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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




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Black Star Riders announce the departure of bass player Marco Mendoza after the band’s current US tour, ending June 22nd and the arrival of new bassist, Robbie Crane.


Marco, a founding member of Black Star Riders, has decided to pursue other projects after potential conflicts in schedules.


His replacement will be Robbie Crane (formerly of Ratt, Vince Neil and Lynch Mob).


Scott Gorham ‘I am very sad to see Marco go. We have been together in a band now for almost 20 years and Marco is my brother and we wish him well for the future. It’s an amicable parting of ways and we all respect that Marco wants to do other projects outside of Black Star Riders and there just isn’t time to do both’


Ricky Warwick ‘Marco will always be part of the BSR family and a true friend of ours.  We are very happy to introduce Robbie Crane to everyone as the new BSR bass player. The guy killed the audition and we can’t wait to get on stage with him on our Euro run starting mid July and then of course in the studio in the Autumn for the recording of the second Black Star Riders Record’


Marco Mendoza ‘I loved my time in Black Star Riders and want to thank all the fans for making the last year on road so successful. I am sorry to be leaving the band but I feel it’s time for me to pursue other avenues, some of which I have already been working with, all of which I am very excited about. I wish the guys all success in the future and I am very happy that my friend Robbie Crane will continue to blaze with BSR’


But exciting things are ahead with the addition of veteran bassist Robbie Crane.  “I am very excited to be a part of the Black Star Riders family.  As a long time fan of their music, I am thrilled to be a part of the band”.


Black Star Riders
(Featuring Ricky Warwick – Vocals, Scott Gorham & Damon Johnson, Guitars, Jimmy DeGrasso – Drums and Robbie Crane – Bass)  play the following dates in July and August:


July 18th – UK – Holmfirth, Picturedrome

July 19th – UK – Eddw Vale, Steelhouse Festival

July 20th – UK – Brighton, Concorde 2

July 22nd – UK – Northampton, Roadmenders

July 23rd – UK – Leicester, Academy

July 24th – UK – Guildford, G Live

July 25th – Germany – Bochum, Zeche

July 26th – Sweden – Falkenberg, Falkenberg RockFest

July 27th – Germany – Berlin, C-Club

July 29th – Germany – Munich, Free & Easy / Backstage Werk

July 30th – Germany – Saarbrucken, Garage

July 31st – Germany – Geiselwind, Bike & Music Weekend

August 1st – Germany – Wacken, WOA Festival

August 2nd – Sweden – Rejmyre, Skogsrojet Festival

August 3rd – Sweden – Helsingborg, Tivoli

August 5th – UK – Preston, 53 Degrees

August 6th – UK – Buckley, Tivoli

August 7th – UK – Birmingham, Asylum

August 8th – Sweden – Gavle, Getaway Rock Festival

August 9th – Norway – Alesund, Back in the Fields Festival


The Band then head into the studio to record the follow up to the 2013 release ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ for Nuclear Blast Entertainment.


The album, as yet untitled, will be scheduled for release in February 2015, with European and US tours to follow with other territories the band has not played as yet the first time around.


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BSR announce 8 UK shows prior to going in the studio to record the follow up to “All Hell Breaks Loose” in October with producer Joe Elliott and engineer Ronan McHugh.

Special Guests on all dates are Bristol’s Tax The Heat.

Dates are as follows:

Fri/Jul-18 Holmfirth – Picturedrome

Sat/Jul-19 Ebbw Vale – Steel House Festival

Sun/Jul-20 Brighton – Concorde 2

Tue/Jul-22 Northampton – Roadmenders

Wed/Jul-23 Leicester – Academy

Thu/Jul-24 Guildford – G Live

Wed/Aug-06 Buckley – The Tivoli

Thu/Aug-07 Birmingham – The Asylum



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Fuse TV continues their latest digital series “Metalhead to Head” – a bi-weekly online show that locks two metal masters in one room then records what happens – with a salute to the Brotherhood of the Bass Clef by pairing BLACK STAR RIDERS / THIN LIZZY / WHITESNAKE bassist Marco Mendoza with WINERY DOGS / MR. BIG bassist Billy Sheehan.

In this Mutual Appreciation Society session, Marco & Billy trade compliments, memories, inspirations, and bass licks.

Catch Parts 1 & 2 of the Mendoza/Sheehan episode of “Metalhead to Head” here:

Watch new episodes of Fuse’s digital series “Metalhead to Head every other Wednesday at 10 a.m. PACIFIC / 1 p.m. EASTERN on View all the previous episodes here:

BLACK STAR RIDERS will be storming stages across the U.S. on their first run in support of their highly-acclaimed debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose.  Featuring veteran rock musicians Ricky Warwick(THIN LIZZY / The Almighty) on vocals, Scott Gorham (THIN  LIZZY / 21 Guns) on guitar, Damon Johnson(THIN LIZZY / Alice Cooper / Brother Cane) on guitar, Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY / Ted Nugent / Whitesnake / Blue Murder) on bass,and Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth / Y&T) on drums, the tour will launch in San Antonio, Texas on May 1st and wind its way to Poughkeepsie, New York on June 19th.  BSR will co-headline six of the twenty-seven shows with SKID ROW.

BLACK STAR RIDERS tour dates are:

5/01/14   The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
5/02/14   Queen City Music Hall – Fort Worth, TX
5/03/14   Concert Pub North – Houston, TX
5/04/14   Juanita’s Café & Bar – Little Rock, AR
5/05/14   Neumeier’s – Fort Smith, AR
5/08/14   Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ*
5/09/14   The Marquee – Tempe, AZ*
5/10/14   M15 Concert Bar & Grill – Corona, CA*
5/12/14   Harlow’s Night Club – Sacramento, CA*
5/13/14   DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
5/14/14   Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA
5/15/14   Canyon Club  – Agoura Hills, CA*
5/16/14   The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA*
5/24/14   Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
5/26/14   Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
5/27/14   Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
5/29/14   Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI
5/30/14   Rascals Live – Moline, IL
6/03/14   Exit/In – Nashville, TN
6/04/14   The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
6/05/14   Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
6/08/14   The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
6/09/14   Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
6/12/14   Republic of Texas Biker Rally @ County Expo Center – Austin, TX
6/15/14   Workplay Theatre – Birmingham, AL
6/17/14   BB Kings – New York, NY
6/19/14   The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

*co-headlining with SKID ROW

Additional dates will be announced soon.

All Hell Breaks Loose was produced by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush) & debuted last May on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart at #5 & the Billboard Hard Music chart at #19.


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 engineer by Ronan McHugh.

Visit BLACK STAR RIDERS online at