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You can’t get much more of an authentic Honky-tonk/Bluegrass/Southern rock sound than Blackberry Smoke. Think Lynyard Skynyard and you’re on the right track; this is good old outlaw rock at its very best. Blackberry Smoke have carved out a name for themselves over the past few years, appearing alongside such American rock luminaries as Lynyard Skynyard themselves, ZZ Top George Jones, and the Zac Brown Band. Now they’re heading across the ‘Pond’ to play a handful of Blackberry Smoke tour dates in the UK, and fortunately for fans at Gigantic we have some Blackberry Smoke concert tickets available right here.
The band hits the UK in November, playing just five dates. They kick things off in style on the 3rd November at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, before moving on to the Sheffield Academy on the 4th and the Newcastle Academy on the 5th. They then head to the Manchester Academy on the 6th November, before finishing things up in London at the Forum on the 8th.
Formed in Atlanta in 2000, they quickly built up a loyal following on the Southern rock circuit. To date they’ve released four long-play releases. Their 2004 debut album ‘Bad Luck Ain’t No Crime’ faired well, while the acclaimed ‘Little Piece of Dixie’ in 2009 showed how quickly the band had mastered their sound. The latest release, 2015’s ‘Holding All The Roses’ demonstrates just how tight a sound they’ve managed to develop, and how adept they are at creating a foot-stomping studio sound.
The band has recently signed with Rounder Records, and the higher production values of the latest album indicate that they appear to be very happy in this particular musical stable. With tracks such as ‘Fire in the Hole’ working just as well on vinyl as live, this could be the band’s big breakout year in the UK.
And it’s live where this band really has its best presence, and after opening for some top drawer headliners, the Blackberries have managed to build up a strong and very loyal following. Perhaps not as well known over in the UK as they are in the States, they nevertheless attract a big crowd when they do play over here. At Gigantic we love their full-bodied and unashamedly ‘Southern’ sound, and anticipate that Blackberry Smoke tickets for the few gigs they are playing this year will sell out quickly, so grab yours while you can.