BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S “BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE” PREMIERES

FIND A LIGHT OUT APRIL 6

ALBUM FEATURES SPECIAL GUESTS ROBERT RANDOLPH, AMANDA SHIRES, THE WOOD BROTHERS

Blackberry Smoke’s new song “Best Seat In The House” premiered yesterday at Yahoo! Music. Listen/share HERE. Of the song, lead singer Charlie Starr comments, “That song is sort of a sarcastic complaint...we all want what we ain’t got. It’s not enough to get in, people want front row…”

“Best Seat In The House” is the second song unveiled from Blackberry Smoke’s highly anticipated new album, Find A Light, which will be released April 6 on Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order.

Already receiving widespread attention, the album’s lead track, “Flesh And Bone,” recently premiered at Rolling Stone (listen/share HERE). Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, “…sees Blackberry Smoke in full-on swagger—as well they should be. Starr and co. are riding a hot streak…A gritty stomper, ‘Flesh And Bone’ crunches like an early Nineties grunge song, but tweaked with Georgia twang that’s become a Blackberry Smoke signature.” Additionally, Guitar World declares, “‘Flesh And Bone’ is a greasy, stomping, slide-guitar-packed tune with a IV section that recalls mid-period Led Zeppelin.”

Self-produced by the acclaimed 5-piece band, Find A Light is Blackberry Smoke’s sixth full-length studio album and features 13 new songs written/co-written by lead-singer and guitarist Charlie Starr. In addition to Starr and band-members Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards), the album also features special guests Robert Randolph (“I’ll Keep Ramblin’”), Amanda Shires (“Let Me Down Easy”) and The Wood Brothers (“Mother Mountain”).

Of the album, Starr comments, “The new album is a melting pot of Blackberry Smoke music with a wide range of sound and emotion. I think it’s our most inspired work yet.”

In celebration of the new album, the band—who have been called “country-rock’s most ferocious live band” by Rolling Stone—will tour throughout 2018 including stops at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre, Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre, two nights at Athens’ Georgia Theatre, Boston’s House of Blues and Raleigh’s The Ritz as well as a series of dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Tickets are on-sale now. See below for complete details.

The release of Find A Light culminates a series of breakthrough years for the Atlanta-based band following the release of 2016’s acclaimed album, Like An Arrow, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country and Americana charts. Released to widespread praise, the Boston Globe declared, “…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 American Songwriter asserted, “…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.” In August 2017, they made their debut on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

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.

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



FIND A LIGHT TRACK LIST:
1. Flesh And Bone (written by Charlie Starr)
2. Run Away From It All (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
3. The Crooked Kind (written by Charlie Starr)
4. Medicate My Mind (written by Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)
5. I’ve Got This Song (written by Charlie Starr)
6. Best Seat In The House (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
7. I’ll Keep Ramblin’ feat. Robert Randolph (written by Charlie Starr, Robert Randolph)
8. Seems So Far (written by Charlie Starr, Travis Meadows)
9. Lord Strike Me Dead (written by Charlie Starr)
10. Let Me Down Easy feat. Amanda Shires (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
11. Nobody Gives A Damn (written by Charlie Starr, Keith Nelson)
12. Till The Wheels Fall Off (written by Charlie Starr)
13. Mother Mountain feat. The Wood Bros (written by Charlie Starr)


 

BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
*with special guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
†with special guest Wayland
‡with special guest Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
§with The Marshall Tucker and & Outlaws
#with Lynyrd Skynyrd


February 16 /// Glasgow, KY /// Plaza Theatre*
February 17 /// Glasgow, KY /// Plaza Theatre*
February 22 /// Augusta, GA /// The Bell Auditorium*
February 23 /// Chattanooga, TN /// Tivoli Theatre*
February 24 /// Rocky Mount, VA /// Harvester Performance Center* (SOLD-OUT)
February 25 /// Rocky Mount, VA /// Harvester Performance Center*
March 1 /// Jacksonville, FL /// Florida Theatre†
March 2 /// Punta Gorda, FL /// Funk Fest
March 3 /// Orlando, FL /// Church Street Station Block Party
March 7 /// Nashville, TN /// Volunteer Jam
March 8 /// Traverse City, MI /// Ground Zero Showroom‡
March 9 /// Elkhart, IN /// Lerner Theatre‡
March 10 /// Detroit, MI /// Fillmore Detroit‡
March 16 /// Solidaridad, Mexico /// Zac Brown Band’s Castaway with Southern Ground /// Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
March 22 /// Brandon, MS /// City Hall Live‡
March 23 /// Athens, GA /// Georgia Theatre‡ (SOLD-OUT)
March 24 /// Athens, GA /// Georgia Theatre‡
April 11 /// Greensboro, NC /// Cone Denim Entertainment Center
April 12 /// Charlotte, NC /// The Fillmore
April 13 /// North Myrtle Beach, NC /// House of Blues
April 14 /// Charleston, SC /// Charleston Music Hall
April 20 /// Clear Lake, IA /// Surf Ballroom‡
April 21 /// Salina, KS /// The Stifle Theatre‡
April 22 /// Lawrence, KS /// Granada Theater
April 27 /// Springfield, MO /// Gillioz Theatre
April 28 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// The Criterion
May 3 /// Portland, ME /// Aura‡
May 4 /// Providence, RI /// The Strand‡
May 5 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues‡
May 6 /// Columbia, MD /// Merriweather Post Pavilion§
May 10 /// Raleigh, NC /// The Ritz‡
May 11 /// Ashbury Park, NJ /// Stone Pony‡
May 17 /// Westbury, NY /// The Space at Westbury‡
May 18 /// Port Chester, NY /// The Capitol Theatre‡
May 19 /// Clifton Park, NY /// Upstate Concert Hall
May 25 /// Mountain View, CA /// Shoreline Amphitheater#
May 26 /// San Bernardino, CA /// Glen Helen Amphitheater#
July 1 /// Maidstone, U.K. /// Ramblin’ Man Fair
July 13-14 /// Maryville, TN /// The Shed
July 19 /// Scranton, PA /// Peach Festival
July 27 /// Cuyahoga Falls, OH /// Blossom Music Center#
July 28 /// Hershey, PA /// Hershey Stadium#
August 3-4 /// Saint Charles, IA /// Hinterland Festival
August 31 /// Pelham, AL /// Oak Mountain Amphitheatre#
September 1 /// Atlanta, GA /// Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood#

 

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