Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke have confirmed a string of UK dates for October, later this year. The Atlanta-based outfit unleashed their UK debut album, The Whippoorwill in February, gatecrashing the UK album chart at #30 and selling out their first UK tour with a string of upgraded venues on top.
The Guardian gave the album four out of five stars, and The Times similarly rated the live show, observing that the five-piece “brought a little bit of Georgia sunshine to a rainy night in London”. With both Classic Rock and MOJO magazines tipping the band for the top in 2014, tickets for these new shows are sure to be snapped up fast. The new dates rack up as follows:
Wed 15th Oct – DUBLIN Academy
Thu 16th Oct – GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 17th Oct – MANCHESTER Ritz
Sun 19th Oct – LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tue 21st Oct – CAMBRIDGE Junction
Wed 22nd Oct – BIRMINGHAM Institute
Tickets go on pre-sale at 9am Wednesday 2nd April at SeeTickets.com and on general sale from 9am Friday 4th April over at LiveNation.co.uk. Vocalist and guitarist, Charlie Starr enthuses:
Our last European tour was just too damn short, so we can’t wait to come back and play for the people who couldn’t make it to the last shows.
Guitarist Paul Jackson underlines that, stating;
We had a blast in Europe on the last tour and can’t wait to head back over for the Fall run. The country and people were amazing and beautiful. So much excitement and great getting to hang and shake hands with everyone.
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