BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMS NORTH AMERICAN “YOU HEAR GEORGIA TOUR”

NEW ALBUM YOU HEAR GEORGIA DEBUTS AS
BEST-SELLING COUNTRY AND ROCK ALBUM

Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke will continue to tour extensively through next year with their newly confirmed North American “You Hear Georgia Tour.” The headline dates kick off August 31 at Columbus, OH’s The Athenaeum Theater and run through next spring with stops at Aurora, IL’s The Piazza, Dubuque, IA’s Five Flags Center, Roanoke, VA’s Dr. Pepper Park at The Bridges, Selbyville, DE’s The Freeman Stage, Oklahoma City, OK’s The Criterion, Toronto, ON’s Danforth Music Hall and Ottawa, ON’s Bronson Centre among several others. See below for complete itinerary. Pre-sale for the newly confirmed shows begins this Wednesday, June 23 at 10:00AM local time (PW: SMOKEFAN) with general on-sale following Friday, June 25 at 10:00AM local time. Full details can be found at www.blackberrysmoke.com/tour.

Of the tour, lead singer Charlie Starr shares, “We can’t wait to come out and play our new songs from You Hear Georgia LIVE! We are long overdue to get out to these great places and see some friends, family, brothers and sisters that we have really missed. It’s going to be extra special playing these big rock n roll shows again!”

The “You Hear Georgia Tour” will follow the band’s “Spirit of the South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock N’ Roll,” which kicks off next month with special guests The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers. Created to honor the various influences within Southern music, each show will conclude with a unique collaborative finale including Blackberry Smoke, The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers as well as additional surprise guests. The Allman Brothers Band Museum At The Big House will also have a new mobile set up on-site at each show, featuring never-before-seen archival items including original hand-written lyrics, family photographs, iconic clothing and jewelry, one-of-a-kind instruments played by the band and more.

The upcoming performances add to a milestone year for Blackberry Smoke, whose new album, You Hear Georgia, is out now and marks their 20th anniversary as a band. Released via Thirty Tigers (stream/purchase here), the record debuted as the best-selling country and rock album last month with 13,000 equivalent units sold and entered at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart, #4 on the all-genre Top Albums Sales chart, #5 on the Top Country Albums chart and #7 on the Top Rock Albums chart. As they have for the past two decades, Blackberry Smoke continues to embody Georgia’s rich musical legacy with You Hear Georgia, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state. With the addition of producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), a fellow Georgian, the album pays homage to the band’s deep respect for their roots and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

“Blackberry Smoke is still on fire…a testament to that tenacity and an unapologetic ode to an insurgent attitude and tradition. That’s evident in practically every note and nuance” —American Songwriter

“Twenty years into their career, Blackberry Smoke is the best Southern-rock band going…no group in the land does Southern-rock quite as well as BBS.”—AL.com

“steeped in the traditions of Southern rock”—AllMusic

“their best album in years…brings the rock back to southern rock in a big way” —Gary Hayes Country

“They are a hallmark of consistency capable of running for another two decades or more. They deliver some gems here…ranking with the best in their catalog.”—Glide

You Hear Georgia serves up 10 tracks of pure rock ‘n’ roll bliss”—Guitar World

“With You Hear Georgia, Blackberry Smoke’s tried and true approach feels as potent now as it did when they started down their long career path 20 years ago”—Holler

“Charlie Starr and the rest of the band know they’ve got a live one on their hands, with tracks like ‘Hey Delilah,’ ‘Live It Down’ and ‘All Rise Again’…just begging to be aired out onstage”—Magnet Magazine

“a Premier League rock band…this is another masterclass”—Maximum Volume Music

You Hear Georgia swaggers, grooves, drawls, and shimmies through its 10 tracks… their strongest moment in the sun yet.”—No Depression

“Blackberry Smoke really delivers the goods with You Hear Georgia…It’s a wonderful blend of blues, rock, and country from start to finish”—Outsider

