Preview: Black Star Riders

Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham will be reunited for the upcoming Black Star Riders tour (Picture: Ralph Arvesen)
Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham will be reunited for the upcoming Black Star Riders tour (Picture: Ralph Arvesen)

by Adam Aiken

Black Star Riders are going back to the future to mark their 10th anniversary, with a pair of the band’s founding members returning for their upcoming UK tour.

BSR roll into Norfolk for a show at UEA on Wednesday, February 15, with original guitarist (and Thin Lizzy stalwart) Scott Gorham and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso in the line-up.

They’ll also be playing Ipswich Corn Exchange the following night.

They’ll join Ricky Warwick and Robbie Crane as well as new guitarist Sam Wood (who’s also part of Wayward Sons) for the live shows.

Gorham left his permanent role in the band only last year ahead of the recording sessions for new album Wrong Side Of Paradise, which is released next week.

The latest non-touring Black Star Riders line-up, including (far left) new guitarist Sam Wood (Picture: Robert John)
The latest non-touring Black Star Riders line-up, including (far left) new guitarist Sam Wood (Picture: Robert John)

“Can you believe 2023 is 10 years of Black Star Riders? How time flies while you are having fun!” said Warwick.

“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 and Jimmy DeGrasso for the dates to make them extra special.”

As well as Warwick and Crane, Wrong Side Of Paradise features recently-departed guitarist Christian Martucci and Zak St John on drums.

The bill for the UEA show will include Michael Monroe and Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons.

Click here for tickets for the Norwich show and here for the Ipswich show.

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