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Blackberry Smoke Performs on “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Blackberry Smoke performed on “Last Call with Carson Daly.” The segment was filmed live at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and featured the band performing two songs: “Waiting For The Thunder” (watch/share here) and “Medicate My Mind” (watch/share here).  

Both songs come from Blackberry Smoke’s new album, Find A Light, which was released last year to widespread acclaim. It debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart. Of the album, NPR Music praises, “…Find a Light pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs,” while Relix declares, “Blackberry Smoke have long been heirs to the road-warrior mantle established by their classic-rock and country heroes. And, with their sixth full-length album, Find A Light, the quintet has now firmly established an authentic legacy of their own.”

Following the album’s release, Blackberry Smoke returned to the studio and recorded The Southern Ground Sessions. Created as an accompaniment to Find A Light, the 6-song EP was recorded live at Southern Ground studio in Nashville, TN and features acoustic versions of five album tracks as well as a rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” featuring Amanda Shires. Of the EP, Rolling Stone Country praises, “Blackberry Smoke’s crunchy Southern rock may be made for fuzzed-out electric guitars, but their songs sure do translate well to being played acoustically,” while Guitar World states, “With the new EP, a band that has defied critics to pigeonhole them have further proven that there is no one genre that can contain their versatile sound.”

‘In celebration of these releases, the band will tour extensively throughout 2019 including a series of shows in South America and Europe as well as several dates with Tedeschi Trucks Band this summer as part of their “Wheels of Soul Tour.” See below for complete details. 

Blackberry Smoke is Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). Since their debut in 2004, the band has independently released six full-length records and has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $200,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.


April 13—Memphis, TN—Lucero Family Block Party April 26—Panama City Beach, FL—SandJam Fest April 27—Biloxi, MS—Crawfish Music Festival May 3—Mexico City, Mexico—Domination Festival May 5—Bogotá, Colombia—Movistar Arena*May 7—Lima, Peru—Explanada Costa Verde*May 9—Curitiba, Brazil—Opera De Arame May 10—Porto Alegre, Brazil—Opiniao May 11—Sao Paulo, Brazil—Tropical Butanta May 17—Maryville, TN—The Shed (Brothers & Sisters Reunion)May 18—Maryville, TN—The Shed (Brothers & Sisters Reunion) May 24-26—Pryor, OK—Rocklahoma May 30—Effingham, IL—Effingham Performance Center May 31—La Cygne, KS—Tumbleweed Fest June 5—Stockholm, Sweden—Tele2 Arena†June 6—Solvesborg, Sweden—Sweden Rock FestivalJune 7—Esbjerg, Denmark—Tobakken June 8—Raalte, Netherlands—Ribs & Blues Festival June 10—Alkmaar, Netherlands—Victory June 12—Belfast, UK—Belsonic in Ormeau Park June 14-16—Castle Donington, UK—Download Festival June 15—Antwerpen, Belgium—De Roma June 17—Erfurt, Germany—Messehalle‡June 18—Berlin, Germany—Max Schmelinghalle‡June 19—Frankfurt, Germany—Festhalle‡June 21—Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain—Azkena Rock Festival June 23—Clisson, France—Hellfest June 28—Jacksonville, FL—Daily’s Place Amphitheater§June 29—Boca Raton, FL—Mizner Park Amphitheater§June 30—St. Petersburg, FL—Al Lang Stadium§July 3—Orange Beach, AL—The Warf Amphitheater§July 5—Charleston, SC—Volvo Car Stadium§July 6—Simpsonville, SC—Heritage Park Amphitheater§July 7—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion§July 9—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Park at Walnut Creek§July 10—Philadelphia, PA—The Mann Center July 12—Marshfield, MA—Levitate Music and Arts Festival July 13—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion§July 14—Saratoga Springs, NY—Saratoga Performing Arts Center§July 16—Canandaigua, NY—Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center§July 17—Vienna, VA—Filene Center at Wolf Trap July 19—Cincinnati, OH—PNC Pavilion§July 20—Huber Heights, OH—Rose Music Center at The Heights§July 21—Aurora, IL—RiverEdge Park July 23—Rochester Mills, MI—Meadow Brook Amphitheatre§July 24—Indianapolis, IN—Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park§July 26—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre§July 27—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre§July 30—St. Louis, MO—The Fox Theatre§July 31—Brandon, MS—Brandon Amphitheater§August 2—Atlanta, GA—The Fox Theatre§August 3—Atlanta, GA—The Fox Theatre§  August 17—Big Sky, MT—Moonlight Music Fest August 24—Tuscaloosa, AL—Druid City Music Festival *supporting Slash†supporting Bon Jovi‡supporting Lynyrd Skynyrd§with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Shovels & Rope 

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