Following a sold out European Tour in early 2017, Black Star Riders return to the UK for a headline tour in November 2017. They bring a stunning support bill featuring Blues Pills, Tax The Heat and Dirty Thrills.

February 2017 saw Black Star Riders release their third studio album Heavy Fire to widespread critical acclaim. The album went on to gain worldwide chart success – reaching: #1 in the UK Rock and Indie charts, #3 in the UK Vinyl chart and #6 in the UK National chart.
Speaking about the forthcoming tour the band’s frontman Ricky Warwick said “There’s nothing more exciting than playing live. BSR are absolutely thrilled to get back out in the U.K. a wonderful way to round out a great year!”.

Very few modern bands are lucky enough to have such a unique, individual and inimitable style as well as being blessed with such an incredible voice at the forefront as Blues Pills. The band released their incredible sophomore album Lady in Gold last year and have subsequently been touring relentlessly over the past few years with support tours opening for the likes of Deep Purple, Rival Sons and Kadavar as well as headline shows. 

Tax The Heat have just come out of the studio, recording their follow up to the critically acclaimed debut album Fed To The Lions. The highly anticipated, as yet unnamed, second album is scheduled for release by Nuclear Blast Entertainment in early 2018.

London based Dirty Thrills open the bill, with a set containing songs from their debut album Heavy Living which is scheduled for release on September 15th via the Frontiers label.

Black Star Riders UK Tour Dates:

Wed 8th Nov                              Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton UK
Thurs 9th Nov                            Queens Hall, Edinburgh UK
Fri 10th Nov                                Parr Hall, Warrington UK
Sat 11th Nov                              Hard Rock Hell, North Wales UK FESTIVAL HEADLINE
Sun 12th Nov                             University Of Hull, Hull UK
Tues 14th Nov                           Empire, Middlesbrough UK
Wed 15th Nov                           o2 Academy, Sheffield UK
Thurs 16th Nov                          o2 Academy, Leicester UK
Sat 18th Nov                              Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Sun 19th Nov                             Pyramids, Portsmouth UK
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