Alabama Shakes Announce 2013 Tour Dates


Story by Cat Badra

Alternative rockers Alabama Shakes are hitting the road next year

Alabama Shakes are one of the most buzzed-about, up-and-coming alternative rock bands of 2012. The band released their debut full-length, “Boys & Girls,” in April of this year, and the guys are showing no signs of slowing down, as they’re just added a new string of North American tour dates to 2013 itinerary.

Alabama Shakes will kick off their latest jaunt at the Knitting Factory in Boise on March 1 and continue through Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, New Orleans, Dallas and beyond before wrapping up at Hal + Mal’s Street Dance in Jackson, Miss. Openers for the trek will include Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Riley Downing. Check out the full list of tour dates below. For more information on the upcoming tour, head to Alabama Shakes’ official website.

In other news, the group just picked up three Grammy nominations: Best New Artist, Best Rock Performance and Best Packaging. “We are so honored and thrilled and really want to thank everyone for the support,” the band said in a statement. “Extra extra special thanks to our incredible families. We love you.”

Alabama Shakes 2013 Tour Dates:

3/1 — Boise, Id., Knitting Factory
3/2 — Portland, Ore., Crystal Ballroom
3/3 — Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre
3/5 — Oakland, Calif., The Fox Theater
3/6 — Davis, Calif., Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
3/8 — Salt Lake City, Utah, The Saltair
3/9 — Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
3/10 — Kansas City, Mo., Uptown Theatre
3/12 — Dallas, TX, Palladium Ballroom
3/15 — New Orleans, La., The Sugar Mill
3/16 — Jackson, Miss., Hal + Mal’s Street Dance



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