May Northampton Roadmenders
15th May Cambridge Junction
17th May Birkenhead Pacific Road Arts Centre
18th May Buxton Opera House
20th May Edinburgh The HMV Picture house
21st May Aberdeen Lemon Tree
23rd May York Opera House
24th May Norwich Waterfront
26th May Brighton Komedia
27th May Poole Mr Kyps
29th May Birmingham Town Hall

And Joe Bonamassa (the man who doesn’t stop touring) has announced a string of US and Australian tour dates

February 17th Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim

February 18th San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre

February 19th Las Vegas,NV House Of Blues

February 22nd Tucson, AZ Fox Tucson Theatre

February 23rd Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center

February 24th El Paso,TX Plaza Theatre

February 26th Dallas, TX Music Hall At Fair Park

February 27th Tulsa,OK Brady Theatre

March 2nd Sioux Falls,SD Washington Pavilion

March 3rd Kansas City, MO The Midland

March 5th Ames, IA Stephens Auditorium

March 6th Davenport, IA Adler Theatre

March 8th Aurora, IL Paramount Theatre

March 9th Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center

March 11th Green Bay, WI WEIDNER CENTER

March 12th Milwaukee,WI Pabst Theatre

March 15th Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre

March 16th Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center

March 18th Columbus, OH Palace Theatre Columbus

March 19th Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre

March 21st Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Performance Hall

March 23rd Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Centre

March 24th Worcester, MA Hanover Theatre

March 25th Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury

March 27th Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland

April 2nd Toronto Massey Hall

May 5th Paris, FR Olympia

May 18th Newcastle, Australia Civic Theatre

May 20th Sydney, Australia Enmore Theatre

May 21st Brisbane , Australia The Tivoli

May 23rd Perth , Australia Perth Concert Hall

May 26th Melbourne, Australia Palais Theatre

May 27th Adelaide, Australia Her Majesty’s Theatre

This PicFlick combines the opening track of the album and photos taken at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton and Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London by the band’s official photographer Christie Goodwin.
For more information on Black Country Communion visit:

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  • Malcolm Buckoke said:

    The award is totaly deserved. The album and live shows were the best thing to come out of 2010. Hope it’s not too long till they’re back in the UK!

  • Michael Brazee said:

    Great for BCC. Though that puts to bed any thoughts that I had that they might perform at Zep Fest 2011.

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