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Black Star Riders Announce New Album “The Killer Instinct”

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Black Star Riders Announce New Album “The Killer Instinct”

23rd February 2015

UK & Eire Tour – March 2015

Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album, “The Killer Instinct”, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour

The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up.  The result is The Killer Instinct.  Ricky Warwick explains, “Life’s not fair, never has been, never will. Sometimes you have to live with a killer instinct just to survive in the ongoing pursuit of happiness. Because nobody can do for you what you should be doing for yourself.”  Full tracklisting is as follows

 

1. The Killer Instinct                          6. Blindsided

2. Bullet Blues                                    7. Through The Motions

3. Finest Hour                                     8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline

4. Soldierstown                                  9. Turn In Your Arms

5. Charlie I Gotta Go                          10. You Little Liar

 

The energy in the studio from a year of touring, and Black Star Riders gelling as a creative force has resulted in a truly powerful sophomore effort.  From the Irish-tinged rock of “Soldierstown” to the balls-out twin guitar riffing of “Sex Guns & Gasoline”. From the dirty groove of “You Little Liar” to the acoustic “Blindsided”, this is a band coming of age. “The Killer Instinct” will see Black Star Riders cement their place as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts.

Damon Johnson says, “Nick Raskulinecz came riding out of the sunset like a Viking warrior, with his record collection and arsenal of killer guitars and amplifiers and proved to be the world class producer we had heard so much about. Indeed, the rumors are all true. There’s no doubt that Ricky and I had written a sizable number of songs, but Nick patiently walked through the full song list with the entire band and made sure we focused on the material to best represent Black Star Riders in 2015.“

Black Star Riders head out on a co-headline UK and Eire tour with Europe throughout March 2015. Full dates are:

March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin

March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast

March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow

March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow

March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle

March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds

March 10: Rock City, Nottingham

March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge

March 13: Academy, Manchester

March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

March 15: University, Exeter

March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol

March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth

March 19: UEA, Norwich

March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Tickets are available from all usual outlets

THE AMORETTES are support on all dates except Glasgow March 5th and London March 20th – support on these shows tbc

Website: www.blackstarriders.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlackStarRidersOfficial

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BLACK STAR RIDERS add Irish shows on their tour with EUROPE!!

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We are pleased to announce the following two shows as part of the Europe / Black Star Riders Double Headline tour for March 2015.

The dates are as follows:

Dublin Olympia Theatre – Monday March 2nd

Belfast Ulster Hall – Tuesday March 3rd

Tickets available at box offices and all usual outlets from 9am Thursday October 2nd

http://www.planetrock.com/news/rock-news/europe-and-black-star-riders-add-dublin-and-belfast-dates-to-tour/

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BLACK STAR RIDERS TOUR UK WITH EUROPE!! MARCH 2015.

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BLACK STAR RIDERS TOUR UK WITH EUROPE!! MARCH 2015.

PLANET ROCK PRESALE NOW ON!!! 
Get your tickets here >>> http://ow.ly/ztZNa

Tickets on General sale THIS FRIDAY

A a special offer to all BSR & Europe fans there is a link via Planet Rock NOW and via Glasgow and London direct box offices on Friday where you get a free T-Shirt if you purchase a ticket (for same person) for BOTH Glasgow dates OR BOTH London dates.

Starting with two nights in Glasgow and culminating with two nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire the tour, consisting 14 shows, will feature classic tracks from both bands and also music from both acts forthcoming new releases.

EUROPE, featuring all original members, Joey Tempest on Vocals, John Norum on Guitar, Mic Michaeli on Keyboards, John Leven on Bass and Drummer Ian Haugland, with over 20 million albums to their credit, released their last album “Bag of Bones” to mass critical acclaim in 2012.

