BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S FIND A LIGHT DEBUTS AS BEST-SELLING COUNTRY AND AMERICANA/FOLK ALBUM THIS WEEK

EXTENSIVE TOUR CONFIRMED

Blackberry Smoke’s acclaimed new album, Find A Light, is the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country this week with over 16,000 in equivalent album sold. Based on Billboard’s multi-metric consumption—which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA) —the record enters at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums.

In celebration of the album, the acclaimed 5-piece band will tour extensively throughout 2018 including a series of special co-headlining dates with JJ Grey & Mofro. All tickets are now on sale. See below for complete details.

Recent critical acclaim for Find A Light

“Blackberry Smoke is 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.”
“Blackberry Smoke shines through the darkness on the album's 13 cuts” –Rolling Stone

“...a self-produced set that runs a wide stylistic range from heavy rock to gentle balladry and twangy country…” –Billboard

“There’s never a dull moment on Find A Light, and Blackberry Smoke has delivered another album that wends its way deep into our flesh and bone, blistering our souls and soothing our hearts.” –No Depression

“An engaging slice of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-inspired power pop, complete with a 12-string electric riff, snarling vocals and—as always—guitars a-plenty.” –Guitar World

“Blackberry Smoke continue to climb upward on Find A Light, delivering another fantastic album that shows nothing can stop them.” –The Shotgun Seat

“…Blackberry Smoke are traditionalists through and through, carrying the flame for good old-fashioned American rock & roll…The result is a splendid little record that simultaneously feels brand new and like a lost gem.” –AllMusic

“They’re as constant as the North Star and as reliable as the Lone Ranger. Calmly, they survey the turmoil that surrounds us, stroke their beards for a moment, pick up their guitars and make another solid and reliable Blackberry Smoke album.” –PopMatters

“…Blackberry Smoke have fine-tuned their take on Southern rock, becoming one the of the preeminent modern torchbearers for the genre finding cross-over success with both country and rock fans.” –JamBase

“Flourishes of fiddle, organ and piano add depth to the band's time-perfected rock 'n' roll sound, creating an album that is layered, diverse and fresh, yet still unmistakably Blackberry Smoke.” –The Boot

“With their latest album Find A Light, Blackberry Smoke prove they’re singlehandedly saving rock and roll and everything that stands for—Southern, countrified, and everything in between.” –Saving Country Music

Self-produced by the acclaimed 5-piece band, Find A Light is Blackberry Smoke’s sixth full- 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.”

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 Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
†with The Marshall Tucker and & Outlaws
‡with Lynyrd Skynyrd
§with Big Head Todd & The Monsters

#co-headline with JJ Grey & Mofro


April 19 /// Champaign, IL /// The City Center
April 20 /// Clear Lake, IA /// Surf Ballroom*
April 21 /// Salina, KS /// The Stifle Theatre*
April 22 /// Lawrence, KS /// Granada Theater*
April 25 /// Lincoln, NE /// Bourbon Theatre
April 26 /// Fort Smith, AR /// Temple Live
April 27 /// Springfield, MO /// Gillioz Theatre (SOLD-OUT)
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 12 /// Munhall, PA /// Carnegie of Homestead Music
May 13 /// Rochester, NY /// Anthology
May 15 /// New Haven, CT /// College Street Music Hall
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‡
June 9 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheater§
June 15 /// Portsmouth, VA /// Union Bank & Trust Pavilion#
June 16 /// Charlottesville, VA /// Sprint Pavilion#
June 21 /// Jacksonville, NC /// The Tarheel#
June 22 /// Asheville, NC /// ExploreAsheville.com Arena#
June 23 /// Macon, GA /// Big House Summer Jam
June 30 /// Holmfirth, England /// Picturedome
July 1 /// Maidstone, U.K. /// Ramblin’ Man Fair
July 13-14 /// Maryville, TN /// The Shed
July 19-22 /// Scranton, PA /// Peach Festival
July 26 /// Frankenmuth, MI /// Harvey Kern Pavilion
July 27 /// Cuyahoga Falls, OH /// Blossom Music Center‡
July 28 /// Hershey, PA /// Hershey Stadium‡
August 3-4 /// Saint Charles, IA /// Hinterland Festival
August 5 /// Sturgis, SD /// Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
August 7 /// Milwaukee, WI /// The Pabst Theater#
August 10 /// Huber Heights, OH /// Rose Music Center at the Heights#
August 11 /// Cincinnati, OH /// PNC Pavilion at Riverbend#
August 12 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Farmer’s Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park#
August 14 /// Apple Valley, MN /// Weesner Family Amphitheatre#
August 16 /// Oshkosh, WI /// Waterfest Concert Series @ Leach Amphitheater
August 18 /// Chesterfield, MO /// Chesterfield Central Park Amphitheatre#
August 23 /// Toledo, OH /// Hensville Park
August 31 /// Pelham, AL /// Oak Mountain Amphitheatre‡
September 1 /// Atlanta, GA /// Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood‡
September 15 /// Fredericton, Canada /// Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
October 12 /// Frankfurt, Germany /// Batschkapp
October 13 /// Bonn, Germany /// Harmonie Club
October 14 /// Basel, Switzerland /// Z7 Pratteln
October 16 /// Zurich, Switzerland /// Kaufleuten
October 17 /// Munich, Germany /// Tonhalle
October 18 /// Milan, Italy /// Alcatraz
October 20 /// Berlin, Germany /// Huxleys
October 21 /// Hannover, Germany /// Capitol
October 23 /// Stockholm, Sweden /// Cirkus
October 24 /// Gothenburg, Sweden /// Pustervik
October 25 /// Oslo, Norway /// Sentrum Scene
October 27 /// Weert, Netherlands /// Bosuil
October 28 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Melkweg
October 29 /// Brussels, Belgium /// Ancienne Belgique
October 31 /// Paris, France /// Le Caberet Sauvage
November 2 /// Newcastle, U.K. /// 02 Academy
November 3 /// Glasgow, U.K. /// 02 Academy
November 4 /// Nottingham, U.K. /// Rock City
November 6 /// Belfast, Ireland /// The Telegraph Building
November 7 /// Dublin, Ireland /// National Stadium
November 9 /// Cardiff, U.K. /// Tramshed
November 10 /// Birmingham, U.K. /// 02 Academy
November 11 /// Bristol, U.K. /// 02 Academy
November 13 /// Southampton, U.K. /// Guildhall
November 15 /// London, U.K. /// 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
November 16 /// London, U.K. /// 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
November 17 /// Manchester, U.K. /// 02 Apollo

 

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