Band Details

Black Star Riders

Genre Rock
Year formed 2012
Home Town Various
Country Northern Ireland/USA

Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, 
Marco Mendoza, Jimmy DeGrasso

New Band
New Album
Touring Plans

In October 2012 Thin Lizzy announced that they would not be recording new material under the Thin Lizzy monicker. The last incarnation of the band - Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Darren Wharton, Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza – would be looking to form a new project.

Step forward Black Star Riders, formed by Thin Lizzy alumni Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso on drums (Alice Cooper, Megadeth, David Lee Roth, Suicidal Tendencies).

The change in personnel came about as Brian Downey didn’t want to commit to the touring cycle a new album would entail and Darren Wharton wanted to concentrate on Dare and other music and film projects. 

Black Star Riders entered the studio in Los Angeles in January 2013 to start recording their debut album with the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush). The album will feature material the band wrote whilst touring as Thin Lizzy and the sound retains that classic feel but is very much its own as well. The Black Star Riders record is the next step in the evolution of the Thin Lizzy story.

"We are all very excited about the music that we have created for Black Star Riders. The synergy between the five of us has been phenomenal and I can't wait for the world to hear these songs." Ricky Warwick

Upcoming Gigs

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Previous Gigs (last 20)

19/11/2017 Portsmouth Black Star Riders
18/11/2017 Cambridge Black Star Riders
16/11/2017 Leicester Black Star Riders
15/11/2017 Sheffield Black Star Riders
14/11/2017 Middlesbrough Black Star Riders
12/11/2017 Hull Black Star Riders
10/11/2017 Warrington Black Star Riders
09/11/2017 Edinburgh Black Star Riders
08/11/2017 Wolverhampton Black Star Riders
19/03/2017 Bournemouth Black Star Riders
17/03/2017 London Black Star Riders
15/03/2017 Norwich Black Star Riders
14/03/2017 Nottingham Black Star Riders
12/03/2017 Manchester Black Star Riders
12/03/2017 Manchester Black Star Riders
11/03/2017 Leeds Black Star Riders
10/03/2017 Newcastle Black Star Riders
09/03/2017 Glasgow Black Star Riders
08/03/2017 Glasgow Black Star Riders
03/03/2017 Wrexham Black Star Riders