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    Blackberry Smoke announces tour dates for 2015

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    Blackberry Smoke announces tour dates for 2015

    Atlanta rockers Blackberry Smoke are set to embark on a mammoth tour in the Spring, and they have an excellent bill of special guests to join them on their road trip.

    Blackberry Smoke have spent almost two years touring their last album, including a successful double-stint in the UK where they have started to build a loyal fanbase with their take on seventies-style Southern and Country Rock.

    Despite only just having finished touring in 2014, the band have their new album Holding All The Roses ready for release to coincide with the start of their next travels. The whole recording was completed in just a week and their own website states that the album, produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam) “takes its cues from the band’s back catalog, offering up another sturdy, scuzzy blend of country and rock and roll rasp.”

    Whether a southern, classic or country rock fan, it is on stage where real music comes alive, for the best in live music, click here. The Holding All The Roses tour will showcase music in a live setting at its very best. The tour spans February to May and Blackberry Smoke are joined by the Ben Miller Band, Leon Virgil Bowers and the UK’s The Temperance Movement.

    According to AllMusic.com, the Ben Miller Band were formed by virtue of an “open-mic evening gone right”. Playing a mixture of blues, folk, country and bluegrass, they are also labelled “curious and inventive,” thanks to them employing both a variety of traditional instruments and a few homemade additions, too.blackberrysmoke2

    A one-string bass made from a washtub, anyone? No? A fire bell that has been made in to a drum? Or how about a microphone that runs through an old telephone and is distorted and amplified through a trunk which doubles as a bass-drum?

    Boosting the country and roots rock quota is Leon Virgil Bowers. Rising from the ashes of his own band, Hellbound Glory-of which he was the only permanent member-he brings his serious songwriting chops and tales of hard-living characters.

    In his previous incarnation, Blowers was once listed in the Top 10 Country Artists according to LA Weekly. Stripping the band name back to just his own name, he has described his latest music as “a little more stripped-down and acoustic…I would say it’s a little bit deeper than some of my old stuff.”

    Completing the bill are The Temperance Movement. Fast gaining a reputation as the UK’s hardest working band, they won’t be phased by a prolonged road trip with Blackberry Smoke. Lauded by the British classic rock press, they scored a surprise hit in their native country with their self-titled debut album and the clamour for a follow up is getting louder by the day.

    Channelling the warm vintage sounds of Free or, more recently, The Black Crowes, The Temperance Movement are not afraid to wear their influences on their sleeve and offer up tasty slabs of honest, foot-tapping rock ‘n’ roll.

    Blackberry Smoke’s Holding All The Roses tour starts February 18 in Nashville, TN, and finally draws to a close May 9th in San Antonio, TX.

    UPCOMING TOUR DATES

    Wed. Feb 18

    Ryman Auditorium

    Nashville, TN, United States

    Thu. Feb 19

    The Pageant

    Saint Louis, MO, United States

    Fri. Feb 20

    Uptown Theatre

    Kansas City, MO, United States

    Sat. Feb 21

    Fillmore Auditorium

    Denver, CO, United States

    Tue. Feb 24

    The Bourbon Theater

    Lincoln, NE, United States

    Thu. Feb 26

    Wooly’s

    Des Moines, IA, United States

    Fri. Feb 27

    First Avenue

    Minneapolis, MN, United States

    Sat. Feb 28

    Boondocks

    Springfield, IL, United States

    Thu. Mar 05

    Rave

    Milwaukee, WI, United States

    Fri. Mar 06

    Joe’s Sports Bar

    Chicago, IL, United States

    Sat. Mar 07

    The Fillmore Detroit

    Detroit, MI, United States

    Wed. Mar 11

    Meyer Theater

    Green Bay, WI, United States

    Thu. Mar 12

    Majestic Theatre

    Madison, WI, United States

    Fri. Mar 13

    Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

    Indianapolis, IN, United States

    Sat. Mar 14

    Mercury Ballroom

    Louisville, KY, United States

    Thu. Mar 19

    House of Blues Cleveland

    Cleveland, OH, United States

    Fri. Mar 20

    The Electric Factory

    Philadelphia, PA, United States

    Sat. Mar 21

    Carnegie Music Hall

    Munhall, PA, United States

    Sun. Mar 22

    Town Ballroom

    Buffalo, NY, United States

    Tue. Mar 24

    Higher Ground Ballroom

    South Burlington, VT, United States

    Thu. Mar 26

    State Theatre

    Portland, ME, United States

    Fri. Mar 27

    House of Blues Boston

    Boston, MA, United States

    Sat. Mar 28

    Webster Hall

    New York, NY, United States

    Wed. Apr 08

    The NorVa

    Norfolk, VA, United States

    Thu. Apr 09

    The National

    Richmond, VA, United States

    Fri. Apr 10

    The Fillmore Silver Spring

    Silver Spring, MD, United States

    Sat. Apr 11

    LC Pavilion

    Columbus, OH, United States

    Thu. Apr 16

    The Ritz

    Raleigh, NC, United States

    Fri. Apr 17

    The Fillmore Charlotte

    Charlotte, NC, United States

    Sat. Apr 18

    House of Blues Myrtle Beach

    North Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

    Wed. Apr 22

    Music Farm Columbia

    Columbia, SC, Unite