Black Star Riders are hitting the road next year with a comprehensive U.K. tour in support of their new album ‘Heavy Fire’, set for release in early 2017.
After a full year off the road, Black Star Riders - Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robert Crane and Jimmy DeGrasso - are back with a 16 date UK & Ireland run, joined on the first five dates by Scottish rockers Gun and The Amorettes and then Sweden’s own Backyard Babies with Gun on the remaining eleven shows.
Says front man Ricky Warwick: “It seems like ages since we did the Leppard / Whitesnake tour so we are all really looking forward to be back out on the road with BSR. Our third album will be out just prior to the dates so its going to be great to play tracks from that along with favourites from the first two records also. Having my old friends from Backyard Babies, Gun and The Amorettes out with us too is just icing on the cake to make a great tour!”
The band are currently in the studio in Nashville, once again with producer Nick Raskulinecz putting the finishing touches to ‘Heavy Fire’. Guitarist Scott Gorham says, “It’s great to be back with Nick, after such a great job on 'The Killer Instinct' it was a no brainer to continue the relationship and this album is going to blow everyone away”.
Following on from their critically acclaimed albums ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ and ‘The Killer Instinct’ which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognised as a power force in the modern day of Rock n’ Roll, ‘Heavy Fire’ will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band have also brought in Pledgemusic, one of the most innovative and successful platforms of the modern music world, to give fans extra special product and experiences to go along with the album’s release.
Black Star Riders 2017 UK & Ireland tour dates:
W/ Gun and The Amorettes
2 Mar - Tramshed, Cardiff
3 Mar - William Aston Hall, Wrexham
4 Mar - Academy, Dublin
5 Mar - Limelight, Belfast
7 Mar - Ironworks, Inverness
W/ Backyard Babies and Gun
8th Mar - O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headline Show with Gun)*
9th Mar - O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headline Show with Gun)*
10th Mar - O2 Academy, Newcastle*
11th Mar - O2 Academy, Leeds*
12th Mar - O2 Ritz, Manchester*
14th Mar - Rock City, Nottingham
15th Mar - UEA, Norwich
16th Mar - O2 Academy Bristol*
17th Mar - O2 Kentish Town Forum, London*
18th Mar - O2 Institute, Birmingham*
Sunday Mar - O2 Academy, Bournemouth*
Tickets go on sale Friday 16th September at 10am. For Ticket Info please visit www.blackstarriders.com
* Tickets from ticketweb.co.uk