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Red Hat Amphitheater
Toubab Krewe
June 17, 2021 | Thursday
6:00 PM
Toubab Krewe
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Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance – free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and more. While nearly impossible to put into any box, it takes only a few moments to realize in a very palpable way that one is face-to-face with a true original who recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound.
 
Formed in 2005, Toubab Krewe has tenaciously honed their craft through relentless touring and a fierce dedication to carving out something they can truly call their own. The fruits of this hard work can be heard on their latest release, STYLO, (March 2nd, 2018). What Justin Perkins (kora, kamelngoni, guitar, percussion), Terrence Houston (drumset), Drew Heller (guitar, organ), Justin Kimmel (bass, keys), and Luke Quaranta (djembe, dunun, sangban, kenkeni, kryn, karenye) have wrought on STYLO reflects the many miles and musical journeys that have transpired since their last studio album, TK2.
 
This is a band that actively draws inspiration from whatever source floats into their purview, something they've exhibited in their decade and a half of heavy gigging, including regular appearances at major U.S. festivals like Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Electric Forest, Wakarusa, Hulaween, and abroad at such legendary gatherings as the Festival In The Desert in Essakane, Mali, Shanghai World Music Festival, and Jam Cruise. Whether on their own or collaborating with luminaries like the Last Poets' Umar Bin Hassan, Uncle Earl's Rayna Gellert, or Weedie Braimah, Toubab Krewe has already earned the attention and respect of a broad musical community.
 
Toubab carries echoes of African greats like Ali Farka Toure, Orchestra Baobab and Salif Keita, no doubt picked up during the group's travels to study and live in Guinea, Ivory Coast and Mali.  But what truly differentiates Toubab Krewe from other Statesiders inspired by African music is how they innovate on what they've learned instead of simply recreating tradition. Toubab Krewe carves out a new trail honoring the African originators they admire by making something alive and contemporary.

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Crucial Fiya is multi-faceted Reggae band that has the capability of performing for the most serious roots reggae music lover with a blend of R&B and classic rock for those in need of a good time with a Caribbean flavor.  Their capability of playing roots reggae has kept them on the cutting edge positive roots Rasta music.  They have earned respect from their friends, promoters, event coordinators and colleagues in the music industry.

Those who have experienced Crucial Fiya’s performances will attest to the subtle interaction with the audience. This interaction provides the opportunity to sing along to some of their favorite tunes with fluidity. So whether you are a coordinator, a booking agent, or an artist looking for an exceptionally reliable band, contact Crucial Fiya for an outstanding performance that promises to deliver. 

Crucial Fiya has worked with Zach Brown at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater grounds, Barrington Levy, Fanton Mojah, Mikey Dread, Frankie Paul, The Itals, Turbulence, Luciano and Everton Blender just to name a few.  They have shared the stage with Damien & Steven Marley, Bunny Wailer, Capelton, Burning Spear, Gregory Issacs, Sizzla and Parliment Funkadelic and the list continues. 

They have played at numerous venues and festivals, such as Destination Dix (sponsored by the City of Raleigh), B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City, Vermont Jerk Festival, the Red Hat Ampitheater The Lincoln Theater, The Cat's Cradle, Raleigh Wide Open Music Festival, The Brewgaloo Music Festival, RALAK and many  private parties, weddings, colleges and universities from Virginia to South Carolina.  

Crucial Fiya has also participated in charitable events such as the Harambee Community Festival and the AT&T sponsored Hope for Haiti.

Red Hat Amphitheater
Sarah Shook
June 24, 2021 | Thursday
6:00 PM
Sarah Shook
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North Carolina’s Sarah Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty sorely lacking in much of today’s Americana landscape. Always passionate, at times profane, Sarah stalks/walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, her voice strong and uneasy, country classic but with contemporary, earthy tension. You can hear in her voice what’s she’s seen; world weary, lessons learned—or not—but always defiant. She level-steady means what she says. Writing with a blunt urgency—so refreshing these days it's almost startling—Sarah's lyrics are in turn smart, funny, mean, and above all, uncompromising. The Disarmers hit all the sweet spots from Nashville’s Lower Broad to Bakersfield and take Sarah's unflinching tales out for some late-night kicks. At times, it’s as simple and muscular as Luther Perkins’ boom-chicka-boom, or as downtown as Johnny Thunders. The Disarmers keep in the pocket, tight and tough.

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Following praise from Paste and No Depression for the release of their first, eponymous LP in 2017, Blue Cactus did what stellar country acts do: they toured a lot. Along the way, the North Carolina duo graced festival stages from Nashville’s Muddy Roots and Raleigh’s Hopscotch to NC’s own annual State Fair, and shared dates with the likes of The War & Treaty, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Lilly Hiatt, and Junior Brown among others-- building a fanbase that cherishes their singular, but familiarly rewarding take on classic country. 

Somewhere in the milieu of that tried and true path, however, Steph Stewart and Mario Arnez found themselves exploring less-traveled terrain. Their sound grew taller and wider - their guitars began reaching for the stars, and, with the aid of their vibrant band, they unlocked deep, contagious grooves on stage. Alongside this sonic evolution, their songwriting took on a keener, more incisive form. Where they used to rely heavily on transient charm and wit, they began confronting heavy concepts head-on and put pen to paper with newfound confidence. “Throughout the course of touring and playing these songs live with our band, they came to life, and we knew we had found the people who needed to make this record with us,” recalls Stewart.

After a string of singles in 2020 (with the Trump takedown "Finger On The Button" spending months at the top of Spotify's Vintage Vibes playlist) their evolution is made plain on their second LP, Stranger Again released May 7, 2021 on Sleepy Cat Records.​

In Stewart and Arnez’s own words, the record is a dive into the realm of Cosmic American Music, and songs like “Radioman” certainly send the listener to what feels like astral heights. "Radioman / right on time / Radioman / leave the world behind," Stewart and Arnez sing in a bold harmony, honoring the connective power of the radio while simultaneously delivering its eulogy in the modern age of digital streaming. On some of the records’ mellower moments, such as the spaciously produced duet “I Can’t Touch You,'' a dim sense of vastness is palpable.

Even as the album lifts itself up and out of the atmosphere, Stewart and Arnez’s voices keep things grounded and relatable. The record finds them mincing no words when singing about the all-too-Earth-bound complexities of relationships, manipulation, sacrifice, estrangement, and jealousy. Songs like “Stranger Again” and “Come Clean'' remind the listener that you can only float around in vacuous bliss for so long before life’s gravity reels you in and forces you to confront the truth.

A theme of relationships and their perpetual states of change runs throughout the album. “Relationships shape who we are. We long to connect with others, and the relationships we have with each other, with ourselves, with culture...they all inform the ways we move through the world,” says Arnez. “The loss of a relationship (‘Blue As The Day’), the longing for a relationship that was an integral piece of our lives (‘Worried Man’), those negative spaces can keep us from getting close to others even when we know we would be happier for it (‘I Can’t Touch You.’) These songs are about when we have to work on ourselves (‘Come Clean’, ‘Enough’), when we have to work on our relationships (‘Stranger Again’), when it feels like that work is paying off (‘Rebel’), when we strive for the world to care (‘Rodeo Queen’), and when we long for the world to commune (‘Radioman.’)”

Red Hat Amphitheater
Dillon Fence
July 1, 2021 | Thursday
6:00 PM
Dillon Fence
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30 years ago, a group of students at UNC and Wake Forest formed Dillon Fence. Their 1989 self-titled debut EP and a subsequent early '90s album releases on Mammoth and Atlantic Records heralded Chapel Hill, NC as a new music mecca. They played thousands of gigs together in their initial 9 year run, touring the United States, Canada and Europe. The band reunites for a few shows every year. For many, Dillon Fence music is a big part of the soundtrack to their lives.

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Arson Daily. It’s the product of over 4 years of basements, bars, van transit, and general disillusionment.

The latter being most apparent, long-time roommates Zach Dunham (guitar/vocals), Adam McLean (drums), and Quincy Platt (bass) have succeeded in conquering adolescence and are actively seeking out maturity. Raleigh-based Arson Daily has made the conscious effort to grow beyond their traditionally raw, garage-rock predispositions by experimenting with new methods of songwriting. Leaving the electric instruments in their noisy home studio, most of Arson Daily’s newest album, Late Reflections, has been written in every room of their house on acoustic instruments. After intimately crafting the soul of each song, they would bring it in to their studio to guide it, one small layer at a time, into their eclectic vision featuring sonic qualities comparable to surf-western, Nashville garage rock, and indie radio trash.

