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BLACK STAR RIDERS – ‘Ain’t The End Of The World’

Written by on 15th July 2019

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BLACK STAR RIDERS – ‘Ain’t The End Of The World’

New single debuted on BBC Radio 2 ahead of new album and UK/Irish tour


Following a worldwide premiere on BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce show, BLACK STAR RIDERS return with brand new single ‘Ain’t The End Of The World’ taken from their upcoming album, Another State of Grace (released 9th September 2019) ahead of the band embarking on a huge UK and Irish tour this autumn

Another State of Grace is set for release on 9th September 2019, their fourth via long-time home Nuclear Blast Records, and is the first which feature drummer Chad Szeliga (Black Label Society) and new guitarist Christian Martucci (Stone Sour). The line-up is completed by Ricky Warwick on guitar and vocals, Scott Gorham on guitar and bassist Robbie Crane

Another State of Grace was recorded and mixed in Burbank, Los Angeles by renowned producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther) and will be available on CD, vinyl, vinyl picture disc, limited edition box set and limited edition light green vinyl

Previous album, 2017’s Heavy Fire, saw a career high of charting at #6 in the UK album charts, and saw key radio support from the likes of BBC Radio 2 (multiple playlists, Ricky Warwick’s Tracks of My Years with Ken Bruce and a live to air interview and performance on the Michael Ball show), Planet Rock Radio (multiple A-lists), dozens of regional rock ILRs as well as multiple BBC regional stations (interviews and acoustic sessions)

Longtime supporter Joe Elliott, vocalist of Def Leppard, says “I’ve been an ardent supporter ever since they started their journey having moved away from being Thin Lizzy and becoming a legitimate band in their own right. For me, this is by far their best effort to date”

After touring extensively throughout the Heavy Fire cycle, including massive European tours and festival slots, as well as a North and South America trek with Judas Priest, Black Star Riders are set to return to UK shores later this year:


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
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 – Nottingham Rock City
Tue 22nd Oct – Bexhill De La 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
Sun 27th Oct – Manchester O2 Ritz

1.Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
2. Another State Of Grace
3. Ain’t The End Of The World
4. Underneath The Afterglow
5. Soldier In The Ghetto
6.Why Do You Love Your Guns?
7. Standing In The Line Of Fire
8. What Will It Take?
9. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
10. Poisoned Heart



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