The word just came down today: Black Star Riders will be heading to Download Festival! No date has been announced just yet, but this is great news for a band that is going to be even more red-hot once their new album The Killer Instinct is released in February (read my review here).

Other bands added to the Download roster include Ace Frehley, Hellyeah and Tremonti. Get all the details and ticket info at the Download Festival website.

Black Star Riders is going to have a busy year, by the looks of things. They have a string of European tour-dates, and have also announced three shows in the US this April with Europe, following their appearance on the Monsters Of Rock cruise. The US-dates are:

  • 04/24/15  Potawatomi Casino – Milwaukee, WI
  • 04/28/15  House of Blues – Chicago, IL
  • 04/30/15  Irving Plaza – New York, NY

More US-dates (or North American dates including Canada? please!) are coming at a later date.

Download is looking pretty damn good, but I was hoping they’d also add Twenty Two Hundred to the bill. The band played the UK with Slash last year and definitely made an impression on the crowds there.


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