ALABAMA SHAKES WIN THREE GRAMMY® AWARDS AND ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES INCLUDING TWO NIGHTS IN CHICAGO THIS SUMMER
July 19 at the Lyric Opera House
& July 20 at the Aragon Ballroom
A limited number of tickets to Tuesday, July 19's previously sold out Alabama Shakes concert at the Lyric Opera House have been made available for purchase through the Lyric Opera House box office and Ticketmaster. There is a four ticket limit.
Alabama Shakes’ sophomore album, Sound & Color (ATO Records), won the GRAMMY Award for Best Alternative Music Album last night. The album’s first single, “Don’t Wanna Fight,” took honors in the Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song categories, bringing their awards tally to three. In addition, Sound & Color was named the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
View Alabama Shakes performing “Don’t Wanna Fight” at last night’s awards ceremony HERE. Rolling Stone observed, “[Front woman] Brittany Howard…led the Shakes through the pleading, heart-wrenching soul throwback, swallowing the theater whole with her vocals, which swung easily between ragged and rapturous.”
Today, the band announced the second leg of its 2016 North American headline tour, which includes two nights in Chicago: July 19th at the Lyric Opera House and July 20th at The Aragon Ballroom. Show time on both nights will be 7:30pm. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday morning, February 19th at 11:00am and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. There will be a strictly-enforced 4-ticket limit per person. Reserved tickets for the Lyric Opera House can also be purchased at the venue’s box office. Prices are $75.00, $59.50 and $45.00. General admission tickets for The Aragon are priced at $50.00
Sound & Color, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, appeared on many critics’ best-of-2015 lists, including The New York Times, NPR Music, Associated Press and Rolling Stone, which called it "one of the year's most daring interstellar groove journeys.”
“Don’t Wanna Fight” came in at No. 1 on NPR’s list of the best songs of 2015. “Sound & Color,” the album’s title track, is currently charting in the Top 10 at Non-Comm radio, within the Top 20 at Triple A and climbing at Urban AC. The song was heard in the new iPad Pro commercial and in the trailer for director David O’Russell’s film JOY, which featured two additional songs from the album. The “Sound & Color” video, which can be seen HERE, was nominated for the VEVO Vision Award.
“Sound & Color is one of the most wonderfully unique rock records of the past five years,” said SPIN and American Songwriter observed, “they make magic.” “There are no more limits for Alabama Shakes—not even the sky” said PASTE. The Los Angeles Times praised the album as a “breathtaking statement that expands on the band’s rock ‘n’ soul debut in ways few could have predicted…At its center…Brittany Howard, an undeniable force equally gifted at song craft and vocal performance.”
Alabama Shakes – comprising lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and touring keyboard players Ben Tanner and Paul Horton – has received a BRIT Awards nomination for Best International Band. Billboard named Howard as the 2015 Women in Music “Powerhouse” artist. You can read People Magazine’s feature on Howard HERE and listen to her interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air” HERE