Alabama Shakes will play a series of U.S. headline dates this spring. The run will kick off with a two-night stand at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC (April 25 and 26). A ticket pre-sale begins this Friday, February 28, at 12:00 PM local time at http://alabamashakes.frontgatetickets.com/. Tickets go on sale to the public on this Saturday, March 1, for all dates except Washington, DC, where tickets will go on sale Thursday, March 6. The band will also perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Suburbia Festival, the Beale Street Music Festival and the Shaky Knees Fest. See below for itinerary or visit www.alabamashakes.com.
The Athens, AL-based band – comprising vocalist/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, drummer Steve Johnson and bassist Zac Cockrell – has been in the studio working on a new album. Further details will be announced soon.
Released in 2012,the Alabama Shakes’ debut album, Boys & Girls (ATO Records), was RIAA Certified Gold and so was the first single, “Hold On.” The song wasvoted the #1 Best Song of 2012 by Rolling Stone and was featured on the 2013 GRAMMY Nominees compilation. “You Ain’t Alone,” another track from the album, can be heard now in the advertising campaign for the Oscar-nominated film Dallas Buyers Club. Alabama Shakes have been nominated for four GRAMMY® awards, a BRIT and an NME Award. The band was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards ceremony in 2012.
Alabama Shakes – Upcoming Tour Dates
4/25 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club- Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Fsupporting
4/26 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club- Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires supporting
4/28 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel – Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires supporting
4/29 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel -Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires supporting
5/2-4 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/3-4 – Plano, TX @ Suburbia Festival
5/4 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
5/7 – Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Live – The Deslondes supporting
5/8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – The Deslondes supporting
5/9 – Richmond, VA @ The National – The Deslondes supporting
5/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Fest