Late Reflections, released April 3rd, 2020, was recorded and produced with Mo Lowda and the Humble in Philadelphia. Late Reflections drives listeners through the satisfaction of accomplishment while wrestling with the hesitance and nostalgia that inherently accompanies change. Late Reflections has everything to do with accepting individuality, its inherent susceptibility to rejection, and the unabashed courage to do it anyway. 

Such themes will harbor interest to those who’ve known Arson Daily since their 2014 inception, reminiscent of noise complaints and soon-to-be-failed hearing tests in the Boone, NC basement scene. Having since graduated and relocated to Raleigh, NC, hungover with adulthood, Daily has ditched the booze enameled college boys vibe and taken a leap forward with the vulnerability of their content. 

The last three years have seen the boys consistently booking venues and performing alongside names such as Band of Horses, Shakey Graves, Illiterate Light, and Briston Maroney.

Anyone who’s seen this group knows that a vestibule-pounding live performance is the core of their music. Arson Daily’s essence has always been best communicated through the translucent shadows kiltering through the night during their concerts. There’s something lost through the conversion of all music into a digital medium. It’s Arson Daily’s nature to reclaim that intangible quality within every audience.

Jul 16

JAMEY JOHNSON

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Jamey Johnson
July 16, 2021 | Friday
6:30 PM
Jamey Johnson

Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson, one of today’s most respected country music artists, will play North Charleston Performing Arts Center on May 6, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on May 7, and Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Friday May 8 with special guests Whiskey Myers.  Tickets go on sale Friday February 28 at 10am at LiveNation.com and via the Live Nation app.  

The Washington Post considers him to be “one of the greatest country singers of our time.”  Since Johnson doesn’t create a set list, no two shows are the same, so the once-in-a-lifetime concert will be unforgettable.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do until I am standing there doing it,” he says.  “That is a freedom I have enjoyed ever since I began doing this, the ability to try something new.

“You’ll see me do a lot of my songs, including my old stuff,” he says. “If I have a new song that I want to share, you will hear that. When I’m not doing my songs, I’ll be doing everybody else’s that I like, from every format. If I find a jazz song that I like, we’ll drop it in there. If I find a rock song that I like, we’ll do that.

“My taste is vintage, traditional, and that is not to say that everything I do is old. There are a lot of new writers these days that are putting out great music that I find in the same vein as the old stuff I like and we may try some of that out.”

His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification.  He has been nominated for 11 Grammys.

In addition, he won two Song of the Year Trophies, for  “Give It Away” and “In Color,” both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has received tremendous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and other publications, many of which have hailed his albums as masterpieces.

In 2012, the Alabama native released the Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.

In 2013, the Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll named it the year’s best album.  (Two years earlier, the same poll named Johnson’s The Guitar Song as the year's best album, and Johnson himself as best male vocalist, best songwriter and artist of the year.)

In 2014, he created his own label, Big Gassed Records, to release his own songs and albums as well as the music of other artists.

Johnson says he gets the same thrill when he takes the stage each time as he did when he launched his impressive career. “I love the audience participation,” he says. 

“I love it when they sing along. I love it when I can’t remember the words and they do. I love it when the band really nails a good one and I love it when we end up in a train wreck, and those are few and far between, but I even love that.

“There are some things we do every night and I think our fans know what that will be.  Fans will yell at me during the show and I can’t understand what they are saying, but I am thrilled to death they are that passionate.”

Jul 18

MEGADETH AND LAMB OF GOD - CANCELLED

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Megadeth
July 18, 2021 | Sunday
5:30 PM
Megadeth

Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM.  And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour,Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this THE must-see heavy music package of the year. The tour will stop at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on Saturday June 13 and Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Sunday June 14.  Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14th from livenation.com.

MEGADETH, fueled by Dave Mustaine’s triumphant return to the stage following his diagnosis and recovery of throat cancer, will embark on their first North American tour since 2017. Speaking on the epic announcement, MEGADETH’s leader and frontman, Dave Mustaine says 

"Hello me! I’m back again, better than ever and coming to a town near you with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames. If you want high octane metal madness this is the tour for you."

