Alabama Shakes To Bring ‘Sound & Color’ To Fans On 2016 Tour


It’s been almost a full year since Alabama Shakes stepped back into the limelight with “Don’t Wanna Fight,” the lead single from their sophomore set Sound & Color. And what an incredible year it’s been. The southern rock and soul jam band spent much of the year heavily promoting the album with extensive touring and multiple television appearances, sharing a piece of themselves with the audience at each and every performance. Frontwoman Brittany Howard‘s trademark bawl backed by the soul-tinged intensity of the musicians – guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and touring keyboard players Ben Tanner and Paul Horton – once again forced the world to take notice. Their efforts were not in vain, resulting in multiple GRAMMY nominations (including Album of the Year), a BRIT Award nomination and the Powerhouse Honor for Ms. Howard courtesy of the 2015 Billboard Women in Music awards.

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After taking some time to rest and recharge, the group will resume their active schedule just before the onset of spring. The tour is set to begin in South America on March 11th, making stops in Colombia, Brazil and Argentina before returning to the U.S. on April 21st to visit the southern states (with Dylan LeBlanc as opener). They’ll spend the latter part of May in the Northwest (including a stop in Canada with Kurt Vile and the Violators) before heading to the UK to open for Mumford & Sons in July. Peep the current list of tour stops below and scroll down for their stirring web exclusive performance of “Joe” during last year’s Austin City Limits. Tickets and presale info are currently available through their website, but be sure to follow them on social media for possible added dates.

Alabama Shakes Sound & Color 2016 Tour Dates:

03/11 – Bogota, CO @ Festival Estereo Picnic
03/13 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
03/17 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Niceto Club
03/19 – Buenos Aires AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
04/21 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
04/22 – Charlotte, TN @ Uptown Amphitheater
04/23 – Charleston, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium
04/25 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
04/26 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
04/27 – Athens, GA @ The Classic Center
04/29 – Ybor City, FL @ Cuban Club
04/30 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
05/21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/27 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
05/28 – Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
05/29 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
07/08 – London, UK @ Hyde Park
07/16 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

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