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Alabama Shakes coming to Utah in March

Published December 3, 2012 12:04 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Alabama Shakes will headline Saltair on March 8, it has just been announced.

Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Riley Downing will be the supporting artists on all tour dates.

A ticket pre-sale begins tomorrow, December 4, at http://alabamashakes.frontgatetickets.com/. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8.

The group is touring in support of its debut album, "Boys & Girls", which bowed at No. 1 on the Independent Label chart in April and spent 15 consecutive weeks in the top 50 of the Billboard 200, selling more than 325,000 copies to date.

The band's performance on the PBS series "Austin City Limits" will air on February 16. Check local listings for further details.

Alabama Shakes - comprising vocalist/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, drummer Steve Johnson, and bassist Zac Cockrell - was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards ceremony and Best New Artist of the Year at the Triple A radio conference.

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