Blackberry Smoke has postponed the European leg of its 2022 You Hear Georgia tour and announced a full schedule of dates set for 2023. The Atlanta-based rock outfit cited COVID-19 concerns as the impetus for the schedule adjustment.
“Friends and family, unfortunately due to the ongoing issues associated with Covid across Europe we need to reschedule our upcoming UK/EU leg of the YOU HEAR GEORGIA Tour until 2023,” the band wrote in a statement to Instagram early Tuesday morning. ” We have worked hard with promoters to secure new dates in the same markets on ALL shows.”
The statement went on to explain that all tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates and that refund information is available at the point of purchase.
Joined by Read Southall Band, Blackberry Smoke will now embark on the European leg of the tour starting on March 3rd, 2023 in Madrid, ES. A show in Barcelona on the 4th will set up tour stops in Switzerland (3/6), Italy (3/7), Austria (3/11), Norway (3/18), Sweden (3/19), Denmark (3/20), Netherlands (3/22), Belgium (3/23), and France (3/24). The string of March performances will also boast five shows in Germany, including Stuttgart (3/8), Munich (3/10), Berlin (3/12), Wiesbaden (3/13), and Cologne (3/15).
Blackberry Smoke will then close out the European dates on its 2023 tour in the U.K. and Ireland, with runs through Birmingham, U.K. (3/26); Glasgow, U.K. (3/27); Belfast, U.K. (3/29); Dublin, IE (3/30); London, U.K. (4/1); and Manchester, U.K. (4/2).
As far as Blackberry Smoke’s North American tour dates are concerned, the group is still slated to kick off its 2022 shows in the U.S. on March 17th at Hard Rock Tulsa in Catoosa, OK. Head to the band’s website for tickets and additional tour information.
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