March 3, 2014 Black Star Riders Announce Ten U.S. Shows & Sophomore Album Plans
Hard rock supergroup BLACK STAR RIDERS have announced the band’s ten U.S. shows with SKID ROW coming up this May, two of which are co-headlining dates:
5/01/14 The Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
5/03/14 Concert Pub North – Houston, TX
5/04/14 Juanita’s Café & Bar – Little Rock, AR
5/05/14 Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden – Fort Smith, AR
5/08/14 Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ ***Co-Headlining with SKID ROW***
5/09/14 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ ***Co-Headlining with SKID ROW***
5/10/14 M15 Concert Bar & Grill – Corona, CA ***Co-Headlining with SKID ROW***
5/12/14 Harlow’s Night Club – Sacramento, CA ***Co-Headlining with SKID ROW***
5/15/14 Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA ***Co-Headlining with SKID ROW***
5/16/14 The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA ***Co-Headlining with SKID ROW***
Additional dates will be announced soon. Click on venue names above for pre-sale ticket links.
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 BillboardHard 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.”