BLACKBERRY SMOKE have announced a string of UK shows, as part of a full European tour in early 2022. The Atlanta, GA based band are set to bring their southern rockin’ sounds to these shores next February.
Special guests on the tour are Nashville 4-piece, The Steel Woods. Full dates are detailed below.
Frontman & guitarist, Charlie Starr tells us, “We have been away too long, home too long, and it is past time to get back to the UK and Europe for some rock n’ roll shows with all of our brothers, sisters, friends and family there. We hope we see everyone out for these amazing shows.
General on-sale is at at 9am local time on Friday June 4th, with selected pre-sales starting at 9am on Wednesday June 2nd and Thursday June 3rd. Pick up your tickets from https://www.blackberrysmoke.com/pages/tour.
Last week BLACKBERRY SMOKE released their hotly anticipated. seventh studio album, You Hear Georgia, via 3 Legged Records/Thirty Tigers. You can stream or purchase the album here, with a red/yellow marbled limited edition coloured vinyl edition exclusively available at UK indie stores, as well as various bundles and a red vinyl at the European D2C Store.
Across the collection’s ten new songs, BLACKBERRY SMOKE continue to embody their native Georgia’s rich musical legacy as they have for the past two decades, honouring the people, places and sounds of their home state. With the added skills of producer Dave Cobb, a fellow Georgian, the album illustrates the band’s deep respect for their roots.
Check out the band’s new video for ‘All Over The Road’ below.
You Hear Georgia also features special guest appearances from Jamey Johnson (on Lonesome For A Livin’) and Warren Haynes (All Rise Again), as well as background vocals from The Black Bettys.
You Hear Georgia follows the release of 2018’s Find A Light, which debuted at #12 on the Official UK Album Chart. Released to wide critical acclaim, Guitar World declared the band “one of the hottest and most exciting acts around,” and Rolling Stone hailed the band as “part of a lineage that shares a love of Petty, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., able to ride an Americana vibe or peel off a stomping riff and tie it all together without a hint of pretense.
In addition to their work as musicians, BLACKBERRY SMOKE remain committed to charitable work and have raised nearly $500,000 to benefit children’s cancer research.
YOU HEAR GEORGIA track listing;
1. Live It Down 2. You Hear Georgia 3. Hey Delilah 4. Ain’t The Same5. Lonesome For A Livin’ (feat. Jamey Johnson)6. All Rise Again (feat. Warren Haynes)7. Old Enough To Know8. Morningside9. All Over The Road 10. Old Scarecrow
BLACKBERRY SMOKE are:
Charlie Starr – Lead vocals/Guitar
Paul Jackson – Guitar/B.vox
Richard Turner – Bass/B.vox
Brandon Still – Keyboards
Brit Turner – Drums/Percussion
Benji Shanks – Guitar
Preston Holcomb – Percussion
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