Press release

BLACK STONE CHERRY is proud to announce their signing to new label home, the Mascot Label Group.

The Kentucky rockers will go into Barrick Recording in Glasgow, KY today to record their fifth studio album. Taking a “back to their roots” approach, the album will be recorded in the same way and same place as their eponymous debut album, which broke the band out of the small southern backwater and onto the world stage.

In just eight years, BLACK STONE CHERRY has grown from playing 200 capacity bars to headlining 12,000 cap UK arenas, with many other territories catching up in the wake of such a phenomenal success story.  Mascot is excited to have the opportunity to carry the band forward to even bigger achievements around the world.

“What can I say? The whole Mascot Label Group team is thrilled that a great band like BLACK STONE CHERRY is putting their faith and future in our hands,” said Mascot Owner Ed van Zijl. “The new songs I've heard are awesome and we can’t wait to get started - here we come 2016!”

"I’m thrilled and honoured to be reunited with BLACK STONE CHERRY, who I previously signed to Roadrunner Records,” said Mascot’s North American President Ron Burman. “They are an incredible and authentic rock band, born and bred in the south, who have built a formidable fan base around the world.  We look forward to bringing Black Stone Cherry to an even wider audience in the years to come.”  

"We are proud to announce we've partnered with the Mascot Label Group,” said BLACK STONE CHERRY guitarist Ben Wells. “Their eclectic roster speaks for itself and we are excited to see how BSC can fit into their mixture of great talent.  From the employees to the owner of the label, we feel we're amongst a great team and can't wait to start a new cycle with everyone involved!  We begin recording our 5th studio album on October 7th and are beyond ready to get new music to your ears!  We're recording in our hometown with the same engineer we recorded our first album with, so needless to say, that mojo will be back in action and the riffs will tear you up!  See you all on tour with a whole new BSC very soon!"

The UK & Europe is also set to host BLACK STONE CHERRY in early 2016, where they will headline the following shows:

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

Mon 8th Feb - ANTWERP Trix

Tue 9th Feb - PARIS Cabaret Savage

Thu 11th Feb - AMSTERDAM Melkweg

Fri 12th Feb - DORTMUND Dortmund FZW

Sat 13th Feb - ZURICH Komplex

Mon 15th Feb - ROZZANO MI Live Club

Tue 16th Feb - VIENNA Ottakringer Brewery

Wed 17th Feb - FRIESENEGG Posthof

Fri 19th Feb - KOLN Essigfabrik

Sat 20th Feb - BERLIN Postbahnhof

Sun 21st Feb - HAMBURG Gruenspan

Stay tuned for more BLACK STONE CHERRY news in due course.