Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Blackberry Smoke: New Video, EP and UK Tour Dates

Yahoo Music Debuts Video for Blackberry Smoke's "Rock and Roll Again"

Playboy TV and Conan feature Blackberry Smoke!

New EP 'Wood, Wire and Roses' & Deluxe Edition of 'Holding All The Roses' Now Available
*** UK Tour Dates in November ***

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 18, 2015) 

The video for Blackberry Smoke’s latest single, “Rock and Roll Again,” from their critically-acclaimed fourth studio album Holding All the Roses premiered on Yahoo Music. Directed by Video Rahim and shot in their hometown of Atlanta, the inspiration for the retro narrative of the video came from conversations with the band about what they love about the city—the movies, the music scene (Atlanta musicians Biters, Gunpowder Gray, Vito Romeo and Midnight Larks make appearances) and all of their friends and family. Wanting the video to feel authentic, the band posted a casting call on their Facebook page asking fans to submit photos dressed in 70s attire. All of the extras in the video are fans, some of whom traveled from across the country to be a part of the experience. Showing the band’s connection to their fans gives the video an organic and genuine vibe.

Blackberry Smoke scored their first No.1 album with “Holding All The Roses” whan it made a debut at the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart (dated Feb 28, 2015) with 19,049 units sold. It surpassed the No. 8 peak of their previous studio album, “The Whippoorwill,” in 2012.
On the Official UK Country Album Chart “Holding All The Roses” made a debut at No.17 (5,704 sales; chart week Feb 21, 2015), then #58 (1,400 sales), then fell off the Top 100 chart in their  third week.
The band’s new EP WOOD, WIRE AND ROSES and the deluxe edition of Holding All The Roses are now available on UK iTunes &  US iTunes
 Wood, Wire and Roses is a six-song EP that features the band performing a few selections from their latest album Holding All The Roses acoustically. 

The band used some unique techniques as well as a little help from singer-songwriter Levi Lowrey to capture this visceral session of original material as well as their take on a Tom Waits classic “Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards).”


The band took a break from their cross-country tour with ZZ Top to perform their new single on Conan and appear on the Playboy Morning Show.

You can watch the Conan performance - HERE
Watch Blackberry Smoke on Playboy Morning Show - HERE
Audio/ Picture video for “Rock and Roll Again” - HERE

Blackberry Smoke: Vidcaps CLICK to ENLARGE
"Fueled by Gibson guitars and boogie-woogie riffs, 'Rock and Roll Again' — the newest single from this year's Holding All the Roses — tips its cowboy hat to the good women behind all good men,” said Andrew Leahey, Rolling Stone. “It's swampy, smutty and thoroughly southern, with frontman Charlie Starr singing the praises of the lady who 'keeps me moving when I get to sittin' still.' Joined by the rest of his long-haired, cowboy-booted bandmates on the Conan stage, Starr looked less like the frontman of a chart-topping country group and more like a remnant from the glory days of southern rock, when Bible Belt rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers ruled the roost."

Blackberry Smoke are scheduled to play the following tour dates, presented by Ole Smoky Moonshine:
Blackberry Smoke On Tour

**with ZZ Top

9.20 CAM-PLEX Heritage Center, Gillette, WY**
9.22 Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, ND**
9.23 The Swiftell Center, Brookings, SD**
9.25 Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater, Lancaster, NE
9.26 McGrath Amphitheater, Cedar Rapids, IA**
10.9 Lafayette Theatre, Lafayette, IN
10.10 Madison Theater, Covington, KY
European Tour

Sat Oct 17, 2015 - BUT Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Sun Oct 18 - Sala Bikini, Barcelona, Spain
Tues Oct 20 - Trabendo, Paris, France
Thurs Oct 22 - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Fri Oct 23 - Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
Sat Oct 24 - Flex, Vienna, Austria
Mon Oct 26 - C-Club, Berlin, Germany
Thurs Oct 29 - Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
Fri Oct 30, 2015 - Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden
Sun Nov 1, 2015 Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tues 3rd November 2015 - O2 Academy, Birmingham (16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham, B1 1DB)
Wed 4th November 2015 - O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield (37 – 43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PN)
Thurs 5th November 2015 - O2 Academy, Newcastle (Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SW)
Fri 6th November 2015 - Manchester Academy, Manchester (Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR)
Sun 8th November 2015 - The Forum, London (9 - 17 Highgate RD, Kentish Town, London, NW5 1JY)

11.14 Harvest Fest Music and Food Truck Festival
11.27 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
Sun Dec.06 MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
12.08 MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
(Feb 7-11, 2016) Outlaw Country Cruise, Miami, FL
(September 1, 2015) Blackberry Smoke were chosen as the latest NRA Country Featured Artist. Holding All the Roses compellingly captures the energy, attitude, and honesty that have already helped to make Blackberry Smoke one of America's hottest live acts. 

"We've got great memories from being on family hunting land in Mississippi or at a fishing cabin in Alabama.  It's important to us to remember our family's history and where we came from and pass that on to future generations.  We are Blackberry Smoke and we are NRA Country”.

NOTE: The National Rifle Association (NRA) is a formidable opponent, however, when it comes to grass-roots organizing. It has more than 4 million members who feel passionately about gun rights. Nearly 90 percent of NRA members oppose the banning semi-automatic weapons.

About Blackberry Smoke
Holding All the Roses compellingly captures the energy, attitude, and honesty that have already helped to make Blackberry Smoke one of America's hottest live rock 'n' roll outfits, a truly grass-roots phenomenon with a large and fiercely loyal fan base. The 12-song set—produced by Grammy-winner Brendan O'Brien, whose previous production clients have included AC/DC, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young—showcases the Atlanta-based quintet's emotion-charged mix of bluesy rock, gospel soul, and country, with Charlie Starr's raspy twang matched by his and Paul Jackson's snarling guitars, Brandon Still's hauntingly expressive organ and piano, and the propulsive sibling rhythm section of Richard and Brit Turner. The songs' appeal is further elevated by the band's three-part vocal harmonies and elaborate arrangements that make judicious use of fiddle and added percussion. The depth displayed throughout Holding All the Roses demonstrates how Blackberry Smoke has evolved from rough-edged club act to arena-ready rock 'n' roll juggernaut as well as continues to steadily extend and expand the Southern rock tradition.

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