Previously known as Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders have officially confirmed a live concert date scheduled for The Academy Dublin in 2013. In association with MCD Promotions, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Black Star Riders have announced a brand new Irish tour date. Black Star Riders will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Saturday the 14th of December 2013. Tickets for Black Star Riders live at The Academy in Dublin are priced from €25 including booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Black Star Riders live at The Academy Dublin in 2013.
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In October 2012 Thin Lizzy announced that they would not be recording any new material under the Thin Lizzy monicker. The last incarnation of the band, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Darren Wharton, Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza – would be looking to form a new project.
Step forward Black Star Riders…
The new band formed by Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso on drums (Alice Cooper, Megadeth, David Lee Roth, Suicidal Tendencies). The change in personnel came about as Brian Downey didn’t want to commit to the touring cycle a new album would entail and Darren Wharton wanted to concentrate on Dare and other music and film projects.
Black Star Riders entered the studio in Los Angeles in January 2013 to start recording their debut album with the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush). The album features material the band wrote whilst touring as Thin Lizzy and the sound retains that classic feel but is very much its own as well. The Black Star Riders record is the next step in the evolution of the Thin Lizzy story.
Ricky Warwick stated: “We are all very excited about the music that we have created for Black Star Riders. The synergy between the five of us has been phenomenal and I can’t wait for the world to hear these songs.”
The new LP entiled ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ will be released in May 2013 through Nuclear Blast – the label behind acts such as Anthrax, Nightwish and Meshuggah. Black Star Riders are one of the first bands signed by Monte Conner – the former Roadrunner A&R guru who has signed acts such as Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura and Rush. Conner recently joined Nuclear Blast as the president of Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a new US partnership he co-founded with Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger.
Says Conner: “As a lifelong Thin Lizzy fan, I was floored by this line-¬-up’s new material. Not only do the new songs sound like Thin Lizzy but they sound like CLASSIC Thin Lizzy. Black Star Riders totally captures the essence of what was great about the original band while at the same time adding something totally fresh and modern. Even when I heard the band decided to change their name, my interest in signing them did not waver for one second.”
Black Star Riders are looking to support their ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ May 2013 album release with European festival shows in the summer and follow this up with a worldwide touring schedule. The setlist will consist of material from the new album and classic Thin Lizzy material.
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