Black Country Communion To Release Double Concert DVD ‘Live Over Europe’ On October 24th
September 2, 2011
Black Country Communion are set to release a double concert DVD entitled ‘Live Over Europe’ on October 24, 2011. Black Country Communion is a super-group that consists of vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), guitarist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Bonham, Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper).
The 2-DVD live set was filmed with 14 HD cameras and 5.1 surround sound during the band’s debut tour in the summer of 2011. Over three nights, playing to packed venues in the German cities of Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, the 18-song set list (17 originals and 1 cover) hits on both of Black Country Communion’s albums – 2010’s debut and 2011’s sophomore release 2, which The Sunday Mercury praised, “This is classic rock goes large, an album that lives up to its heritage. It may not be bettered this year.”
‘Live Over Europe’ highlights include the songs “Black Country,” “One Last Soul,” “Save Me,” “Man In The Middle,” “Cold,” and “Song of Yesterday,” which fans can sign up to receive as a free audio track download, available September 8, at www.bccommunion.com/pr2011/. Bonus features include an exclusive 28-page collector’s booklet and DVD with a 20-minute “behind the scenes” featurette and photo collection.
Producer Kevin Shirley explains, “We saw that this live act could be an awesome force of nature to behold; one that promised legendary performances like those of our heroes of Classic Rock. The plan was to get them out there for the entire world to hear. Records allow a certain musical finesse, but live performance promises so much in the very transient nature of a gig; chances are taken, boundaries are crossed and the most exciting performances explode. Two studio albums built a repertoire big enough for a full concert which allowed us to unleash the monster for all the world to see and feel.”
BCC recently completed their debut tour, visiting a select number of cities in North America and Europe. On June 10, the band played to a near sold-out crowd in Anaheim, California where The Orange County Register exclaimed, “The four members of Black Country Communion truly recast the heavy rock of the ’60s and ’70s and yank it into the 21st century as well as anyone in recent memory.” At the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, The Birmingham Mail called their performance “rip-roaring” and “breath-taking.”
As part of J&R Adventures’ strategy to use social media as an integral part of the initial marketing launch of Live Over Europe, they created the Facebook BCC Event Page. Facebook members can join the page here www.facebook.com/bccommunion?sk=app_103520946352747 to receive an exclusive glimpse of the new DVD and a chance to download the live free track “Song of Yesterday.”