Black Star Riders / Sam Wood joins in time for Earache’s 35th Anniversary party

Black Star Riders have announced that Wayward Sons guitarist Sam Wood has joined the band, replacing Christian Martucci, who left the band earlier this year.

“I first saw Sam back in 2019 when Wayward Sons were guests to Black Star Riders,” Ricky Warwick says, “and I was absolutely blown away. I had Sam join me for some Fighting Hearts dates a few months back and knew he was the guy for us. If ever there was a new guitar hero waiting in the wings, then it’s Sam.

“Black Star Riders have had some of the World’s finest guitar players in their ranks, and Sam is truly up there as one of them. We couldn’t be happier.”

Black Star Riders, with Sam Wood, play their label Earache’s 35th Anniversary party this weekend in London. They will also play Planet Rockstock at Trecco Bay in South Wales.

A Black Star Riders tenth-anniversary tour will take place in February 2023, where Black Star Riders welcome back guitarist Scott Gorham and original drummer Jimmy DeGrasso for the celebrations. “The set list will be tracks from the new album Wrong Side Of Paradise to start the show,” Ricky said. Then we welcome Scott on stage for the ‘greatest hits’ set to celebrate our 10 years.”

Special guests are Michael Monroe and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons on all shows except Belfast, where Trucker Diablo open.


13feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, NottinghamRock City

15feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, NorwichUEA

16feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, IpswichCorn Exchange

17feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, ManchesterO2 Ritz

18feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, WolverhamptonKK's Steel Mill

19feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, LeedsO2 Academy

21feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, CardiffTramshed

22feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, BristolAcademy

23feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, GlasgowSWG3

24feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, NewcastleCity Hall

26feb7:00 pmBlack Star Riders, LondonShepherd's Bush Empire

Black Star Riders - 10th Anniversary shows
Black Star Riders – 10th Anniversary shows

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