Hot off tonight’s appearance on ‘Later….with Jools Holland’ on BBC2, Atlanta country rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE have announced a UK tour for March 2016 in support of forthcoming fifth studio album, ‘Like An Arrow’ which is set for release on 14 October via Earache.
BLACKBERRY SMOKE’s frontman/guitarist Charlie Starr is looking forward to the UK run, telling us: “We always love to bring new music to crowds who really appreciate it! Some of our favourite moments on stage have come from touring all over Europe and we can’t wait to share ‘Like An Arrow’ with our friends and fans over there. It is a great mix of what we love to do best.”
‘Like an Arrow’ follows BLACKBERRY SMOKE’s hugely successful 2015 album, ‘Holding All the Roses’, which took the top spot on both the UK Rock Chart and the US Country Chart. The release features 12 new tracks and includes a guest appearance from THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND’s very own Gregg Allman. Check out the album’s lead track, ‘Waiting for the Thunder’, at http://youtu.be/Y4HB-eVbmcc.
UK dates rack up as follows:
Mon 27th Mar – OXFORD O2 Academy
Tue 28th Mar – LONDON Roundhouse
Wed 29th Mar – NORWICH UEA
Fri 31st Mar – MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 1st Apr – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Mon 3rd Apr – GLASGOW Barrowlands
Tue 4th Apr – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 6th Apr – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Fri 7th Apr – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 8th Apr – PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre
Tickets plus a pre-ordered copy of ‘Like An Arrow’ are available in a special pre-sale bundle from Planet Rock’s ticket line from 9.00am on Wednesday 5th October – http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/4mrbnv?brand=uk_planetrocktickets. Tickets go on general sale at 9.00am Friday 7th October over at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blackberry-smoke-tickets, with Dublin tickets available from http://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/198239/1043636.
You can pre-order ‘Like an Arrow’ now on limited edition signed CD and coloured vinyl, as well as regular CD, vinyl, and various merch bundles at http://www.earache.com/likeanarrow.
Catch the band’s appearance on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07ynlz6.