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Biters to Support Blackberry Smoke on Spring UK Run

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Atlanta’s rock n’ roll animals BITERS are set to join fellow Atlanta natives

BLACKBERRY SMOKE on their tour of the UK & Europe this Spring. 

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BLACKBERRY SMOKE’s frontman, Charlie Starr tells us “We’re extremely excited to bring the Georgia boogie to everyone in the UK and Europe with our brethren, BITERS.  This will most likely be a tour to remember!!

Similarly thrilled, BITERS’s Tuk comments A bunch of wild eyed southern boys roaming through Europe playing rock n roll?  It doesn’t get much better than that!  Also, we’re really excited to share some of our upcoming record live!”

UK dates line up as follows:

Mon 27th Mar – OXFORD O2 Academy

Tue 28th Mar – LONDON Roundhouse

Wed 29th Mar – NORWICH UEA

Fri 31st Mar – MANCHESTER Academy

Sat 1st Apr – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre

Mon 3rd Apr – GLASGOW Barrowlands

Tue 4th Apr – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy

Thu 6th Apr – BRISTOL O2 Academy

Fri 7th Apr – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

Sat 8th Apr – PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre

Tickets are on sale now from box offices, all usual agents and online via http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blackberry-smoke-tickets.  Dublin tickets are available from http://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/198239/1043636.

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Blackberry Smoke (Photo Credit Jason Thrasher)

BLACKBERRY SMOKE’s current album, ‘Like An Arrow’ crashed in to the UK Album Charts at #8 on its release late last year and follows the hugely successful 2015 release, ‘Holding All the Roses’.  The band also triumphed on BBC 2’s ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ TV show in October.  Check out the clip: –

Following the release of ‘Electric Blood’ in the Summer of 2015, BITERS spent the following year on the road and racked up a nomination for ‘Best New Band’ in Classic Rock Magazine’s annual ‘Roll of Honour’ Awards show.  Check out their video for ‘1975’ here –

BITERS’ brand new studio album is set for an early Summer release wit further details being unveiled soon.

You can grab BLACKBERRY SMOKE’s ‘Like an Arrow’ in various formats and bundles, including coloured vinyl, over at http://www.earache.com/likeanarrow.

Snap up BITERS’ ‘Electric Blood’ over at http://biters.earache.com/.

Links:

www.blackberrysmoke.com

www.facebook.com/BlackberrySmoke

www.facebook.com/BITERS

Louise Swift
I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot!
My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!'
The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;)
Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!