Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts reveal ‘Celebrating Sinking’

Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy front-man Ricky Warwick celebrates his second single release ‘Celebrating sinking’ from his latest solo album featuring The Fighting Hearts.

Check out the video below:

The road to Damascus Street’ saw a huge amount of support across multiple major UK radio stations including Team Rock Radio, Total Rock Radio and multiple BBC stations. In addition to the magnificent support, Ricky recorded a Tracks of My Years feature with BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce.

‘Celebrating Sinking’ is the latest single to be released from the huge upcoming double album release with the fully plugged ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (and Guy Mitchell Sang the Blues)’ and the unplugged, stripped down acoustic dream ‘Hearts on Trees’, due out February 26th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Ricky blends the sounds of his Northern Irish heritage, with the sound of Americana, bringing in stories and experiences of growing up in Belfast and Glasgow. The album brings in friends and legends of the rock world through various tracks with the likes of Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Damon Johnson (BSR/Thin Lizzy), Andy Cairns (Therapy?), Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Ginger Wildheart (The Wildhearts) and Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers).

In support of the huge album release comes a just as big UK tour. Make sure to catch Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts with support from good friends and contemporaries Stiff Little Fingers on one of the stops through the 18 date tour:

Thu 25th Feb – Oxford Academy ∙ Fri 26th Feb – Portsmouth Pyramids
Sat 27th Feb – Exeter Phoenix ∙ Sun 28th Feb – Cardiff University (Solus)
Tue 1st Mar – Wolverhampton Robin 2 ∙ Wed 2nd Mar – Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms
Fri 4th Mar – London Forum ∙ Sat 5th Mar – Northampton Roadmenders
Sun 6th Mar – Bristol Academy ∙ Tue 8th Mar – Cambridge Junction
Wed 9th Mar – Norwich Waterfront ∙ Fri 11th Mar – Nottingham Rock City
Sat 12th Mar – Leeds Academy ∙ Mon 14th Mar – Aberdeen Garage
Tue 15th Mar – Inverness Ironworks ∙ Thu 17th Mar – Glasgow Barrowlands
Fri 18th Mar – Newcastle Academy ∙ Sat 19th Mar – Manchester Ritz

Ricky is set for an extremely busy year ahead with extensive touring with The Fighting Hearts, writing for the next Black Star Riders album, and a few very special, select Thin Lizzy performances to mark the 40 year anniversary of the iconic ‘Jailbreak’ album release, and 30 years since the sad departure of the iconic Phil Lynott’s untimely passing.

Ash Crowson
Ash Crowson
RAMzine Senior Contributor - Guitarist, photographer, geek, gamer, full on metalhead and allround barfly, if i'm not at work, a gig or studying for my degree, you'll find me at the bar! A fascination with second world war history and military aviation. All with a very dry humour to round me off!

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