Blackberry Smoke have announced a string of UK shows, as part of a full European tour in early 2022. The Atlanta, GA based band are set to bring their southern rockin’ sounds to these shores next February. Special guests on the tour are Nashville 4-piece, The Steel Woods. Full dates are detailed below.
Frontman & guitarist, Charlie Starr tells us, “We have been away too long, home too long, and it is past time to get back to the UK and Europe for some rock n’ roll shows with all of our brothers, sisters, friends and family there. We hope we see everyone out for these amazing shows!”
General on-sale is at at 9am local time on Friday June 4th, with selected pre-sales starting at 9am on Wednesday June 2nd and Thursday June 3rd. Pick up your tickets from https://www.blackberrysmoke.com/pages/tour.
BLACKBERRY SMOKE UK & EUROPE 2022 DATES
3rd Feb – BARCELONA, Spain – Razzmatazz
4th Feb – MADRID, Spain – Sala Riviera
6th Feb – ZURICH, Switzerland – Kaufleuten Festsaal
7th Feb – MILAN, Italy – Alcatraz
8th Feb – MUNICH, Germany – Backstage Werk
10th Feb – COLOGNE, Germany – Karlswerk Victoria
11th Feb – STUTTGART, Germany – LKA Longhorn
12th Feb – VIENNA, Austria – Flex
14th Feb – WIESBADEN, Germany – Schlachthof
16th Feb – BERLIN, Germany – Huxleys
18th Feb – STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet
19th Feb – OSLO, Norway – Rockefeller
20th Feb – COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Amager Bio
22nd Feb – UTRECHT, Netherlands – Tivolivredenburg Ronda
23rd Feb – LEUVEN, Belgium – Het Depot
25th Feb – PARIS, France – Bataclan
27th Feb – BIRMINGHAM, England – O2 Academy
28th Feb – GLASGOW, Scotland – O2 Academy
2nd Mar – BELFAST, Northern Ireland – Telegraph Building
3rd Mar – DUBLIN, Ireland – Olympia
4th Mar – MANCHESTER, England – Academy
6th Mar – LONDON, England – Roundhouse
Last week Blackberry Smoke released their hotly anticipated. seventh studio album, You Hear Georgia, via 3 Legged Records/Thirty Tigers. You can stream or purchase the album here, with a red/yellow marbled limited edition coloured vinyl edition exclusively available at UK indie stores, as well as various bundles and a red vinyl at the European D2C Store.
Across the collection’s ten new songs, Blackberry Smoke continue to embody their native Georgia’s rich musical legacy as they have for the past two decades, honouring the people, places and sounds of their home state. With the added skills of producer Dave Cobb, a fellow Georgian, the album illustrates the band’s deep respect for their roots.
Check out the band’s new video for ‘All Over The Road’ below.
You Hear Georgia also features special guest appearances from Jamey Johnson (on Lonesome For A Livin’) and Warren Haynes (All Rise Again), as well as background vocals from The Black Bettys.
You Hear Georgia follows the release of 2018’s Find A Light, which debuted at #12 on the Official UK Album Chart. Released to wide critical acclaim, Guitar World declared the band “one of the hottest and most exciting acts around,” and Rolling Stone hailed the band as “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.”
In addition to their work as musicians, BLACKBERRY SMOKE remain committed to charitable work and have raised nearly $500,000 to benefit children’s cancer research.