Friday, 31 March 2017

Black Star Riders - European Tour, Summer Festivals & Jimmy De Grasso

In a mutual decision, Black Star Riders and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso have decided to part ways. The band wish him well in his future endeavours and thank him for the great albums, killer shows and good times together. The new drummer will be announced shortly.

Black Star Riders start their summer European Tour in Dusseldorf on May 24th. 2017 European Tour dates are below
May 24, Wednesday Dusseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
May 25, Thursday Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
May 27, Saturday Jelling, Denmark - Jelling Festival
May 28, Sunday Berlin, Germany - Tempodrome
May 29, Monday Dresden, Germany - Junge Garde
May 30, Tuesday Leipzig, Germany - Parkbuhne
May 31, Wednesday Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch

June 1, Thursday Leiden, Holland - Nobel
June 2, Friday Rostock, Germany - Messehalle
June 3, Saturday Hamburg, Germany - Mehr Theater
June 5, Monday Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
June 7, Wednesday Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
June 10, Saturday Twistringen, Germany - Ziegelei Open Air
June 16, Friday Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Festival 
June 17, Saturday Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock Festival 
June 18, Sunday Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 21, Wednesday Freiburg, Germany - Jazzhouse
June 23, Friday Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival
June 24, Saturday Fredrikstag, Norway - Tons of Rock Festival
June 25, Sunday Hinwil, Switzerland - Rock the Ring Festival

July 2, Sunday Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona RockFest 2017
July 8, Saturday Weert, Holland - Bospop Festival
July 23, Sunday Stuttgart, Germany - Winterbach Festival
July 29, Saturday Maidstone, U.K. - Ramblin’ Man Fair

Black Star Riders third album “Heavy Fire” was released in early 2017. It went to #6 in the UK and #11 in the German album charts and received widespread critical acclaim.