10 September 2019

BLACK STAR RIDERS | Robert and Ricky on new single ‘Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down’ MMH

“Another State Of Grace shows that there continues to be life beyond Lizzy…”
Classic Rock – 7/8

“This is Black Star Riders’ best work!”
Mojo – 4/5

“Courage, empathy…superior songwriting.”
Planet Rock – 4/5

“This changes everything…an album with the sort of pair you’ll only find on the biggest bull!”
Powerplay – 9/10

“Defines the very essence of classic rock…”
Vive Le Rock – 8/10

“Another State Of Grace is the hard rock record of the year!”
Maximum Volume – 10/10
Hard rock kingpins BLACK STAR RIDERS released their stunning new album Another State Of Grace last week via Nuclear Blast Records. In a new trailer released today, Robert and Ricky discuss new track ‘Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down’. Find out more about the lyrical content and how the track came together, here: youtu.be/zfp_PJuxDbg

Another State Of Grace is available on CD, vinyl and vinyl picture disc, limited edition boxset and limited edition light green vinyl. Pre-order here: nuclearblast.com/blackstarriders-asog

Watch Robert and Ricky perform an exclusive acoustic version of ‘Ain’t The End Of The World’: youtu.be/Gz143L6ZckQ
Watch the official video for ‘Ain’t The End Of The World’: youtu.be/mv-tccUbm6U

Another State Of Grace is a stunning collection of songs that will further develop the band’s burgeoning reputation as one of the most essential contemporary rock acts. Recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February 2019, the album was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).

Watch the official video for the title track, ‘Another State Of Grace’: youtu.be/1VVvp_jnUX8

After a lengthy period off the road, Black Star Riders are back with a 15 date UK & Ireland Tour with special guests Stone Broken and Wayward Sons. The dates for the UK & Ireland tour are as follows:

Oct 10 Bristol – O2 Academy *^
Oct 11 Cambridge – Corn Exchange *^
Oct 12 London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire *^
Oct 13 Wrexham – William Aston Hall *^
Oct 15 – Dolans Warehouse – Limerick City, Ireland §
Oct 16 Dublin – The Academy *
Oct 17 Belfast – Limelight *
Oct 18 Glasgow – Braehead Arena §
Oct 19 Newcastle – O2 Academy *^
Oct 20 Nottingham – Rock City *^
Oct 22 Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion *^
Oct 23 Bournemouth – O2 Academy *^
Oct 24 Cardiff – University (Great Hall) *^
Oct 25 Wolverhampton – KK’s Steel Mill *^
Oct 26 Leeds – O2 Academy *^
Oct 27 Mancheste – O2 Ritz *^

Special guests: * Stone Broken | ^ Wayward Sons
§ BSR Only
Tickets are on sale now: blackstarriders.com

The band will then be hitting the road in Europe with support from Diamond Head and Waywards Sons. The EU tour dates rack up as follows:

Oct 30 Roskilde – Gimle +
Oct 31 Malmö – Kulturbolaget +
Nov 01 Stockholm – Fryshuset Klubben +
Nov 02 Gothenburg – Trädgår’n +
Nov 03 Oslo – Vulkan +
Nov 05 Tampere – Talo +
Nov 06 Helsinki – The Circus +
Nov 08 Borlänge – Liljan
Nov 09 Esbjerg – Tobakken
Nov 12 Hamburg – Markthalle +^
Nov 13 Köln – Die Kantine +^
Nov 14 Dresden – Reithalle Strasse E +^
Nov 15 Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal +^
Nov 17 Zurich – Dynamo ^
Nov 18 München – Backstage (Halle) +^
Nov 19 Nürnberg – Hirsch +^
Nov 20 Prague – Nová Chmelnice ^
Nov 21 Leipzig – Anker +^

Special guests: + Diamond Head | ^ Wayward Sons
Tickets are on sale now: blackstarriders.com

Robert and Ricky sit down to tell us a bit about the new line-up and how they met Chad and Christian: youtu.be/vaSO2-KLRlw
Robert and Ricky sit down to tell us more about the band’s new single ‘Ain’t The End Of The World’: youtu.be/GyySCAYOLfY
Robert and Ricky explain how the band came up with the ideas for the new album’s packaging: youtu.be/rvet2BDKtBs
Robert and Ricky on why the band decided to record at Sphere Studios: youtu.be/Is5upqZebPk
Ricky and Robert discuss what it was like working with Jay Ruston: youtu.be/L0pjxhnb1UQ
Robert and Ricky discuss the themes and inspirations for the album, in particular the title and how it came about: youtu.be/pSe9jDVp0t8
Robert and Ricky give us the lowdown on what fans can expect from this new album: youtu.be/72-aHyNj4Cw
Robert and Ricky discuss what it was like working again with Meat Loaf’s daughter, Pearl Aday on the track ‘What Will It Take?’: youtu.be/rlXW0B3Uo0Y

Click here to download hi res images and posters…

The band will be taking part in a series of in store performances and singings in the UK and Ireland this October. See below for details:

Oct 10th – hmv 24/26 Broadmead & Upper Floors, 26/28 & 30 Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3HA @ 2pm
Oct 11th – Fopp, 37 Sidney Street, Cambridge CB2 3HX @ 2pm
Oct 12th – Fopp, 1 Earlsham Street, London WC2E @ 2pm
Oct 16th – Tower Dublin, 7 Dawson St, Dublin 2 @ 12:30pm
Oct 17th – hmv, 3-6 Donegall Arcade Belfast Northern Ireland BT1 1PT @ 2pm
Oct 18th – hmv, Unit 167, Braehead Centre, Kings Inch Road, Glasgow G51 4BN @ 2pm
Oct 20th – Fopp, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, 49 Broad Walk, The, Nottingham NG1 7LH @ 2pm
Oct 23rd – hmv, 5/6 The Avenue, Commercial Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5RP @ 2pm
Oct 24th – hmv, Unit 4, 53-57 Queens Street, Cardiff CF10 2AS @ 2pm
Oct 25th – hmv, 8 The Gallery, Mander Square, Wolverhampton WV1 3NJ @ 2pm
Oct 27th – hmv, Unit 92, Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester M4 2HU @ 2pm

These are wristbanded events. Wristbands will be available with the purchase of a copy of the album Another State Of Grace from Friday 6th September onwards. Pre-order your copy of the album in store now to guarantee your wristband.

More info:
HMV: https://www.hmv.com/hmvlive/black-star-riders
Tower: https://www.overdrive.ie/overdrive-presents-black-star-riders-exclusive-in-store-dublin-performance