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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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The Southern Ground Sessions CD review - The Southern Ground Sessions
Blackberry Smoke's "The Southern Ground Sessions" EP is five versions of songs from the band's recent "Find a Light" album, along with a cover of Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky," which also features vocalist/violinist Amanda Shires. The project takes its name from the Southern Ground studio in Nashville, and this band, which can ramp up its music to Southern rock power - especially in concert - takes a few moments to quiet things down. »»»
Find a Light CD review - Find a Light
Blackberry Smoke will never fit the mold of a mainstream country act the way, say, Midland has done. They love to rock way too much to ever tamp it down permanently. And the aptly named "The Crooked Kind" follows a rollicking, rock & roll path that feels like just the right road. With that said, though, there are moments during "Find A Light" where Blackberry Smoke softens the sonic nicely and naturally. "Medicate My Mind," for instance, rocks to a likeable, gentle groove. »»»
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 »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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