Black Country Communion are returning with a new album ‘BCC IV’ and two UK dates

The Anglo-American super-group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, "BCCIV" on Friday September 22nd 2017.

This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s "Afterglow".

The initiative for the new album came from Joe Bonamassa, who contacted the rest of the band in 2016 to see if they would be up for going back into the studio to write and record a fourth album.
Says Joe, "I just felt the time was right for Black Country Communion to go back into the studio and write and record a new album. When I contacted Glenn, Derek and Jason, they immediately agreed to give it shot. The timing was right."

"We had around 4 months to write this album, and I think the results speak for themselves," comments Glenn Hughes. "All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums, however, the new album is more of a progression, as we wanted to be careful not to repeat the previous albums. A lot has happened since we last recorded the Afterglow album in 2013, so, in many ways, the new album shows BCC with a much harder, riffier and bigger and bolder sound. If you’re looking for a folk album, this ain’t the one."
"I wanted the new album to physically shake your soul. It’s a wake-up call." explains Hughes.

Having heard a taster of the album I could see immediately that the sound of the album is stronger and darker than before and Hughes told me that, after losing both parents in the last year, the songs were coming from a darker place.

He also said that he and Bonamassa were working better together in the studio than ever before and that producer Kevin Shirley was able to give the band more room to develop their sound.

They have announced January 2018 Tour dates:

Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Venue: 0870 320 7000
North Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1RQ
www.wolvescivic.co.uk

London Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 4th January 2018
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Venue: 020 8563 3800
45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH
www.eventimapollo.com

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Picture (C) Christie Goodwin

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