Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY are set to release their debut live DVD, ‘Thank You: Livin’ Live’ via Eagle Vision on 30th October 2015. The performance featured was shot on BLACK STONE CHERRY’s ‘Magic Mountain’ tour, exactly one year prior to the disc’s scheduled release date, at the band’s sold-out Birmingham LG Arena show on 30th October 2014.
The release is available to pre-order, alongside various bundles with t-shirts, posters and hats at http://www.myplaydirect.com/black-stone-cherry.
In just seven years, BLACK STONE CHERRY progressed from playing 200-capacity club gigs in the UK to headlining their first arena tour. This DVD documents one of those triumphant shows, filmed at Birmingham’s LG Arena and showcases the band’s long-standing love affair with their British audience. Filmed in hi-definition and available on DVD, Blu-ray and twin DVD+CD pack, the incendiary live set features crowd favourites from all four of the band’s studio albums, plus bonus interview material and additional live tracks shot at this year’s Download Festival.
The band are thrilled to bring this release to their fanbase, as guitarist Ben Wells attests: “We are beyond excited to bring you all this live DVD. Growing up watching my Elvis and Aerosmith DVDs and VHS tapes, I never thought I would be in a band that would one day be releasing one – and in an arena at that! We are so honored, humbled, and thankful to have the fans and friends we have in this business and we couldn’t do it without the grace of God and all of your support! Sit back and enjoy this live BSC experience. We had a blast filming it!” Frontman Chris Robertson continues: “I remember our first gig headlining in Birmingham at the Barfly and I thought about that night many times as we were filming this DVD. It was truly an amazing experience that we will cherish forever and we have to give all the credit to the amazing fans for showing up and making it all possible!”
With a running time of over 2 hours, the DVD’s tracklisting runs as follows:
Rain Wizard / Blind Man / Me & Mary Jane / In My Blood / Holding On…To Letting Go / Maybe Someday / Such A Shame / Things My Father Said / Fiesta Del Fuego / Sunshine Of Your Love / Like I Roll / Bad Luck And Hard Love / *drum solo* / Hollywood In Kentucky / Hell And High Water / Soul Creek / White Trash Millionaire / Blame It On The Boom Boom/Layla / Peace Is Free / Lonely Train (Can’t Judge A Book).
Bassist Jon Lawhon informs us, “We’ve worked very hard on putting all of this together for everyone and it was the crowd that made this a night we will not soon forget. Thank you all so much for your dedication and support. We love you all and hope you enjoy it!” The band’s inimitable sticksman, John Fred Young underlines their appreciation of BSC fans’ loyalty and echoes the DVD’s title when he says; “THANK YOU to everyone who stuck with us over the years and who came out and made this night such a special memory for us! This is for you!”
BLACK STONE CHERRY are currently hard at work on album number five which is set to see the light of day in Spring 2016. The band return to the UK in late January to headline the UK’s inaugural ‘Carnival of Madness’ tour, SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM and newcomers HIGHLY SUSPECT. Dates run as follows and tickets are available from www.carnivalofmadness.com.
Thu 28th Jan – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Fri 29th Jan – NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena
Sat 30th Jan – LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Mon 1st Feb – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Tue 2nd Feb – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Thu 4th Feb – LONDON Wembley SSE Arena
Fri 5th Feb – LEEDS First Direct Arena
Sat 6th Feb – MANCHESTER Arena