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Monday, January 31, 2011

Brief Update for Monday 31st January, 2011

Black Country Communion announce July UK gigs

The critically acclaimed Anglo-American rock supergroup Black Country Communion is pleased to announce a series of four UK headline summer concerts in the North of England, following their appearance at London's High Voltage Festival at Victoria Park on Sunday July 24th.

The four piece rock band comprised of Joe Bonamassa (guitar, vocals), Jason Bonham (drums), Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass) and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), play the following dates:

July 2011
Leeds O2 Academy (Tuesday 26th July)
Newcastle O2 Academy (Wednesday 27th July)
Glasgow O2 Academy (Friday 29th July) 
Manchester Academy (Saturday 30th July).

A special ticket pre-sale will be available to O2 Academy Priority subscribers from Wednesday 2nd February at 9am. To become an O2 Academy Priority customer please register at
Tickets will then go on sale to the general public from 9am GMT on Friday 4th February.

Black Country Communion's self-titled debut album was originally released during September 2010 to rave reviews. It entered the official UK album chart at #13 and shot straight to #1 in the official UK rock album chart. BCC's debut also hit #3 in Classic Rock magazine's Critics Album of the Year poll, while Planet Rock radio listeners voted them as the Best New Band of 2010. BCC are currently mixing their second studio album.
The as yet untitled album, produced by Kevin Shirley, and rumoured to be their most explosive to date, is scheduled for June 2011 release.
Official band website:

Firefest 2011 Festival Line Up revealed

The annual UK melodic rock festival, Firefest, has just announced the line up for the 2011 event to take place once more in Nottingham.
Here's the event flyer which I'm sure will bring a big smile to many UK rockers faces!

Official festival website:

Dokken to play live dates with revamped Quiet Riot

I have it on good authority, that Dokken will be adding to their own current live dates, a few dates with the revamped Quiet Riot guys.
Right now, Dokken have dates lined up, starting  in March:

Fri 03/04/11 Anchorage, AK William A. Egan Civic & Conv. Ctr.
Sat 03/05/11 Seattle, WA King Cat Theater
Fri 03/18/11 Fargo, ND The Hub Entertainment Destination - This date may also be with Quiet Riot, although the venue's website at this time doesn't show either band ... The source was Pollstar.

Before then hooking up with Quiet Riot for these shows:
March 2011
Sat 03/19/11 Medina, MN Medina Entertainment Center

Fri 03/25/11 Chandler, AZ Wild Horse Pass Casino

May 2011Sat 05/14/11 Henderson, NV Sunset Station Hotel & Casino

Obviously, with a big gap between these confirmed dates, it would lead you to believe there will be more dates.
We'll see I guess, unfortunately while Quiet Riot's site does get updated, fairly often:
The Dokken updates at their site seem very rare ...


Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind) signed a deal 2010 with Cleopatra Records (USA) to record a solo acoustic classical album. 'Classical Tales' contains 18 short selected tracks from 18th, 19th and 20th century pieces with 2 of his own pieces and the link he wrote and performed ‘Fifth Second of Forever’ from Hawkwind’s ‘Levitation’ album. Although this is a distinct break from his usual style of guitar playing he is renowned for on Hawkwind albums; on most of Huw’s own solo albums he added a self-penned classical piece.

Huw does not claim to be a classical virtuoso but it is a beautiful thoughtful album and well worth buying, but if you want to order it shop around because at the moment it is cheaper to import it if you live in UK!

At the end of this month (February 2010) Huw will be working with Sarah Cockburn (Isis of Anubis) to record 4 acoustic tracks. They will be released later this Year. More information on the EKR Radio annual polls for 2010 under our News section on Huw’s official website. Sarah reached the number one spot out of 500 songs and Huw reached number 29 with his acoustic blues track ‘So Long Baby’ from the Hard Graft album. He was earlier voted into number one spot with this same track September 2010.

Allegro are also planning to release a Huw and Lloyd Langton Group (LLG) live double CD recorded in Gravesend 5th November 2010 followed by a live double DVD recorded at the acclaimed Hawkwind All Dayer, Leamington Spa 2 May 2010. Release dates to be advised.

In June Huw LLG will do a series of dates in UK. The venues will be confirmed and publicized soon.

Huw will also be in USA in September to perform a rock concert in Los Angeles with other world famous artistes. It is possible they will visit also visit other major cities. Line-up, venues etc to be publicized soon.

The links to order Huw’s ‘Classical Tales’ below with more to follow:

Classical Guitar Tales: Huw Lloyd-Langton: Music
Huw Lloyd-Langton - Classical Guitar Tales: CD WOW! UK Classical Guitar Tales: Huw Lloyd-Langton: Music
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