Alabama Shakes are in heavy demand following the release of their sophomore album, Sound & Color, earlier this year.
Today, the band premieres their new video for the single "Don't Wanna Fight". This is renowned photographer Danny Clinch's first of four planned Alabama Shakes videos that he is directing. Opting for a naturalistic style that perfectly suits a band rooted in soul, the Shakes perform live in one of the world's class record studios, Capitol Records' legendary Studio A.
"When I was asked to film some of the new Alabama Shakes songs, I was sent the music. Honestly, it floored me. It's a timeless record -- soul, R&B, gospel, bluesy, ballsy. All the sounds I love," says Clinch. "With that in mind, my director of photography and I decided that the way to capture the pure energy of these songs live would be to shoot it with one camera, no edits, and follow the energy of the song. It really paid off. Not only is Brittany a powerhouse, but her range is stunning, from screaming to whispering and everything in between, with a band that is right there with her, as she is about to go over the edge."
With special guests Strand of Oaks (June 9), Courtney Barnett (June 10), Belle Adair (July 30 & August 1), Chicano Batman (August 4, 5, 8 & 14) and Blake Mills (August 7, 12 and 13).
Very special guests Drive-By Truckers will open on August 16, August 18, 20 and 22 and September 17-19.
6/9 - Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion w/special guest Strand of Oaks
6/10 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park w/special guest Courtney Barnett
6/12 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/24-28 - Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury
6/27 - Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole
6/28 - Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
6/30 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
7/1 - Gdynia, Poland @ Open'er Festival
7/4 - Dublin, Ireland @ Marlay Park
7/5 - Belfort, France @ Les Eurockeennes
7/6 - Köln, Germany @ Live Music Hall
7/8 - Lucca, Italy @ Summer Festival Lucca
7/9 - Montreux, Switzerland @ Montreux Jazz Festival
7/10 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
7/12 - Auchterarder, UK @ T In The Park
7/30 - Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
7/31 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/1 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
8/4 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden SOLD OUT
8/5 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden
8/7 - Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield w/special guest Blake Mills SOLD OUT
8/8 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
8/9 - Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
8/12 - San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU w/special guest Blake Mills
8/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre w/special guest Blake Mills
8/14 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl w/special guest Chicano Batman
8/16 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers SOLD OUT
8/18 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers
8/20 - Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
8/21 - Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park
9/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center for the Performing Arts w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers.
9/18 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers
9/19 - Forest Hills, Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium w/very special guests Drive-By Truckers
9/22 - Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
9/25-27 - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
10/2-4 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
11/18 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
11/19 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton