Black Star Riders formed in December 2012, when members of the most recent line-up of Thin Lizzy decided to record new material, but chose not to release it under the Thin Lizzy name.
While Thin Lizzy will continue on an occasional basis, Black Star Riders isdescribed as "the next step in the evolution of the Thin Lizzy story". The band's third album, Heavy Fire, was released on February 3, 2017, and reached number 6 in the UK album charts. The band is fronted by Ricky Warwick, and features guitarists Scott Gorham and Damon Johnson and bass guitarist Robbie Crane. Drummer and Chad Szeliga.
Support bill boasts Blue Pills, Tax The Heat and Dirty Thrills.