Following the announcement of their forthcoming studio album Wrong Side Of Paradise, masters of anthemic rock ‘n’ roll Black Star Riders return with their 10-year anniversary tour!

Frontman Ricky Warwick comments: “Rock’n’Roll is my lover, friend, enemy, ally, religion and saviour. Rock’n’Roll is my life. Christian Martucci and the late Todd Youth wrote the music for this. And when I heard it, it stank with defiance and attitude. It didn’t need changing, just some words to echo the power of the chords. It’s an ode to Rock’n’Roll… But also a dig at those that don’t learn their art and don’t play from the heart!”

Wrong Side Of Paradise features 11 tracks, it was recorded in the Autumn of 2021 at Studio 606 in Northridge California and Toochtoon Sound in Redmond Oregon with producer and longtime BSR associate, Jay Ruston. 

About the album, Ricky adds: “I am very proud of this record, Black Star Riders’ fifth release and the first with our new and exciting relationship with Earache Records. As with all BSR albums, ‘Wrong Side Of Paradise’ is an anthemic statement of intent,  driven by ferocious guitars and thundering drums. I can only write about my own personal experiences, my family, my friends and how I see a world that is unravelling and changing faster than we can comprehend. That being said, I’m a firm believer in the power of positivity, something that echoes throughout this album”

In addition to the new record, Black Star Riders will embark on their 10th Anniversary tour, starting on 13th February 2023, joined on all dates by special guests Michael Monroe and Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons.

Ricky Warwick further comments: “Can you believe 2023 is 10 years of Black Star Riders? … How time flies while you are having fun!  We decided to do something special to commemorate this occasion. For the UK tour only, to coincide with the album’s release, we will be bringing back the legendary Scott Gorham (guitar) and Jimmy DeGrasso (drums) for the dates to make them extra special!”

Tour dates are below:

Monday 13th February             Nottingham, Rock City

Wednesday 15th February        Norwich, UEA

Thursday 16th February            Ipswich, Corn Exchange

Friday 17th February                Manchester, O2 Ritz 

Saturday 18th February            Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill

Sunday 19th February               Leeds, O2 Academy

Tuesday 21st February              Cardiff, Tramshed

Wednesday 22nd February       Bristol, O2 Academy

Thursday 23rd February            Glasgow, SWG3

Friday 24th February                Newcastle, O2 City Hall 

Sunday 26th February               London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Tickets are on sale now.

Wrong Side Of Paradise is available for pre-order worldwide at:

Formats include: limited coloured vinyl (including green, blue, red and black/white split), black vinyl, signed CD, cassette and digital downloads. A special edition of the album containing two bonus tracks can be found on CD (which comes with a 24-page song booklet) and USB stick formats. Various collector bundles are also available, including one with an exclusive 12”. 

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Ross Halfin

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