BLACK STAR RIDERS announce a headline Belfast show at the Limelight on Saturday, February 11th 2023

Black Star Riders
Credit: Ross Halfin

Masters of anthemic rock ‘n’ roll Black Star Riders are pleased to announce a headline Belfast show at the Limelight on Saturday, February 11th 2023. Black Star Riders have recently announced that their New Album, entitled “Wrong Side Of Paradise”, will be released by Earache records Worldwide on Friday, January 20th 2023.

The Album, featuring 11 tracks, was recorded in the Autumn of 2021 at Studio 606 in Northridge, California and Toochtoon Sound in Redmond, Oregon, with producer and longtime BSR associate Jay Ruston.

About the album, Ricky adds, “I am very proud of this record, Black Star Riders fifth release and the first with our new and exciting relationship with Earache Records. As with all BSR albums, ‘Wrong Side Of Paradise’ is an anthemic statement of intent, driven by ferocious guitars and thundering drums. I can only write about my own personal experiences, my families, my friends and how I see a world that is unraveling and changing faster than we can comprehend. That being said, I’m a firm believer in the power of positivity, something that echoes throughout this album”

In addition to the new record, the band have some special plans to celebrate their 10th Anniversary next year.

Ricky Warwick: “Can you believe 2023 is 10 years of Black Star Riders … How time flies while you are having fun! 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 (guitar) and Jimmy DeGrasso (drums) for the dates to make them extra special!”

“As we all know, the Worldwide pandemic has changed so many things in all our lives, and when we brought Christian Martucci into the fold in 2018, we had planned to work the BSR cycle in rotation with Christian’s Corey Taylor / Stone Sour gig so he could do both. The two-year break in live music has, unfortunately, put paid to this plan, and Christian has had to leave Black Star Riders to concentrate on his work with Corey. We wish him all the best, and he will forever remain part of the BSR family”

'Wrong Side Of Paradise' is available for pre-order worldwide at on limited coloured vinyl (including green, blue, red and black/white split), black vinyl, signed CD, cassette and digital download. A special edition of the album containing two bonus tracks can be found on CD (which comes with a 24-page song booklet) and USB stick formats. Various collector bundles are also available, including one with an exclusive 12”.

Plus Guests
Trucker Diablo

Saturday, February 11th 2023
Limelight 1, Belfast
Doors 630pm *EARLY SHOW*
18+ ONLY

Tickets on sale Friday @ 10am from


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