Alter Bridge Announce Spring Tour With Black Stone Cherry & Saint Asonia

Alter Bridge have announced a spring headlining tour. Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

05/01 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (no Saint Asonia)
05/02 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival (Alter Bridge only)
05/04 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
05/06 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/07 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/09 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville (Alter Bridge only)
05/10 Destin, FL – Club LA (Alter Bridge only)
05/12 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
05/13 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
05/15 Rama, ON – Casino Rama
05/16 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival (Alter Bridge only)
05/18 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
05/20 Houston, TX – House of Blues
05/21 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion
05/23 Herrin, IL – Herrinfesta Italiana (Alter Bridge only)
05/24 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma (Alter Bridge only)

Black Stone Cherry Planning To Work On New Album This Winter

It looks like Black Stone Cherry are planning to hit the studio this winter to work on their new album. Guitarist Ben Wells told MisplacedStraws.com the following:

“We got to do a new album so we’ll be in the studio winter time and then probably get back on the road in spring. We’ve hit this album cycle really hard. We’ve done Europe four times on it, we’ve been all over the U.S. and everywhere and got to go to Japan and Hawaii for the first time. It’s been great but it’s time to slow down for a minute and crank out another album.”

Black Stone Cherry Drop Off Australian Tour With Halestorm Due To “Family Emergency”

Black Stone Cherry have been forced to drop off their Australian tour with Halestorm due to a “family emergency.” The band commented:

“Australia, we’re sorry to announce that we have to cancel our December dates with Halestorm, due to a family emergency. We look forward to coming back soon and putting on an amazing show for all you awesome fans and we thank you for your understanding.”

Black Stone Cherry Share Photo Video For Cover Of Otis Rush’s “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)”

Black Stone Cherry have shared a photo video for their cover of Otis Rush’s “All Your Love (I Miss Loving).” This track is from the band’s new EP “Black To Blues Volume 2,” which will be released on November 1. The group commented:

“John Fred had the absolute honor to meet Mr. Rush when The Kentucky Headhunters played with him at the Blues Aid Festival in Helena Arkansas. His kindness and larger than life his personality was encouraging and stuck. When we did the BTB2 album, we had the idea to cover “All Your Love”. The arrangement is true to the original but with our special BSC was touch. I think he would be proud to know his music is still inspiring younger generations. Hope ya’ll enjoy!”

Black Stone Cherry Stream Cover Of Son House’s “Death Letter Blues”

Black Stone Cherry are streaming their cover of Son House’s “Death Letter Blues.” This track is from band’s new EP “Black To Blues Volume 2,” which will be released on November 1. The group commented:

“We have played a few different versions of this song live for several years!! To finally be able to go in the studio and actually record it was an incredible experience and we got to extend the live version and have a lot of fun. Son House is without a doubt one of the most haunting artists of all time, Blues or any genre, we can only hope we did the song and him justice!”

Black Stone Cherry Push Back Release Date For “Black To Blues Volume 2”, Stream Cover Of Otis Rush’s “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)”

Black Stone Cherry have pushed back the release date for their new EP “Black To Blues Volume 2.” The effort will now be released on November 1. With this news, the band have also released their cover of Otis Rush’s “All Your Love (I Miss Loving).” They said the following about that:

“John Fred had the absolute honor to meet Mr. Rush when The Kentucky Headhunters played with him at the Blues Aid Festival in Helena Arkansas. His kindness and larger than life his personality was encouraging and stuck. When we did the BTB2 album, we had the idea to cover “All Your Love”. The arrangement is true to the original but with our special BSC was touch. I think he would be proud to know his music is still inspiring younger generations. Hope ya’ll enjoy!”

Black Stone Cherry Premiere Video For Their Cover Of Robert Johnson’s “Me And The Devil Blues”, Reveal Details For “Black To Blues Volume 2”

Black Stone Cherry have premiered a new video for their cover of Robert Johnson’s “Me And The Devil Blues.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Black To Blues Volume 2,” which will be released on October 18.

The group commented:

“We chose this song because we have such an appreciation for Robert Johnson and his music. It was so simple, direct, and eerie in a way that just resonates with the listener. Since Robert’s music was guitar and vocal, we decided to totally write new music and lay his words on top of it. All of the music was written literally on the spot while recording in the studio! We are very proud of how this track came out!”

“Black To Blues Volume 2” Track Listing:

01. “Big Legged Woman” (Freddie King cover)
02. “Me And The Devil Blues” (Robert Johnson cover)
03. “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)” (Otis Rush cover)
04. “Down In The Bottom” (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
05. “Early One Morning” (Elmore James cover)
06. “Death Letter Blues” (Son House cover)

Chris Chris Robertson said the following about the EP:

“We could have never dreamed of the reaction we got from ‘Black To Blues’. It was amazing to have such a positive reaction to our take on some of our biggest influences in music. Now we are back for round two and we have added our great friend Yates Mckendree on organ/keys and he also makes an appearance on guitar! We kept a couple artists in the lineup from last time and introduced a few others into the mix as well! We can’t wait for everyone to hear and feel how much fun we had recording this project!”

Ben Wells continued:

“Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Howlin’ Wolf, and the like, we used to listen to that constantly growing up, and still do. It’s what we grew up playing and learning together. It’s the DNA of what our band is. It’s not just us covering songs. It’s about doing our own version of each song.”

“[King and Wolf] are some of our absolute favourites. We always identify with those guys ‘cause they had grooves and riffs like we would put in our tunes. So, we are naturally drawn to that.”

He also added the following about the reaction from fans:

“It’s incredible!! The coolest part is hearing young fans say they never listened to these artists until we made them aware of them. That’s amazing for us!”