Blackberry Smoke is set to embark on their extensive Spirit of the South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock N’ Roll tour this summer with special guests The Allman Betts Band, The Wild Feathers and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe.
Kicking off July 30 at Bridgeport, Connecticut’s Hartford Healthcare Amphitheatre, the tour will include stops at New York’s Pier 17, Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, Dallas’ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Alpharetta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Boston’s Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion and Morrison’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, among many others.
Created to honor the various influences within southern music, each show will conclude with a collaborative finale including Blackberry Smoke, The Allman Betts Band, The Wild Feathers and Jaimoe as well as additional surprise guests. The Allman Brothers Band Museum At The Big House will also have a new mobile set up on-site at each show, featuring never-before-seen archival items including original hand-written lyrics, family photographs, iconic clothing and jewelry, one-of-a-kind instruments played by the band and more. All ticket holders will be granted free access to the museum with $1 of each ticket donated to The Allman Brothers Museum at the Big House to help preserve its history and heritage.
Tickets for the newly confirmed dates go on sale this Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m. local time, and details can be found at blackberrysmoke.
The Spirit of the South Tour adds to a landmark year for Blackberry Smoke, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year with the release of their new album, You Hear Georgia, out May 28 via Thirty Tigers. Ahead of the release, the band has released four album tracks: “All Rise Again” featuring Warren Haynes, “Ain’t The Same,” “Hey Delilah” and “You Hear Georgia.”
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