Friday, October 7 2022

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed album, The Whippoorwill, Blackberry Smoke will embark on an extensive tour this fall where they will perform the album in its entirety.

Recently confirmed shows include Austin’s Emo’s, Houston’s 713 Music Hall, San Antonio’s Aztec Theater, Indianapolis’ Murat Theater at Old National Center, Boston’s House of Blues, New York’s Webster Hall and Chicago’s Vic Theater among many others. See below for the full itinerary.

Tickets for “The Whippoorwill 10 Year Anniversary Tour” will go on sale to the public this Friday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Additionally, Spotify fans of the band will receive an exclusive presale code and have early access to tickets starting tomorrow, August 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time via Spotify Fans First. Full details can be found here.

To commemorate the anniversary, the band will be releasing four never-before-seen demo versions of tracks from The Whippoorwill this week, with “Pretty Little Lie (Studio Demo)” debuting today. Additional tracks to come include “One Horse Town (Studio Demo)”, which will be released tomorrow (8/17), “Ain’t Got the Blues (Acoustic Home Demo)” which will be released this Thursday (8/18) and ” Up The Road (Acoustic Home Demo)” this Friday (8/19).

Reflecting on the milestone, lead singer Charlie Starr shares, “It’s almost impossible to believe The Whippoorwill is 10 years old…I think we’re as proud of it today as we were the day it came out. “

Released on August 14, 2012, The Whippoorwill is Blackberry Smoke’s third studio album and peaked at number 8 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Of the record, NPR Music praised, “Blackberry Smoke transforms Southern musical forms into radio-ready songs. The band’s bold guitars, honky-tonk keyboards and deep roots of blues, boogie and gospel all propel the smoky voice of leader Charlie Starr.

But the lyrics of Blackberry Smoke’s new album are introspective, examining themes of love and betrayal, family ties and growing old while you’re still too young,” while The New York Times called “One Horse Town” of “one of the most beautiful traditions country songs in mind this year [2012].”

Whippoor’s birthday is just the latest milestone in a renowned career for Blackberry Smoke, who celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band last year with their latest album, You Hear Georgia (stream/buy here).

As they have for the past two decades, the band continues to embody Georgia’s rich musical heritage with the record, honoring the people, places and sounds of their homeland. With the addition of fellow Georgian producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), You Hear Georgia pays homage to the band’s deep respect for their roots.

Released to critical acclaim, Rolling Stone said, “Blackberry Smoke is a Georgian band through and through… You Hear Georgia sounds downright huge,” while the American songwriter praised, “Blackberry Smoke is always on fire… a testament to that tenacity. and an unabashed ode to an insurrectionary attitude and tradition. It shows in virtually every note and every nuance” and Vintage Guitar proclaimed, “For 20 years, Georgia’s Blackberry Smoke has carried on the rich tradition of Southern rock. You Hear Georgia…is steeped in those roots.”


BOLD on sale this Friday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time

Aug. 18-Wichita, KS-WAVE

August 19-Camdenton, MO-Ozarks Amphitheater

August 20 – Little Rock, AR-First Security Amphitheater

August 21-Brandon, MS-Brandon Amphitheater

August 23-Southaven, MS-Landers Center

August 25-Franklin, TN-FirstBank Amphitheater

August 26-Raliegh, NC-Red Hat Amphitheater

August 27-Charlotte, NC-Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

August 28-Greensboro, NC-White Oak Amphitheater

September 1-Anderson, SC-Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center

September 2-Doswell, VA-The Meadow Event Park

September 3-North Charleston, SC-Firefly Distillery

September 4-Portsmouth, VA-Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion

September 8-Pittsburgh, PA-Internship AE

September 9-Sterling Heights, MI-Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill

September 10-Pikeville, KY-Appalachian Wireless Arena

September 11-Columbus, OH-KEMBA Live!

September 17-Burnsville, MN-Buck Hill

September 23-Birmingham, AL-Avondale Brewing Company

September 24-Black Mountain, NC-Silverados

September 30-Lacygne, KS-Firewater Music Festival

Oct. 1-Lampe, MO-Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater

October 7-Cleveland, OH-TempleLive at Cleveland Masonic

October 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live

October 15-Key West, Florida-Legends of Music Row Festival

October 28-Knoxville, TN-River Breeze Event Center

October 29-Bristol, TN-Paramount Center for the Arts

Nov. 10-Austin, TX-Emo’s

November 11-Houston, TX-713 Music Hall

Nov. 12-Oklahoma City, OK-Paycom Center

November 13-San Antonio, TX-The Aztec Theater

November 17-Peoria, IL-Peoria Civic Center Theater

November 18-Rockford, IL-Coronado Performing Arts Center

November 19-Shipshewana, IN-Blue Gate Performing Arts Center

November 20-Indianapolis, IN-Murat Theater at Old National Center

November 25-Atlanta, GA-Fox Theater

December 2-Silver Spring, MD-The Fillmore Silver Spring

December 6-Glenside, PA-Keswick Theater

December 7-Boston, MA-House of Blues

December 9-Ithaca, NY-State Theater of Ithaca

December 10-New York, NY-Webster Hall

December 16-Chicago, IL-Vic Theater

December 17-Wisconsin Dells, WI-Crystal Grand Music Theater


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