LAMB OF GOD released their first new music in five years last week with the single “Checkmate”. The track is the first to be released from the band’s self-titled eighth studio album, due out May 8th, which is one of the most anticipated and important metal records of the year. Commenting on their upcoming co-headline run, Mark Morton, lead guitarist of LAMB OF GOD, adds

The world has never needed heavy more than it does today and top to bottom, this tour delivers! Lamb Of God has toured with and been friends with all of these bands for years, but for all of us to be on the same bill is something extra special. Come early and stay late. This is THE metal tour of the year.”

TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy adds

“We are happy to be a part of the biggest real metal tour of the year.  This tour is the main event and represents heavy metal and the culture that goes with it.“

With IN FLAMES singer, Anders Fridén stating 

“We were honored to be asked to join this package. We were actually supposed to take this Summer off, but of course we couldn’t say no. After playing shows with all of these guys for years, 2020 is going to feel like a kick ass reunion. See you on the road, Jesterheads!”

Produced by Live Nation, this epic 55-city tour will stretch across summer and fall, kicking off June 12th in Bristow, VA and hit every region of the U.S. before wrapping November 13th in Reno, NV. Multiple Canadian shows are scheduled as well.

Tickets and VIP packages for all four artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets & VIP packages beginning Tuesday, February 11th at 10am local time until Thursday, February 13th at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

 

Jul 29

LINDSEY STIRLING

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
The Artemis Tour. Lindsey Stirling. With special guest Kiezza
July 29, 2021 | Thursday
7:00 PM
The Artemis Tour. Lindsey Stirling. With special guest Kiezza

Award-winning violinist and dancer Lindsey Stirling will hit the road this summer in support of her ARTEMIS album. Produced by Live Nation, the 36-city tour kicks off on Thursday, June 25th in Minneapolis, MN and ends on August 14th in Toronto, ON. Stirling will bring an all new production to audiences throughout North America in iconic venues including Red Rocks in Denver, CO on July 8th and her inaugural appearance at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on August 3rd, which will feature surprise special guests. 

Lindsey Stirling with special guest Kiesza to bring “The Artemis Tour” to Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on July 30.  Tickets go on sale Friday March 6 at 10am at LiveNation.com & via the Live Nation app.  

“After taking the Artemis tour all over the world, I can't wait to FINALLY bring it home to the states,” Stirling said. “I never know how to describe my shows but they are theatrical, full of choreography, costumes, and a light show that would make a DJ feel quite at home. This Artemis tour is my biggest and boldest show yet and it’s a joy to perform. I hope you love it.”

Fans can gain access to a special pre-sale by signing up on her website today: lindseystirling.com. Pre-sale begins Wednesday, March 4th at 10am local. Tickets will be available to the public Friday, March 6th at 10am local.

Special VIP packages will be available on the North American Tour, including limited Meet & Greet Experiences, an invitation to Lindsey’s World - a pre-show party where Lindsey will share her experiences in life and music - a chance to see an exhibit of Lindsey’s costumes and memorabilia, and much more. VIP details here.

Stirling’s fourth studio album, ARTEMIS, was released in fall of 2019 and made an appearance on the Billboard Top 200 chart as well as topping the Billboard Independent and Electronic Charts. Lindsey’s recent TV appearances include the Champions finale of America’s Got Talent and appearances on NBC’s The Kelly Clarkson Show and ABC’s Kelly and Ryan in addition to filming several new videos and working on her accompanying Artemis-inspired Comic book series.

Sign up for pre-sale access and get ticket info: https://found.ee/Lindsey_touring

VIP details: https://found.ee/NA_Artemis_VIP_2020

Tickets available to the public Friday, March 6th at 10am local.

About Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling remains fearless enough to always dream big.  Since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic music impresario, violinist, dancer, and artist quietly and humbly became one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music. After bowing at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Dance/Electronic Album Chart, holding #1 on the Classical Album Chart for 21 consecutive weeks, and receiving a Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album,” her sophomore opus Shatter Me would not only garner an RIAA Gold certification, but it would rank as the #2 Dance/Electronic Album and #1 Classical Album on Billboard’s 2015 Year-End charts. Attracting over 12 million subscribers and 2.8 billion-plus views on YouTube, in 2015 Forbes placed Lindsey at #4 on its yearly YouTube artists list, making her the highest-ranked female. Her headline tours would play to a cumulative audience of over 800,000 people worldwide, and her literary debut The Only Pirate at the Party, co-written with her sister Brook S. Passey became a New York Times Bestseller.  Lindsey’s third-studio album Brave Enough, debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, went on to score the #1 spot on Billboard’s year-end Top Dance/Electronic Album list and earned Stirling a 2017 Billboard Music Award for “Top Dance/Electronic Album”. In 2017 Lindsey released her first ever holiday album titled Warmer in the Winter featuring classic and original songs.  This album was the #1 new Christmas album of 2017, ahead of pop music heavyweights such as Gwen Stefani and Sia.  It was also the best-selling new holiday album and the best performing holiday album on Pandora with over 40 million spins.   With such insistent demand coming from her fans, the Christmas Album marked another special release in 2018 with a few new songs as well as some Christmas classics.   Lindsey’s musical talent and success on YouTube with over a Billion Views also launched a successful career into Television.  Driven by a strong International Fan base, Lindsey was runner-up on Season 25 of ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars” with her partner Mark Ballas and did a stint on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as well.  She has continued to build an impressive fan base that stretched across all demographics forging her own path for future young Artists to emulate.  Amongst her numerous achievements, Stirling co-headed the US tour with Evanescence which was named as one of Live Nation’s 10 best-selling amphitheater tours of the 2018 Summer in addition to winning several coveted Music Awards and numerous appearances on the top Billboard Charts.  Lindsey Stirling embodies the true spirit of today’s independent recording artist whose symbiotic relationship with her fans has led to a Worldwide audience filled with positivity.  By using her own story to show young adults that confidence in the very thing that makes you unique is the key to success, she continues to be a light in today’s Entertainment Scene and bring her own brand of ‘Magic’ to the many lives she has touched. 

 

Aug 7

LOUIS THE CHILD

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Louis the Child Here for Now Tour 2020. Jai Wolf
August 7, 2021 | Saturday
6:30 PM
Louis the Child Here for Now Tour 2020. Jai Wolf

HERE FOR NOW TOUR 2020

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JAI WOLF & EVAN GIIA

Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Friday May 1

Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh – May 14

Tickets on sale Friday January 24 at LiveNation.com

Louis The Child have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to organizations bringing dignity, equity, and access to communities who need it. www.plus1.org

Aug 17

BLACKBERRY SMOKE

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Spirit of the South. Blackberry Smoke. The Allman Betts Band. The Wild Feathers. Featuring Founding Members of the Allman Brothers Band Jaimoe
August 17, 2021 | Tuesday
6:00 PM
Spirit of the South. Blackberry Smoke. The Allman Betts Band. The Wild Feathers. Featuring Founding Members of the Allman Brothers Band Jaimoe

Blackberry Smoke will kick off their extensive “Spirit Of The South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll” this summer with special guests The Allman Betts BandThe Wild Feathers and founding member of The Allman Brothers BandJaimoe.  

Spirit of the South: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll featuring Blackberry Smoke, with special guests The Allman Betts Band and The Wild Feathers to play Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday August 14, Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Saturday August 15, and CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park Simpsonville on Sunday August 16.  Tickets go on sale Friday March 6 at 10am at LiveNation.com and via the Live Nation app. 

Created in celebration of the various roots and influences within Southern music, every show will conclude with a unique collaborative finale, which will feature Blackberry Smoke, The Allman Betts Band, The Wild Feathers, Jaimoe and additional surprise guests showcasing the inspirations of Rock, Blues, Gospel and Soul music. Additionally, for the first time ever, Blackberry Smoke is partnering with The Allman Brothers Band Museum At The Big House—located in Macon, GA—to bring the band’s storied history on the road with a new mobile set up. The museum will feature never-before-seen archival items including original hand-written lyrics, awards, rare family photographs, iconic pieces of clothing and jewelry, one-of-a-kind instruments played by the band and more. Jaimoe will also be onsite at the museum and available for meet and greet opportunities at each stop. All “Spirit Of The South Tour” ticket holders will be granted free access to the museum with $1 of each ticket donated to The Allman Brothers Museum at the Big House to help preserve its history and heritage.

