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BCC second album

Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa live in London, Sep 21, 2010; photo © Christie Goodwin

Black Country Communion have completed their second album titled simply Black Country Communion 2. The album will be released in the US on June 14 on Joe Bonamassa’s J&R Adventures label. In June the band will undertake a brief US tour starting June 9 in San Diego, CA, and finishing June 19 in Washington, DC.

21 Comments to “BCC second album”:

  1. 1
    micke says:

    New BBC, New Whitesnake… Hey ho let’s go.

  2. 2
    Drdp says:

    “BRIEF” tours is ALL Hughes EVER gives the US! C’mon Guys you gotta come to CONNECTICUT! We have at least 6 venues that would mimic the places already announced on this tour. Joe & Jason have even played solo shows at one of them!!!!!!!

  3. 3
    TruthHurts says:

    Highly original title………

    Expecting another great LP and tour.


  4. 4
    HZ says:

    We can say what we want, but GH is the worker. I can’t find anything from him that’s really bad. 90% of his work is just great in my humble opinion.
    BCC is great project, and Joe is great great guitarist. I’m fan, definitely..

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    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Ah yes, that’s a quick follow up and ready to pounce on it. Starland Ballroom in New Jersey just announced for June 18th. No brainer. Intimate small room. I imagine it will be near capacity crowd if not sold out.

    Really digging the debut, Saturday morning muzak first pick….



  6. 6
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!! From the sound of it, this album will even surpass the first. CAN’T WAIT!!!

    Hey STOFFER, got my tickets for the Pageant Theater show. Dead center, row B behind the Orchestra seating…..Expensive, but I’m sure well worth it. Especially since by then they will adding some songs from the new album also….HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!

    See ya there.


  7. 7
    oleg says:

    Hope tp see BCC in Israel as part of the tour!

  8. 8
    Drdp says:

    As a follow up to my earlier post (#2) Jason has just announced HIS No. America Tour of near 20 dates around The States & Canada for his Led Zep’ Experience. This at least represents a proper TOUR. I just get the feeling that GH has NO REGARD for touring here as HIS usual itinerary is nothing more than 4 – 6 dates in scattered places. I hope he reads these and realizes that his US fans are getting pissed & disgusted. He sez’ he wants to ”tour tour tour” just not “here here here”!!! He also sez’ He won’t join a package tour, probably because it won’t be profitable but HOW ELSE ARE YOU GONNA GET THE BCC BRAND OUT THERE??? I’m just fed up with him , he has been saying the same things about touring the US since the Iommi Fused thing as well & it’s all BULLCRAP!

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    Svante Axbacke says:

    Drdp: You make the same mistake many fans do; You think the artists
    say “I want to play here and there, fix that for me”. That is not the
    way it works. It takes two to tango. If no promotor wants to take the
    band to place X, the tour will not happen. The band can not just show
    up at a random House of Blues and demand to play.

    Roger Glover himself has said, on another page on this site:
    “Trouble is, when promotors and agents make decisions, it’s the band
    that gets the blame. I have no idea why this is so. Some possible
    reasons may include: hall availability, local promoter problems, money
    problems, routing problems, lack of time, etc. There’s nothing wrong
    with the country, as far as I know anyway.”

    There’s always been a much bigger interest in Zeppelin and off shoots
    in the US than there was for DP and related bands so I’m not surprised
    The LZ Experience book more dates than both GH/BCC and DP.

    You should not complain to the bands. You should talk to your local
    venues, promotors and agents.

  10. 10
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Svante, you hit the nail on the head and it is what I’ve been stating all along. The Promoters are just that. They promote what they promote and the band unfortunately takes the pike. Though this is true, I do also believe that a Band worth it’s salt should have some input as to what they would wish to do. Contractual agreements are documents signed between Record Labels, Promoters, and THE BAND. Surely THE BAND if so desired, can negotiate a little more Power on their end regarding the direction a Promoter goes. Yeah, I know MONEY TALKS and it is the mainstay focal point of any Professional Organization, but sometimes also the Shortcut is taken in lieu of really stepping out and Going For It in order to save a buck. You gotta spend it to earn it in that business and it seems the Purple Camp relies on the Shortcut instead.


  11. 11
    Drdp says:

    Svante & Tracy: I think you both missed my point Joe & Jason have played here multiple times in the past few years. Glenn has NEVER been here because HE does not EVER put together a proper US tour. Yes, I know all about Promoters and the power they have. I have been involved in music for nearly 40 years but there are at least 6 venues & 2 casinos in this area that the band could play. I have seen SO many classic rock artists go through this area playing in front of 300 to 3000 fans, It’s plainly obvious that the one member of BCC is not up to a full US tour like the other 3 have ”usually” done. Their management somehow finds a way but it seems not to be the case with Glenn & ANY of his projects.

