Kentucky boys BLACK STONE CHERRY have added a headline show in York, in between their shows on the Def Leppard / Whitesnake UK arena tour. The boys will now play York Duchess on Wed 25th June. Tickets are available now from TICKETWEB.
The band release their second album, ‘Folklore and Superstition’ on 18th August. The album crackles with a down-home, feel good, rock ‘n roll vibe and was produced and mixed by veteran rock producer, Bob Marlette. The album was named after a local Kentucky tradition; story telling and superstitions.
“We’re intrigued by and interested in history, roots and heritage, and we incorporate that into the band,” says drummer John Fred Young. Bassist Jon Lawhon concurs, “We are taking the Southern tradition and spreading it out to the rest of the world. They say, ‘Write what you know,’ so that’s what we’re doing, writing what we know.”
The band had a stellar end to their debut album cycle last November, taking home a gong at the annual Classic Rock ‘Roll of Honour’ Awards. In a room full of the kind of musicians who had inspired them, such as Jimmy Page, Steven Tyler and Jeff Beck, the four Southern boys from a dry county in Kentucky, stepped up to the podium to take home the ‘Best New Band’ award. With this new album, and UK arenas to showcase some new tunes in, 2008 is looking like another good year for BLACK STONE CHERRY.
Full BLACK STONE CHERRY show dates line up as follows:
Sat 14th Jun – Isle of Wight Festival
Tue 17th Jun – Glasgow SECC (w/Whitesnake & Def Leppard)
Wed 18th Jun – Birmingham NEC (w/Whitesnake & Def Leppard)
Fri 20th Jun – Manchester MEN Arena (w/Whitesnake & Def Leppard)
Mon 23rd Jun – Sheffield Arena (w/Whitesnake & Def Leppard)
Tue 24th Jun – Newcastle Arena (w/Whitesnake & Def Leppard)
Wed 25th Jun – York Duchess (headline show)
Thu 26th Jun – London Wembley Arena (w/Whitesnake & Def Leppard)
Watch this space for more news coming up on the upcoming release…