Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM
Black Star Riders have come a long way since first forming in 2012 to be the next chapter of the long running Thin Lizzy story, the band having developed their own firm identity in the intervening decade.
With a string of thrilling albums to their name and a punishing touring schedule, the band have scaled the heights and shown that they’ve carved out a reputation based on great songwriting and world class musicianship.
This tasty treat from their forthcoming ‘Wrong Side of Paradise’ album is an opening salvo
that promises great things to come, the storytelling of frontman Ricky Warwick coming to the fore.
With touches of Springsteen, Steve Earle and some of the attitude and grit of melodic late seventies punk and new wave, ‘Riding Out the Storm’ barrels along with a bounce and a hook big enough to tow an oil tanker.
Showing that you don’t have to bombard or blister to provide power, Black Star Riders are in a class of their own and this classy addition to their arsenal is a clear indicator that they’re going to
be rocking audiences for many more years to come.
Pre-order now on signed CD, limited edition coloured vinyl, special collector’s sets and more at https://www.earache.com/blackstarriders
Tickets are on sale now from www.mytickets.co.uk.
Special Guests Michael Monroe and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons on all shows except
Belfast where Trucker Diablo open.