  12. 12
    avar says:

    I live in southern CT and will likely make the Saturday night trek to Starland. To DRDP’s point, you are not wrong, but, suspect this is more of a scheduling issue verus any other…The casinos are perfetly fine venues, as well as Hartford area clubs. Hardly ever do you see shows in Stamford, or Fairfield county…If you live in the southern part of CT, like I do, you really gatto go north, or south.

  13. 13
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:


    No, I didn’t miss the point. I actually stated you hit the nail on the head. My point is the Promoters make the decisions based on Money, Money and Money. And, depending on how much money and effort they spend Promoting they find themselves taking the shortcut. Here in the States after so many years of lack luster promotion of All Things Purple, the window of Automatic Opportunity is over such as with Ozzy, Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, etc. When you ignore the public and don’t stay in their face, they loose interest. That has always been Purple biggest drawback in the states. Poor Promotion. Now they are only a Smoke on the Water here. Same for Hughes. He is basically Unknown here due to the lack of Purple Promotion. They All are. Their legacy will always be the Greatest Unknown Band in the US. BCC will probably do a US tour I think. Ironically for Glenn, it will be on the shirttails of his better known Band mates…..I don’t know if he can take that. I’m sure in his head…He is the main act of the band….when here in the states, he isn’t. It’s like starting from scratch, and if he can deal with it, it will probably work our fine. The Band should do well and grow in popularity quickly if Promoted Properly…..

    We’ll see.


  14. 14
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Sorry Svante….

    I misread who it was that I responding to…

    I was actually responding to Drdp…..though now it’s out of context. Point still stands though.


  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Too often bands sold out due to thinking they had to win America.

  16. 16
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    This isn’t about Winning America, trying get a Hit Song on the Radio. That ship has sailed. It’s about Touring America and proper promotion of said tour. Two different animals. Successful Tours in America are totally feasible with proper promotion. There are tons of Music Spotlight Television shows also that the Promoter should be booking constantly in order to familiarize the masses that Purple is still Alive and Kicking. I’ve seen a plethora of bands from the Past on these shows and they all tour Successfully here still. Keeping the name in your face is what it’s all about. That’s where the Management and Promoters have dropped the ball…..


  17. 17
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Still dont understand what has happened between the States and DP.

    I remember that they they had thge 2nd biggest tour next to Springsteen in 1985.

    Was the HOBL tour already bad in numbers or still big?

    I know that the TBRO tour did not get there at all, or did they?

    Ihave a bootleg from the S & M tour in Philadelphia.
    How much did they tour then in the USA?

    I thought Purpendicular tour did well?

  18. 18
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    After the Perfect Strangers Reunion and Tour, they pretty much reduced their US Touring to a minimum. Plus, even though they did do some MTV stuff then, that was about it. The NEVER EVER promote their records. I have yet to see ANY of their albums being listed in the ‘New Release’ adds in the circulars when they are released. They do absolutely NO VISIBLE Promoting Period in the US. Ever time I have gone to see them in concert here, I found out about it Here at THS, or from a fellow Purple fanatic. No advertising, No band promotion. NONE. They basically fell off the face of the earth in 1976. Anybody I speak to regarding Purple that isn’t a well versed fan, thinks they have been gone and non existent since that album ‘smoke on the water’ was on back in 1972. They failed to respond properly in 1985 and follow through with continued advertising and promotion. They have been Public Snobs about their outings and existence for so long now that in all due respects, nobody cares anymore. Sad but True. Too large a gap between their reemergence and today. Unless these last couple of Generations of Purpless Music Lovers are schooled and exposed to it, all Purple have are the leftovers who Knew of them and the few whom kept up…..

    Their Promoters and the way Purple themselves shied away from the spotlight are truly to blame. Whitesnake is much more known an popular than Purple. Why? Coverdale plays the game better on his own and his management does a much better job. What a shame really.


  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Always had the impression that since he returnes Gillan was thinking very buisnesslike.

    Could Steve not do something, after all he is an Americain?

    Is mainly management to blame or was it a decision to do things like that?

    I thought they did a few tours where they were co headliners?
    Thought those were succesfull?


    Can Roger explain? : )

  20. 20
    purplepriest1965 says:


    No not talking, DOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

    Black Country Communion’s new album “2″ has been announced.

    Track listing

    1. “The Outsider”
    2. “Man In The Middle”
    3. “I Can See Your Spirit”
    4. “The Battle For Hadrian’s Wall”
    5. “Save Me”
    6. “Cold”
    7. “Smokestack Woman”
    8. “Faithless”
    9. “An Ordinary Son”
    10.” Little Secret”
    11. “Crossfire”
    12. “Crawl”


  21. 21
    RG says:

    BCC 2 is absolutely fantastic. A contender for on of 2011’s best albums. Read my full review here: http://realgonerocks.blogspot.com/2011/06/black-country-communion-black-country.html

    (Please repost this link on other fan boards, twitter and anywhere else you find appropriate! Thanks!)

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