Black Stone Cherry is an American southern rock band from Kentucky, consisting of frontman Chris Robertson, rhythm guitarist Ben Wells, bassist Jon Lawhon, and drummer John Fred Young.
Formed in 2001, the band released their debut self-titled album in 2006, followed by ‘Folklore and Superstition’ in 2008, ‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’ in 2011, ‘Magic Mountain’ in 2014 and ‘Kentucky’ in April 2016. Black Stone Cherry released their latest album, 'Family Tree', in April 2018.
The band have headlined their own shows and tours across North America, Europe, the UK and Australia, have supported the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Alter Bridge, and Def Leppard, as well as festivals such as Download, as well as headlining The Carnival Of Madness tour alongside Shinedown and Halestorm.
Black Stone Cherry will tour the UK at the end of the year. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Cardiff Cardiff Motorpiont Arena on October 28 2014
Saw Black Stone Cherry supported by Airbourne at Cardiff Motorpoint arena. Airbourne encouraged grown men in the crowd to act crazy, barging into each other and other people in the crowd in a 'mosh-pit' style. This also included throwing full cans at the crowd. There were many people at the gig of all ages, including children, and I don't believe that everyone wanted to get hit in the face by these huge men.
This concert was for everyone, everyone who bought a ticket, but it seemed to me that the only ones that were supposed to enjoy it were these thugs. If the bands want to play their music just for these type of people, then I will not be buying or listening to any of their music. As far as security at the venue was concerned, there didn't seem to be any. I didn't feel very safe, I was supposed to be enjoying myself. If Black Stone Cherry endorses this kind of thing, as well as the venue, then I wont be attending another event or associate myself with their music.
Mon 30th Apr 2018
Photo: Harry Reese
Lots of rock ‘n’ roll groups try to embody the mythic notion that they’re some kind of swaggering last gang in town with a special camaraderie. While many start off that way, over time reality usually bites and they end up becoming decidedly unromantic business concerns with a clear pecking order. It’s refreshing to discover that, after 17 successful years, Black Stone Cherry remain the same four friends who grew up together in Kentucky.
Tue 24th Apr 2018
Photo: Harry Reese
Black Stone Cherry’s last two albums were predominantly intense affairs. Made under the dark clouds of depression and record label strife respectively, they boasted a heavy, aggressive approach that didn’t always play to the group’s strengths. The same can’t be said of ‘Family Tree’. Bursting with infectious exuberance and quality craftsmanship, it’s the work of a band who sound like they’re finally having fun again.