Alabama Shakes return to the UK for headline London show Alabama Shakes Tickets

Band play first gig since storming into UK album charts

Alabama Shakes return to the UK for headline London show

Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

Alabama Shakes returned to the UK last night (May 3) for their first gig since storming into the Official UK Album Charts at Number Three.

The Athens, Alabama five-piece performed at London's Brixton Electric in their first UK show since their album 'Boys & Girls' was released on April 9. They played a mixed set of songs from the album and some brand new tracks.

Speaking to NME after the show, singer Brittany Howard said: "I think it went really, really well. Everyone was really awesome out in the crowd. It sounded good, it looked good. I'm happy about it".

The band also mentioned their support act, hotly-tipped new Rough Trade signing Palma Violets, adding: "I'm really glad Palma Violets got to play with us. Those kids rock. And I think all around everyone had a good time tonight."

Crowd member Anastasia Shepherd said: "They were totally on point. They were together, they had great energy. It was awesome."

Another audience member Check Fleming added: "Everyone wants to be like Brittany. Everything she says she really means it. It really stood out as a gig. I just want to watch it all again right now."

Alabama Shakes played:

'Goin' to the Party'
'Making Me Itch'
'Hold On'
'Hang Loose'
'Always Alright'
'I Found You'
'Rise To The Sun'
'Boys & Girls'
'Be Mine'
'I Ain't The Same'
'You Ain't Alone'
Worry'n Blues'
'Mama'
'Heavy Chevy'
'On Your Way'
'Heat Lightning'

Read More On This Artist

Alabama Shakes Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Buy Alabama Shakes Tickets

from £19

Buy Alabama Shakes Tickets

back to top

More News
The Wombats announce details of new album 'Glitterbug'
Sam Smith becomes only artist to sell one million albums in UK and US in 2014
Pussy Riot: 'Our goal is not to make a political album'
Azealia Banks accuses Eminem of sexism in his music
Gerard Way 'made plans to work with' The Libertines' Carl Barat
The Smiths' Mike Joyce says Queen should wear 'Queen is Dead' T-shirt during...
Wu-Tang Clan tried to get James Blake to feature on 'A Better Tomorrow'
Royal Blood 'wanted to support Foo Fighters before even starting the band'
Spectres announce UK tour dates
Taylor Swift was surprised at industry's reaction to her decision to leave Spotify
Ride, Bastille, Duran Duran and more to play tiny War Child gigs
Noel Gallagher's teenage daughter recalls how he embarrassed her in front of Harry Styles
Manics' Nicky Wire: 'There hasn't been a decent attempt at a Christmas single in...
Radio 1 music boss tells The Killers' Brandon Flowers: 'You're not too old to make...
John Lydon: 'Ukip's talk about immigration is subdued racism'
Brandon Flowers says second solo album is 'definitely going to be different'
Lucy Rose announces UK tour and promises to play new material
Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson: 'Bono's such a massive cunt'
Future Islands' Samuel T Herring feared he 'was going to die' earlier this year
Madonna calls new album leak 'a form of terrorism'
New Official Chart Show host Clara Amfo is 'surprised at how nice everyone's been'
Wiley reschedules tour following unrelated shooting outside London venue

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM