Blackberry Smoke to kick off ‘Spirit of the South Tour,’ confirm new stops

Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke are getting ready to embark on their ‘Spirit of the South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll’ this summer. The lengthy trek sees support from The Allman Betts Band, The Wild Feathers and Jaimoe (The Allman Brothers Band).

Fresh stops have been added to the journey, including gigs in NYC, NJ, CT and more. Tickets for the shows go on-sale this Friday, March 6 at 10:00am local time. See below for all upcoming tour dates.

Regarding the trek, Blackberry Smoke lead singer Charlie Starr shares:

We are beyond excited to bring our Spirit Of The South tour to fans this summer. If you think of this music as a genre and you step back far enough to see the scope of what a handful of bands from the South were able to accomplish, it’s pretty damn staggering. All without giving a damn about what was hip or trendy at the time. It’s music that is a part of the fabric of people’s lives…music that we all love and cherish deeply. On this tour we’d like to celebrate the musical freedom championed by those pioneers and maybe help tell the story. It’s not only what people think of as Southern Rock, but all the elements in Rock and Roll that make it Southern. It’s blues, gospel, soul, jazz and bluegrass…everything that took root in the South and spread all over the world. We feel this tour is going to give us all a unique opportunity for something really special. I think everyone will love the Celebration!

The Allman Betts Band’s Devon Allman also comments:

I’ve been knowing the Blackberry cats a couple decades, we come up in the same circuit. This tour is going to be special, the sweet warm summer nights and the epic jams at the end. Can’t f***ing wait!

In more news, Blackberry Smoke recently returned to the studio with producer Dave Cobb to begin work on their next album, which includes a new song with singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson.

BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

March 11—Montreal, QC—Corona Theatre

March 12—Ottawa, ON—Bronson Centre

March 13—Kitchener, ON—Elements

March 14—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall

March 17—Winnipeg, MB—The Garrick

March 19—Calgary, AB—The Palace

March 20—Edmonton, AB—Midway

March 22—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore Ballroom

April 1—Scottsdale, AZ—Arizona Bike Week

April 24—New Orleans, LA—House of Blues*

April 25—New Orleans, LA—House of Blues*

May 8—Maryville, TN—The Shed (SOLD OUT)

May 9—Maryville, TN—The Shed (SOLD OUT)

May 27—Chattanooga, TN—The Riverbend Festival

June 6—Pryor, OK—Born & Raised Music Festival

June 11—Austin, TX—The Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally 25th Anniversary

June 13—Kearney, MO—RoseFest 2020

June 27—Rogers, AR—Poultry Festival at Walmart AR Music Pavilion

July 17—Maryland Heights, MO—Saint Louis Music Park†

July 18—Indianapolis, IN—Amphitheater at White River State Park†

July 19—Chicago, IL—Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom†

July 21—Huber Heights, OH—Rose Music Center at The Heights†

July 23—Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony Summer Stage†

July 24—Westbrook, ME—Maine Savings Pavilion†

July 25—Long Creek, NB—The Long Creek Roundup†

July 26—Boston, MA—Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion†

July 28—Bridgeport, CT—Harbor Yard Amphitheater†

July 29—New York, NY—The Rooftop at Pier 17†

July 31—Cincinnati, OH—PNC Pavilion at RMC†

August 1—Detroit, MI—Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill†

August 2—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica†

August 4—Birmingham, AL—Sloss Furnaces Outdoor Arena†

August 6—Irving, TX—The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory†

August 7—Southaven, MS—Landers Center†

August 8—Atlanta, GA—Fox Theatre†

August 9—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater†

August 11—Washington, DC—Warner Theatre†

August 13—Baltimore, MD—MECU Pavilion†

August 14—Charlotte, NC—Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre†

August 15—Raleigh, NC—The Red Hat Amphitheater†

August 16—Simpsonville, SC—CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park†

August 18—Richmond, VA—Virginia Credit Union†

August 20—North Myrtle, SC—House of Blues†

August 21—Orlando, FL—Lynyrd Skynyrd & Frynds Simple Man Jam: A Family Reunion

August 22—Jacksonville, FL—Daily’s Place†

September 12—Bristol, TN—Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

BOLD on-sale this Friday, March 6 at 10:00am local time

*with the North Mississippi Allstars

†“Spirit Of The South Tour” with special guests Allman Betts Band, The Wild Feathers and Jaimoe

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