Black Star Riders have detailed their fourth studio album ‘Another State of Grace’ and a Planet Rocks presents October 2019 UK tour with Stone Broken and Wayward Sons.
Set to be released in September, Black Star Riders recorded the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Heavy Fire’ at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February with acclaimed producer Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep), who was also on mixing duties.
‘Another State of Grace’ is the first Black Star Riders long-player to feature drummer Chad Szeliga, who joined the band in 2017 following the departure of Jimmy DeGrasso, and Stone Sour’s Christian Martucci on lead guitar, who replaced Damon Johnson in December.
Singer Ricky Warwick enthuses: "I’m absolutely thrilled to be back with a brand new Black Star Riders album. 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.”
Scott Gorham adds: "It was great to be back in Los Angeles and recording with Jay Ruston was an absolute pleasure. 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!”
Black Star Riders' Ricky Warwick © Getty
‘Another State of Grace’ will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment, who have released all three of Black Star Riders’ previous three albums – ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ (2013), 'The Killer Instinct' (2015) and 'Heavy Fire' (2017).
Following the September release of ‘Another State of Grace’, Black Star Riders will embark on a sprawling UK and Ireland tour bracketing their previously announced 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.
Ricky Warwick says of the tour: “I’m also very happy to have our friends in Stone Broken and Wayward Sons on the bill with us. A tour of epic proportions… not to be missed!”
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
* Dublin not part of the presale