Rock group Alabama Shakes have just become Grammy winners, thanks to their amazing talent showcased on their 2015 album Sound & Color. The southern, blues-rock band will be playing a couple of shows this summer in July, reports Chicago Tribune.
Alabama Shakes will be performing live at the Civic Opera House on July 19 at 7:30 p.m., as well as the Aragon Ballroom the following day, July 20, also at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets for both shows will be going on sale at 11 a.m. this Friday, through Ticketmaster and the Civic Opera House box office. Aragon tickets are going to cost $50, while the Civic Opera House tickets will range from $42-$72, plus additional fees.
Alabama Shakes are also scheduled to perform some overseas festivals in March, prior to starting the North American leg of their tour in Nashville this April. Guitarist and frontwoman for the band, Brittany Howard, 28, said that their Grammy nominations were cool, considering the band’s humble beginnings.
“It feels really nice to get this recognition because we weren’t made by a big label: We’re a real band from a little, small town and we got together for real reasons – we wanted to share music together; write music together – so it’s pretty cool that still, in 2016, to be a group that went to high school together… Now we get to go to the Grammys together,” Howard told People in January.
“Thank you so much, thank you everybody, thank you recording academy,” Howard said on stage while accepting the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album. “Oh, gosh, we got two Grammy’s in one day. This is crazy, thank you so much. We’re gonna take it him, representing 256.”
Their latest album, Sound & Color, was nominated for six Grammys and won Best Alternative Music Album, with their song “Don’t Wanna Fight” winning both Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance. Brittany Howard and Alabama Shakes bandmates Zac Cockrell, Steve Johnson, and Heath Fogg all grew up together around Athens, Alabama, while going to the same school before they started a band together.
Sound & Color debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and ended up selling 96,000 copies in its first week of release, in the week ending April 26, 2015. This made it Alabama Shakes’ first No. 1 album. Sound & Color has sold 306,000 copies in America as of December, 2015.
Alabama Shakes’ tour dates can be viewed below. Tickets for the Chattanooga, St. Augustine, and Ybor City shows are sold out.
- Mar 10 — Mar 12 Festival Estereo Picnic Bogota, Colombia
- Mar 12 — Mar 13 Lollapalooza Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
- Mar 14 — Lollapalooza Brazil Sideshow at Club Audio Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Mar 15 — Lollapalooza Brazil Sideshow at Circo Voador Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Mar 17 — Lollapalooza Argentina Sideshow at Niceto Club Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Mar 18 — Mar 19 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Mar 19 — Mar 20 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago, Chile
- Apr 21 — Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
- Apr 22 — Uptown Amphitheater at the Music Factory Charlotte, NC
- Apr 23 — Volvo Car Stadium Daniels Island, SC
- Apr 25 — Track 29 Chattanooga, TN
- Apr 26 — ExploreAsheville.com Arena Asheville, NC
- Apr 27 — The Classic Center Athens, GA
- Apr 29 — Cuban Club Ybor City, FL
- Apr 30 — St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
- May 20 — May 22 Hangout Festival Gulf Shores, AL
- May 27 — Les Schwab Amphitheatre Bend, OR
- May 27 — May 30 SASQUATCH! Music Festival George, WA
- May 28 — Deer Lake Park Vancouver, BC
- Jul 08 — British Summer Time – Hyde Park London, UK
- Jul 09 — Cruilla Barcelona Summer Festival Barcelona, Spain
- Jul 15 — Mud Island Amphitheater Memphis, TN
- Jul 15 — Jul 17 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY
- Jul 19 — Civic Opera House Chicago, IL
- Jul 20 — Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
- Aug 06 — Kit Carson Park Taos, NM
- Aug 07 — Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
- Aug 09 — The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
- Aug 10 — Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
- Aug 12 — The Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA
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