Southern rock gods Blackberry Smoke have just added even more dates to an already-stacked 2019 tour schedule, but these come with an interesting wrinkle. Piggy backing off of the release of their Southern Ground Sessions EP which offered acoustic renditions of the songs featured on their 2018 studio album Find a Light, they will be doing a host of acoustic-only shows. Called the “Break It Down Tour,” it will be the first acoustic-only tour of its kind from the band.
If you’d rather see Blackberry Smoke plugged in, you have plenty of options for the as well. And for those beyond North America, Blackberry Smoke has some dates for you too. Along with an extended tour throughout Europe in June, they will also be traveling to Colombia, Peru, and Brazil for select dates this May.
Blackberry Smoke will be playing a few support dates for Slash and on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s farewell tour in 2019 too, and on their own tour they will be bringing out Chris Shiflett, The Quaker City Night Hawks, Amanda Shires, Nikki Lane, and Will Hoge as support, as well as playing a package tour with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Shovels & Rope later this summer. Blackberry Smoke also includes a festival stop at the Tumbleweed Festival in June, and a 2-night Ryman Auditorium residency. If you don’t see Blackberry Smoke in 2019, that’s on you because they’ll be all over the place like a bad rash. All dates and info below.
BLACKBERRY SMOKE 2019 TOUR DATES
January 24—Oxford, MS—The Lyric Oxford*
January 25—Dallas, TX—Canton Hall*
January 26—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall*
January 27—Austin, TX—Emo’s*
January 29—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theatre*
January 30—Tempe, AZ—Marquee Theatre*
February 1—Anaheim, CA—House of Blues*
February 2—Napa, CA—Uptown Theatre*
February 4—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up*
February 5—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up*
February 6—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre†
February 7—San Francisco, CA—The Regency Ballroom†
February 9—Jackson, CA—Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel‡
February 10—Redding, CA—Redding Civic Auditorium§
February 12—Seattle, WA—The Showbox§
February 13—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall§
February 14—Spokane, WA—Bing Crosby Theater§
February 16—Deadwood, SD—Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Casino‡
February 18—Wichita, KS—Cotillion Ballroom*
February 19—Oklahoma City, OK—Diamond Ballroom*
February 21—New Orleans, LA—The Fillmore*
February 22—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium*
February 23—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium#
March 14—Lexington, KY—Opera House+
March 15—Lexington, KY—Opera House+
March 16—Kalamazoo, MI—State Theatre+
March 17—Kent, OH—The Kent Stage+
March 19—Wabash, IN—Honeywell Center**
March 21—Bloomington, IL—The Castle Theatre††
March 22—Waukegan, IL—Genesee Theatre**
March 23—Medina, MN—Medina Entertainment Center††
March 24—Rockford, IL—Coronado Theatre+
March 26—Evansville, IN—Victory Theatre+
March 28—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center††
March 29—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center††
March 30—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center††
April 1—Englewood, NJ—Bergen Performing Arts Center††
April 4—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre††
April 5—Easton, PA—State Theatre for the Arts††
April 6—New York, NY—City Winery††
April 7—New York, NY—City Winery††
May 5—Bogotá, Colombia—Movistar Arena‡‡
May 7—Lima, Peru—Explanada Costa Verde‡‡
May 9—Curitiba, Brazil—Opera De Arame
May 11—Sao Paulo, Brazil—Tropical Butanta
May 17—Maryville, TN—The Shed (Brothers & Sisters Reunion)
May 18—Maryville, TN—The Shed (Brothers & Sisters Reunion)
May 30-June 1—La Cygne, KS—Tumbleweed Fest
June 5—Stockholm, Sweden—Tele2 Arena§§
June 6—Solvesborg, Sweden—Sweden Rock Festival
June 7—Esbjerg, Denmark—Tobakken
June 8—Raalte, Netherlands—Ribs & Blues Festival
June 10—Alkmaar, Netherlands—Victory
June 12—Belfast, UK—Belsonic in Ormeau Park
June 14-16—Castle Donington, UK—Download Festival
June 17—Erfurt, Germany—Messehalle##
June 18—Berlin, Germany—Max Schmelinghalle##
June 19—Frankfurt, Germany—Festhalle##
June 21—Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain—Azkena Rock Festival
June 23—Clisson, France—Hellfest
June 28—Jacksonville, FL—Daily’s Place Amphitheater++
June 29—Boca Raton, FL—Mizner Park Amphitheater++
