Alabama Shakes will kick off the second leg of their North American tour on May 28 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO. The run will include shows at Hall’s Island in Minneapolis, MN (May 30) and Detroit’s Masonic Temple Theatre (June 3). Opening acts will include Father John Misty (May 28 – June 3), Strand of Oaks (June 9) and Courtney Barnett (June 10).
A ticket pre-sale for the newly announced headline dates will begin on Wednesday, March 4, at 12 PM local time online.Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, March 6.
The GRAMMY-nominated bandwill perform on “Late Show with David Letterman” on Monday, March 9, and play a sold-out, two-night stand at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on March 11 and 12. Alabama Shakes will also be performing at many music festivals in 2015, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Field Trip and Squamish as well as at Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road stopover in Seaside Heights, NJ (June 5).
Alabama Shakes gave their new single, “Don’t Wanna Fight,” its network television premiere on “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend. View their performance below. They also performed “Gimme All Your Love,” another track from the band’s new album, Sound & Color, which ATO Records will release in North America on April 21. Rough Trade will release the album in the UK/Europe on April 20.
Billboard named “Don’t Wanna Fight” as one of the best singles of the week upon its release, noting, “[Lead singer] Brittany Howard makes raw pain feel sensual.” NPR Music’s Ann Powers said, “This is the heart of soul music: transcendence intertwined with an unflagging sense of being in the thick of life, the sound of ordinary people heroically getting by.”
The pre-order for Sound & Color is underway now on iTunes, Amazon, the band’s website and the ATO Records webstore. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive “Don’t Wanna Fight” and “Gimme All Your Love.” Sound & Color can also be pre-ordered on either 180-gram vinyl or Limited Edition clear vinyl.
Alabama Shakes co-produced Sound & Color with Blake Millsat Nashville’s Sound Emporium studio. It is the follow-up to their 2012 Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls, which earned the group three GRAMMY nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist.
The success of Boys & Girls paved the way for Alabama Shakes – comprising lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and touring keyboard players Ben Tanner and Paul Horton – to become one of the most celebrated live acts in the world, as they delivered unforgettable performances everywhere from intimate venues to the main stages of festivals like Bonnaroo and Glastonbury. Boys & Girls charted in the Top 10 in both the U.S. and the U.K. and”Hold On,” the Gold-certified lead single, wasvoted the #1 Best Song of 2012 by Rolling Stone.
3/11 – New York,NY @ The Beacon Theatre w/special guest Songhoy Blues SOLD OUT
3/12 – New York,NY @ The Beacon Theatre w/special guest Songhoy Blues SOLD OUT
3/14 – Chicago,IL @ The Chicago Theatre w/special guest Songhoy BluesSOLD OUT
3/15 – Milwaukee,WI @ The Riverside Theaterw/special guest Songhoy Blues
3/17 – Madison, WI @ Overture Center for the Arts w/special guests Promised Land Sound
3/18 – Champaign, IL @ The Virginia Theatre w/special guests Promised Land Sound
3/20 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall w/special guests Promised Land Sound SOLD OUT
3/21 – Knoxville, TN @ Historic Tennessee Theatre w/special guest Promised Land Sound SOLD OUT
4/2 – Newtown, Australia @ Enmore Theatre w/Charles Bradley
4/3 – Byron Bay, Australia @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
4/4 – Byron Bay, Australia @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
4/8 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre w/special guest Allah-Las
4/10 – Indio,CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/11- Berkeley,CA @ The Greek Theatre w/very special guest Neko Case
4/17 – Indio,CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival SOLD OUT
4/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas w/special guest Allah-Las
5/15 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival SOLD OUT
5/28 – St. Louis, MO @ The Fox Theatre w/very special guest Father John Misty
5/29 – Kansas City, MO @ The Starlight Theatre w/very special guest Father John Misty
5/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hall’s Island w/very special guest Father John Misty
6/2 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park w/very special guest Father John Misty
6/3 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre w/very special guest Father John Misty
6/5 – Seaside Heights, NJ @ Gentlemen of the Road
6/6-7 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Music & Arts Festival
6/7 – Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival
6/9 – Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion w/special guest Strand of Oaks
6/10 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park w/special guest Courtney Barnett
6/11-14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/27 – Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole
6/28 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
7/8 – Lucca, Italy @ Summer Festival Lucca
7/10 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
8/7-9 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
8/16 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers
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