“After 20 years, they still make songs that make you want to boogie your troubles away…they have established themselves as the torchbearer of modern Southern rock”—PopMatters

“some of the best modern southern rock around today”—RIFF Magazine

“Another quality recording dripping in first-class storytelling strengthens Blackberry Smoke’s position as one of the great Southern-Rock bands of their generation” —Rock N’ Load Magazine

“For 20 years, Georgia’s Blackberry Smoke has carried on Southern rock’s rich tradition. You Hear Georgia…is soaked in these roots.”—Vintage Guitar

“they hardly get the real credit they deserve. Their sound is distinctively southern rock…with lyrics that are every bit country.”—Whiskey Riff

In addition to Blackberry Smoke—Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals) and Brandon Still (keyboards)—You Hear Georgia also features Benji Shanks (guitar) and Preston Holcomb (percussion) as well as special guests Jamey Johnson (“Lonesome For A Livin’”), Warren Haynes (“All Rise Again”) and The Black Bettys (background vocals).

You Hear Georgia follows the release of 2018’s Find A Light, which 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. Released to critical acclaim, NPR Music praised, “pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs,” while Guitar World declared, “one of the hottest and most exciting acts around,” and Rolling Stone hailed, “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.” Following Find A Light, the band shared three additional projects—a live album and concert film, Homecoming: Live In Atlanta, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album Sales chart, a 6-song acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions and Live From Capricorn Sound Studios, an EP of six covers that have ties to the studio.

Since forming in 2001, the band has continued to tour relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. Their music has also been prominently featured in the hit television show, “Yellowstone” and they’ve performed on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly.” In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $500,000 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.


YOU HEAR GEORGIA TRACK LIST
1. Live It Down
2. You Hear Georgia
3. Hey Delilah
4. Ain’t The Same
5. Lonesome For A Livin’ (feat. Jamey Johnson)
6. All Rise Again (feat. Warren Haynes)
7. Old Enough To Know
8. Morningside
9. All Over The Road
10. Old Scarecrow

BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
BOLD on-sale this Friday,
June 25 at 10:00AM local time

