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ALABAMA SHAKES will rock Oakland's historic Fox Theater on March 5th! Michael Kiwanuka and Sam Doores & Riley Downing will open the show.

Presale tickets for ALABAMA SHAKES will be available Thursday, December 6th from 10am via Fox Theater's official website,

*The presale password is MOUSETRAP

Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Friday, December 7th at 10am.

Listen to ALABAMA SHAKES here:



The story of the Alabama Shakes begins in a high school psychology class in Athens, Alabama. Brittany Howard, who had started playing guitar a few years earlier, approached Zac Cockrell and asked if he wanted to try making music together. Attempting to record their songs with the honest sonic qualities they cherished, the Shakes bought a few microphones and a vintage Teac mixing board and set up in Howard's house, which didn't work, since she lived right next to some railroad tracks. They eventually found their way to a Nashville studio in early 2011, where the songs they cut included "You Ain't Alone" and "I Found You." Justin Gage, founder of the Aquarium Drunkard blog, picked up "You Ain't Alone' and that was that. The band was immediately blown away and offered the Shakes an opening slot, sight unseen. Yet even as the attention and the pressure were mounting, the band, who by now had changed their name to the Alabama Shakes, continued to break new ground musically. Their first single, the hypnotic, show-stopping plea "Hold On," grew out of an on-stage improvisation. Now, with expectations at fever pitch, the 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 song to such stomps as "Rise to the Sun," the 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. The release of Boys & Girls marks the arrival of a major new rock and roll band. To the members themselves, though, what's been most exciting has been the reaction they have felt on stage, whether tiny local dates or under the glare of the media.

Fox Theatre
2215 Broadway St
Ticket price: $33

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Fox Theatre
2215 Broadway St