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Blackberry Smoke returns to the road

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Blackberry Smoke will continue its nationwide tour in 2018 including stops at New Orleans, St. Louis and Detroi, the group announced today.

For the third straight year the band, which is touring behind "Like an Arrow," will headline the sold-out Outlaw Country Cruise in
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Tickets for the newly announced shows go on-sale this Friday, Nov. at 10 a.m. local time. A fan pre-sale starts Wednesday (code:SMOKEFAN).

Tour dates are:
Nov. 2-Little Rock, AR-Verizon Arena*
Nov. 3-Tupelo, MS-BancorpSouth Arena*
Nov. 4-Evansville, IN-Old National Events Plaza*
Nov. 5-Huntsville, AL-Von Braun Center*
Nov. 8-Indiana, PA-Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex*
Nov. 9-Grand Rapids, MI-20 Monroe Live*
Nov. 10-Madison, WI-Orpheum Theatre*
Nov. 11-Warren, OH-Packard Music Hall*
Nov. 14-New York, NY-Terminal 5*
Nov. 15-Salisbury, MD-Wicomico Civic Center*
Nov. 16- Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA-Tower Theatre*
Nov. 17-Charleston, WV-Charleston Municipal Auditorium*
Nov. 24-Atlanta, GA-The Tabernacle **
Dec. 9-Asheville, NC-Christmas Jam US
Dec. 31-Austin, TX-ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Jan. 19-20-New Orleans, LA-House of Blues
Jan. 22-26-The Outlaw Country Cruise (sold out)
Feb. 8-Kansas City, MO-Uptown Theater ** (ON SALE NOV. 3)
Feb. 9-Tulsa, OK-Cain's Ballroom % (ON SALE NOV. 3)
Feb. 10-Robinsonville, MS-Horseshoe Tunica % (ON SALE NOV. 3)
Feb. 15-St. Louis, MO-The Pageant %(ON SALE NOV. 3)
Feb. 16-17-Glasgow, KY-Plaza Theatre % (ON SALE NOV. 3)
Feb. 22-Augusta, GA-The Bell Auditorium % (ON SALE NOV. 3)
Feb. 23-Chattanooga, TN-Tivoli Theatre % (ON SALE NOV. 3)
Feb. 24-Rocky Mount, VA-Harvester Performance Center % (ON SALE NOV. 3)
March 1-Jacksonville, FL-Florida Theatre (ON SALE NOV. 3)
March 8-Traverse City, MI-Ground Zero Showroom & (ON SALE NOV. 3)
March 9-Elkhart, IN-Lerner Theatre & (ON SALE NOV. 3)
March 10-Detroit, MI-Fillmore Detroit & (ON SALE NOV. 3)
March 22-Brandon, MS-City Hall Live & (ON SALE NOV. 3)
March 23-24-Athens, GA-Georgia Theatre & (ON SALE NOV. 3)
*co-headlining with Aaron Lewis
** with special guest Jason & the Scorchers
% with special guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
& with special guest Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown

In advance of the 2018 dates, the Atlanta-based band is currently on the "Sinners and Sanctified Tour," a co-headline tour with Aaron Lewis. On Nov. 24, the band will return to Atlanta's The Tabernacle for its "5th Annual Holiday Homecoming." In the five years since the concert began, the band has donated more than $150,000 to children's cancer research. Proceeds from this year's VIP meet and greets will be donated Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Like An Arrow CD review - Like An Arrow
Blackberry Smoke may never fit into any country music traditionalist's definition of true country music. The guitars are too loud and the there's far more boogie than twang in the act's sound. Nevertheless, this act fits squarely into the description of fine Southern rock. "Like an Arrow" hits all the right stylistic marks. "The Good Life," for instance, doesn't align itself with many of the usual sonic elements of a country song, but its lyric - all about »»»
Holding All the Roses CD review - Holding All the Roses
With a new label backing them, Blackberry Smoke have distilled their sound to produce an album of songs that reflect the image that they have so carefully cultivated. When they were on Zac Brown's Southern Ground label, they released an exciting album full of country rock anthems that explored the depths of Southern Rock, mainstream rock, folk and even hints of soul music, much like the music of Brown himself. After a gap filler live release, they have returned with a collection of original tracks. »»»
The Whippoorwill CD review - The Whippoorwill
From their southern rock sound to the long hair and beards in the sepia liner photo, Blackberry Smoke appear to be the perfect new discovery for hardcore Lynyrd Skynyrd fans. While that may be true, a closer listen to the Georgia band's new album (their debut on Zac Brown's SG label) shows a surprising depth and variety that proves that they shouldn't be pigeonholed. The 13-track album showcases a band adept at '70s style rock and roll, the blues, Americana and Red Dirt country »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts – Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
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