June 25
/// Sunbury, PA /// Spyglass Ridge Winery^
June 26 /// Augusta, NJ /// Rock Ribs & Ridges Festival
June 27 /// Middletown, NY /// Orange County Fair Speedway^
June 29 /// Lafayette, NY /// Apple Valley Park^
July 1 /// Lewiston, NY /// Artpark^
July 2 /// Scranton, PA /// The Peach Music Festival
July 3 /// Woodford, VA /// Dominion Raceway
July 9 /// Bloomsburg, PA /// 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
July 10 /// Bloomsburg, PA /// 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
July 30 /// Bridgeport, CT /// Hartford Healthcare Amphitheatre*
July 31 /// Canandaigua, NY /// CMAC*
August 1 /// Huber Heights, OH /// Rose Music Center at The Heights*
August 3 /// St. Louis, MO /// St. Louis Music Park*
August 5 /// Dallas, TX /// The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
August 6 /// Memphis, TN /// The Soundstage at Graceland*
August 7 /// Ashland, KY /// Riverfront*
August 10 /// Jacksonville, FL /// Daily’s Palace*
August 12 /// Baltimore, MD /// MECU Pavilion*
August 13 /// Asbury Park, NJ /// The Stone Pony Summer Stage*
August 14 /// Portsmouth, VA /// Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
August 15 /// Charlotte, NC /// Charlotte Metro
Credit Union Amphitheatre*
August 17 /// Raleigh, NC /// Red Hat Amphitheater*
August 19 /// Cincinnati, OH /// PNC Pavilion*
August 20 /// Nashville, TN /// Ascend Amphitheater*
August 21 /// Alpharetta, GA /// Ameris Bank Amphitheater*
August 25 /// New York, NY /// Pier 17 at South Street Seaport*
August 26 /// Boston, MA /// Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
August 28 /// Saratoga Springs, NY /// Saratoga Performing Arts Center‡
August 31 /// Columbus, OH /// The Athenaeum Theater#
September 2 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Summerfest 2021#
September 3 /// Shakopee, MN /// Canterbury Park
Summer Concert Series#
September 4 /// Aurora, IL /// The Piazza#
September 5 /// Dubuque, IA /// Five Flags Center#
September 9 /// Roanoke, VA /// Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges#
September 10 /// Selbyville, DE /// The Freeman Stage at Bayside#
September 11 /// Bristol, TN /// Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion#
September 17 /// Pryor, OK /// Born & Raised Music Festival#
September 23 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Farm Bureau Insurance
Lawn at White River State Park†
September 24 /// Sterling Heights, MI /// Michigan Lottery
Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill†
September 25 /// Cleveland, OH /// Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica†
September 30 /// Gilford, NH /// Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion+
October 1 /// East Providence, RI /// Bold Point Park+
October 8 /// New Orleans, LA /// Jazz Fest NOLA
October 9 /// New Orleans, LA /// Jazz Fest NOLA
October 16 /// Richmond Hill, GA /// Greater
Ogeechee Seafood Festival#
October 28 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
December 4 /// Lake Wales, FL /// Orange Blossom Revue Festival#
February 3, 2022 /// Barcelona, Spain /// Razzmatazz%
February 4, 2022 /// Madrid, Spain /// Sala Riviera%
February 6, 2022 /// Zurich, Switzerland /// Kaufleuten Festsaal%
February 7, 2022 /// Milan, Italy /// Alcatraz%
February 8, 2022 /// Munich, Germany /// Backstage Werk%
February 10, 2022 /// Cologne, Germany /// Carlswerk Victoria%
February 11, 2022 /// Stuttgart, Germany /// LKA Longhorn%
February 12, 2022 /// Vienna, Austria /// Flex%
February 14, 2022 /// Wiesbaden, Germany /// Schlachthof%
February 16, 2022 /// Berlin, Germany /// Huxleys%
February 18, 2022 /// Stockholm, Sweden /// Munchenbryggeriet%
February 19, 2022 /// Oslo, Norway /// Rockefeller%
February 20, 2022 /// Copenhagen, Denmark /// Amager Bio%
February 22, 2022 /// Utrecht, Netherlands /// Tivoli
Vredenburg – Ronda%
February 23, 2022 /// Leuven, Belgium /// Het Depot%
February 25, 2022 /// Paris, France /// Bataclan%
February 27, 2022 /// Birmingham, UK /// O2 Academy%
February 28, 2022 /// Glasgow, UK /// O2 Academy%
March 2, 2022 /// Belfast, Northern Ireland /// The Telegraph Building%
March 3, 2022 /// Dublin, Ireland /// Olympia Theatre%
March 4, 2022 /// Manchester, UK /// Academy%
March 6, 2022 /// London, UK /// Roundhouse%
March 18, 2022 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// The Criterion#
March 30, 2022 /// Vancouver, BC /// The Commodore Ballroom#
April 1, 2022 /// Edmonton, AB /// Midway#
April 2, 2022 /// Calgary, AB /// The Palace Theatre#
April 4, 2022 /// Winnipeg, MB /// Burton Cummings Theatre#
April 7, 2022 /// Toronto, ON /// Danforth Music Hall#
April 8, 2022 /// London, ON /// London Music Hall#
April 9, 2022 /// Ottawa, ON /// Bronson Centre#
April 10, 2022 /// Kitchener, ON /// Elements#

^with special guest Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves
*“Spirit of The South Tour” with special guests
Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers
†“Spirit of The South Tour” with special guests
Allman Betts Band and TBD
+with 3 Doors Down
‡with Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Betts Band
#North American “You Hear Georgia Tour”
%European “You Hear Georgia Tour” with
special guests The Steel Woods

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