BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S NEW ALBUM LIKE AN ARROW OUT OCTOBER 14
LEAD TRACK “WAITING FOR THE THUNDER” PREMIERES AT ROLLING STONE
ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, FEATURES SONG WITH GREGG ALLMAN
EXTENSIVE SUMMER/FALL TOUR CONFIRMED
“COUNTRY-ROCK’S MOST FEROCIOUS LIVE BAND”
Like An Arrow, the new full-length album from acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke, will be released October 14 on 3 Legged Records via Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order. In advance of the release, the album’s lead track, “Waiting For The Thunder,” premiered yesterday via Rolling Stone and can now be heard/shared via SoundCloud and purchased at iTunes. Of the band, Rolling Stone declares, “Country-Rock’s most ferocious live band…Blackberry Smoke’s often spontaneous concerts evoke the spirit of the Allman Brothers Band.”
Recorded just outside of the band’s native Atlanta at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, GA, the 12-track album was self-produced and features special guest Gregg Allman on the album’s closing track, “Free On The Wing.”
Of the album, band-member Charlie Starr comments, “This album is the self-produced culmination of 15 years of trying to plant our flag in the musical landscape. We couldn’t be more proud of it.”
Since their debut in 2001, the 5-piece band—consisting of Starr (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards)—has released four full-length studio albums, including their most recent, 20 15’s Holding All the Roses, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart.
Known for their impressive live performances, Blackberry Smoke has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to performing hundreds of headlining shows across the country each year, the band has also toured with artists including Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and ZZ Top. The group will continue their extensive nationwide tour throughout the summer and fall in celebration of the release. See below for complete details.
Beloved by fans, critics and fellow musicians, the band has performed on “The Tonight Show” and “Conan” and received widespread praise from publications including The New York Times, Billboard, the Washington Post and American Songwriter.
LIKE AN ARROW TRACK LIST
1. Waiting For The Thunder
2. Let It Burn
3. The Good Life
4. What Comes Naturally
5. Running Through Time
6. Like An Arrow
7. Ought To Know
8. Sunrise In Texas
9. Ain’t Gonna Wait
10. Workin’ For A Workin’ Man
11. Believe You Me
12. Free On The Wing (featuring Gregg Allman)
BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
July 29—Clute, TX—The Great Texas Mosquito Festival
July 30—Fort Smith, AR—Peacemaker Music & Arts Festival
August 5—Albertville, AL—Main Street Music Festival
August 11—Portland ME—Maine State Pier*
August 12—Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony*
August 13—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
Au gust 14—Scranton, PA—Peach Festival*
August 16—Utica, NY—Saranac Brewery*
August 17—Philadelphia, PA—Riverstage at Penn’s Landing*
August 18—Pittsburgh, PA—Stage AE Outdoors*
August 19—Rochester Hills, MI—Meadow Brook Amphitheatre*
August 20—Huber Heights, OH—Music Center at the Heights*
August 22—Peoria, IL—CEFCU Center Stage*
August 23—Des Moines, IA—Simon Estes Amphitheater*
August 25—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
August 27—San Diego, CA—Humphreys Concerts By the Bay*
August 28—Paso Robles, CA—Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
August 30—Saratoga, CA—The Mountain Winery*
August 31—Rohnert Park, CA—Sonoma Mountain Village*
September 1—Eugene, OR—Cuthbert Amphitheater*
September 3—Missoula, MT—Big Sky Brewery*
September 4—Jackson, WY—Fireman’s Ball*
September 9—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore Silver Spring
September 17—Cascade, WV—Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival
September 24—Louisburg, NC—Norris Creek Outdoor Entertainment Complex
September 29—Glen Allen, VA—Innsbrook After Hours*
September 30—Cherokee, NC—Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center*
October 1—Charlotte, NC—CMCU Amphitheatre*
October 14—Springfield, MO—Gillioz Theater
October 15—Salina, KS—The Stifle Theatre
October 20—Sioux Falls, SD—The District
October 21—Rosemont, IL—Joe’s Live
October 22—Covington, KY—Madison Live
October 27—Evansville, IN—Victory Theatre
October 28—Chattanooga, TN& mdash;Tivoli Theatre
October 29—Atlanta, GA—Laid Back Festival
November 2—Lincoln, NE—The Bourbon Theatre
November 3—Lawrence, KS—Granada Theatre
November 4—Milwaukee, WI—The Rave
November 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Ave
November 10—Tal lahassee, FL—The Brickyard
November 11—Lake Buena Vista, FL—House of Blues
November 12—St. Petersburg, FL—Ribfest
November 17—Syracuse, NY—Westcott Theater
February 26-March 2—Tampa, FL—Outlaw Country Cruise
*with Gov’t Mule
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