According to a press release from Q Casino, Blackstone Cherry has officially been announced as the opener for Halestorm on August 12th at Q Casino's Back Waters Stage!

Credit: Black Stone Cherry
Credit: Black Stone Cherry

Kicking the door open into 2023, Black Stone Cherry have revealed a brand-new song," Out of Pocket."

The song is out now via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group and is available on all streaming platforms. "Out of Pocket" is the band's first new song since the release of their 2020 album The Human Condition and is another trademark rocker from their locker.

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Emotionally rousing with a roof-raising battle cry chorus, it shows the band at their anthemic best. The lifelong friends Chris Robertson, vocals/guitar; Ben Wells, guitar/vocals; and John Fred Young, drums, welcome their new bass player Steve Jewell on his first studio recordings, having slayed the stages with them over the past two years.

"’Out of Pocket’ is a song born out of that exact feeling. The song was what I personally, and I think a lot of us, felt over these very trying last couple of years. Facing your demons, knowing that you have to come out the other side stronger than before."

-Chris Robertson, Black Stone Cherry Vocalist


Over the past two decades, the Kentucky Southern rockers have shaken stages from arenas to festivals across Europe, bringing the good times, every time. In 2021 they fulfilled a lifetime ambition of playing London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, bringing an incredibly emotional and powerful performance. Now it's time to blow the "roof" off at Q Casino's Back Waters Stage this summer. Black Stone Cherry have 2023 firmly in their sights and are taking it, lock, stock and barrel.

Credit: Halestorm / Black Stone Cherry / Q Casino
Credit: Halestorm / Black Stone Cherry / Q Casino

Concert Details:

  • Location: Back Waters Stage at Q Casino in Dubuque, Iowa
  • Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
  • Time: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. / Concert begins at 8 p.m.
  • Featuring: Halestorm
  • Opening Act: Black Stone Cherry
  • Ticket Price: General Admission $49.99 / VIP $69.99

Tickets can be purchased at or Guest Services at Q Casino. All ages welcome to this event, which will be held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable, and ticket prices and lineup are subject to change.

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According to the press release, the Back Waters Stage Summer Concert Series is presented by MidWestOne Bank, fueled by Kwik Stop, and sponsored by Verlo Mattress, Turpin Dodge, Conlon Construction and Giese Sheet Metal.

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