Black Star Riders have premiered their new single ‘Ain’t The End of the World’ and its accompanying animated video.
Following in the footsteps of the Planet Rock playlisted album title track ‘Another State of Grace’, ‘Ain’t The End of the World’ sees Black Star Riders play to their considerable strengths and, as the title suggests, it’s imbued with a message of positivity in these turbulent global times.
Singer Ricky Warwick comments: “‘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.”
Created by All4Band, the animated ‘Ain’t The End of the World’ follows the exploits of a young masked boy who cycles and runs through whatever obstacles the world throws at him.
The first Black Star Riders long-player 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.
Planet Rock’s very own Joe Elliott says of the album: “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
Following the September release of ‘Another State of Grace’, Black Star Riders will embark on a sprawling Planet Rock Presents 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.
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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