Black Star Riders will release their fourth studio album in September 2019. Entitled ‘Another State of Grace’ the album was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).
The band will support the record with a full UK and Ireland tour in October 2019 with additional dates in other territories to be announced in the near future.
Black Star Riders, who consist of Ricky Warwick (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Scott Gorham (Lead Guitar) and Robert Crane (Bass) together with recent additions Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar) recorded the album at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February.
Ricky Warwick: "I’m absolutely thrilled to be back with a brand new Black Star Riders Album. In my honest opinion this is the best record the band has made! This is Christian and Chad’s first album with the band and they have brought a fantastic energy and vibe”
Scott Gorham adds "It was great to be back in Los Angeles and recording with Jay Ruston was an absolute pleasure. I am excited to see everyone’s reactions to this amazing record … and I can’t wait to get back on the road and play you these new songs!”
The band previous album, “Heavy Fire”, was released in 2017 and enjoyed widespread fan and critical acclaim. The album enjoyed success in many countries and went on to score multiple high chart placing’s & radio playlists. They toured extensively in support of the release with notable appearances on the SOLD OUT Rock Legend’s VI cruise out of Florida, alongside Sammy Hagar and Bad Company and very successful tour of North and South America with metal legends Judas Priest.
Following on from their previous albums ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’, ‘The Killer Instinct’ and ‘Heavy Fire’ which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognized as a power force in the modern day of Rock n’ Roll, ‘Another State of Grace’ will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
After a lengthy period off the road, Black Star Riders are back with a 15 date UK & Ireland Tour with special guests Stone Broken and Wayward Sons.
Ricky adds re the tour: “I’m also very happy to have our friends in Stone Broken and Wayward Sons on the bill with us. A tour of epic proportions… not to be missed!”
Dates for Black Star Riders 2019 UK & Ireland Tour are:
Thu 10th Oct - Bristol O2 Academy
Fri 11th Oct - Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sat 12th Oct - London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sun 13th Oct - Wrexham William Aston Hall
Mon 14th Oct - Nottingham Rock City
Wed 16th Oct - Dublin Academy
Thu 17th Oct - Belfast Limelight
Fri 18th Oct - Glasgow Braehead Arena (supporting Saxon)
Sat 19th Oct - Newcastle O2 Academy
Sun 20th Oct - Manchester O2 Ritz
Tue 22nd Oct - Bexhill De Le Warr Pavilion
Wed 23rd Oct - Bournemouth O2 Academy
Thu 24th Oct - Cardiff University Hall
Fri 25th Oct - Wolverhampton Steel Mill
Sat 26th Oct - Leeds O2 Academy