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. The lyrics for a selection of tracks on the two forthcoming albums were written alongside Ricky's friend, Sam Robinson.
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.
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).
Pre-order the double CD here: http://nblast.de/RWarwickPatsyClineNB
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.
w/ STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
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