Black Country Communion, the Anglo-American rock group featuring Joe Bonamassa (guitar, vocals), Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass), Jason Bonham(drums), and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), today announced that their only UK concert at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Saturday January 5 2013 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  

In an interview with RUSHONROCK  carried out prior to the date being announced Hughes said: “I am hoping we get to play live again. Maybe by saying this it is my way of encouraging that to happen.” It appeared Hughes had got his way – albeit in the shape of a single UK date – but it now seems fans may never get the chance to hear new album Afterglow aired live.

In an embarrassing twist Planet Rock Radio launched a 48-hour ticket pre-sale yesterday. Customers who purchased tickets will receive a full refund but worried fans can email

The one-off concert was originally intended to be Black Country Communion’s only UK appearance in 2013. The band chose Wolverhampton due to their geographical and spiritual ties to the area (Glenn Hughes was born in Cannock and Jason Bonham was born in Dudley).

In 2011, Black Country Communion’s last studio album, 2, scored the number one spot in the Official UK Rock Album Chart. The band’s upcoming third album Afterglow produced by Kevin Shirley, will be released in the UK by Mascot Records on Monday October 29.

Look out for a full and exclusive interview with Hughes here soon.