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EXCLUSIVE: Bones Owens Premieres ‘Goin' Back Where I Came From’ and Announces Blackberry Smoke Support for September

May 13, 2024 12:15 pm GMT

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“If you’re gonna throw your life away, he’d better have a motorcycle,” Lorelai tells Rory in the opening episode of Gilmore Girls when her daughter says she doesn’t want to change schools after all.

Well, Lorelai Gilmore would heartily approve of Bones Owens. Combining his country roots and ‘90s alternative nostalgia, Nashville-based Bones Owens has announced his forthcoming genre-bending album, Love Out of Lemons, for July and he’s doing it all from the back of a Harley Davidson.

The latest cut lifted from the album, ‘Going Back Where I Came From,’ is a speaker blowing slab of howling country rock that mixes the ‘70s glam swagger of Marc Bolan with the bluesy southern rock of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

“It’s the tale of a guy who’s reached his wits’ end with city life and longs to return to his rural roots,” Owens says of the track, explaining how it inspired a very unique tour in the process.

“The Going Back Where I Came From tour is the realization of a goal I’ve had for years to ride my motorcycle from show to show. With a guitar strapped to the back of my Harley Davidson, I’ll cut through the 2-lane roads of the Midwest, taking in the culture and soaking up the countryside from the region that raised me.”

Raised on country, gospel, and bluesy classic rock in rural Missouri, the solo trek around the Midwest will include Owens’ native state and Harley Davidson’s Milwaukee headquarters, as he stops off to do some intimate shows and radio spots, “as well as checking in on friends and family along the way.”

The follow up to the more introspective Eighteen Wheeler EP which came out last year, Love Out of Lemons was produced by Paul Moak at his Smoakstack studio in Nashville.

“I think it’s perfect that the record is coming out in the summer,” Owens says. “Because it very much feels like a sunny day, drivin’-down-the-road soundtrack to me.”

‘Going Back Where I Came From’ is premiering exclusively on Holler below.

As well as the Going Back Where I Came From motorcycle tour, Bones Owens has also just announced that he’ll be supporting Blackberry Smoke when they return to the UK and Europe in September.

“It feels great to be coming back to the UK and Europe,” Owens says about the shows. “It’s been 9 years since I was last there, and this is the first time as Bones Owens. I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Blackberry Smoke on their tour - they’re a band that’s paved the way for guys like me and I have a ton of respect for them and the way they’ve grown a following abroad. Looking forward to a proper rock-n-roll tour.”

Click here for tickets.

Bones Owens – Goin’ Back Where I Came From Motorcycle Tour

May 24th - St. Louis, MO at Golden Record

May 26th - Kansas City, MO at Gospel Lounge in Knuckleheads Saloon

May 27th - Davenport, IA at Racoon Motel

May 28th - Milwaukee, WI at Shank Hall

May 29th - Indianapolis, IN at Duke’s Indy

May 31st Maryville, TN at Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson – The Shed w/ Steel Woods

With Blackberry Smoke in Europe and the UK

Sept 9th - Glasgow, O2 Academy

Sept 10th - Edinburgh, O2 Academy

Sept 12th - Manchester, O2 Apollo

Sept 13th - Birmingham, O2 Academy

Sept 14th - London, Eventim Apollo

Sept 16th - Brussels, Ancienne Belgique

Sept 17th - Tilburg, Netherlands, O13

Sept 18th - Hannover, Germany, Capitol

Sept 20th - Copenhagen, Denmark - VEGA

Sept 21st - Oslo, Norway, Sentrum Scene

Sept 22nd - Stockholm, Sweden, Annexet

Sept 24th - Berlin, Germany, Columbiahalle

Sept 25th - Vienna, Austria, Gasometer

Sept 26th - Munich, Germany, Tonhalle

Sept 28th - Paris, France, L’Olympia

Sept 29th - Cologne, Germany, E-Werk

Sept 30th - Zurich, Switzerland, Kauflauten

Oct 2nd - Milan, Italy, Alcatraz

Love Out of Lemons will be available on July 12th on Black Ranch Records via Thirty Tigers. Click here to buy and presave the album.

Written by Jof Owen
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