Monday, February 17, 2014

Black Star Riders working on new music

Black Star Riders singer Ricky Warwick and guitarist Damon Johnson recently spent some time together in Nashville working on tracks for the upcoming second album from the UK band, and are checking in with some video from the sessions.

The Thin Lizzy-offshoot recently announced that Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott will produce their sophomore album when they hit the studio in Dublin, Ireland in October.

“Joe Elliott's passion, enthusiasm for music, as a fan, artist and friend is unquestionable and Ronan McHugh is a phenomenal engineer,” says 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.

Meanwhile, Black Star Riders have confirmed their first US live dates in support of their debut release, “All Hell Breaks Loose.”

The group will play a pair of co-headlining shows with Skid Row in Southern California in mid-May, including the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills on May 15 and the Coachouse in San Juan Capistrano on May 16.

See also:

Black Star Riders announce first US dates
Def Leppard singer to produce Black Star Riders sophomore album
Black Star Riders announce Japanese tour
VIDEO: Black Star Riders perform Thin Lizzy classic in Paris
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