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.
The band’s new EP Wood, Wire and Roses and the deluxe edition of Holding All The Roses are now available. 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 deluxe edition of Holding All The Roses, which includes the six acoustic bonus tracks, is also available for purchase.
Wood, Wire and Roses is available on Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify.
Grab the deluxe edition of Holding All The Roses here.
On Monday, 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.
Blackberry Smoke is scheduled to play the following tour dates, presented by Ole Smoky Moonshine:
Blackberry Smoke On Tour
**with ZZ Top
9.18 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride, CO**
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**
10.1 Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10.3 Academy, Birmingham, UK
10.4 Academy, Sheffield, UK
10.5 Academy, Newcastle, UK
10.6 Academy, Manchester, UK
10.8 The Forum, London, UK
10.9 Lafayette Theatre, Lafayette, IN
10.10 Madison Theater, Covington, KY
10.17 BUT Madrid, Madrid, Spain
10.18 Sala Bikini, Barcelona, Spain
10.20 Trabendo, Paris, France
10.22 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
10.23 Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
10.24 Flex, Vienna, Austria
10.26 C-Club, Berlin, Germany
10.29 Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden
10.30 Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden
11.27 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
12.06 MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
12.08 MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
2.7 – 2.11 Outlaw Country Cruise, Miami, FL