Black Star Riders – the new album, the tour and a chance to hear the new single…
Following the announcement of their forthcoming studio album Wrong Side Of Paradise (“an anthemic statement of intent”) Black Star Riders announce the second single taken from the new record: Pay Dirt, out globally on 7th September 2022, via Earache Records.
Pay Dirt further showcases the band’s songwriting evolution and is the perfect sneak peek of what fans can expect from the new record. Front-man 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!”
In addition to the new record, Black Star Riders will embark on their 10th Anniversary tour, which starts on 13th February 2023.
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!”
Wrong Side Of Paradise is available for pre-order worldwide here. Formats include: limited coloured vinyl (including green, blue, red and black/white split), black vinyl, signed CD, cassette and digital download. 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”.