Black Stone Cherry have announced a deluxe digital edition of their 2020 album The Human Condition

Black Stone Cherry have announced a deluxe digital edition of their 2020 album The Human Condition

27th August 2021 0 By John Deaux

Black Stone Cherry have announced a deluxe digital edition of their 2020 album The Human Condition which includes an array of special bonus tracks.  The album is released via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group and is available from today. The band will also begin a 16 date tour of the UK in September with the Kris Barras Band in support, starting on 9th September in Bristol and finishing on 29th September at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London.
 
As the world plummeted into the COVID-19 pandemic, the four members of Black Stone Cherry were nestled deep in the woods of Kentucky, scrambling to complete their 7th album. There, they could feel the disease closing in as they watched the news daily, and it became apparent the album they were finishing featured lyrics that were eerily prescient. The resulting 13-track record is broadly emotive, and anthemic. It was finished just before the global lockdown was imposed, and it’s aptly titled, The Human Condition.
 
At the time of release they said, “there was a real urgency and fear of the unknown during those sessions—it was a scary time,” recalls drummer, John Fred Young. “Every song on this album tells a story of the experiences we all go through—our happiness, our struggles, and how we have to adapt.” Sonically, The Human Condition is also one of BSC’s most visceral and hooky albums. Adds guitarist/vocalist Ben Wells: “With this one, we cranked up the amps, the drums are in your face, and there are some really heavy riffs. After 19 years and 7 albums, we wanted to prove that we still kick ass. This album feels like a rebirth.”
 
The album has already amassed 30m streams and features the single Again, which itself has already had nearly 15m streams and is the bands’ first Top 15 hit on the Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart in the US since 2014s “Me and Mary Jane” as well as “In Love With The Pain,” “The Chain,” and “Ringin’ In My Head.” The deluxe release also includes songs from their Live From The Sky live stream show (“Again,” “Ringin’ In My Head” and “Ride”) and a Sirius XM live session of “In Love With The Pain” as well as two versions of Tracy Chapman classic “Give Me One Reason”, including their own muscular southern rock take on “Give Me One Reason (The Plug).”
 

Black Stone Cherry – Again

Tracklisting:
1. Ringin’ In My Head
2. Again
3. Push Down & Turn
4. When Angels Learn To Fly
5. Live This Way
6. In Love With The Pain
7. The Chain
8. Ride
9. If My Heart Had Wings
10. Don’t Bring Me Down
11. Some Stories
12. The Devil In Your Eyes
13. Keep On Keepin’ On
14. Give Me One Reason
15. Again (Live)
16. Ringin’ In My Head (Live)
17. Ride (Live)
18. In Love With The Pain (Live for Sirius XM)
19. Give Me One Reason (The Plug)2021 Tour Dates
Tickets available from: www.blackstonecherry.com

09 Sep    O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol – UK w/Kris Barras Band
10 Sep    O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham – UK w/Kris Barras Band
11 Sep    Engine Shed, Lincoln – UK w/Kris Barras Band
13 Sep    Rock City, Nottingham – UK w/Kris Barras Band
14 Sep    O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds – UK w/Kris Barras Band
16 Sep    O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester – UK w/Kris Barras Band
17 Sep    Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow – UK w/Kris Barras Band
18 Sep    Usher Hall, Edinburgh – UK w/Kris Barras Band
20 Sep    O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle – UK w/Kris Barras Band
21 Sep    O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool – UK w/Kris Barras Band
23 Sep    Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone – UK w/Kris Barras Band
24 Sep    Saint David’s Hall, Cardiff – UK w/Kris Barras Band
25 Sep    University of Exeter Great Hall, Exeter – UK w/Kris Barras Band
27 Sep    O2 Guildhall, Southampton – UK w/Kris Barras Band
28 Sep    Corn Exchange, Cambridge – UK w/Kris Barras Band
29 Sep    Royal Albert Hall, London UK w/Kris Barras Band
09 Oct    Colonial Bike Week, Colonial Beach, VA – USA
 
2022 Tour Dates
 
12 Sep    E-Werk, Erlangen – Germany
13 Sep    Q-Factory, Amsterdam – Netherlands
14 Sep    Markethalle, Hamburg – Germany
17 Sep    Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo – Norway
18 Sep    Debaser Hornstulls Strand, Stockholm – Sweden
19 Sep    Amager Bio, Copenhagen – Denmark
21 Sep    Metropol, Berlin – Germany
22 Sep    Arena Wien, Wien – Austria
23 Sep    Barba Negra, Budapest – Hungary
24 Sep    Tonhalle, Munich – Germany
26 Sep    Alcatraz, Milan – Italy
27 Sep    Komplex 457, Zurich – Switzerland
28 Sep    LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart – Germany
30 Sep    Santana 27, Bilbao – Spain
01 Oct    Razzmatazz, Barcelona – Spain
02 Oct    La Riviera, Madrid – Spain
04 Oct    Rocher De Palmer, Bordeaux – France
05 Oct    Trianon, Paris – Francewww.mascotlabelgroup.com
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