After rocking the place at the Isle Of White Festival on Saturday and their Sunday-stealing set at Download, Southern boys BLACK STONE CHERRY announce a headline UK tour for this December and a brand new album, ‘Folklore And Superstition’ recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios, just 85 miles from their home town of Edmonton, Kentucky.
A new digital single, ‘Blind Man’ arrived at all digital platforms on Monday as a taster of what’s to come on their second album release, which is set for an 18th August release via Roadrunner Records.
After taking home the ‘Best New Band’ award at the Classic Rock ‘Roll Of Honour’ Awards in November, the band are set for a stellar 2008, which has already kicked off with them taking the guest slot on the Whitesnake/Def Leppard arena tour which is happening this very week. The four kids from a dry county have music in their blood. There’s not a ton to do in their small town, so their families have a rich musical tradition, handed down from grandparents, through their parents, to the boys in the band. Drummer John Fred’s father, Richard is a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Kentucky Headhunters, while bassist Jon’s great-uncle was a jazz drummer. Frontman/guitarist Chris received his first guitar from his grandfather, who built instruments by hand and learned his first chords from his dad. And it wasn’t just their family that encouraged them to play: whenever Chris got into trouble at school, he wound up in the principal’s office, jamming with the principal himself. With such impressive success so far, these four guys in their early 20s are destined for great things.
The headline tour dates line up as follows:
Fri 5th Dec – Manchester Academy
Sat 6th Dec – Newcastle Academy
Sun 7th Dec – Glasgow Barrowlands
Tue 9th Dec – Sheffield Octagon
Wed 10th Dec – Birmingham Academy
Thu 11th Dec – Bristol Academy
Sat 13th Dec – Oxford Academy
Sun 14th Dec – London Brixton Academy
Tickets are on sale now from box offices, all usual agents and online at www.livenation.co.uk, priced