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Alabama Shakes

12/03/2012 Download
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ALABAMA SHAKES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2013 U.S. HEADLINE TOUR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 3, 2012

ALABAMA SHAKES ANNOUNCE MARCH 2013

U.S. HEADLINE TOUR

Pre-Sale Begins Tomorrow; Tickets Go On Sale To

Public This Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8

Band’s Debut Album, Boys & Girls, Named

One of 2012’s Best Albums By Q And Paste

Alabama Shakes will kick off a U.S. headline run on March 1, 2013 with a show at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID. Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Riley Downing will be the supporting artists on all tour dates. A ticket pre-sale begins tomorrow, December 4, at http://alabamashakes.frontgatetickets.com/. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8. See below for itinerary.

The group is touring in support of its debut album, Boys & Girls, which bowed at No. 1 on the Independent Label chart in April and spent 15 consecutive weeks in the top 50 of the Billboard 200, selling more than 325,000 copies to date. Boys & Girls is being hailed as one of the best albums of 2012, with Q Magazine noting: “The secret to the rapid success of this quartet from sleepy Athens, Alabama was locked in the welcoming roll of the album’s hip-swinging riffs and singer Brittany Howard’s Janis Joplin-like cry.” Paste Magazine, which ranked the album in its Top 10, praised its “restless, animal energy.”

“People have been telling me to listen to this band, but I’ve put it off – they didn’t sound like my kind of thing. And I guess they aren’t – but who cares when it’s this good,” observed Nobel prize-winning author Paul Krugman in a recent Op-Ed column in The New York Times. “If this doesn’t make you want to start cheering and waving the flag, I feel sorry for you,” he concluded, pointing readers toward the video for “Hold On,” which has more than 3.5 million views. The song topped the Triple A radio chart and was a Top 15 hit at the Modern Rock format while follow-up single “I Ain’t The Same” has already charted in the Top 20 at Triple A radio.

The band’s performance on the groundbreaking PBS series  “Austin City Limits” will air on February 16, 2013. Check local listings for further details. Alabama Shakes – comprising vocalist/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, drummer Steve Johnson, and bassist Zac Cockrell – were named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards ceremony and Best New Artist of the Year at the Triple A radio conference.

“Always Alright,” a brand new song by Alabama Shakes, is featured prominently in The Weinstein Company’s Silver Linings Playbook, which stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher and Chris Tucker. The song also appears on the film’s soundtrack album.

The band has been on tour non-stop, playing sold-out headline shows, dates with such artists as Jack White and Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and performing at numerous festivals, including the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Austin City Limits. Brittany Howard joined My Morning Jacket at the Newport Folk Festival for a rendition of The Band’s “It Makes No Difference.” NPR Music singled out the track – just released on vinyl – as one of “five reasons you might want to run to your local record shop for Record Store Day: Black Friday 2012.” Alabama Shakes will begin 2013 with a tour of Australia and New Zealand followed by dates in Japan and South America.

Alabama Shakes – North American Tour Dates

March 2013

1 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
2 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
3 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
5 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
6 – Davis, CA @ Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Saltair
9 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
12 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
15 – New Orleans, LA @ The Sugar Mill
16 – Jackson, MS @ Hal + Mal’s Street Dance

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For more information on ALABAMA SHAKES, contact:

Ambrosia Healy

The Fun Star

ambrosia@thefunstar.com

Erin Cooney

The Fun Star

erin@thefunstar.com

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