BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S 5TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOMECOMING AT THE TABERNACLE CONFIRMED

FALL CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH AARON LEWIS CONFIRMED

“COUNTRY-ROCK’S MOST FEROCIOUS LIVE BAND” –Rolling Stone

“THE MOST FREEWHEELIN’ COLLECTION OF THEIR DECADE-AND-A-HALF CAREER.” –Entertainment Weekly

Blackberry Smoke will return to Atlanta’s The Tabernacle for their “5th Annual Holiday Homecoming” on November 24. In the five years since the concert began, the band has donated over $150,000 to children’s cancer research. Proceeds from this year’s VIP meet and greets will be donated Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Of the event, Adam Cohen, Vice President Booking Live Nation Southeast, comments, “There are few nights in the Tab as special as a hometown band coming back to play to the fans, friends and family they started it all out with. We’re honored to host Blackberry Smoke’s 5th anniversary show and couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Atlanta’s newest southern rock tradition.” Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased here.

In addition to this special performance, the 5-piece band will team up with Aaron Lewis for the “Sinners and Sanctified Tour” this fall. The extensive co-headlining tour will kick-off on October 12 at Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium and includes stops at Little Rock’s Verizon Arena, New York’s Terminal 5 and Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre among many others. See below for complete tour itinerary.

The 2017 tour dates continue to celebrate the band’s album, Like An Arrow, which is out now on 3 Legged Records via Thirty Tigers (purchase here). The album debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Country Albums and Americana Albums charts as well as No. 3 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim.

American Songwriter praises, “…Blackberry Smoke fills the bill for the next generation of gutsy, heartfelt and honest Southeast rocking with plenty of talent, tons of drive and no apologies,” while the Boston Globe asserts, “…the needle can be dropped on Like an Arrow until its grooves become as well-worn as the classic albums that inspired this band of country-rock workhorses,” while Saving Country Music declares, “Blackberry Smoke is the band right now carrying on the authentic Southern rock identity in modern music.”

Moreover, earlier this year, the band released a new performance DVD, Blackberry Smoke with Bob Weir: An Evening at TRI. Filmed at Weir’s TRI studios with director Justin Kreutzmann, the DVD includes 16 exclusive performances, including renditions of songs by the Grateful Dead, Blackberry Smoke, The Band, Chuck Berry and more (purchase now via blackberrysmoke.com). Furthermore, the band performed the album’s single, “Waiting For The Thunder,” on CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans (watch HERE) as well as on the BBC’s “Later…with Jools Holland (watch HERE).

Recorded just outside of the band’s native Atlanta at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, GA, the 12-track album was self-produced and features special guest Gregg Allman on the album’s closing track, “Free On The Wing.”

Since their debut in 2001, the 5-piece band—consisting of Starr (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards)—has released four full-length studio albums.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.



BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

*with special guest The Cadillac Three
†co-headlining with Gov’t Mule
‡with special guest Chris Robinson Brotherhood
§co-headlining with Aaron Lewis
+with special guest Jason & the Scorchers


July 21 /// Tucson, AZ /// The Rialto Theatre*
July 22 /// Las Vegas, NV /// House Of Blues*
July 24 /// Solano Beach, CA /// Belly Up*
July 25 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Fonda Theatre*
July 26 /// Anaheim, CA /// House Of Blues*
July 28 /// Napa, CA /// Uptown Theatre
July 29 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Fillmore
July 30 /// Reno, NV /// Cargo @Whitney Peak Hotel
August 2 /// Portland, OR /// Roseland Theater
August 3 /// Seattle, WA /// The Showbox
August 4 /// Missoula, MT /// The Wilma
August 5 /// Billings, MT /// Magic City Blues Festival Grounds
August 8 /// Sturgis, SD /// Sturgis Buffalo Chip
August 9 /// Denver, CO /// Ogden Theatre*
August 11 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Complex*
August 12 /// Boise, ID /// Tour De Fat @ Ann Morrison Park
August 17 /// Sterling Heights, MI /// Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 19 /// Milford, CT /// Milford Oyster Festival
August 22 /// Columbus, OH /// Express Live!†
August 24 /// Cincinnati, OH /// PNC Pavillion†
August 25 /// Arrington, VA /// Lock’n Music Festival
August 26 /// Nashville, TN /// Ascend Amphitheater†
August 27 /// Louisville, KY /// Iroquois Amphitheater†
September 1 /// Memphis, TN /// Delta Fair and Music Festival
September 2 /// Independence, MO /// Santa Cali Gon Days
September 7 /// Pompano Beach, FL /// Pompano Beach Amphitheater‡
September 8 /// St. Augustine, FL /// St. Augustine Amphitheatre‡
September 9 /// St. Petersburg, FL /// Jannus Live‡
September 14 /// Cape Girardeau, MO /// Semo District Fair
September 15 /// Cuyahoga Falls, OH /// Blossom Music Center
September 16 /// Burgettstown, PA /// Farm Aid
September 29 /// Mobile, AL /// Ten Sixty Street Party
October 12 /// Shreveport, LA /// Municipal Auditorium§
October 13 /// Irving, TX /// The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory§
October 14 /// Houston, TX /// Ziegenbock Festival§
October 26 /// Charlotte, NC /// Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre§
October 27 /// Oxon Hill, MD /// MGM National Harbor§
October 28 /// Pikeville, KY /// Eastern KY Expo Center§
October 29 /// Macon, GA /// The Macon Centreplex§
November 2 /// Little Rock, AR /// Verizon Arena §
November 3 /// Tupelo, MS /// BancorpSouth Arena§
November 4 /// Evansville, IN /// Old National Events Plaza§
November 5 /// Huntsville, AL /// Von Braun Center§
November 8 /// Indiana, PA /// Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex§
November 9 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// 20 Monroe Live§
November 11 /// Warren, OH /// Packard Music Hall§
November 14 /// New York, NY /// Terminal 5§
November 15 /// Salisbury, MD /// Wicomico Civic Center§
November 16 /// Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA /// Tower Theatre§
November 17 /// Charleston, WV /// Charleston Municipal Auditorium§
November 24 /// Atlanta, GA /// The Tabernacle+
January 22-26 /// he Outlaw Country Cruise

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