Hard rock supergroup BLACK STAR RIDERS have announced the band’s first four U.S. shows with SKID ROW coming up this May, two of which are co-headlining dates:
5/03/14 Concert Pub North – Houston, TX Tickets: http://goo.gl/arNIwU
5/09/14 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ Tickets: http://goo.gl/t2mk4H
5/15/14 Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA ***Co-Headlining with SKID ROW*** Tickets: http://goo.gl/K8BPGQ
5/16/14 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA ***Co-Headlining with SKID ROW*** Tickets: http://goo.gl/2oCx1W
Additional dates will be announced soon.
Having played in Europe and Scandinavia to thousands of fans for the past year, these four shows will mark the first live performances on U.S. soil supporting the band’s debut album All Hell Breaks Loose, which was released last May & debuted on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart at #5 (#19 during its second week) & the Billboard Hard Music chart at #19.
BLACK STAR RIDERS members are scheduled to enter the studio in Dublin, Ireland in October 2014 to start recording their sophomore album. Taking over the production reins will be DEF LEPPARD front man Joe Elliott. The second member of the dream team will be long-time DEF LEPPARD sound engineer Ronan McHugh.
BSR vocalist Ricky Warwick shares why Joe was tapped for this album:
“Joe Elliott’s passion, enthusiasm for music, as a fan, artist and friend is unquestionable and Ronan McHugh is a phenomenal engineer. Personally having worked with these guys before, it was a no-brainer when they said they would like to produce the new BSR album. We are confident that this will be a huge leap forward in the evolution of the band.”
“Having worked with Scott [Gorham] on the THIN LIZZY remixes a few years ago and having produced Ricky’s first two solo albums, I’m looking forward to taking our musical journey together even further,” states Joe Elliott. “We’re aiming to make a serious leap forward with the next album and I’m proud to be able to contribute to the next chapter in the BSR story.”
BLACK STAR RIDERS guitarist Damon Johnson adds: “We are all excited about working with Joe; he is like part of the family. And recording this album in Ireland is a special treat for us.”
Watch a musical update from Ricky & Damon’s new album writing session in Nashville, Tennessee:
Ricky Warwick appears on FUSE TV’s inaugural online episode of “Metalhead to Head” TODAY at 10 a.m. PACIFIC / 1 p.m. EASTERN on http://www.FUSE.tv.
Featuring veteran 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, BLACK STAR RIDERS worked with legendary producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush) on 2013’s All Hell Breaks Loose, which featured album art by renowned American pin-up artist Gil Elvgren.
Purchase links can be found 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
Visit BLACK STAR RIDERS online at http://www.BLACKSTARRIDERS.com.