BLACK STAR RIDERS Announce UK / Ireland Dates
April 22, 2013, 6 years ago
BLACK STAR RIDERS, the band featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH), have announced their first UK / Ireland tour for November / December.
In addition to the already announced Hard Rock Hell show on November 29th the band will play the following dates:
November22 - Bournemouth, England - O2 Academy
23 - London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
24 - Bristol, England - O2 Academy
26 - Cambridge, England - Junction
27 - Norwich, England - UEA
30 - Wolverhampton, England - Wulfrun Hall
December1 - Cardiff, England - University / Solus
2 - Oxford, England - O2 Academy
5 - Inverness, UK - Ironworks
6 - Edinburgh, UK - Picturehouse
7 - Newcastle, England - O2 Academy
8 - Leeds, England - O2 Academy
10 - Leamington Spa, England - The Assembly Rooms
12 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
13 - Manchester, England - Ritz
14 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
More dates to be announced. Tickets are onsale via an exclusive Planet Rock pre-sale on Monday, April 29th at 9 AM, UK time at this location, and then on general on sale on Thursday, May 2nd through all normal outlets and agents. Dublin is on sale Friday, April 26th at 9 AM.
Tickets are priced at 22.50 GBP (25.00 GBP London) - subject to booking fees. Dublin is 25.00 Euro inc Booking Fee. Special guests to be announced.
Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick and guitarist Damon Johnson appeared live on-air with Eddie Trunk at Sirius/XM on April 15th in New York City to talk about the group's upcoming album. Watch footage of the appearance below:
Warwick and Johnson are featured in the clip below performing Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak' acoustically for The Orchard Stairwell. Check it out below:
Black Star Riders are gearing up for the release of their new album, Bound For Glory. Bloodstock Radio's Michelle Livings recently caught up with Warwick and Gorham. Check it out below:
Black Star Riders released a lyric video for their single, 'Bound For Glory' on March 24th. Frontman Ricky Warwick states: “'Bound For Glory' - a song for the lost but never lonely, walking tall in the face of everyday adversary, everyone has a story to tell, revolution begins in the mirror!!!"
Guitarist Scott Gorham adds: “When it came time to pick one of these songs as a single, we had a really hard time. There are so many really great tracks here and everyone had their favourites. But in the end, we all agreed that 'Bound For Glory' is the perfect choice and represents what Black Star Riders is all about.”
Watch the lyric video below:
'Bound For Glory' is featured on Black Star Riders debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose, out via Nuclear Blast Entertainment worldwide on the following dates:
21st – Japan
22nd - Sweden
24th – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Australia
27th – UK, France, BeNeLux, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Greece, Ireland
28th – US, Canada, Italy, South America
The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track 'Right To Be Wrong' and a Making of DVD.
The album artwork features a painting by Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 – February 29, 1980), the legendary US painter best known for his work on pin-up girls, advertising and illustration. The artworks ties directly to the origins of the album title. Ricky Warwick explains “I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seemed to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing. The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what Black Star Riders is all about.”
Produced and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, RUSH), the tracklisting for All Hell Breaks Loose is:
'All Hell Breaks Loose'
'Bound For Glory'
'Kingdom Of The Lost'
'Kissin’ The Ground'
'Valley Of The Stones'
'Before The War'
'Blues Ain't So Bad'
About the origin of the album title, Ricky goes on to say: “I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seem to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing. The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what Black Star Riders is all about.”
A 24-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed below:
For more details and tour dates visit BlackStarRiders.com.