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Monday, November 22, 2010

Rock News Update - Monday 22nd November, 2010

BCC announce debut UK shows in December

Black Country Communion, the critically acclaimed Anglo/American rock supergroup comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), award-winning blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, UFO, Foreigner) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Billy Idol), are pleased to announce two rare debut UK gigs in December.

(Photo courtesy of © 2010 Christie Goodwin)

The band will play their first concert in the heart of the Black Country when they hit the stage in front of 3,000 people at the legendary Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Wednesday 29th December. The following evening the band will play London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thursday 30th December.

Wednesday 29th December

Thursday 30th December
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UFO brief UK tour dates

Classic rockers UFO have confirmed just a few UK tour dates for December 2010, including their appearance at Hard Rock Hell 4 next week.
It seems Pete Way is still out of the loop on these dates as Barry Sparks will be completing these shows.
There's also a diary update from drummer Andy Parker, that always makes for an interesting read, right here:

Anyway, here's those UK tour dates:
December 20102nd December - England - Birmingham - HMV Institute
3rd December - Wales - Prestatyn - Hard Rock Hell IV
4th December - England - Holmfirth - Picturedrome
5th December - England - Liverpool - O2 Academy
7th December - England - Brighton Concorde 2


Canada's premier rock band Rush has confirmed they will be extending the Time Machine Tour and coming to Europe this spring.

The following dates are confirmed, including Rush performing in Ireland for the first time ever.
More additional European announcements to come.

May 2011
Thursday, May 12th Dublin O2
Saturday, May 14th Glasgow SECC
Monday, May 16th Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Thursday, May 19th Manchester MEN Arena
Saturday, May 21st Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sunday, May 22nd Birmingham LG Arena
Wednesday, May 25th London O2 members will be receiving a pre-sale notification on Monday, November 22nd that begins on Tuesday, November 23rd.

Tickets for the Time Machine Tour in Ireland & UK general on sale will commence at 9AM GMT on Friday, November 26th, 2010. Ticket links and details will be posted shortly.
Additional European dates will be announced shortly.
Also confirmed today, the Time Machine tour will return to North America for a selection of dates between March and July, primarily with Rush performing in markets not played on the previous tour run this summer.
Stay tuned to for more details!
.... and wait for it German fans!

Rush in Germany

Rush will include Frankfurt on Sunday, May 29 at Festhalle as part of the Time Machine Europe 2011 Tour.
General on-sale will commence Friday, November 26th.

Newman issues thank you to fans for Firefest

(Newman live at Firefest 2010 - Photo from

The following message was posted to fans of the UK band Newman, throught their website:

OK, just to say thank you to everyone who attended Firefest this year would be a huge understatement !!
Once again we became witness to some awesome bands over the three days confirming why this is the UK's number one Melodic Rock Festival. Newman were proud to be there, and were truly humbled by the response that the audience gave to the band throughout their set and the entire weekend. We will have more reviews and pics to come in the next few weeks.

The guys would like to thank Kieran, Bruce, Tony, and the rest of the Firefest crew for making it yet another year which will live in the memories for a long long time to come. We met some great new friends, and some old friends alike, too many to list here but particular mention must go to Vic Rivera, Anders Rydholm, Peter Sundell, Christian Sundell, Ola af Trampe, Per Svensson, Nick Workman, Tom and James Martin, Dave Ling, Terry Brock, Darren Wharton, Jimi Jamison, Alle Martell, Steve Price, and of course our crew, Loz, Dave, and Geoff !!

We can confirm that the Newman set was recorded for a future CD and DVD release, there will be more information to come on this in the next few weeks so watch this space !!

Above all, we'd like to take the opportunity to thank all the people that attended Firefest and our loyal fans that gave us so much support over the weekend. We will be back out on the road in 2011, and we hope to see as many of you as possible again very soon.
Thanks , Steve, Shaun, Paul, Nic, and Dave
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