Blackberry Smoke confirm “The Whippoorwill 10 Year Anniversary Tour”



Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their acclaimed album, The WhippoorwillBlackberry Smoke will embark on an extensive headline tour this fall where they will perform the album in its entirety. Newly confirmed shows include Austin’s Emo’s, Houston’s 713 Music Hall, San Antonio’s Aztec Theater, Indianapolis’ Murat Theatre at Old National Center, Boston’s House of Blues, New York’s Webster Hall and Chicago’s Vic Theatre among many others. See below for complete itinerary. 
Tickets for “The Whippoorwill 10 Year Anniversary Tour” go on-sale to the public this Friday, August 19 at 10:00am local time. Additionally, the band’s Spotify Fans will receive an exclusive pre-sale code and have early access to tickets starting tomorrow, August 17 at 10:00am local time via Spotify Fans First. Full details can be found at
To commemorate the anniversary, the band will release four never-before-heard demo versions of The Whippoorwill tracks this week, with “Pretty Little Lie (Studio Demo)” debuting today. Listen/share HERE. Additional tracks to come include “One Horse Town (Studio Demo),” out tomorrow (8/17), “Ain’t Got the Blues (Acoustic Home Demo)” out this Thursday (8/18) and “Up The Road (Acoustic Home Demo)” out this Friday (8/19).
Reflecting on the milestone, lead singer Charlie Starr shares, “It’s almost impossible to believe that The Whippoorwill is 10 years old…I think we are as proud of it today as we were the day it was released.”
Released August 14, 2012, The Whippoorwill is Blackberry Smoke’s third studio album and reached #8 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Of the record, NPR Music praised, “Blackberry Smoke turns Southern music forms into radio-ready singalongs. The band’s bold guitars, honky-tonk keyboards and deep roots in blues, boogie and gospel all propel the smoky voice of frontman Charlie Starr. But the lyrics on Blackberry Smoke’s new album are introspective, examining themes of love and betrayal, family ties and growing old while you’re still way too young,” while The New York Times called “One Horse Town” “one of the finest tradition-minded country songs this year [2012].”
The Whippoorwill anniversary is just the latest landmark in a renowned career for Blackberry Smoke, who celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band last year with their most recent album, You Hear Georgia (stream/purchase here). As they have for the past two decades, the band continues to embody Georgia’s rich musical legacy with the record, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state. With the addition of producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), a fellow Georgian, You Hear Georgia pays homage to the band’s deep respect for their roots. Released to critical praise, Rolling Stone declared, “Blackberry Smoke are a Georgia band through and through…You Hear Georgia sounds downright huge,” while American Songwriter praised, “Blackberry Smoke is still on fire…a testament to that tenacity and an unapologetic ode to an insurgent attitude and tradition. That’s evident in practically every note and nuance” and Vintage Guitar proclaimed, “For 20 years, Georgia’s Blackberry Smoke has carried on Southern rock’s rich tradition. You Hear Georgia…is soaked in these roots.” 
Photo credit: Joe Lopez
Throughout their prolific career, Blackberry Smoke has released seven studio albums in addition to several additional projects such as Stoned, an EP featuring seven Rolling Stones covers, Homecoming: Live In Atlanta, a live album and concert film, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album Sales chart, The Southern Ground Sessions, a 6-song acoustic EP and Live From Capricorn Sound Studios, an EP of six covers that have ties to the historic studio.
Since forming in 2001, the band has continued to tour relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. Their music has also been prominently featured in the hit television show, “Yellowstone” and they’ve performed on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly.” The band also recently partnered with New Realm Brewing to create the Blackberry Smoke American Lager, which has broken sales records in Georgia since its release earlier this summer. In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised over $1,000,000 benefiting children’s cancer research. They also recently formed the Lana Turner Foundation, a non-profit supporting several national foundations committed to curing children’s cancer. 
BOLD on-sale this Friday, August 19 at 10:00am local time
August 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 Amphitheatre
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—Stage AE
September 9—Sterling Heights, MI—Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre 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
October 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, FL—Legends of Music Row Festival
October 28—Knoxville, TN—River Breeze Event Center
October 29—Bristol, TN—Paramount Center for the Arts
November 10—Austin, TX—Emo’s 
November 11—Houston, TX—713 Music Hall
November 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 Theatre at Old National Center
November 25—Atlanta, GA—Fox Theatre
December 2—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore Silver Spring
December 6—Glenside, PA—Keswick Theatre 
December 7—Boston, MA—House of Blues
December 9—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre of Ithaca
December 10—New York, NY—Webster Hall
December 16—Chicago, IL—Vic Theatre
December 17—Wisconsin Dells, WI—Crystal Grand Music Theatre
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