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Blackberry Smoke return with new single and album

Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke have announced that their sixth studio album will arrive later this year.

It’s titled Find A Light and it’ll be released on April 6 via Earache Records. It features 13 new songs which were written and co-written by vocalist and guitarist Charlie Starr.

He’s joined on the album by bassist Richard Turner, drummer Brit Turner, drummer Paul Jackson and keyboardist Brandon Still. Special guests include Robert Randolph, Amanda Shires and The Wood Brothers.

Starr says: “The new album is a melting pot of Blackberry Smoke music with a wide range of sound and emotion. I think it’s our most inspired work yet.”

To mark the announcement, the Atlanta-based outfit have released the first single from the follow-up to 2016’s Like An Arrow: Flesh And Bone.

Pre-orders for Find A Light are now open, while a signed LP is also available (opens in new tab).

Blackberry Smoke are about to embark on a US tour and also have dates planned in Mexico and will play at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair in the UK.

Find a list of their tour dates below, along with the Find A Light cover art and tracklist.

Blackberry Smoke Find A Light tracklist

  1. Flesh And Bone
  2. Run Away From It All
  3. The Crooked Kind
  4. Medicate My Mind
  5. I’ve Got This Song
  6. Best Seat In The House
  7. I’ll Keep Ramblin’ (feat. Robert Randolph)
  8. Seems So Far
  9. Lord Strike Me Dead
  10. Let Me Down Easy (feat. Amanda Shires)
  11. Nobody Gives A Damn
  12. Till The Wheels Fall Off
  13. Mother Mountain (feat. The Wood Bros)

Tour Dates

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:00PMHouse Of BluesNew Orleans, United States
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:00PMHouse Of BluesNew Orleans, United States
Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12:00PMThe Outlaw Country Cruise (Jan 22-26)New Orleans, United States
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:00PMUptown TheatreKansas City, United States
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:00PMCain's BallroomTulsa, United States
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:00PMHorseshoe Casino's BluesvilleRobinsonville, United States
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00PMThe PageantSaint Louis, United States
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00PMPlaza TheatreGlasgow, United States
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:00PMPlaza TheatreGlasgow, United States
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00PMThe Bell AuditoriumAugusta, United States
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00PMTivoli TheatreChattanooga, United States
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:00PMHarvester Performance CenterRocky Mount, United States
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 7:00PMHarvester Performance CenterRocky Mount, United States
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00PMFlorida TheatreJacksonville, United States
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 4:00PMFunk Fest Punta GordaPunta Gorda, United States
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00PMChurch StreetOrlando, United States
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00PMGround Zero ShowroomTraverse City, United States
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:00PMLerner TheatreElkhart, United States
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00PMFillmore DetroitDetroit, United States
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00PMZBB CastawayMaya, Mexico
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00PMCity Hall LiveBrandon, United States
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:00PMGeorgia TheatreAthens, United States
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:00PMGeorgia TheatreAthens, United States
Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 7:00PMRamblin' Man Fair (June 30-July 1)Maidstone, United Kingdom
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:00PMPeach Festival (Jul 19-22)Scranton, United States

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