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Black Star Riders Announce Download Festival Appearance 2013!!

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Black Star Riders are pleased to announce their addition to this year’s Download Festival line up.

The band, featuring Ricky Warwick (Vocals), Scott Gorham (Guitar), Marco Mendoza (Bass) and Damon Johnson (Guitar) from the last Thin Lizzy line up, together with Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Megadeth / Alice Cooper) released their debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” on Nuclear Blast Entertainment Worldwide last week to phenomenal critical acclaim and a UK National album chart debut at 25.

The band play the festival on Saturday June 15th on the main stage and take the slot previously allotted to US band Buckcherry, who cancelled their performance for reasons beyond their control.

Download Promoter Andy Copping “The BSR Machine is going from strength to strength and when the opportunity of a slot became available it was a no brainer who should be offered it …and we are very happy to have Black Star Riders on the bill this year”

Ricky Warwick “Download is one of my favourite festivals and to be added to the main stage bill for this year with such a fantastic line up ….well to say we are ecstatic is an understatement.  It’s going to be a great day and thanks to all the support from everyone that’s contributed to our success to date”

Tickets are still available for this years event at www.downloadfestival.co.uk in both weekend and one day formats.

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BLACK STAR RIDERS track “Kingdom Of The Lost” lyric video on YouTube.

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Here is the BLACK STAR RIDERS track “Kingdom Of The Lost” from the forthcoming album “All Hell Breaks Loose” that is released Worldwide over the next 8 days. The link below is for the lyric video on You Tube.
This is not available to purchase as a download yet but will be upon release of the record. So Enjoy on here until you buy the whole album!!!

Here are few words from Ricky Warwick on the song and the lyric vid -

“I am delighted to have my good friend and amazingly talented Belfast artist Terry Bradley contribute his art to this video, which I feel sums up the lyrical content brilliantly. 

This little story below inspired the song along with situations my friends, myself and history has told over the years of the wandering Irish and anyone who is far away from home and themselves !!!

The picture of the 2 gentlemen in the very daper 1930 suits in the chorus are my Grandfather and Great Grandfather, the picture of the young man in the soldier’ s uniform is also my Great Grandfather who at 14 years ( he lied about his age, you had to be 16 to fight with your parents approval, 18 if not ! ) of age ran away from Belfast to enlist in the British army, to fight in the First World War he got as far as Southampton, where he got seriously ill with pleurisy and was hospitalized and when they found out he was only 14 sent him back home to Belfast, he enlisted again in 1918 when he was 17 but by then the war was all but over!!!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEWPbi3Jtm4&feature=youtu.be

VIP PACKAGES ANNOUNCED!

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Here is a fantastic opportunity to experience Black Star Riders in a very special way. Every VIP package will include the following:

  1. Ticket to the concert
  2. 8″ x 10″ band photo ready for autographs
  3. Special VIP Members only T-Shirt (Please indicate sizes when you order the packages)
  4. Official Black Star Riders VIP Laminate
  5. Set of official Black Star Riders Guitar Picks
  6. Limited Edition Pin Back Badge of the band’s logo
  7. Meet-n-Greet with Black Star Riders – get your autographs and photos


In addition, Ricky Warwick & Damon Johnson will host a very special 30 minute acoustic set especially for VIP package holders. Here these songs as you have never heard them before.

There are a VERY limited number of VIP packages available for each show, so order your today!

PLEASE NOTE: Once you place your order, you will get an email with instructions about your VIP package. You will collect everything at the venue on the evening of the show. These packages will appear on your credit card statement under “Blastwaves” and will be billed at $160 US Dollars (equal to approx. £99).

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR VIP PACKAGE TODAY.

“ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE IN MILTON KEYNES!”

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PLANET ROCK in association with Nuclear Blast Entertainment

& Marshall Amplification Presents

‘ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE’  ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY!!!!

THURSDAY MAY 30TH 2013

The Marshall Theatre, Denbigh Road, Bletchley,

Milton Keynes, MK1 1DQ

7:30pm to 10:30pm

This exclusive party will be attended by the cream of the UK music industry and you can be there to!!

Only Planet Rock listeners get the chance to attend this once in a lifetime event – the FIRST EVER live appearance by BLACK STAR RIDERS anywhere in the WORLD!!

You’ll get to hear a full set – consisting of tracks from the new album “All Hell Breaks Loose” together Thin Lizzy Classics.

There will be a meet and greet , giveways and all sorts of other great stuff making it an event not to be missed.

