Ricky Warwick releases new double-album details

Ricky Warwick - When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) Hearts On TreesBlack Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick has announced that he will release not one but TWO new solo albums next year. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) and the beautifully acoustic Hearts On Trees will be released as a double CD on 26th February 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Ricky explains:

I really wanted these songs to come out. The album’s been a long time coming and in fact we’ve even made 2 albums here; electric and acoustic. We’ve played with some great musicians on this album. I think that the Black Star Riders fans will really dig this solo stuff too so absolutely delighted to be getting it out there.

Today Ricky reveals the artwork for the release, with one album – When Patsy Cline Was Crazy… showcasing his electric rock and roll side.The other disc – Hearts On Trees veers towards the more tender stripped-back songwriting, influenced by both Americana and, more importantly, his Northern Irish roots.

Ricky comments:

Hearts On Trees and When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) were written by myself and my good friend Sam Robinson, both albums depict our experiences of growing up and coming from the Greater East Belfast area, not only experiences that have happened to us but historical references and stories that have been told to us by friends and family…in saying that both albums translate those experiences on to a global scale that hopefully anyone geographically can relate to.

The release boasts an array of acclaimed musicians with guests such as; Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders) Andy Cairns(Therapy?) Billy Morrison (Billy Idol) Nathan Connolly (Snow Patrol) Ginger Wildheart, Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers) Richard Fortus (Guns ‘N’ Roses/The Dead Daisies)

You can pre-order the album on iTunes.

Ricky will have a full band on board to bring these great songs to fruition on the stage. Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts will be supporting Belfast’s own favourite sons, Stiff Little Fingers on their UK tour in Feb/March of 2016.

Tour dates:

  • 25/02/16 Oxford – Academy
  • 26/02/16 Portsmouth – Pyramids
  • 27/02/16 Exeter – Phoenix
  • 28/02/16 Cardiff – University (Solus)
  • 01/03/16 Wolverhampton – Robin 2
  • 02/03/16 Leamington Spa – The Assembly
  • 04/03/16 London – Forum
  • 05/03/16 Northampton – Roadmenders
  • 06/03/16 Bristol – Academy
  • 08/03/16 Cambridge – Junction
  • 09/03/16 Norwich – Waterfront
  • 11/03/16 Nottingham – Rock City
  • 12/03/16 Leeds – Academy
  • 14/03/16 Aberdeen – Garage
  • 15/03/16 Inverness – Ironworks
  • 17/03/16 Glasgow – Barrowland
  • 18/03/16 Newcastle – Academy
  • 19/03/16 Manchester – Ritz


CD1 ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)’

  1.  The Road To Damascus Street
  2. Celebrating Sinking
  3. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)
  4.  Toffee Town
  5.  That’s Where The Story Ends
  6. Johnny Ringo’s Last Ride
  7.  Gold Along The Cariboo
  8. The Son Of The Wind
  9. If Your Not Gonna Leave Me (I’ll Find Someone Who Will)
  10. Yesteryear

Bonus Tracks:

  1. Ghost Town Road
  2. The Whiskey Song
  3. Tank McCullough Saturdays (Alternative Version)

CD2 ‘Hearts On Trees’

  1. Presbyterian Homesick Blues
  2. Tank McCullough Saturdays
  3. Psycho
  4. Hearts On Trees
  5. Said Samson To Goliath
  6. Way Too Cool For Snow
  7. Schwaben Redoubt
  8. The Year of Living Dangerously
  9. Disasters
  10. 82

Bonus Tracks:

  1. Love Owes
  2. I Can See My Life (From Here)
  3. The Ugly Truth
  4. Hell Or Highwater
  5. Eight Bells

Ricky Warwick: official

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