BLACKBERRY SMOKE PERFORMS ON “LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY

NEW ALBUM FIND A LIGHT AND NEW EP THE SOUTHERN GROUND SESSIONS OUT NOW

2019 TOUR DATES CONFIRMED INCLUDING TWO SOLD OUT SHOWS THIS WEEKEND AT RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Blackberry Smoke performed on last night’s episode of “Last Call with Carson Daly.” The segment, which was filmed live earlier this month at L.A.’s The Fonda Theatre, features the band performing two songs: “Run Away From It All” featuring special guest Keith Nelson (watch/share here) and “I’ll Keep Ramblin’” (watch/share here).

Both songs are from the band’s new album, Find A Light, which was released last year to widespread acclaim. It debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, 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.”

Following the album’s release, Blackberry Smoke returned to the studio and recorded The Southern Ground Sessions. Created as an accompaniment to Find A Light, the 6-song EP was recorded live at Southern Ground studio in Nashville, TN and features acoustic versions of five album tracks as well as a rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” featuring Amanda Shires. Of the EP, Rolling Stone Country praises, “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,” while Guitar World states, “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.”

In celebration of these releases, the band will tour extensively throughout 2019 including two sold out shows this weekend at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium as well as a series of stripped down shows this spring as part of their “Break It Down Tour”—the band’s first-ever acoustic tour. The band will also perform a series of shows in South America and Europe as well as several dates with Tedeschi Trucks Band this summer as part of their “Wheels of Soul Tour.” See below for complete details.

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.

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



BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED 2019 TOUR DATES
*with Chris Shiflett
†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

February 22 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium* (SOLD OUT)
February 23 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium† (SOLD OUT)
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#
April 13 /// Memphis, TN /// Lucero Family Block Party
April 27 /// Biloxi, MS /// Crawfish Music Festival
May 3 /// Mexico City, Mexico /// Domination Festival
May 5 /// Bogotá, Colombia /// Movistar Arena+
May 7 /// Lima, Peru /// Explanada Costa Verde+
May 9 /// Curitiba, Brazil /// Opera De Arame
May 10 /// Porto Alegre, Brazil /// Opiniao
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 24-26 /// Pryor, OK /// Rocklahoma
May 30 /// Effingham, IL /// Effingham Performance Center
May 31 /// 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 15 /// Antwerpen, Belgium /// De Roma
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 10 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Mann Center
July 12 /// Marshfield, MA /// Levitate Music and Arts Festival
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 17 /// Vienna, VA /// Filene Center at Wolf Trap
July 19 /// Cincinnati, OH /// PNC Pavilion‡‡
July 20 /// Huber Heights, OH /// Rose Music Center at The Heights‡‡
July 21 /// Aurora, IL /// RiverEdge Park
July 23 /// Rochester Mills, MI /// Meadow Brook Amphitheatre‡‡
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‡‡
August 17 /// Big Sky, MT /// Moonlight Music Fest
August 24 /// Tuscaloosa, AL /// Druid City Music Festival

 

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