BLACK STAR RIDERS has confirmed their appearance at this year’s Download Festival ( – England’s premiere summer rock event taking place at “the spiritual home of rock,” Donington Park. The multi-stage music festival will also host KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FAITH NO MORE, MUSE, and SLASH. In the U.S., BLACK STAR RIDERS will play three shows this April as special guests to EUROPE following their appearance on the Monsters Of Rock cruise ( Upcoming show dates are: 04/24/15 Potawatomi Casino – Milwaukee, WI [TICKETS ON SALE 1/30] 04/28/15 House of Blues – Chicago, IL [BUY TICKETS:] 04/30/15 Irving Plaza – New York, NY [BUY TICKETS:] Additional U.S. tour dates will be announced soon. Pre-sale ticket links are available on the official BLACK STAR RIDERS Facebook page. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON), the band’s second studio album, The Killer Instinct – featuring the all-star line-up of vocalist Ricky Warwick (THIN LIZZY, THE ALMIGHTY), guitarist Damon Johnson (THIN LIZZY, ALICE COOPER, BROTHER CANE), guitarist Scott Gorham (THIN LIZZY, 21 GUNS), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Y&T, MEGADETH), and bassist Robbie Crane (RATT, LYNCH MOB) - is due out in North America on February 24th. The Killer Instinct can be pre-ordered in multiple formats (domestic, import, and exclusive vinyl) from the new album's landing page at Classic Rock Magazine recently hailed BLACK STAR RIDERS as “the most re-energized and vital classic rock act on the circuit” and gave the new album a 9 out of 10 review claiming “all 10 tracks would sound glorious blasting from a jukebox in the best spit ‘n’ sawdust bar in town.” The track listing for the 2-CD digi-pak version of The Killer Instinct is: 01. The Killer Instinct (purchase the single on iTunes: 02. Bullet Blues 03. Finest Hour 04. Soldierstown 05. Charlie I Gotta Go 06. Blindsided 07. Through The Motions 08. Sex, Guns & Gasoline 09. Turn In Your Arms 10. You Little Liar BONUS CD 01 – Gabrielle 02 – The Reckoning Day 03 – The Killer Instinct (acoustic) 04 – Blindsided (acoustic) 05 – Charlie I Gotta Go (acoustic) 06 – Finest Hour (acoustic) Watch last week’s fan Q&A session with BSR guitarist Damon Johnson and lead vocalist/lyricist Ricky Warwick on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: BLACK STAR RIDERS will play the U.K.’s Giants Of Rock Festival in February 2015, then co-headline a 16-date tour throughout the U.K. & Ireland with EUROPE beginning in early March 2015. Visit BLACK STAR RIDERS online at Like: Follow: Watch: