Blackberry Smoke Announces First-Ever Acoustic Tour

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Blackberry Smoke headlines The Fillmore Detroit March 10.

Country-rock band Blackberry Smoke announced its first-ever acoustic tour on Monday. The Break It Down Tour kicks off March 14 and 15 with two shows at the Opera House in Lexington, Kentucky, and concludes April 6 and 7 with two shows at New York’s City Winery.

The itinerary also includes stops in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
The Break It Down Tour follows the group’s recent acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions, which was released in October and features stripped-down versions of five Blackberry Smoke cuts as well as a Tom Petty cover featuring Amanda Shires. The band released their sixth album, Find A Light, in April.
The acoustic stint fills a small gap in Blackberry Smoke’s busy 2019 touring schedule. Later this month, the group will embark on a standard, month-long tour that will take them from California to Mississippi. They’ll hit South America in May and Europe in June, before heading back to the States for a July of amphitheater gigs across the Midwest, South and East Coast.
With a prolific studio output and a regular presence on the road, Blackberry Smoke have consistently grown their audience over their nearly-two-decade career. They shared a bill with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Jason Aldean and The Charlie Daniels Band at last September’s blowout concert in Jacksonville — which sold 40,003 tickets for a gross of $3.52 million — and have served as support for acts including Eric Church, Gov’t Mule and ZZ Top.
And they’ve hit some of the rooms booked for The Break It Down Tour before. The last time they stopped by Victory Theatre, in Evansville, Indiana, Blackberry Smoke sold 912 tickets for a gross of $22,264; when they hit the Kalamazoo State Theatre, in Kalamazoo Michigan, in January 2017, the group sold 1,102 tickets for a gross of $35,370.
“I always say an ounce of exposure is worth a pound of success for these guys because, really, anytime they get in front of an audience it just multiplies,” manager Trey Wilson told Pollstar in 2012. “They’re going to see there’s an artist out there doing something new and special with Southern Rock, Southern music, or however you want to say it.”
Tickets for Blackberry Smoke’s acoustic Break It Down Tour go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time. See the band’s full slate of upcoming shows, with acoustic dates bolded, below.
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