Monday, January 27, 2014

Def Leppard singer to produce Black Star Riders sophomore album

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott will produce the sophomore album by Thin Lizzy off-shoot Black Star Riders, the band announced Monday.

Black Star Riders will enter the studio in Dublin, Ireland in October to start recording the follow-up to 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” with Elliott and Def Leppard emgineer Ronan McHugh.

“Joe Elliott's passion, enthusiasm for music, as a fan, artist and friend is unquestionable and Ronan McHugh is a phenomenal engineer,” says singer Ricky Warwick. “Personally having worked with these guys before, it was a no brainer when they said they would like to produce the new BSR album. We are confident that this will be a huge leap forward in the evolution of BSR.”

“Having worked with [guitarist] Scott [Gorham] on the Thin Lizzy remixes a few years ago & having produced Ricky’s 1st 2 solo albums, I’m looking forward to taking our musical journey together even further,” adds Elliott. “We’re aiming to make a serious leap forward with the next album & I’m proud to be able to contribute to the next chapter in the BSR story.

The new, as yet untitled, album will be released in the spring of 2015 .

In the meantime, Black Star Riders will play a Japanese tour in May, with a series of summer shows to be announced.

Tickets for the Japanese concerts go on sale February 7.

The former members of Thin Lizzy rebranded themselves as Black Star Riders late in 2012 but continue to perform material from their old group.

See also:

Black Star Riders announce Japanese tour
VIDEO: Black Star Riders perform Thin Lizzy classic in Paris
Black Star Riders release Kingdom Of The Lost video
VIDEO: Black Star Riders prepare for European tour
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