The rockers were also nominated for “best new artist” at the Grammys, in addition to nods for “best recording package” for the band’s debut LP, Boys & Girls, and
“best rock performance” for the single “Hold On.”
Released in April 2012, Boys & Girls is now RIAA certified gold. A new set of tunes from frontwoman Britney Howard is due out tomorrow, March 12 via a 7” vinyl single on Third Man Records. Howard and singer/songwriter Ruby Amanfu paired up for a cover of Rodriguez’s “I Wonder” on Side A and their take on “When My Man Comes Home,” originally recorded by Memphis Minnie, on Side B.
Alabama Shakes’ spring U.S. tour wraps up Saturday in Jackson, Miss. Next the band is off to Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
Following U.S. festival appearances at BottleRock Napa Valley and Free Press Summer Fest as well as a few previously announced (and sold out) headline dates, Howard and the guys officially begin their North American summer tour June 18 in Columbus, Ohio.
Check out the schedule below:
June 18 – Columbus, Ohio, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
June 19 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
June 20 – Toronto, Ontario, Echo Beach
June 22 – Dover, Delaware, Dover International Speedway (“Firefly Music Festival”)
June 23 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre
July 13 – Louisville, Ky., Louisville Waterfront Park (“Forecastle Festival”)
July 14 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
July 15 – Albuquerque, N.M., Popejoy Hall
July 17 – Hollywood, Calif., Hollywood Palladium
July 18 – Hollywood, Calif., Hollywood Palladium
July 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., Pearl Concert Theater
July 21 – Alta, Wyo., Grand Targhee Resort Amphitheater (“Grand Targhee Festival”)
July 23 – Vancouver, British Columbia, The Vogue Theatre
July 25 – Calgary, Alberta, Prince’s Island Park (“Calgary Folk Festival”)
July 26 – Edmonton, Alberta, Heritage Amphitheatre Interstellar Rodeo"
July 28 – Minneapolis, Minn., The Cabooze
Presale tickets for the headline dates go on sale March 12 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. The general onsale begins March 15.
For more information visit AlabamaShakes.com