Black Star Riders are hitting the road next year with a comprehensive UK tour in support of their new album Heavy Fire, set for release in early 2017.

After a full year off the road, the band (Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robert Crane & Jimmy DeGrasso) are back with a 16 date UK & Ireland run, joined on the first five dates by Scottish rockers Gun and The Amorettes and then Sweden’s own Backyard Babies with Gun on the remaining 11 shows.

Ricky Warwick says: “It seems like ages since we did the Def Leppard / Whitesnake tour so we are all really looking forward to be back out on the road with BSR. Our third album will be out just prior to the dates so it’s going to be great to play tracks from that along with favourites from the first two records also. Having my old friends from Backyard Babies, Gun and The Amorettes out with us too is just icing on the cake to make a great tour!”

Heavy Fire UK Tour 2017

w/ Gun, The Amorettes
02.03. WAL Cardiff – Tramshed
03.03. WAL Wrexham – William Aston Hall
04.03. IRL Dublin – Academy
05.03. NIR Belfast – Limelight
07.03. SCO Inverness – Ironworks

w/ Backyard Babies, Gun
08.03. SCO Glasgow – o2 ABC (Co-Headline Show with Gun)
09.03. SCO Glasgow – o2 ABC (Co-Headline Show with Gun)
10.03. ENG Newcastle – o2 Academy
11.03. ENG Leeds – o2 Academy
12.03. ENG Manchester – o2 Ritz
14.03. ENG Nottingham – Rock City
15.03. ENG Norwich – UEA
16.03. ENG Bristol – o2 Academy
17.03. ENG London – o2 Kentish Town Forum
18.03. ENG Birmingham – o2 Institute
19.03. ENG Bournemouth – o2 Academy

The band are currently in the studio in Nashville, once again with producer Nick Raskulinecz putting the finishing touches to Heavy Fire.
Guitarist Scott Gorham: “It’s great to be back with Nick, after such a great job on The Killer Instinct it was a no brainer to continue the relationship and this album is going to blow everyone away!”

Following on from their critically acclaimed albums All Hell Breaks Loose & The Killer Instinct which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognized as a power in modern day rock ‘n’ roll, Heavy Fire will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band have also brought in Pledgemusic, one of the most innovative and successful platforms of the modern music world, to give fans extra special product and experiences to go along with the album’s release.