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Alabama Shakes

03/12/2013 Download
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ALABAMA SHAKES ANNOUNCE SUMMER NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 11, 2013

ALABAMA SHAKES ANNOUNCE SUMMER

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

Pre-Sale Begins Tuesday, March 12th;

Tickets Go On Sale To Public March 15th/16th

Debut Album Boys & Girls Is RIAA Certified Gold

Alabama Shakes will kick off a North American headline tour on June 18 at LC Pavilion Outdoors in Columbus, OH. The outing will include two nights at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium (July 17 & 18). A ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, March 12, at Noon ET/9 a.m. PT at http://alabamashakes.frontgatetickets.com/. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16. For further details, visit www.alabamashakes.com.

The band wraps up its spring headline tour this Saturday, March 16, and will head to Latin America later this month for a series of shows, including performances at Lollapalooza in Brazil and Chile. Alabama Shakes will also play numerous summer festivals, including Firefly in Dover, DE, London’s Hard Rock Calling and the Calgary Folk Music Festival. See below for itinerary.

In the weeks following the GRAMMY® Awards and the band’s appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and “Austin City Limits,” Alabama Shakes’ debut album, Boys & Girls (ATO Records), sold 100,000 additional copies. It is now RIAA Certified Gold. “As for carving out space and winning new listeners at The GRAMMYS, [vocalist] Brittany Howard probably converted the most folks through the sheer power of performance,” said The New Yorker while Rolling Stone observed: “Alabama Shakes Rock ‘SNL’ & bring
Southern grooves to Studio 8H stage.” You can check out Alabama Shakes’ “Saturday Night Live” performances at:

“Hold On” http://www.hulu.com/watch/457659
“Always Alright” http://www.hulu.com/watch/457667

“Hold On” was voted the #1 Best Song of 2012 by Rolling Stone. The accompanying video has more than five million views and is in “Large” rotation at VH1. The track is featured on the 2013 GRAMMY Nominees compilation. “Always Alright” is included prominently in The Weinstein Company’s Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook, which stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Chris Tucker, and can be found exclusively on the film’s soundtrack.

The band’s recently released iTunes session is available now at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/id597675175. Howard teamed up with Ruby Amanfu for a new single, which was produced by Jack White. The pair offers their interpretation of “I Wonder,” originally performed by Sixto Rodriguez, subject of the Oscar-winning Searching For Sugar Man, on Side A and duet on Memphis Minnie’s “When My Man Comes Home” on Side B. The single will be released by Third Man Records tomorrow, March 12.

Alabama Shakes – comprising vocalist/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, drummer Steve Johnson and bassist Zac Cockrell – are based in Athens, AL. The group was named Best Touring Band at the Pollstar Awards, 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. Alabama Shakes was nominated for three GRAMMY awards, a BRIT and an NME Award.

Alabama Shakes – Upcoming Tour Dates

March

12 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom – SOLD OUT – with Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Riley Downing supporting

13 – Austin, TX @ Rodeo Austin – with Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Riley Downing supporting

15 – New Orleans, LA @ The Sugar Mill – SOLD OUT – with Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Riley Downing supporting

16 – Jackson, MS @ Hal + Mal’s Street Dance – with Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Riley Downing supporting

27 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Jose Cuervo Salon

30 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza Brazil

31 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Cine Joia

April

1 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador

3 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Quilmes Rock 2013

6 – Santiago, Chile @ Lollapalooza Chile

May

10 – Napa, CA @ Bottle Rocket Music Festival

June

1 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Festival

2 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros SOLD OUT

7 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Furnace – SOLD OUT

8 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Furnace – SOLD OUT

18 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion – Outdoors
19 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
20 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach
22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
23 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre

30 – London, UK @ Olympic Park/Hard Rock Calling w/Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

July
13 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
14 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom–w/Fly Golden Eagle & Hurray For The Riff Raff supporting

15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Popejoy Hall–w/Fly Golden Eagle & Hurray For The Riff Raff supporting
17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium–w/Fly Golden Eagle & Hurray For The Riff Raff supporting
18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium–w/Fly Golden Eagle & Hurray For The Riff Raff supporting
19 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Theater–w/Fly Golden Eagle & Hurray For The Riff Raff supporting
21 – Alta, WY @ Targhee Festival
23 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
25 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Music Festival
26 – Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

August

7 – Oslo, Norway @ OYA Festival

8 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West

9 – Skanderborg, Denmark @ Skanderborg Festival

10 – Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Festival

13 – Barcelona, Spain @ Apollo

14 – Porto, Portugal @ Paredes Da Coura

18 – Hallendoorn, Holland @ Lowlands Festival

September

7 – Guthrie, OK @ Gentlemen of the Road w/Mumford & Sons – SOLD OUT

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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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