Black Stone Cherry Detail Spring U.S. Tour

Black Stone Cherry have announced new U.S. tour dates in support of their most recent album, Family Tree. The 27-date outing kicks off in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 28 and wraps at the Tail Winds Music Festival in Wappingers Falls, NY on June 29. Support will come from Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown.

Black Stone Cherry singer and guitarist Chris Robertson and guitarist Ben Wells spoke to Guitar World last year about Family Tree. Asked about the “plan” behind the album, Wells responded:

“There was no plan! We never sit around and talk about the theme of a record or how we want it to sound. If we did, it might sound contrived. But what we did do was, last year we released an EP of us doing our favorite blues songs—Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Freddie King. It was all the great artists we grew up listening to. We just wanted to have fun and give something to the fans, but I think it had an impact on us as we were writing for this album. The songs were Southern rock because that’s us, but they had a deep blues vibe.”

Added Robertson: “I think that’s why the songs kind of fit together, but again, we didn’t think about it or plan it out. We just wrote what we thought was great and did a bunch of demos. I keep my computer with Logic on the bus, so we always have the ability to put ideas down when they come to us. We didn’t rehearse anything—just went into the studio and laid the stuff down. And you can hear it, too. The songs sound spontaneous because they are. The worst thing in the world is when people are playing the same part to death—it’s sterile.”

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Black Stone Cherry tour dates:

March 28 - Amos's - Charlotte, NC

March 29 - The Firmament - Greenville, SC

March 30 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH

March 31 - Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns - McMinnville, TN

April 04 - Come and Take It Live - Austin, TX

April 05 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX

April 06 - Trees - Dallas, TX

April 11 - The Forge - Joliet, IL

April 12 - Lafayette Theatre - Lafayette, IN

April 13 - A&R Music Bar - Columbus, OH

April 18 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI

April 19 - Elevation - Grand Rapids, MI

April 20 - Route 20 - Racine, WI

April 25 - Beacon Theatre - Hopewell, VA

April 26 - Hard Times Four Mile Fork - Fredericksburg, VA

April 27 - Tally Ho Theatre - Leesburg, VA

April 29 - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA

April 30 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA

May 04 - Panama City Bike Week - Panama City Beach, FL

May 16 - The Apollo Theatre - Belvidere, IL

May 17 - Blue Note - Columbia, MO

May 18 - Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS

May 24 - Rocklahoma - Greensboro, NC

May 25 - The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson - Maryville, TN

May 31 - V Club - Huntington, WV

June 22 - Thunder Mountain Music Park - Bristol, TN

June 29 - Tail Winds Music Festival - Wappingers Falls, NY

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.