Alabama Shakes have announced a highly anticipated headline Irish Tour Date for May 2012. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Alabama Shakes will be performing live on stage at The Academy 2 in Dublin on Saturday the 5th of May 2012. Tickets for Alabama Shakes live at The Academy 2 in Dublin are priced at €13 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 17th of February 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Alabama Shakes live at The Academy 2 in Dublin.
In October 2011, Alabama Shakes gave a performance at the CMJ Festival in New York City that earned a glowing review from the New York Times. Jon Pareles described the band as “a thunderbolt dressed in bluejeans,” with music that’s “aching when it’s slow and growling and whooping when it’s fast.” NPR named them one of the best bands of 2011, while MTV called them one of the top bands to look for in 2012.
Now, with expectations at fever pitch, Alabama Shakes have delivered ‘Boys & Girls’ – six of the songs from that initial Nashville session, and another five recorded during the rest of the year. From the heart-rending title track to such funky stomps as “Rise to the Sun,” this studio album demonstrates the sense of groove and space the band learned from their idols, along with a blistering force and emotion that simply can’t be learned.
Overwhelmed by the response they’ve already received, there is one perception of Alabama Shakes that they want to challenge. “A lot of people think we’re a soul revival act,” says Cockrell. “That’s an honor to me, classic R&B is my favorite kind of music, but everybody has their own influences. Brittany is way more into rock and roll—she likes things pretty amped up most of the time.”
The release of Alabama Shakes‘ LP ‘Boys & Girls’ marks the arrival of a major new rock and roll band. To the members themselves, though, what has been most exciting is the reaction they have felt on stage, whether they be tiny local concert dates or under the glare of the media.
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