Alabama Shakes will kick off a U.S. headline run on March 1, 2013with 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.”