A SUPER group featuring three former members of Thin Lizzy are heading to Warrington in November.

Black Star Riders' tour is to celebrate the release of their third album, Heavy Fire.

Formed in 2012, and taking inspiration for their name from a gang of outlaws in the 1993 western Tombstone, the band includes frontman Ricky Warwick and lead guitarists Scott Gorham and Damon Johnson, who were all in Thin Lizzy.

Bassist Robert Crane, formerly of Vince Neil's band and Ratt, and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, who was in Megadeth, complete the line-up.

Damon and Jimmy also used to be in Alice Cooper's band.

Black Star Riders are now in their fifth year with three albums under their belt.

February saw the rockers release their third studio album Heavy Fire to widespread critical acclaim.

The record went on to gain worldwide chart success, reaching number one in the UK rock and indie charts, number three in the UK vinyl chart and number six in the UK's album chart, as well as enjoying success in Germany and USA.

The band will be at the Parr Hall on Friday, November 10, as part of the Coming Under Heavy Fire tour with support from Blues Pills, Tax the Heat and Dirty Thrills.

Ricky Warwick, from Black Star Riders, said: “There's nothing more exciting than playing live. Black Star Riders are absolutely thrilled to get back out in the UK, it’s a wonderful way to round out a great year.”

Tickets are £28 and are on sale now. Visit pyramidparrhall.com or call 442345.