BLACKBERRY SMOKE have announced a UK tour for November. The Atlanta-based southern rockers are set to play the following dates in support of sixth studio album, ‘Find A Light’, which is set for release on 6th April via Earache.
Frontman/guitarist Charlie Starr tells us, “We can’t wait to get back to the UK and share our new album ‘Find A Light’ with all or our brothers and sisters, friends and family there.”
Dates rack up as follows:
Fri 2nd Nov – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat 3rd Nov – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Sun 4th Nov – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 6th Nov – BELFAST The Telegraph Building
Wed 7th Nov – DUBLIN National Stadium
Fri 9th Nov – CARDIFF Tramshed
Sat 10th Nov – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sun 11th Nov – BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tue 13th Nov – SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Thu 15th Nov – LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri 16th Nov – LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 17th Nov – MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday 2nd March over at the following link – http://po.st/KcsRUf .
The band recently showcased a new track from ‘Find A Light’. Check out ‘Best Seat In The House’ here
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!