Black Star Riders played their first ever gig tonight at the Marshall Amps’ Theatre, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, with an hour and half set of new BSR material and a selection of Thin Lizzy crowd-pleasers.
The crowd included two Quireboys, one Tory MP, several air-guitaring rock radio DJS and a load of agents and promoters working the angles.
The band were great – powered by as many Marshall stacks as their hearts desired and making songs like Hey Judas and Bound For Glory almost sound like they’d been around as long as welcome old friends like Jailbreak and Waiting For An Alibi.
With the album posting a mid-week album chart position of 8, it looks a dead cert to be, surely, Nuclear Blast’s first Top 20 album. (This is the bit where I say ‘The boys are back in town’, right?)
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