BLACK STAR RIDERS – Damon & Scott on pre-show rituals and playing live


Black Star Riders are set to cap a hugely successful 2015 with two headline shows in the UK in December 2015. These shows are in addition to their guest slot on the fast selling Def Leppard/Whitesnake double bill in the same month. In celebration of the band hitting the road, we decided to speak to Damon Johnson and Scott Gorham about the band\’s pre-show rituals and what it\’s like for them to get up on stage and play for their fans

The band\’s December tour dates rack up as follows:

Dec 6th – Dublin, 3 Arena
Dec 7th – Belfast, Odyssey Arena
Dec 9th – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Dec 10th – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
Dec 11th – London, Shepherds Bush Empire – HEADLINE SHOW
Dec 12th – Birmingham, Genting Arena
Dec 13th – Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
Dec 15th – Manchester, Arena
Dec 16th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Dec 17th – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun – HEADLINE SHOW
Dec 18th – London, Wembley SSE Arena
Dec 19th – Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena

(Supporting Def Leppard & Whitesnake except Dec 11th & 17th)

2015 saw Black Star Riders release a new studio album, \’The Killer Instinct\’, to follow their 2013 debut \’All Hell Breaks Loose\’. Produced by Grammy winning Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Mastodon), the album was released to widespread worldwide critical acclaim. The album also received major support at UK radio – with singles playlisted on BBC Radio 2 in addition to Planet Rock. March 2015 saw the band complete a sold out UK and Eire tour culminating in two nights at the iconic Shepherds Bush Empire. The band have since played to packed crowds across Europe throughout 2015.

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