UPDATE – Adam Eckersley Band will be joining Blackberry Smoke at their Sydney Show.
Bluesfest Touring welcomes American Southern Rock/Country band Blackberry Smoke for their Australian touring debut.
Employing three-part harmonies, fiddle, and heavy percussion expanding the definition of Southern Rock, Blackberry Smoke is one of America’s hottest live rock ‘n’ roll outfits, as well as a grass-roots phenomenon with a large and fiercely loyal fan base, tireless touring regimen and staunch blue-collar work ethic.
With four incredible studio albums, two of which hit the Top 10, including 2012’s The Whippoorwill reached the Top 40 in the American Country, Heat, Indie, Rock, & Mainstream charts plus No. 30 on the UK charts; their most recent album Holding All the Roses peaked at No. 1 in the US Country charts.
As well as headlining tours around the US they’ve supported Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd. They’ve toured Europe three times, had their songs featured in movie and video-game soundtracks, and performed for country legend George Jones (who guested on the band’s second album) on his 80th birthday.
Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, Grace Potter and the Zac Brown Band have all gone on record as admirers, and no less an authority than Gregg Allman stated “That band is gonna put Southern Rock back on the map”.
Australia, you’re set to have an awesome, feel-good time discovering this hot new force in Southern Rock!
23 March 2016 – The Basement, Sydney
Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest