Blackberry Smoke announce 2022 UK dates

Atlanta, Georgia’s Blackberry Smoke have announced a string of UK shows, as part of a full European tour in early 2022, bringing their southern rockin’ sounds to these shores next February. Special guests on the tour are Nashville 4-piece, The Steel Woods. The band will be playing Birmingham, Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester and London, as well as Dublin.

Frontman & guitarist, Charlie Starr told 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!”

If you haven’t managed to grab tickets via a pre-sale, they go on general sale from 9am tomorrow Friday June 4th from their official website here.

Last week the band released their Dave Cobb produced seventh studio album ‘You Hear Georgia’ via 3 Legged Records and our friends at 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. The album 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.

It follows the release of 2018’s ‘Find A Light’, which Rolling Stone described 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.”

Here’s the video for the first single to be taken from it.

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