Black Stone Cherry has announced a co-headline tour with Giovannie and The Hired Guns. On Wednesday, August 23 the artist pre-sale goes live here: http://www.blackstonecherry.com/. A local presale follows Thursday at 10am local time, with the general on-sale planned for 10am local time Friday, August 25. All pre-sale availability will end 10pm local time the evening of the 24th.
The run begins on November 2 at Piere’s in Ft. Wayne, IN. Fourteen appearances have been announced wrapping with a performance on November 18 at Columbia, MO’s Blue Note.
On September 29, Black Stone Cherry and Mascot Records will release the band’s eighth studio album Screamin’ At The Sky. Configurations for the title will include White Solid Vinyl, Limited Edition Vinyl Boxset, CD and Digital. Pre-order here: https://lnk.to/BSC-MLG .
Several songs have been released in front of the street date. The official video for the first reveal “Out of Pocket: can be screened here: ‘Out of Pocket’. The lead single “Nervous” is rising up the rock charts, now in the Top 30. The official video can be viewed here:
The Kentucky-based band, featuring Chris Robertson (lead vocals / guitar), Ben Wells (guitar / background vocals) and drummer John-Fred Young (drums / background vocals), are joined for the first time on an album recording by bassist, Steve Jewell Jr. (ex-Otis). He joined Black Stone Cherry in 2021.
The band shares, “Every band that puts out a new record will tell you they are excited – as they should be. However, we may take the award for being the most excited about releasing a new album into the world! We can guarantee that it’ll move you in one way or another. We had a lot to say lyrically, musically, and sonically. We pushed ourselves to create not only something relevant, but also pushing the envelope to bend the trend. We are truly proud of this collection of songs and we hope you’ll celebrate it with us.”
Screamin’ At The Sky features all-new material written collaboratively while on tour, but when it came time to record, BSC decided to try something it’s always dreamed of doing: tracking an album at The Plaza Theater in Glasgow, Kentucky – a legendary 1020-seat venue built in 1934 that boasts meticulous acoustics. “Every time we played the Plaza, we wondered what it would sound like to record drums there. We finally decided to put all our eggs in one basket,” Chris says. In June of 2022, the band rented the whole place, brought in all its recording equipment and its trusty engineer, Jordan Westfall. They set up the basement as the control room and the stage as the live drum room. Time between recording sessions and incredible room ambience have resulted in a career high watermark for BSC.
BLACK STONE CHERRY’s last album, The Human Condition, released in October 2020, racked-up 50 million streams worldwide.
Confirmed co-headline appearances with Giovannie and The Hired Guns include:
11/02 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
11/03 West Peoria, IL Crusens
11/04 Minneapolis, MN Amsterdam Bar & Grill
11/06 Fargo, ND Sanctuary Events Center
11/07 Billings, MT Pub Station
11/08 Fort Collins, CO The Aggie
11/10 Denver, CO Oriental Theater
11/11 Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Sioux City
11/13 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
11/14 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
11/15 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
11/17 Davenport, IA The Capitol Theater
11/18 Columbia, MO Blue Note
11/19 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Live
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED APPEARANCES:
08/24 Plano, TX Legacy Hall
08/25 Austin, TX Emo’s
08/26 Lubbock, TX Taco’s & Tequila Music Fest.
08/31 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
09/01 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
09/02 Ozawkie, KS Abate of Kansas National Labor Day Rally
09/03 West Plains, MO Oasis 2 Bar & Grill
09/07 Johnson City, TN Capone’s
09/08 Alton, VA Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2023
09/09 Marion, OH Marion Popcorn Festival 2023
09/15 Indianapolis, IN Hi-Fi
09/16 Nashville, TN Skydeck
09/22 Columbia, SC First & 10 Fest
September 26 through October 6, the band will stage appearances in Belfast, Dublin, London, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester, Bristol, and Glasgow. In early-February, 2024, Black Stone Cherry will be a featured artist on the Shiprocked Cruise 2024. All appearances are available for purchase via http://www.blackstonecherry.