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Alabama Shakes

02/10/2015 Download
Release

SOUND & COLOR, ALABAMA SHAKES’ NEW ALBUM, SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 21 BY ATO RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 10, 2015

SOUND & COLOR, ALABAMA SHAKES’ NEW ALBUM,

SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 21 BY ATO RECORDS

 

First Single “Don’t Wanna Fight” Premieres Today

 

Alabama Shakes Kick Off North American Headline Tour With

Sold-Out, Two-Night Stand At NYC’s Beacon Theatre On March 11 & 12

 

August 16 Headline Show At Red Rocks Amphitheatre Announced

 

Band Will Also Play Coachella, Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Field Trip

And Other 2015 Festivals

 

Alabama Shakes’ “Live From The Artists Den” Airs This Week

 

 

Sound & Colorthe follow-up to Alabama Shakes’ Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls, which earned the group three GRAMMY® nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist will be released in North America on April 21 by ATO Records. Rough Trade will release the album in the UK/Europe on April 20. See below for track listing.

Today, Alabama Shakes premiered the album’s searing first single, “Don’t Wanna Fight,” and unveiled the cover of Sound & Color. Fans can stream “Don’t Wanna Fight” now at www.alabamashakes.com and at this Animation video of the full song. The pre-order for Sound & Color launched today 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.” Sound & Color can also be pre-ordered on either 180-gram vinyl or Limited Edition clear vinyl.

The Athens, AL-based band will kick off a North American headline tour with a sold-out, two-night stand at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on March 11 & 12. It was announced today that Alabama Shakes will headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on Sunday, August 16. The evening will feature Very Special Guests Drive-By Truckers. A ticket pre-sale for the Red Rocks show begins on Wednesday, February 11, at 12:00 PM MST at http://alabamashakes.frontgatetickets.com/. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, February 13, at http://www.axs.com/events/270275/alabama-shakes-tickets. Other supporting acts on the tour will include Neko Case (April 11), Songhoy Blues (March 11-15), Promised Land Sound (March 17-21) and Allah-Las (April 8 & April 18). Alabama Shakes will also be performing at many music festivals in 2015, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam and Field Trip. See below for itinerary or visit www.alabamashakes.com.

 

Alabama Shakes’ episode of “Live from the Artists Den” premieres this week on public television stations nationwide. Click HERE for local airdates.

 

Alabama Shakes

Photo Credit: Brantley Gutierrez

 

Sound & Colordemonstrates the tremendous strides made by Alabama Shakes since the release of 2012’s Boys & Girls. From the gently swaying, chiming title song to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction.

 

“We took our time to write this record, and I’m really glad we did,” says lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard. “We were able to sit down and think about what’s exciting to us. This record is full of genre-bending songs.”

 

Sound & Colorwas recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium studio. The band co-produced the album with Blake Mills—a young guitar wizard who has helmed sessions by Sara Watkins and Sky Ferreira, and played alongside everyone from Norah Jones and the Dixie Chicks to Lana Del Ray and Kid Rock.

 

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 touringkeyboard 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 “Saturday Night Live” 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.

 

Sound & Color – Track Listing

 

  1. Sound and Color
  2. Don’t Wanna Fight
  3. Dunes
  4. Future People
  5. Gimme All Your Love
  6. This Feeling
  7. Guess Who
  8. The Greatest
  9. Shoegaze
  10. Miss You
  11. Gemini
  12. Over My Head

 

Alabama Shakes – North American Tour Dates

2/19 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall                                                        SOLD OUT
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

3/21 – Knoxville, TN @ Historic Tennessee Theatre w/special guest Promised Land Sound

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

4/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas w/special guest Allah-Las
5/15 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival

6/6-7 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Music & Arts Festival

6/7 – Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam Festival
6/11-14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

6/27 – Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole
7/10 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival

8/16 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers

 

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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

http://www.facebook.com/theAlabamaShakes

http://www.twitter.com/Alabama_Shakes

 

Download the Instagram :15 teaser clip for “Don’t Wanna Fight” HERE

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