Friday, March 1, 2019

Black Star Riders announce new album and fall tour

Black Star Riders have announced plans to release their fourth album, “Another State Of Grace”, in September alongside a fall tour of the UK and Ireland.

Produced and mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax), the project marks the follow-up to 2017’s “Heavy Fire” and introduces new lead guitarist Christian Martucci and drummer Chad Szeliga following the departure of original members Damon Johnson and Jimmy DeGrasso.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be back with a brand new Black Star Riders album,” says frontman Ricky Warwick. “In my honest opinion, this is the best record the band has made! This is Christian and Chad’s first album with the band and they have brought a fantastic energy and vibe”

“It was great to be back in Los Angeles and recording with Jay Ruston was an absolute pleasure,” adds guitarist Scott Gorham. “I am excited to see everyone’s reactions to this amazing record … and I can’t wait to get back on the road and play you these new songs!”

In sync with news of the “Another State Of Grace”, Black Star Riders have also announced dates for a fall tour on the UK and Ireland in support of the project; they’ll be joined by special guests Stone Broken and Wayward Sons.

Tickets for the series will go on sale starting Friday, March 8 at 10 am local time; for full details, visit
Black Star Riders
“Another State Of Grace” 2019 tour

UK & Ireland

Oct 10 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
Oct 11 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
Oct 12 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Oct 13 – Wrexham, UK @ William Aston Hall
Oct 16 – Dublin, IE @ Academy (no Wayward Sons)
Oct 17 – Belfast, UK @Limelight (no Wayward Sons)
Oct 18 – Glasgow, UK @ Braehead Arena (with Saxon)
Oct 19 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
Oct 20 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Oct 22 – Bexhill, UK @ De La Warr Pavilion
Oct 23 – Bournemouth, UK @ O2 Academy
Oct 24 – Cardiff, UK @ University Great Hall
Oct 25 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Steel Mill
Oct 26 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
Oct 27 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz

See also:

Damon Johnson streams Shivering Shivering video
Damon Johnson previews Memoirs Of An Uprising album
Black Star Riders prepare to record new album following lineup change
Black Star Riders announce lineup change
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