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Seasons greetings everybody! Following the success of the Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts UK Tour this month, we’d like to share a couple of videos from the tour… firstly an interview with Ricky & MGT for Hard Rock Hell, covering the tour and MGT’s solo album ‘Volumes’, plus an exclusive video of Ricky Warwick & MGT performing Thin Lizzy classic ‘Jailbreak’ with Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard & Last in Line at Winterstorm Festival in Scotland:

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MGT with Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts – Planet Rockstock Dec 2016

Also check out a selection of images of MGT with his new signature guitar on the IMAGES PAGE [here].

STOP PRESS: The Schecter Guitars Mark Thwaite Signature Solo-II Ultraviolet is now available! – click on the banner below for specs, you can order the guitar in USA [here]

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Finally we leave you with this Christmas song ditty written by MGT with Al Jourgensen of Ministry! Happy holidays everyone and see you all in the New Year for a special MGT announcement!

 

 

 

Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts have confirmed more headline dates on the forthcoming UK tour in November with special guests Vice Squad, with some venues already close to selling out..  The band, formed by Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy & The Almighty also includes Gary Sullivan on drums, from post Almighty band SiC), and Guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (The Mission/Peter Murphy), and on bass Richard Vernon of Mark’s old band The Mission completing the lineup..  After a fantastic debut tour in early 2016 opening for the legendary Stiff Little Fingers, Ricky and the band are delighted to announce their first ever headline tour.

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The dates are in support of Ricky’s two solo albums released in February on Nuclear Blast Entertainment entitled “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)” and “Hearts on Trees” (links below)

Ricky Warwick: “We can’t wait to get back out there and play a full length set and I am delighted that my old friends Vice Squad will be special guests, I’ve been a fan of Beki and the boys since their debut album No Cause For Concern. It’s gonna be a helluva of an evening!”

Nov 11 PWLLHELI, HARD ROCK HELL FESTIVAL N. WALES (SOLD OUT)
Nov 12 BIRMINGHAM, ACADEMY 3 UK
Nov 13 SHEFFIELD, ACADEMY 2 UK
Nov 15 LEICESTER, ACADEMY 2
Nov 16 EDINBURGH, BANNERMANS SCOTLAND UK
Nov 17 NEWCASTLE, RIVERSIDE UK
Nov 18 CHESTER, LIVE ROOMS UK
Nov 19 GRIMSBY, YARDBIRDS UK
Nov 20 NORWICH, WATERFRONT UK
Nov 22 LONDON, ISLINGTON ACADEMY UK
Nov 23 OXFORD, ACADEMY 2 UK
Nov 24 SUTTON IN ASHFIELD – THE DIAMOND UK
Nov 26 TROON, WINTER STORM FESTIVAL, SCOTLAND UK
DEC 02 ST ALBANS, THE HORN UK
Dec 04 TRECCO BAY – PLANET ROCKSTOCK FESTIVAL S. WALES (SOLD OUT)

Tickets available now [CLICK HERE]..

Also check out the ‘Celebrating Sinking’ video with Ricky and the band, featured on the new album “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)” out now on Nuclear Blast:

Also check out MGT & Ricky Warwick on ‘Drive & Forget’, featured on the new MGT album ‘Volumes’.. here’s a special ‘Fighting Heartz’ hard rock mix not featured on the CD:

For more info check out the Ricky Warwick & Fighting Hearts Facebook page

Ricky Warwick Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/rickywarwickofficial/

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Here’s the official video for “The Reaping” from my forthcoming debut solo album ‘Volumes’, featuring The Awakening‘s Ashton Nyte on vocals! You can finally preorder the album now on Digipak CD or Digital download, featuring the smash single ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ with Ville Valo of HIM.. Preview and order the album on CD/digital now and receive “The Reaping” as an advance instant Grat download!:

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Valo is not the only guest musician on Volumes, which has turned into a veritable all-star recording. Other appearances include Wayne Hussey of MGT’s previous band The Mission, Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy), Raymond Watts (Pig/KMFDM), Saffron (Republica), Julianne Regan & Andy Cousin (All About Eve), Ashton Nyte (The Awakening), Carlo Van Putten (Dead Guitars), Jorgen Munkeby (Shining Norway) and Goth legend Andi Sex Gang. Click below to preview and pre order now!

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Happy New Year everyone! My MGT solo album is now mixed and mastered and with the record label, featuring guest vocals from a host of stars including Ville Valo of H.I.M, Wayne Hussey of The Mission, Miles Hunt and Erica of The Wonder Stuff, Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy, Saffron from Republica, Ashton Nyte of The Awakening, Raymond Watts of PIG/Primitive Race to name a few.. more news on that to come very soon.. meanwhile Check out the REGEN interview below..

In the meantime I’ll be touring the UK later this month with my good friend Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy and The Almighty.. Recently guested on his fantastic solo album, which now gets a release through Nuclear Blast on 24th Feb.. check out the latest single and video with MGT below..

The first of these two albums is entitled “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)”, which features ‘Toffee Town’ with MGT on lead guitar.. The release also boasts an array of acclaimed musicians, with guests such as Joe Elliott (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) and Richard Fortus (GUNS N’ ROSES). The second is an acoustic album called “Hearts on Trees”. Ricky & MGT have also recorded an acoustic version of the Iron Maiden classic ‘Wrathchild’, which is featured on Ricky’s ‘Stairwell Troubadour’ pledge album:  “Just when you think there couldn’t be any more surprises, he reworks Iron Maiden’s ‘Wrathchild’ into a stunning, flamenco-tinged ballad which will surely go down as one of the best cover versions ever laid down” (UBER ROCK magazine)

To support this release, Ricky has put together THE FIGHTING HEARTS, a band who pull no punches. On drums is Gary Sullivan from one of his post Almighty bands, (sic). On bass, his Black Star Riders’ band mate Robbie Crane, and Guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite completing  the lineup. “Having previously played for such luminaries as THE MISSION and Peter Murphy, Mark added that special something that made the whole band gel.” (Ricky Warwick)
Read more: [CLICK HERE] for BLABBERMOUTH.NET news feature

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To kick things off, Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts will be special guests on Belfast’s own favorite sons, Stiff Little Fingers UK tour in Feb/March . UK Tour dates as follows:

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

more info at The Fighting Hearts Facebook page

Also pleased to announce I guested on the new solo album by Ginger Wildheart: ‘The Year of the Fan Club’,  is a cherry pick of Ginger’s choice recordings released through his GASS subscription service over the last year.. I guested on ‘No One Smiled at Me Today’.. the album also features ‘Honour’ with Courtney Love. click [here] to get on Amazon.

For more information on Ginger and The Wildhearts go to www.gingerwildheart.net.

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Here’s a rare glimpse of MGT in the engineers chair recording vocals with Ricky Warwick for the fantastic new Black Star Riders bonus CD – at Mob Research Labs last week.. Ricky is the frontman for The Almighty and Thin Lizzy, now reborn as Black Star Riders.  The band initially gathered in Nashville, TN in October and entered the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is “The Killer Instinct”, due to be released on 20th February 2015 on Nuclear Blast records.

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MGT also collaborated with Ricky earlier in the year on his fantastic new solo album “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy” (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)”, contributing lead guitars to new song “Toffee Town”. Other guest appearances include Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Nathan Connolly (Snow Patrol), Richard Fortus (Guns & Roses), Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders), Ginger (The Wildhearts/Courtney Love band) and Andy Cairns of Therapy? plus more. The album is initially available via a PledgeMusic campaign, you can pledge for your copy here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/rickywarwick

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