Black Star Riders have lined up an extensive March 2017 tour in support of their eagerly awaited third studio album 'Heavy Fire'.
Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robert Crane and Jimmy DeGrasso will play a total of 16 shows in the UK and Ireland after a yearlong hiatus from touring.
Support on the opening five gigs will come from Scottish hard rock bastions Gun and The Amorettes, while Sweden’s prodigal sons Backyard Babies will join Gun on the remaining 11 dates.
Vocalist Ricky Warwick enthuses: “It seems like ages since we did the Leppard / Whitesnake tour so we are all really looking forward to be back out on the road with Black Star Riders.
“Our third album will be out just prior to the dates so its going to be great to play tracks from that along with favourites from the first two records also. Having my old friends from Backyard Babies, Gun and The Amorettes out with us too is just icing on the cake to make a great tour!”
Black Star Riders are currently holed up in the studio in Nashville, Tennessee with esteemed Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains) putting the finishing touches to ‘Heavy Fire’.
Scott Gorham says: “It’s great to be back with Nick, after such a great job on The Killer Instinct it was a no brainer to continue the relationship and this album is going to blow everyone away.”
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Catch Black Star Riders at the following shows:
With Gun and The Amorettes:
Cardiff Tramshed – Thu 2nd
Wrexham William Aston Hall – Fri 3rd
Dublin Academy – Sat 4th
Belfast Limelight – Sun 5th
Inverness Ironworks – Tue 7th
With Backyard Babies and Gun:
Glasgow O2 ABC – Wed 8th (co-headline with Gun)
Glasgow O2 ABC – Thu 9th (co-headline with Gun)
Newcastle O2 Academy – Fri 10th
Leeds O2 Academy – Sat 11th
Manchester O2 Ritz – Sun 12th
Nottingham Rock City – Tue 14th
Norwich UEA – Wed 15th
Bristol O2 Academy – Thu 16th
London O2 Kentish Town Forum – Fri 17th
Birmingham O2 Institute – Sat 18th
Bournemouth O2 Academy – Sun 19th