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Blackberry Smoke Performs “Waiting For The Thunder” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Blackberry Smoke made their debut performance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night performing “Waiting For The Thunder.”

This performance culminates a series of break-through years for the band following the release of their No. 1 album, Like An Arrow, which features special guest Gregg Allman on the closing track, “Free On The Wing” (purchase here).

Released to widespread acclaim, American Songwriter praises, “…Blackberry Smoke fills the bill for the next generation of gutsy, heartfelt and honest Southeast rocking with plenty of talent, tons of drive and no apologies,” while the Boston Globe asserts, “…the needle can be dropped on Like an Arrow until its grooves become as well-worn as the classic albums that inspired this band of country-rock workhorses,” while Saving Country Music declares, “Blackberry Smoke is the band right now carrying on the authentic Southern rock identity in modern music.”

In continued support of the record, the Atlanta-based band will team up with Aaron Lewis for the “Sinners and Sanctified Tour” this fall. The extensive co-headlining tour will kick-off on October 12 at Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium and includes stops at Little Rock’s Verizon Arena, New York’s Terminal 5 and Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre among many others. Additionally, on November 24, the band will return to Atlanta’s The Tabernacle for their “5th Annual Holiday Homecoming.” In the five years since the concert began, the band has donated over $150,000 to children’s cancer research. Proceeds from this year’s VIP meet and greets will be donated Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased here. See below for complete tour itinerary.

Since their debut in 2001, the 5-piece band—consisting of Starr (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards)—has released four full-length studio albums.

August 19—Milford, CT—Milford Oyster Festival
August 22—Columbus, OH—Express Live!†
August 24—Cincinnati, OH—PNC Pavillion†
August 25—Arrington, VA—Lock’n Music Festival
August 26—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater†
August 27—Louisville, KY—Iroquois Amphitheater†
September 1—Memphis, TN—Delta Fair and Music Festival
September 2—Independence, MO—Santa Cali Gon Days
September 7—Pompano Beach, FL—Pompano Beach Amphitheater‡
September 8—St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre‡
September 9—St. Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live‡
September 14—Cape Girardeau, MO—Semo District Fair
September 15—Cuyahoga Falls, OH—Blossom Music Center
September 16—Burgettstown, PA—Farm Aid
September 29—Mobile, AL—Ten Sixty Street Party
October 7—Gonzales, LA—Flambeau Fest
October 12—Shreveport, LA—Municipal Auditorium§
October 13—Irving, TX—The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory§
October 14—Houston, TX—Ziegenbock Festival§
October 26—Charlotte, NC—Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre§
October 27—Oxon Hill, MD—MGM National Harbor§
October 28—Pikeville, KY—Eastern KY Expo Center§
October 29—Macon, GA—The Macon Centreplex§
November 2—Little Rock, AR—Verizon Arena §
November 3—Tupelo, MS—BancorpSouth Arena§
November 4—Evansville, IN—Old National Events Plaza§
November 5—Huntsville, AL—Von Braun Center§
November 8—Indiana, PA—Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex§
November 9—Grand Rapids, MI—20 Monroe Live§
November 10—Madison, WI—Orpheum Theatre§
November 11—Warren, OH—Packard Music Hall§
November 14—New York, NY—Terminal 5§
November 15—Salisbury, MD—Wicomico Civic Center§
November 16— Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA—Tower Theatre§
November 17—Charleston, WV—Charleston Municipal Auditorium§
November 24—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle+
January 22-26—The Outlaw Country Cruise
†co-headlining with Gov’t Mule
‡with special guest Chris Robinson Brotherhood
§co-headlining with Aaron Lewis
+with special guest Jason & the Scorchers

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