In a mutual decision, Black Star Riders and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso have decided to part ways. The band wish him well in his future endeavours and thank him for the great albums, killer shows and good times together. The new drummer will be announced shortly.

Black Star Riders start their summer European Tour in Dusseldorf on May 24th. 2017 European Tour dates are below

May 24, Wednesday  Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
May 25, Thursday     Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
May 27, Saturday      Jelling, Denmark – Jelling Festival
May 28, Sunday         Berlin, Germany – Tempodrome
May 29, Monday       Dresden, Germany – Junge Garde
May 30, Tuesday       Leipzig, Germany – Parkbuhne
May 31, Wednesday  Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch

June 1, Thursday      Leiden, Holland – Nobel
June 2, Friday            Rostock, Germany – Messehalle
June 3, Saturday       Hamburg, Germany – Mehr Theater
June 5, Monday        Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
June 7,  Wednesday  Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 10, Saturday     Twistringen, Germany – Ziegelei Open Air
June 16, Friday          Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Festival
June 17, Saturday     Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock Festival
June 18, Sunday        Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 21, Wednesday   Freiburg, Germany – Jazzhouse
June 23, Friday          Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
June 24, Saturday     Fredrikstag, Norway – Tons of Rock Festival
June 25, Sunday        Hinwil, Switzerland – Rock the Ring Festival

July 2,  Sunday          Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona RockFest 2017
July 8,  Saturday        Weert, Holland – Bospop Festival
July 23, Sunday         Stuttgart, Germany – Winterbach Festival
July 29, Saturday       Maidstone, U.K. – Ramblin’ Man Fair

Black Star Riders third album “Heavy Fire” was released in early 2017. It went to #6 in the UK and #11 in the German album charts and received widespread critical acclaim.