Of the collaboration, The Big House Museum director Richard Brent shares, “We feel privileged to have this opportunity to get out on the road and bring some of these unique items to the fans. The museum has become such an amazing place for people to gather, but it comes with a big price to maintain and expand. If you haven’t been able to get down to Macon, GA, this exhibit will give you a great visual of what we are about. You will not only get to see what we have brought out, but you also will get to learn some great stories from the songs, albums and images of The Allman Brothers Band. We know that by showing a small portion of what the ABB museum has to offer, it will inspire folks to stop by the Big House the next time they are in the Macon area.”  

Additionally, of the tour, Blackberry Smoke lead singer Charlie Starr shares, “We are beyond excited to bring our Spirit Of The South tour to fans this summer. If you think of this music as a genre and you step back far enough to see the scope of what a handful of bands from the South were able to accomplish, it’s pretty damn staggering. All without giving a damn about what was hip or trendy at the time. It’s music that is a part of the fabric of people’s lives…music that we all love and cherish deeply. On this tour we’d like to celebrate the musical freedom championed by those pioneers and maybe help tell the story. It’s not only what people think of as Southern Rock, but all the elements in Rock and Roll that make it Southern.  It’s blues, gospel, soul, jazz and bluegrass…everything that took root in the South and spread all over the world.  We feel this tour is going to give us all a unique opportunity for something really special. I think everyone will love the Celebration!”

The Allman Betts Band’s Devon Allman also comments, “I’ve been knowing the Blackberry cats a couple decades, we come up in the same circuit. This tour is going to be special, the sweet warm summer nights and the epic jams at the end. Can’t f***ing wait!”

The new tour adds to a landmark series of years for Blackberry Smoke, who recently returned to the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb to begin work on their next album, including a new song with Jamey Johnson. They also recently spent time at Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, GA creating new renditions of several songs with ties to the historic studio and the town. The new music follows the release of their latest full-length album, Find A Light, which debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart in 2018. Of the album, NPR Music praises, “pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs.” After the release of Find A Light, Blackberry Smoke released two additional projects—a live album and concert film, Homecoming: Live In Atlanta (stream/purchase here)—which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album Sales chart—and a 6-song acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions (stream/purchase here).

Blackberry Smoke is Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards). Since their debut in 2004, the band has independently released six full-length records and has toured relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $400,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.

Aug 24

GOO GOO DOLLS - POSTPONED

Red Hat Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheater
Goo Goo Dolls.The Miracle Pill Summer Tour.
August 24, 2021 | Tuesday
6:30 PM
Goo Goo Dolls.The Miracle Pill Summer Tour.

Today, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have announced a summer 2020 headlining tour, produced by Live Nation. Coming on the heels of the band’s brand new 12th studio album Miracle Pill [Warner Records], the 29-date tour will kick off on July 23rd and visit illustrious outdoor venues across North America including Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on August 25 & Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday August 28Rolling Stone broke the news in an exclusive feature earlier today.  Lifehouse and Forest Blakk will provide support for all shows on the run.

Exclusive fan presale and VIP on-sale ticket options will be available beginning Wednesday, February 5th at 10:00AM local time, with local presales beginning on Thursday, February 6th at 10:00am local time. General public tickets for almost all dates go on sale this Friday, February 7th at 10:00am local time. Tickets for the August 13th show at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 22 at 10:00am local time. Visit www.googoodolls.com for complete ticket information.

Today, the band has also released a vibrant new live concert video for “Autumn Leaves”, a standout track from Miracle Pill that has been garnering rave reactions from audiences. The performance was filmed at the Kalamazoo State Theater in Kalamazoo, MI on their fall 2019 headlining tour and can be viewed now HERE.

Miracle Pill officially arrived in September 2019 via Warner Records. The album was described as “potentially the biggest Dolls album released to date [Planet Rock]”, as well as one that “easily stands alongside the best of their career [PopMatters].” In addition to “Autumn Leaves,” the engaging and timely album also features numerous other instant-classics such as the smash single “Miracle Pill” and the massive pop anthem “Fearless”, which was added to the LA Dodgers in-stadium playlist last season.