June 30—St. Petersburg, FL—Al Lang Stadium++
July 3—Orange Beach, AL—The Warf Amphitheater++
July 5—Charleston, SC—Volvo Car Stadium++
July 6—Simpsonville, SC—Heritage Park Amphitheater++
July 7—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion++
July 9—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Park at Walnut Creek++
July 13—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion++
July 14—Saratoga Springs, NY—Saratoga Performing Arts Center++
July 16—Canandaigua, NY—Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center++
July 19—Cincinnati, OH—PNC Pavilion++
July 20—Huber Heights, OH—Rose Music Center at The Heights++
July 23—Rochester Mills, MI—Meadow Brook Amphitheatre++
July 24—Indianapolis, IN—Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park++
July 26—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre++
July 27—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre++
July 30—St. Louis, MO—The Fox Theatre++
July 31—Brandon, MS—Brandon Amphitheater++
August 2—Atlanta, GA—The Fox Theatre++
August 3—Atlanta, GA—The Fox Theatre++
*with Chris Shiflett
†with Nikki Lane
‡with An Evening With
§with Quaker City Night Hawks
#with Will Hoge
+as part of the acoustic “Break It Down Tour” with special guest Ida Mae
**as part of the acoustic “Break It Down Tour” with special guest Amanda Shires
††as part of the acoustic “Break It Down Tour”
§§supporting Bon Jovi
##supporting Lynyrd Skynyrd
++with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Shovels & Rope
BOLD on-sale Friday, January 11th at 10:00 am local time
January 8, 2019 @ 6:11 am
One date supporting Bon Jovi? For sure a show I would leave after the opener.
January 8, 2019 @ 6:21 am
No Maryland or WASHDC metro area dates (yet)? C’mon…. hoping….
January 8, 2019 @ 6:51 am
I don’t get who the hell is booking shows for these guys! This is a hosh-posh of festivals, random opening slots, and fucking lame-ass theaters and halls. While I’m seeing Whiskey Myers and Steel Woods in proper clubs and small amphitheaters, I’m passing on opportunities to sit next to someone licking rib sauce off their grimy fingers to see Blackberry Smoke in a tent. Please get a different booking agency so I can purchase I ticket.
January 8, 2019 @ 7:15 am
One thing is for sure, though: Pittsburgh is a wasteland for decent music.
January 8, 2019 @ 7:36 am
um… ok. I really like Pittsburgh because we go to shows in Morgantown and Cleveland too. I think the scene in Pittsburgh has been better… the last two years, we’ve had Cody Jinks twice (three shows), Tyler Childers, Outlaw Fest and Farm Aid, Chris Knight (acoustic), Shooter Jennings w/ Hellbound Glory, Old Crow Medicine Show, Steve Earle and Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters. But, we do hit the road a lot for concerts.
January 8, 2019 @ 7:43 am
Back when I was going to shows a lot (10 years ago,) there were more small acts I wanted to see playing bars in Morgantown than there were in Pittsburgh. The big acts often played Columbus and then skipped over Pittsburgh to play Harrisburg/Hershey or all the way to Philly. Most acts I wanted to see played Club Cafe or that piece of shit bar in Lawrenceville that I can’t now recall. It is kind of amazing that the biggest rock act to ever come out of Pittsburgh is Donnie Iris. I like Donnie Iris, but most people have never heard of him and he is a very minor act in the grand scheme of things. In my opinion, Pittsburgh has mostly been a shit music scene for my entire life.
January 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am
If it weren’t for Stage AE (where I’m regularly attending shows in Pittsburgh), I’d probably be screwed.
January 8, 2019 @ 8:08 am
The church in Lawrenceville where Hank III played a bunch of times? That closed. I wasn’t a fan either.
January 8, 2019 @ 10:27 am
I travel to Pittsburgh twice a year for work. I have seen Lucero (in an old church?) and just two months ago saw Jason Eady. I have seen more shows when I travel to Columbus and a few other places but Pitt has done ok by me.
January 8, 2019 @ 9:38 am
They headlined a proper 2,000 capacity venue in DC (technically, MD, just over the city boundry) last year, The Fillmore. Guessing they aren’t gonna play the same venues from the last (still relatively recent) tour, so they have to go with other places. Maybe the band itself wants a little variety in their touring schedule.
January 9, 2019 @ 9:29 am
Im really happy that they will come to Brasil! i will see them on Curitiba!
My first country-rock concert!