BLACK STAR RIDERS feature Thin Lizzy members Scott Gorham (Guitar), Ricky Warwick (Vocals) and Damon Johnson (Guitar), alongside drummer Jimmy DeGrasso and new bass player Robbie Crane, released their debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013 with a UK national chart placing of number 25 and many publications praising the release and giving it the 2013 Album of the Year accolade.

Both EUROPE and BLACK STAR RIDERS will have new album’s out in early spring 2015.

The tour is presented by Planet Rock and a special presale will take place on Wednesday July 23rd at 9am with General onsale to take place Friday July 25th at 9am through all venue box office and ticket outlets.

For Presale details go to www.planetrock.com

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VIP package upgrades (purchase tickets from venue box office in advance) with meet & greets etc will be available for both bands on all dates.
Information to follow shortly.

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ROCK GUITAR DAILY INTERVIEWS SCOTT GORHAM OF BLACK STAR RIDERS

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Guitarist & songwriter Scott Gorham spoke with journalist Tony Conley of Rock Guitar Daily prior to BLACK STAR RIDERS’ recent performance in Sacramento, California.  The conversation covered the debut release All Hell Breaks Loose, rhythm guitar playing, Gorham’s current & former gear & band mates, Thin Lizzy, and of course, the band’s new album.

“We’re just trying out wings out here in America to see how the BLACK STAR RIDERS name goes down,” shared Gorham. “That’s why you come out here and do these things. [Y]ou have to get out there and take some hard knocks.  It’s a big country.  I think we kind of have a point to prove here. We want to get away from the twelve day [recording process] thing, just to see what we can do given the chance to go in and make a proper album – the way we were used to making albums, right? . . . I’ve got a fair few things that I’ve been working on for the last few months. Riffs, chord patterns and all of that. So yeah, we’ll be ready by the time we get in [the studio].”

“It was especially worth noting,” writes Conley, “that I stood almost directly in front of Gorham at the show, and when he made a point with his playing or something someone in the band did that proved a point he had made earlier, he’d give me a glance that said both, ‘See?’ and ‘Did you get that? That’s what I was talking about.’ His hard work, efforts, and his striving to still up his game at 63 are inspiring.”

Read the entire interview here: http://rockguitardaily.blogspot.com/2014/06/scott-gorham-still-proving-it-rock.html.

Be sure to check out Tony Conley’s live review of BSR’s Sacramento show here: http://www.metaltalk.net/columns/20107213.php

BLACK STAR RIDERS just played the Republic of Texas Biker Rally in Austin, Texas and have nine remaining shows on their inaugural tour of the U.S., which include:

6/13/14   Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK

6/14/14   Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
6/15/14   Workplay Theatre – Birmingham, AL
6/17/14   BB Kings – New York, NY
6/18/14   Toads Place – New Haven, CT
6/19/14   The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
6/20/14   Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

6/21/14   Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

6/22/14   State Theatre – Falls Church, VA

(Click on venue name for pre-sale ticket link.)

Purchase the debut album – featuring artwork by renowned American pin-up artist Gil Elvgren – on the All Hell Breaks Loose Landing Page: http://bit.ly/BSR-AHBL

 


BLACK STAR RIDERS
videos include:

·         “Kingdom Of The Lost (official) – http://youtu.be/–N4ISYI-4c

·         “Kingdom Of The Lost” (lyric video) – http://youtu.be/OEWPbi3Jtm4

·         “Hey Judas” (official) – http://youtu.be/sUFhANBJPwY

·          “Bound For Glory” (lyric video) – http://youtu.be/kq6Z6C3ipMk

This fall, BLACK STAR RIDERS will enter the studio in Dublin, Ireland to start recording their sophomore album, which will be produced by DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott and engineered by Ronan McHugh (DEF LEPPARD).

 

BIRMINGHAM SHOW UPDATE

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Please note that tonight’s Black Star Riders show in Birmingham has had it’s stage time changed. Things are being moved up 30 minutes. So the new schedule is as follows:

Opening act: 7:30pm

Black Star Riders: 8:45pm