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Blackberry Smoke Confirms Spring Acoustic Tour

Tickets on sale this Friday

New album, Find a Light, and new EP, The Southern Ground Sessions, out now

Blackberry Smoke will perform a series of stripped down shows this spring as part of their newly confirmed, “Break It Down Tour,” the band’s first-ever acoustic tour. Tickets for the performances—which include stops in Lexington, KY, Kalamazoo, MI, Rocky Mount, VA, Ithaca, NY and New York, NY among many others—go on-sale this Friday, January 11 at 10:00am local time. In addition to the acoustic dates, the band will tour extensively throughout 2019 including a national headline tour—with upcoming performances in Dallas, TX, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA, Nashville, TN and more—as well a series of shows in South America and several dates with Tedeschi Trucks Band this summer as part of their “Wheels of Soul Tour.” See below for complete details.

The newly announced shows celebrate the release of Blackberry Smoke’s new acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions, which was released last fall. Created as a companion to the band’s latest full-length album, Find a Light, the EP was recorded at Southern Ground studio in Nashville, TN and features stripped-down versions of five album tracks as well as a rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” featuring Amanda Shires. The EP, which was recently named one of the “10 Best Country EPs of 2018” by Rolling Stone, continues to receive critical acclaim. Guitar World praises, “With the new EP, a band that has defied critics to pigeonhole them have further proven that there is no one genre that can contain their versatile sound,” while Rolling Stone Country declares,“Blackberry Smoke’s crunchy Southern rock may be made for fuzzed-out electric guitars, but their songs sure do translate well to being played acoustically.

Additionally, the band’s sixth studio album, Find a Light, was released last April and debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country and entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart. Of the album, NPR Music praises, “…Find a Light pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs,” while Relix declares, “Blackberry Smoke have long been heirs to the road-warrior mantle established by their classic-rock and country heroes. And, with their sixth full-length album, Find a Light, the quintet has now firmly established an authentic legacy of their own.”

Blackberry Smoke is Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). Since their debut in 2004, the band has independently released six full-length records and has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $200,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.

photo credit: David McClister

Blackberry Smoke 
Confirmed 2019 Tour Dates:
January 24—Oxford, MS—The Lyric Oxford*
January 25—Dallas, TX—Canton Hall*
January 26—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall*
January 27—Austin, TX—Emo’s*
January 29—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre*
January 30—Tempe, AZ—Marquee Theatre*
February 1—Anaheim, CA—House of Blues*
February 2—Napa, CA—Uptown Theatre*
February 4—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up*
February 5—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up*
February 6—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre†
February 7—San Francisco, CA—The Regency Ballroom†
February 9—Jackson, CA—Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel‡
February 10—Redding, CA—Redding Civic Auditorium§
February 12—Seattle, WA—The Showbox§
February 13—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall§
February 14—Spokane, WA—Bing Crosby Theater§
February 16—Deadwood, SD—Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Casino‡
February 18—Wichita, KS—Cotillion Ballroom*
February 19—Oklahoma City, OK—Diamond Ballroom*
February 21—New Orleans, LA—The Fillmore*
February 22—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium*
February 23—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium#
March 14—Lexington, KY—Opera House+
March 15—Lexington, KY—Opera House+
March 16—Kalamazoo, MI—State Theatre+
March 17—Kent, OH—The Kent Stage+
March 19—Wabash, IN—Honeywell Center**
March 21—Bloomington, IL—The Castle Theatre††
March 22—Waukegan, IL—Genesee Theatre**
March 23—Medina, MN—Medina Entertainment Center††
March 24—Rockford, IL—Coronado Theatre+
March 26—Evansville, IN—Victory Theatre+
March 28—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center††
March 29—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center††
March 30—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center††
April 1—Englewood, NJ—Bergen Performing Arts Center††
April 4—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre††
April 5—Easton, PA—State Theatre for the Arts††
April 6—New York, NY—City Winery††
April 7—New York, NY—City Winery††
May 5—Bogotá, Colombia—Movistar Arena‡‡
May 7—Lima, Peru—Explanada Costa Verde‡‡
May 9—Curitiba, Brazil—Opera De Arame
May 11—Sao Paulo, Brazil—Tropical Butanta
May 17—Maryville, TN—The Shed (Brothers & Sisters Reunion)
May 18—Maryville, TN—The Shed (Brothers & Sisters Reunion)
May 30-June 1—La Cygne, KS—Tumbleweed Fest
June 5—Stockholm, Sweden—Tele2 Arena§§
June 6—Solvesborg, Sweden—Sweden Rock Festival
June 7—Esbjerg, Denmark—Tobakken
June 8—Raalte, Netherlands—Ribs & Blues Festival
June 10—Alkmaar, Netherlands—Victory
June 12—Belfast, UK—Belsonic in Ormeau Park
June 14-16—Castle Donington, UK—Download Festival
June 17—Erfurt, Germany—Messehalle##
June 18—Berlin, Germany—Max Schmelinghalle##
June 19—Frankfurt, Germany—Festhalle##
June 21—Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain—Azkena Rock Festival
June 23—Clisson, France—Hellfest
June 28—Jacksonville, FL—Daily’s Place Amphitheater++
June 29—Boca Raton, FL—Mizner Park Amphitheater++
June 30—St. Petersburg, FL—Al Lang Stadium++
July 3—Orange Beach, AL—The Warf Amphitheater++
July 5—Charleston, SC—Volvo Car Stadium++
July 6—Simpsonville, SC—Heritage Park Amphitheater++
July 7—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion++
July 9—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Park at Walnut Creek++
July 13—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion++
July 14—Saratoga Springs, NY—Saratoga Performing Arts Center++
July 16—Canandaigua, NY—Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center++
July 19—Cincinnati, OH—PNC Pavilion++
July 20—Huber Heights, OH—Rose Music Center at The Heights++
July 24—Indianapolis, IN—Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park++
July 26—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre++
July 27—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre++
July 30—St. Louis, MO—The Fox Theatre++
July 31—Brandon, MS—Brandon Amphitheater++
August 2—Atlanta, GA—The Fox Theatre++
August 3—Atlanta, GA—The Fox Theatre++
*with Chris Shiflett
†with Nikki Lane
‡with An Evening With
§with Quaker City Night Hawks
#with Will Hoge
+as part of the acoustic “Break It Down Tour” with special guest Ida Mae
**as part of the acoustic “Break It Down Tour” with special guest Amanda Shires
††as part of the acoustic “Break It Down Tour”
‡‡supporting Slash
§§supporting Bon Jovi
##supporting Lynyrd Skynyrd
++with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Shovels & Rope

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