RICKY WARWICK discusses growing up in Belfast in new video trailer

BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman RICKY WARWICK is set to release not one but TWO new solo albums next month. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) and the beautifully acoustic Hearts On Trees will be released as a double CD on 26th February 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Both albums are heavily influenced by Ricky‘s upbringing in Belfast, which he discusses in a new album trailer posted online today. Watch here:

Warwick released the title track from the electric album, ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)’ last week, which fans can hear over on YouTube:

The artwork for the double albums reflects the tone of each – When Patsy Cline Was Crazy… showcases the electric rock and roll side of Ricky, while Hearts On Trees veers more towards tender stripped-back songwriting, influenced by both Americana and, more importantly, Ricky‘s Northern Irish roots.

RICKY comments, Hearts On Trees and When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) were written by myself and my good friend Sam Robinson, both albums depict our experiences of growing up and coming from the Greater East Belfast area, not only experiences that have happened to us but historical references and stories that have been told to us by friends and family… in saying that both albums translate those experiences on to a global scale that hopefully anyone geographically can relate to.”

The release boasts an array of acclaimed musicians with guests such as; Joe Elliot (DEF LEPPARD), Damon Johnson (THIN LIZZY/BLACK STAR RIDERS), Andy Cairns (THERAPY?), Billy Morrison (BILLY IDOL), Nathan Connolly (SNOW PATROL), Ginger WildheartJake Burns (STIFF LITTLE FINGERS), Richard Fortus (GUNS ‘N’ ROSES/THE DEAD DAISIES).

Pre-order the double CD here:

Track list and formats as follows:

Double CD 
CD1 When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)

01. The Road To Damascus Street
02. Celebrating Sinking
03. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)
04. Toffee Town
05. That’s Where The Story Ends
06. Johnny Ringo’s Last Ride
07. Gold Along The Cariboo
08. The Son Of The Wind
09. If Your Not Gonna Leave Me (I’ll Find Someone Who Will)
10. Yesteryear

Bonus Tracks
11. Ghost Town Road
12. The Whiskey Song
13. Tank McCullough Saturdays (Electric Version)

CD2 Hearts On Trees

01. Presbyterian Homesick Blues
02. Tank McCullough Saturdays
03. Psycho
04. Hearts On Trees
05. Said Samson To Goliath
06. Way Too Cool For Snow
07. Schwaben Redoubt
08. The Year of Living Dangerously
09. Disasters
10. 82

Bonus Tracks
11. Love Owes
12. I Can See My Life (From Here)
13. The Ugly Truth
14. Hell Or Highwater
15. Eight Bells (Demo)

RICKY will have a full band on board to bring these great songs to fruition on the stage. RICKY WARWICK & THE FIGHTING HEARTS will be supporting Belfast’s own favorite sons, STIFF LITTLE FINGERS on their UK tour in Feb/March of 2016.

25.02.  UK       Oxford – Academy
26.02.  UK       Portsmouth – Pyramids
27.02.  UK       Exeter – Phoenix
28.02.  UK       Cardiff – University (Solus)
01.03.  UK       Wolverhampton – Robin 2
02.03.  UK       Leamington Spa – The Assembly
04.03.  UK       London – Forum
05.03.  UK       Northampton – Roadmenders
06.03.  UK       Bristol – Academy
08.03.  UK       Cambridge – Junction
09.03.  UK       Norwich – Waterfront
11.03.  UK       Nottingham – Rock City
12.03.  UK       Leeds – Academy
14.03.  UK       Aberdeen – Garage
15.03.  UK       Inverness – Ironworks
17.03.  UK       Glasgow – Barrowland
18.03.  UK       Newcastle – Academy
19.03.  UK       Manchester – Ritz

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