Blackberry Smoke Announce 2016 Tour Dates
Blackberry Smoke have announced a string of tour dates for the first quarter of 2016, including their first-ever performances in Australia.
The country-rock group will kick off their road work in 2016 with a pair of gigs in Asheville, N.C. on Feb. 4 and 5 before heading to Miami to set sail on the inaugural Outlaw Country Cruise, which runs Feb. 7-11. They'll perform a headlining set during the cruise, which also includes Lucinda Williams, the Mavericks, Bobby Bare and many more. The cruise will also host special radio broadcasts and performances from SiriusXM Outlaw Country personalities including Steve Earle, Shooter Jennings, Elizabeth Cook and Mojo Nixon.
Blackberry Smoke will also play in Florida, Alabama, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia and South Carolina before heading Down Under. They'll perform in Sydney, Australia on March 24 and wrap up in Byron Bay, Australia at Bluesfest, which runs March 25-28 and also features Jackson Browne, Jason Isbell, Brian Wilson, Elle King and more.
The group had a banner year in 2015 with the release of their critically acclaimed fourth album, Holding All the Roses, playing shows with ZZ Top, performing on Conan and appearing on the soundtrack for EA Sports’ Madden NFL 16. They premiered the music video for “Rock and Roll Again” on Yahoo, participated in the sold-out Warren Haynes Christmas Jam and donated $15,000 to CURE Childhood Cancer, as well as another $15,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Check out their 2016 tour dates below.
Blackberry Smoke 2016 Tour Dates
Feb. 4 — Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
Feb. 5 — Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
Feb. 7-11 — Miami, Fla. @ Outlaw Country Cruise
Feb. 12 — Jacksonville, Fla. @ Florida Theatre
Feb. 13 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Iron City
Feb. 18 — Columbus, Ohio @ LC Pavilion
Feb. 19 — Springfield, Ill. @ Boondocks
Feb. 20 — Glasgow, Ky. @ Plaza Theatre
March 10 — Norfolk, Va. @ The NorVa
March 11 — Richmond, Va. @ The National
March 12 — North Myrtle Beach, S.C. @ House of Blues
March 24 — Sydney, Australia @ The Basement
March 25-28 — Byron Bay, Australia @ Bluesfest
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