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Exclusive: Black Star Riders premiere acoustic version of 'Ain't The End Of The World'

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Black Star Riders have premiered a rousing acoustic rendition of their current single ‘Ain't The End Of The World’ exclusively on Planet Rock.

The stripped-back version of the Planet Rock playlisted single sees frontman Ricky Warwick and bassist Robbie Crane belt out the track with vim and vigour.

Watch it first right here:

Commenting on the studio version of the track, Ricky Warwick says: “‘Ain’t The End Of The World’ is trademark Black Star Riders showcasing the dual guitars of Christian Martucci and Scott Gorham perfectly.

“It’s a song of hope, positivity and seeing the light at the end of a dark tunnel in a world of uncertainty.”

The first Black Star Riders album to feature drummer Chad Szeliga and guitarist Christian Martucci, ‘Another State Of Grace’ is released on Friday 6th September via Nuclear Blast.

‘Another State of Grace’ is available on CD, vinyl and vinyl picture disc, limited edition boxset and limited edition light green vinyl. Pre-order it right here

Def Leppard and Planet Rock’s Joe Elliott enthuses: “I’ve been an ardent supporter ever since they started their journey having moved away from being Thin Lizzy and becoming a legitimate band in their own right. For me, this is by far their best effort to date.”

The track-listing is as follows:

1. Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain’t The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
6.Why Do You Love Your Guns?
7. Standing In The Line Of Fire
8. What Will It Take?
9. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
10. Poisoned Heart

Black Star Riders also head out on an extensive Planet Rock presents tour in October that brackets their massive Glasgow Braehead Arena gig with Saxon.

Special guests at all dates (except the Saxon gig in Glasgow) are Stone Broken, while Wayward Sons will open all the dates apart from Belfast and Dublin. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.

See Black Star Riders at the following shows:

Bristol O2 Academy – Thu 10th
Cambridge Corn Exchange – Fri 11th
London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Sat 12th
Wrexham William Aston Hall – Sun 13th
Dublin Academy – Wed 16th*
Belfast Limelight – Thu 17th
Glasgow Braehead Arena – Fri 18th (supporting Saxon)
Newcastle O2 Academy – Sat 19th
Nottingham Rock City – Sun 20th
Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion – Tue 22nd
Bournemouth O2 Academy – Wed 23rd
Cardiff University Great Hall – Thu 24th
Wolverhampton Steel Mill – Fri 25th
Leeds O2 Academy – Sat 26th
Manchester O2 Ritz – Sun 27th

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