Black Stone Cherry
The Telegraph Building, Belfast
Thursday 7th June 2018
Tickets £18.50 + fees on sale this Friday – buy yours here.
On sale at 10am. Over 18s – ID required.
Previously scheduled for the Limelight but ugpraded due to demand.
Fiery Southern rockers Black Stone Cherry originally hailed from a small rural town in south central Kentucky. According to the band members, none of whom were born before 1983, the lack of anything to do in their hometown, coupled with a rich musical background in their community and families, led them to start playing music.
Lead vocalist and guitarist Chris Robertson met drummer John Fred Young (the son of Kentucky Headhunters’ Richard Young) in school, and the two played music together throughout high school. In June of 2001, Black Stone Cherry officially formed with guitarist Ben Wells and bassist Jon Lawhon. They began holding shows at clubs in the area, and after a short while they gained a large all-ages following.
The band recorded its first album for In de Goot/Roadrunner Records, and after returning from the recording session, Black Stone Cherry held a homecoming concert at the local high school. Their self-titled debut album was released in July of 2006, followed by Folklore and Superstition in 2008. It performed well on the charts, both in America and across Europe. The band’s third album, 2011’s Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea, was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Howard Benson (Daughtry, Three Days Grace). It peaked inside the Top 40 of the album charts in their home country, and hit the top spot in Great Britain. The band toured the globe in support and won fans as far away as Japan.
The rock four piece has released five studio albums to date and most recently their new ‘Back to Blues’ EP in 2017.
Tickets £18.50+fees on sale this Friday @10am – buy yours here