February 2017 saw Black Star Riders release their third studio album “Heavy Fire” to widespread critical acclaim.
The album went on to gain worldwide chart success – reaching: #1 in the UK Rock and Indie charts, #3 in the UK Vinyl chart, #6 in the UK National chart, #11 in the German National chart, #6 in the USA Hard Rock chart, #22 USA Independent chart and #25 in the US Rock chart.
Following a sold out European Tour in early 2017, Black Star Riders return to the UK for a headline tour in November 2017. They bring a stunning support bill featuring Blues Pills, Tax The Heat and Dirty Thrills.
“There’s nothing more exciting than playing live. BSR are absolutely thrilled to get back out in the U.K. a wonderful way to round out a great year!” – Ricky Warwick, Black Star Riders.
On Blues Pills – Very few modern bands are lucky enough to have such a unique, individual and inimitable style as well as being blessed with such an incredible voice at the forefront. Formed in 2011 the multinational quartet released their exciting self-titled debut in 2014 before following up with their sophomore release ‘Lady in Gold’ in 2016. They’ve toured non-stop for the past few years playing with the likes of Deep Purple, Rival Sons and Kadavar as well as headline shows. Their organic blend of blues, classic rock and soul winning audiences the world over.
“We are very pleased that we will be opening for the Black Star Riders on their UK tour this November. We are really excited to warm up the stage for these legends. We hope to see a lot of familiar faces in front of stage and are really looking forward to meeting a lot of new people! “ -Zack Anderson, Blues Pills
Tax The Heat have just come out of the studio, recording their follow up to the critically acclaimed debut album “Fed To The Lions”. The highly anticipated, as yet unnamed, second album is scheduled for release by Nuclear Blast Entertainment in early 2018
London based Dirty Thrills open the bill, with a set containing songs from their debut album “Heavy Living” which is scheduled for release on September 15th via the Frontiers label.
Full tour dates are as follows with newly announced dates in red
Fri 28th July 2017 Picturedome, Holmfirth
Sat 29th July Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maidstone UK www.ramblinmanfair.com
Wed 8th Nov Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton UK
Thurs 9th Nov Queens Hall, Edinburgh UK
Fri 10th Nov Parr Hall, Warrington UK
Sun 12th Nov University Of Hull, Hull UK
Tues 14th Nov Empire, Middlesbrough UK
Wed 15th Nov o2 Academy, Sheffield UK
Thurs 16th Nov o2 Academy, Leicester UK
Sat 18th Nov Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Sun 19th Nov Pyramids, Portsmouth UK
Doors Open at all shows at 6:15pm. General onsale is 9am GMT Wednesday 2nd August 2017. For tickets go to www.blackstarriders.com
Formed in 2012, Black Star Riders signed their first contract with Nuclear Blast Entertainment in the same year. Under the banner of the independent label, the band has released three acclaimed albums: “All Hell Breaks Loose”, “The Killer Instinct” and “Heavy Fire”. Black Star Riders are – Ricky Warwick (Vocals/Guitar), Scott Gorham (Guitars), Damon Johnson (Guitars), Robert Crane (Bass), Chad Szeliga (Drums).