Blackberry Smoke to Open for Guns n’ Roses – Plot Live Album
The big opportunities keep coming for the preeminent Southern rock band of our time, Blackberry Smoke. They recently played some big gigs opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd, and now have been tapped by Guns n’ Roses on their upcoming fall tour to open a show in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 15th at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Selling their own shows out left and right, it will be Blackberry’s opportunity to prove they deserve to be on the biggest of stages.
Guns n’ Roses went deep into the Southern vibe for the openers on this new tour leg, also naming Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown from Nashville, Bishop Gunn from Mississippi, Shooter Jennings, as well as Dirty Honey out of Los Angeles as openers.
Also on the Blackberry Smoke front, fans that can’t make it to Nebraska will get the opportunity to experience Blackberry Smoke live thought the release of a new live album and DVD set. Called Blackberry Smoke Homecoming: Live in Atlanta, the 18 songs come in 2 CDs, or 3 LPs, with a special-edition colored vinyl release as well. The tracks are taken from the Brothers And Sisters Holiday Homecoming show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta on November 23rd, 2018, the day after Thanksgiving. The Atlanta natives have made a tradition of playing a homecoming show, with many hardcore Blackberry Smoke fans traveling to be a part of the event.
The DVD edition comes with 20 songs, and over 2 hours of concert footage captured by six cameras in Ultra 4k and mixed in 5.1 surround sound. It will also be available via streaming and Blu-ray.
“We are really excited to have everyone experience an Atlanta Homecoming show at the Tabernacle. With this live album and film, we tried to capture that special energy,” says frontman Charlie Starr. “We feel that ‘Homecoming’ lets you hear and see how much fun we have at those shows.”
Blackberry Smoke Homecoming: Live in Atlanta is now available for pre-order.
1. Nobody Gives A Damn
2. Waiting For The Thunder
3. Pretty Little Lie
4. Let It Burn
5. Beat Seat In The House
6. Medicate My Mind
7. Sleeping Dogs
8. Run Away From It All
9. Running Through Time
10. Lord Strike Me Dead
11. Mother Mountain
12. Ain’t Got The Blues
13. Free On The Wing
14. One Horse Town
15. I’ll Keep Ramblin’
16. Flesh and Bone
17. Not Fade Away
18. Ain’t Much Left Of Me
1. Up The Road
2. Payback’s a Bitch
3. Space Captain
September 12, 2019 @ 9:15 am
I think that this is a nice eclectic choice of openers for GNR. Trigger, if you have the time, I’d like to know any thoughts or opinions that you might have on a classic hard rock band like GNR enlisting a couple of country adjacent support acts or any other thoughts or opinions on the other bands besides Shooter and Blackberry Smoke if you’ve gotten a chance to listen to some of their music.
September 12, 2019 @ 9:24 am
I’ve definitely heard Bishop Gunn and like what they do. The others I’d have to give a listen. One of the frustrating things about running a country website is I just don’t get as much opportunity to listen to other music outside or adjacent to the genre.
September 12, 2019 @ 9:26 am
I heard a couple Magpie Salute songs the other day. Any opinion on them? Some songs definitely have a country vibe.
September 12, 2019 @ 9:21 am
Can’t wait for the DVD/CD release, I have seen these guys multiple times and they are great!
September 12, 2019 @ 9:25 am
What? No ridicule for makeup and teased hair?
September 12, 2019 @ 9:59 am
Shooter Jennings produced Duff McKagan’s latest album, so I’d assume Duff is opening his band mates ears to all this great music.
September 12, 2019 @ 11:25 am
Not to mention Shooter has talked about in the press, numerous times, that he passed up on offer to join Velvet Revolver after Scott Weiland was fired in 2009. That band had a whos-who of, at the time, former GnR band members.
September 12, 2019 @ 10:04 am
Damn, I usually go to this show. I missed it last year. I didn’t know they were making a live album. Damn damn damn
September 12, 2019 @ 12:13 pm
Shooter is opening the show I am going to with GNR
September 12, 2019 @ 2:52 pm
Blackberry Smoke one of the best rock & roll groups of this decade! I have seen them several times in the last few years they’re absolutely the best live band around today!
September 12, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
Should be the other way around. gnr opening for BBS
September 14, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
I’ve loved this band since the first note so makes no difference who’s b4 who
…let’s just rock