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RICKY WARWICK | Listen to new track ‘The Road To Damascus Street’

RICKY WARWICK | Listen to new track ‘The Road To Damascus Street’

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Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick recently announced the release of not one but TWO new solo albums next year. ‘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. To give fans a taster of the album before Christmas, Ricky has released the first track from the electric album, ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)’. Listen to ‘The Road To Damascus Street’ over on YouTube:

 

 

 

Ricky commented on the track: “Belfast has always been the heart and soul of my creative center. The longing for home is a constant for a touring musician and Sam’s lyrics inspired me to write the music. I am delighted to finally be releasing this song.”

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

Ricky explains: “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of growing up and coming from the Greater East Belfast area, not only experiences that have happened to us but historical references and stories that have been told to us by friends and family…in saying that both albums translate those experiences on to a global scale that hopefully anyone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 Wildheart, Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers), Richard Fortus (Guns ‘N’ Roses/The Dead Daisies) and Mark Thwaite (The Mission, Peter Murphy).

The album is currently available to pre-order on a number of formats, below:
CD + Standard Vinyl (includes a limited hand signed insert!) -  http://bit.ly/RickyWarwickSigned
Limited Edition Vinyl -  http://bit.ly/RickyWarwick
iTunes -  http://nblast.de/RWarwickPatsyClineIT​

The track list racks up as follows:

CD 1 ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)’
1. The Road To Damascus Street
2.Celebrating Sinking
3.When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)
4. Toffee Town
5. That’s Where The Story Ends
6.Johnny Ringo’s Last Ride
7. Gold Along The Cariboo
8.The Son Of The Wind
9.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 (Alternative Version)

CD 2 ‘Hearts On Trees’
1.Presbyterian Homesick Blues
2.Tank McCullough Saturdays
3. Psycho
4. Hearts On Trees
5. Said Samson To Goliath
6. Way Too Cool For Snow
7. Schwaben Redoubt
8. The Year of Living Dangerously
9. 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

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 favourite sons, Stiff Little Fingers on their UK tour in Feb/March of 2016. 

Tour dates as follows:

25/02/16 Oxford – Academy
26/02/16 Portsmouth – Pyramids
27/02/16 Exeter – Phoenix
28/02/16 Cardiff – University (Solus)
01/03/16 Wolverhampton – Robin 2
02/03/16 Leamington Spa – The Assembly
04/03/16 London – Forum
05/03/16 Northampton – Roadmenders
06/03/16 Bristol – Academy
08/03/16 Cambridge – Junction
09/03/16 Norwich – Waterfront
11/03/16 Nottingham – Rock City
12/03/16 Leeds – Academy
14/03/16 Aberdeen – Garage
15/03/16 Inverness – Ironworks
17/03/16 Glasgow – Barrowland
18/03/16 Newcastle – Academy
19/03/16 Manchester – Ritz

Buy tickets:  http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Stiff-Little-Fingers-tickets/artist/921761

Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts are:
Ricky Warwick – Vocals & Guitars – (The Almighty, Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders)
Robbie Crane – Bass (Ratt, Black Star Riders)
Mark Thwaite – Guitars (The Mission, Peter Murphy)
Gary Sullivan – Drums ((sic))

Find Ricky online:
rickywarwick.com
facebook.com/thefightinghearts
twitter.com/rickywarwick


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