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10 May 2014

Fresh from the hugely successful tour in late 2013, Black Star Riders are set to hit the road in the UK again this summer.

The band that features Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth) will embark on a run of UK shows in July, presented by Planet Rock, together with a headline slot at Steelhouse Festival in South Wales.

Black Star Riders released their debut album 'All Hell Breaks Loose', on Nuclear Blast Entertainment in May 2013, to much critical acclaim and hot on the heels of this release, the band head back in the studio in October to record the follow up record. As yet untitled, the album will be produced by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott with uber Engineer Ronan McHugh.

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Ricky Warwick said "Joe and myself have been best friends for years and as fans of the first BSR record, it was only natural to have Joe and Ronan work with us on the follow up. Joe & Ronan did a great job on the Thin Lizzy reissues a couple of years ago with Scott, so it's great to have the dream team back together. We are very excited about what we can achieve with the new record and it's great to play back in the UK again just before we head into the studio"

UK tour dates are:

Fri 18th Jul Holmfirth, Picturedrome
Sat 19th Jul Ebbw Vale, Steelhouse Festival
Sun 20th Jul Brighton, Concorde 2
Tue 22nd Jul Northampton, Roadmenders
Wed 23rd Jul Leicester, Academy
Thu 24th Jul Guildford, G Live
Wed 6th Aug Buckley, Tivoli
Thu 7th Aug Birmingham, The Asylum

Tickets for all shows (except Steelhouse Festival) are priced 22.50 GBP (subject to booking fees) and available from all usual outlets.

Guests on all shows are: Tax The Heat.

Steel House Festival information is found at


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