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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




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Get your tickets here >>>

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


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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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:

Be sure to check out Tony Conley’s live review of BSR’s Sacramento show here:

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:


videos include:

·         “Kingdom Of The Lost (official) ––N4ISYI-4c

·         “Kingdom Of The Lost” (lyric video) –

·         “Hey Judas” (official) –

·          “Bound For Glory” (lyric video) –

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).



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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