Coinciding with their upcoming October 2019 Another State of Grace UK Tour, Black Star Riders have announced 10 in-store album signings and acoustic sets.
Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Christian Martucci, Robbie Crane and Chad Szeliga will sign copies of their fourth studio album ‘Another State of Grace’ – released on Friday 6th September - and perform stripped back acoustic sets at the following HMV and Fopp stores:
HMV Bristol Broadmead – Thu 10th
Fopp Cambridge – Fri 11th
Fopp Covent Garden – Sat 12th
HMV Belfast – Thu 17th
HMV Glasgow Braehead – Fri 18th
Fopp Nottingham – Sun 20th
HMV Bournemouth – Wed 23rd
HMV Cardiff – Thu 24th
HMV Wolverhampton – Fri 25th
HMV Manchester – Sun 27th
The signings and in-store performances take place at 2pm on each respective day and entry is with a wristband only. For more details on the events head to HMV’s website.
All of the in-stores take place before shows on Black Star Riders’ October 2019 Another State of Grace UK Tour. 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.
Recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California with acclaimed producer Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep), ‘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!”
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