Kentucky-bred Hard Rock band Black Stone Cherry have announced that they will be releasing Live From The Royal Albert Hall… Y’All on June 24th via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group as an album and also a DVD. They’ve also released a video of a first taste with “Ringin’ In My Head”.
On Wednesday September, 29 2021, the year of the band’s 20th Anniversary, Black Stone Cherry realized their childhood dream of playing at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, London. Singer-guitarist Chris Robertson said on stage at the time,
When you’re a kid, and you see your heroes’ playing places, and then all of a sudden you find yourself sitting on the stage, it’s pretty emotional. But we’re gonna royally rock it this evening. You better believe that.
Black Stone Cherry was one of the first international bands to tour the UK following the Covid19 lockdown restrictions being eased, and tore through their back catalogue, playing songs from their most recent studio album The Human Condition through to their biggest hits and fan favourites.
Talking about playing the Royal Albert Hall, drummer John-Fred Young said:
To be honest, I was terrified. It was heavy walking in there. You think about how many great acts have played this place. The prestige behind it. We’ve wanted to play the Royal Albert Hall since the first UK tour in 2007. Dudes from the middle of the country in Kentucky to go out here and have built an amazing group of people that we care about and come to our shows and support us. To know that with all that hard work and dedication we have put into Black Stone Cherry, we’ve accomplished something here. Walking in that place, it’s just breath-taking. You walk on that stage, and you say, we did it, and it’s a feeling that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
New band member Steve Jewell Jr replaces founding bass player Jon Lawhon at the event. On the upcoming Blu-Ray, the live footage will be “dotted with behind-the-scenes interviews, fly on the wall footage, and archival insights into the band as kids first starting out, snippets of their first ever UK tour and heartfelt moments of reflection”.