Western Sand Announced as UK Support for Black Star Riders

Up and Coming UK rockers Western Sand have been announced as opening support for Black Star Riders 18 date UK/Ireland tour later this year.

We reviewed the bands self-titled 4 track Ep recently, and we can see that these guys are going to go down well with the BSR audience.

Western Sand have been together since 2008 and have supported bands like Nazareth, Reckless Love, and Voodoo Six in the past so playing with larger bands is no new thing to them, but this tour could put them on the nationwide map.

Frontman/Guitarist Tyler Hains had this to say:

We're nervous, excited but more than anything absolutely stoked to be a part of such a prestigious tour. To be sharing the stage with some of the finest musicians in the business is a real honour and we can't wait for the tour to kick off

The Black Star Riders Tour also has the Dead Daisies as support and the dates for the tour are:

  • 22nd Nov - O2 Academy, Bournemouth, ENG
  • 23rd Nov - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, ENG
  • 24th Nov - O2 Academy, Bristol, ENG
  • 26th Nov - Junction, Cambridge, ENG
  • 27th Nov - UEA, Norwich, ENG
  • 30th Nov - Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, ENG
  • 1st Dec - Solus, Cardiff, WLS
  • 2nd Dec - O2 Academy, Oxford, ENG
  • 3rd Dec - O2 Academy, Liverpool, ENG
  • 5th Dec - Ironworks, Inverness, SCO
  • 6th Dec - Picturehouse, Edinburgh, SCO
  • 7th Dec - O2 Academy, Newcastle, ENG
  • 9th Dec - O2 Academy, Leeds, ENG
  • 10th Dec - Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa, ENG
  • 12th Dec - Rock City, Nottingham, ENG
  • 13th Dec - Ritz, Manchester, ENG
  • 14th Dec - Academy, Dublin, IE
  • 15th Dec - The Limelight, Belfast, NI


You can check out more info about Western Sand at their website - www.westernsand.co.uk
and you can keep up with the day to day at their facebook page - www.facebook.com/westernsand

Check out their video for their track "Going Down" below:

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Paul always wanted to be a rock star but his fingers were to short to play guitar and he couldn't get his hands and feet quite coordinated enough to be a drummer. No one wanted to hear him sing so now he writes about things he only wishes he could do.