Blackberry Smoke to hit the road on Grooves & Gravy Tour opening for ZZ Top


Hot on the heels of their tour with Jeff Beck and a sizeable concert run on their own, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are teaming up with special guests Blackberry Smoke for the Grooves & Gravy Tour.  The tour will take the two simpatico bands through much of North America from mid-August to early October.


The Grooves & Gravy Tour stops in Memphis (Live At The Garden Summer Concert Series), Festival Trois-Rivieres en Blues in Quebec, Nashville, New Orleans, The Blues & Brews Festival in Telluride, CO, Pomona and San Diego, CA, and -- to quote the  ZZ Top’s classic “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” – “all  points in between.”


Mutual admiration between the bands is strong, who both share Southern roots. “We’re looking forward to getting out there with the Blackberry Smoke guys,” declared ZZ Top singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons. “Grooves & Gravy promises to be one of the rowdiest outings of the year so come on out and get crazy with us.”


Likewise, Blackberry Smoke lead singer/guitarist Charlie Starr proclaimed, “We can’t wait to go out and make music with the legendary ZZ Top!”


ZZ Top is an anomaly in the world of rock - singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons, bassist/singer Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard, aka “the man with no beard,” have been the most consistently stable lineup ever in the entire genre. For more than 45 years, “that little ol’ band from Texas” has been putting out albums (25 million U.S. sales to date) and touring relentlessly, showing no signs of slowing down.


Blackberry Smoke, who formed in Atlanta, GA in 2000, have been making waves in the music world in recent years, playing a blend of Southern rock and country rock to enthusiastic audiences. No strangers to rigorous touring, they headlined multiple U.S. tours and have also been the supporting act for Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Blackberry Smoke have recently signed with Rounder Records, who released the group’s fourth album Holding All the Roses this past February.



Aug 13 - Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook After Hours

Aug 15 - Memphis, TN - Live At The Garden 

Aug 16 - Asheville, NC - Biltmore Estate

Aug 18 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Aug 21 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Amphitheatre Cogeco (Festival Trois-Rivieres en Blues)

Aug 22 - Pownal, VT - Green Mountain Live

Aug 25 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Live

Aug 27 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival

Aug 28 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Aug 30 - Windsor, ON - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor

Sept 1 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater

Sept 3 - New Orleans, LA - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

Sept 4 - Dallas, TX - Music Hall @ Fair Park

Sept 10 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino Resort Amphitheater

Sept 11 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery

Sept 12 - Pomona, CA - Los Angeles County Fair

Sept 13 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s

Sept 16 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheater 

Sept 18 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Town Park (Blues & Brews Festival)

Sept 20 - Gillette, WY - CAM-PLEX

Sept 22 - Bismark, ND - Bismark Civic Center

Sept 23 - Brookings, SD - Swiftel Center

Sept 26 - Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheater 


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Atlanta southern rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE have announced spring and autumn European tour dates.

The autumn tour kicks off on October 17th in Madrid, Spain, and follows the band's recently announced string of European dates starting this June, which includes a main stage slot at the UK's Download festival alongside the likes of KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE and SLASH.

Don't miss BLACKBERRY SMOKE on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Jun. 04 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
Jun. 05 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rocks Festival
Jun. 06 - Oslo, Norway - Rockerfeller
Jun. 09 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
Jun. 10 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziekodroom
Jun. 12 - Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Room
Jun. 13 - Aberdeen, UK - Garage
Jun. 14 - Derbyshire, UK - Download Festival

Oct. 17 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Arena
Oct. 18 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
Oct. 20 - Paris, France - Trabendo
Oct. 22 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
Oct. 24 - Vienna, Austria - Flex
Oct. 26 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
Oct. 27 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
Oct. 29 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
Oct. 30 - Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet
Nov. 01 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

View the autumn tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1GARazh

BLACKBERRY SMOKE's latest album, 'Holding All the Roses', was recorded with legendary producer Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, THE BLACK CROWES) and features twelve smoking songs from the new southern rock kings.

Get 'Holding All the Roses' now on CD and vinyl in Europe at http://www.earache.com/bbs

The album is also available now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, at http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-itunes

Watch BLACKBERRY SMOKE's music video for the track "Too High" at http://bit.ly/1EjpF7g

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Lynyrd Skynyrd will release a guest-packed concert project that features BBS


Lynyrd Skynyrd will release a guest-packed concert project that features Gregg AllmanCheap TrickPeter FramptonBlackberry Smoke and Warren Haynes, as well as a series of country and Americana stars. One More for the Fans, due July 24 as a two-CD/DVD set, was recorded last November at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

The title works as a sequel to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s famous 1976 live album One More From the Road, which was also recorded at the Fox Theatre. Among the highlights this time is a special rendition of “Travelin’ Man” that pairs current frontman Johnny Van Zant with his late brother, Lynyrd Skynyrd founding singer Ronnie, through archival video. Their sibling Donnie Van Zant, of .38 Special, also appears. Lynyrd Skynyrd are joined for a rousing finale of “Sweet Home Alabama” by all of the guests.

“Hearing all of these incredible musicians sing our songs was unforgettable,” founding guitarist Gary Rossington says in a press release announcing the set. “It was a really special night and I’m so happy our fans will now get to enjoy the show at home.” A complete track listing, with featured artists, is below.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be back on the road later this month, with dates through the summer. They also have a return visit planned for CMT Crossroads, this time for a collaborative show with Brantley GilbertOne More for the Fans will also make its television debut on July 19 via AXS.

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘One More for the Fans’ Track Listing
“Whiskey Rock a Roller” (Randy Houser)
“You Got That Right” (Robert Randolph and Jimmy Hall)
“Saturday Night Special” (Aaron Lewis)
“Workin’ for MCA” (Blackberry Smoke)
“Don’t Ask Me No Questions” (O.A.R.)
“Gimme Back My Bullets” (Cheap Trick)
“The Ballad of Curtis Loew” (moe. and John Hiatt)
“Simple Man” (Gov’t Mule)
“That Smell” (Warren Haynes)
“Four Walls of Raiford” (Jamey Johnson)
“I Know a Little” (Jason Isbell)
“Call Me the Breeze” (Peter Frampton)
“What’s Your Name” (Trace Adkins)
“Down South Jukin’” (Charlie Daniels and Donnie Van Zant)
“Gimme Three Steps” (Alabama)
“Tuesday’s Gone” (Gregg Allman)
“Travelin’ Man” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
“Free Bird” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
“Sweet Home Alabama” (Lynyrd Skynyrd and guests)

Read More: Lynyrd Skynyrd to Release All-Star Concert Recording | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/lynyrd-skynyrd-one-more-for-the-fans/?trackback=tsmclip


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