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Alabama Shakes

08/11/2015 Download
Release

ALABAMA SHAKES PERFORM ON “CONAN” TONIGHT

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 11, 2015

ALABAMA SHAKES PERFORM ON “CONAN” TONIGHT

North American Tour Continues With Sold-Out Shows At L.A.’s Greek Theatre On August 13 & Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre On August 16 Plus Performances At Boston Calling & Austin City Limits Festival

 

Alabama Shakes Will Tape “Austin City Limits” Episode On October 2

 

“Don’t Wanna Fight” Named “Song Of The Year”

At 2015 FMQB Triple A Conference

 

Live Videos For “Over My Head” and “Future People,”

Directed By Danny Clinch, Premiere Today On VEVO

 

 

Tonight, Alabama Shakes will perform on “Conan” – the show that welcomed the band for its national television debut in 2012. The band will continue its headline tour with sold-out shows at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre in San Diego (August 12), Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre (August 13), the Santa Barbara Bowl (August 14) and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (August 16). See below for itinerary.

 

The GRAMMY®-nominated band, which recently played Lollapalooza and Squamish, will also perform at several other festivals, including Boston Calling and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. On October 2, Alabama Shakes will tape their third performance for PBS’ “Austin City Limits.”

 

Alabama Shakes’ new album, Sound & Color, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year. It contains the No. 1 AAA radio hit, “Don’t Wanna Fight,” which was named “Song of the Year” at the 2015 FMQB Triple A Conference,and the band’s new single, “Gimme All Your Love.” Singer-guitarist Brittany Howard recently spoke about the new album with Vanity Fair’s Lisa Robinson’s for a “Hot Tracks” feature appearing in the magazine’s September 2015 issue.

 

Director Danny Clinch (Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews) has captured the power of Alabama Shakes’ performances in two new videos shot live in Capitol Records’ legendary Studio A – “Over My Head” and “Future People.” The first two videos in his series, “Don’t Wanna Fight” and “Dunes,” were released earlier this summer.

 

In a live review, The New York Times noted, “‘Gimme All Your Love’…swerved and whipsawed again and again, from the whole band pounding together, down to a spindly lone guitar, into a tender croon, working through a chugging Memphis beat and ratcheting up to Ms. Howard at full scream demanding, ‘Give me all you got, baby!’” “The likes of Joe, Over My Head and Be Mine are outstanding, licks-laden, emotion-soaked soul showstoppers,” said The Guardian in a four-star live review.“Alabama Shakes epitomize what a rock band should be in this era,” said SPIN, naming Sound & Color as one of the 50 Best Albums of 2015 So Far.

Alabama Shakes – comprising lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and touringkeyboard players Ben Tanner and Paul Horton – made history whenSound & Color debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, becoming the first female-fronted rock band to top the list without the benefit of having first charted a Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100. The album, which is the follow-up to Alabama Shakes’ Gold-certified 2012 debut, Boys & Girls, is available now at all music retailers, including iTunes and Amazon, and via the band’s website and the ATO Records webstore. Released by ATO Records in North America and Rough Trade in the U.K./Europe, the album was co-produced by the band and Blake Mills.

 

Alabama Shakes – Upcoming Tour Dates

 

With special guests Blake Mills (August 12 & 13) and Chicano Batman (August 14).

Very special guests Drive-By Truckers will open on August 16, 18, 20 & 22 & September 17-19.

With special guest Michael Kiwanuka on November 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 16 & 19.

 

8/12 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU               SOLD OUT

8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre                                                                    SOLD OUT

8/14 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl                                                          SOLD OUT

8/16 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre                                                        SOLD OUT

8/18 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

8/20 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

8/21 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park

8/22 – Orange Beach, AL @ Amphitheater at the Wharf

9/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

9/18 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/19 – Forest Hills, Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium

9/22 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark

9/23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

9/24 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place Stadium

9/27 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling

9/26 – Montreal, QC @ MRCY Festival

9/29 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion

10/2 – Austin, TX @ Moody Theater – “Austin City Limits” taping

10/3 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival

11/3 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre

11/4 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre

11/6 – Weissenhaeuser Strand, DE @ Rolling Stone Weekender

11/7 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso                                                                              SOLD OUT

11/8 – DA Groningen, NL @ De Oosterpoort Groningen

11/10 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal                                                                           SOLD OUT

11/11 – Paris, FR @ Casino de Paris

11/12 – Zurich, CH @ X-Tra

11/13-14 – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU @ Sonic Visions Festival

11/16 – Tilburg, NL @ O13 Poppodium

11/18 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton                                                             SOLD OUT

11/19 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton

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For more information on Alabama Shakes, contact:

Ambrosia Healy, Capitol Music Group / Ambrosia.Healy@umusic.com

Erin Cooney, Capitol Music Group / Erin@umusic.com

 

or visit:

 

http://www.alabamashakes.com

https://www.facebook.com/theAlabamaShakes

https://www.twitter.com/Alabama_Shakes

https://instagram.com/alabama_shakes/

 

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