Alabama Shakes announce trio of UK gigs

They will play Birmingham, Manchester and London in support of new LP 'Sound and Color'

Alabama Shakes have announced a trio of UK shows.

The band will play Birmingham O2 Academy on May 13, Manchester O2 Apollo on May 16 and London O2 Academy Brixton on November 18. A previously announced show as part of the Great Escape in Brighton on May 15 at The Dome has already sold out. Tickets for the new shows go on general sale at 9am on March 27.

The US band release their new album ‘Sound and Color’ on April 20. It is the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Boys & Girls’ comprises 12 tracks, including ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ as well as ‘Future People’, which you can hear below.


The album was recorded in Nashville at the Sound Emporium studio, and the band co-produced the album with Blake Mills. “We took our time to write this record, and I’m really glad we did,” says singer Brittany Howard. “We were able to sit down and think about what’s exciting to us. This record is full of genre-bending songs.”

Alabama Shakes play:

Birmingham O2 Academy (May 13)
Brighton The Dome (15)
Manchester O2 Apollo (16)
London O2 Academy Brixton (November 18)

The ‘Sound and Color’ tracklisting is:

‘Sound and Color’
‘Don’t Wanna Fight’
‘Future People’
‘Gimme All Your Love’
‘This Feeling’
‘Guess Who’
‘The Greatest’
‘Miss You’
‘Over My Head’


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