Black Star Riders Announce New Album and Tour


Hard Rock band Black Star Riders are set to release their third album Heavy Fire via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in early 2017. The band is currently working with Producer Nick Rasculinecz, who produced their second album The Killer Instinct, as they finish up recording the album in Nashville. About the album, 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”. You can watch an official video from the band announcing the new album and their upcoming tour here.

Black Star Riders also have a Pledgemusic campaign, offering merch and experiences alongside the Heavy Fire pre-order. Other special content such as video updates and announcement are part of the Pledgemusic project – a studio update of Jimmy DeGrasso’s drum tracking was released this week. More details can be found at the Pledgemusic Project site: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/black-star-riders

In support of the new album, Black Star Riders are touring the UK and Ireland in March of 2017, joined by The Amorettes for the first five dates, then Backyard Babies for the remaining eleven. Scottish rockers Gun will tour alongside Black Star Riders for all dates. On the tour, Ricky Warwick says, “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 it’s going to be great to play tracks from that along with favorites 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!”

Tour dates are as follows:

(with Gun and The Amorettes)
March 2nd – Tramshed, Cardiff
March 3rd – William Aston Hall, Wrexham
March 4th – Academy, Dublin
March 5th – Limelight, Belfast
March 7th – Ironworks, Inverness

(with Gun and Backyard Babies)

March 8th – O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headlining with Gun)
March 9th – O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headlining with Gun)
March 10th – O2 Academy, Newcastle
March 11th – O2 Academy, Leeds
March 12th – O2 Ritz, Manchester
March 14th – Rock City, Nottingham
March 15th – UEA, Norwich
March 16th – O2 Academy Bristol
March 17th – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London
March 18th – O2 Institute, Birmingham
March 19th – O2 Academy, Bournemouth


For further information, head to the Black Star Riders Official Website.

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