To get the chance to attend you have to do the following:

BUY A TICKET FOR ANY CONCERT ON THE FORTHCOMIMG UK TOUR VIA PLANET ROCK’S SPECIAL PRE-SALE STARTING MONDAY APRIL 29TH AT 9AM

http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/blackstarriders/

FROM THURSDAY MAY 2ND YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL TELLING YOU HOW YOU CAN PURCHASE A TICKET (ONE PER REGULAR UK TOUR TICKET PURCHASED) FOR THE VERY LOW PRICE OF 15.00 GBP EACH (inclusive of any booking fees or other charges – this price includes a commemorative Fan Ticket also).

THAT’S IT!! VERY SIMPLE AND EASY.

THERE ARE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE AS THE MARSHALL THEATRE IS AN INTIMATE CLUB SETTING.

Party Tickets will be available with any Planet Rock BSR Nov / Dec UK Tour Ticket Purchase whilst available until SOLD OUT.

If the event is sold out after applying you will be informed accordingly.

Tickets for Hard Rock Hell, Nov 29th are not included in the Planet Rock Pre-sale and therefore are not included in this offer.

BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCE UK DATES!!

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BSR are pleased to announce their first UK (& Ireland) tour for November / December 2013.

In addition to the already announced Hard Rock Hell show on November 29th the band play the following:

Fri/Nov-22: Bournemouth – O2 Academy 

Sat/Nov-23: London – Shepherds Bush Empire 

Sun/Nov-24: Bristol – O2 Academy 

Tue/Nov-26: Cambridge – Junction 

Wed/Nov-27: Norwich – UEA 

Sat/Nov-30: Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall 

Sun/Dec-01: Cardiff – University / Solus 

Mon/Dec-02: Oxford – O2 Academy 

Thu/Dec-05: Inverness – Ironworks

Fri/Dec-06: Edinburgh – Picturehouse

Sat/Dec-07: Newcastle – O2 Academy 

Sun/Dec-08: Leeds – O2 Academy 

Tue/Dec-10: Leamington Spa – The Assembly Rooms 

Thu/Dec-12: Nottingham – Rock City 

Fri/Dec-13: Manchester – Ritz 

Sat/Dec-14: Dublin – Academy 

Tickets are onsale via an exclusive PLANET ROCK Presale on Monday April 29th at 9am UK time via www.planetrock.com/blackstarriders and then on general on sale on Thursday May 2nd through all normal outlets and agents. Dublin is on sale Friday April 26th at 9am.

Tickets are priced at 22.50 GBP (25.00 GBP London) – subject to booking fees. Dublin is 25.00 Euro inc Booking Fee.

VIP Packages available for all shows – including meet and greet and special acoustic performance – available from April 29th via the VIP package link at:  http://www.blackstarriders.com

Special Guests to be announced.

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Black Star Riders Reveal Album Artwork!

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Debut Single: Bound For Glory

Release Date: 24th March 2013

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Debut Album: All Hell Breaks Loose

Release Date: 27th May 2013

 

BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth), have announced All Hell Breaks Loose as the title of their debut album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which will be released in the UK on the 27th May 2013.

The band have now exclusively revealed the album artwork below

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The artwork features a painting by Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 – February 29, 1980), the legendary US painter best known for his work on pin-up girls, advertising and illustration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Elvgren

The artworks ties directly to the origins of the album title. Ricky Warwick explains “I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seemed to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing.  The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what BLACK STAR RIDERS is all about.”

“Bound For Glory”, the debut single from the album, saw its exclusive first play on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 radio show on Thursday 21st March 2013. The song is now available to hear here

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/music_and_videos/online-premiere-black-star-riders-bound-for-glory/

The single and album were produced & mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush). The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track “Right To Be Wrong” and a “Making of” DVD.

A 24-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed on YouTube: http://youtu.be/JEx9gD8RPz8

 

Confirmed festival appearances for BLACK STAR RIDERS include:

June 1st   Hi Rock Festival – Inzell, Germany

June 2nd  Hi Rock Festival – St. Goarshausen, Germany

June 8th   Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden

Nov. 29th  Hard Rock Hell – N. Wales, U.K.

 

More tour dates to be announced shortly. Visit BLACK STAR RIDERS online at:

www.facebook.com/BLACKSTARRIDERSOFFICIAL www.BLACKSTARRIDERS.com Twitter.com/BLACKSTARRIDERS