Last month (on 9/11), as you may remember, the Alabama Shakes played an intimate, free 'Dream Show' at Subterranean, courtesy of American Family Insurance. The show, curated by the Alabama band (their "dream" lineup), was with fellow Alabama-based groups The Pollies and Doc Dailey. Did you get in? If so, how early did you get in line to receive a wristband? Either way, you already saw some pictures from that show. Now we've got a few videos as well.
The first one sees the band driving into Chicago, unloading their gear, and performing "I Ain't the Same." In a brief interview before they play the song, frontwoman Brittany Howard speaks about how hard it is for an Alabama band to make it out of the area, and how grateful she is that they've been able to do it. She goes on to say that the catalyst for their success was when the Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood invited the Shakes to tour with them.
AmFam® | Alabama Shakes - "I Ain't the Same"
There's also footage of the song "Be Mine," and two short interview clips. Watch the others below...
AmFam® | Alabama Shakes -- Dream Show
AmFam® | Alabama Shakes - "Be Mine"
AmFam® | Alabama Shakes -- Handpicked
As mentioned, Alabama Shakes are coming back to Chicago on December 1 to play a sold-out show at the Riv with Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil. Here;s their full tour schedule.
Alabama Shakes -- 2012 // 2013 Tour Dates
Oct 11 Stubb's - Austin, TX
Oct 12 Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX
Oct 14 Corona Capital Festival - Mexico City, Mexico
Oct 25 Tuscaloosa Ampitheater - Tuscaloosa, AL
Nov 04 Muffathalle - Munich, Germany
Nov 05 Astra - Berlin, Germany
Nov 06 Docks - Hamburg, Germany
Nov 08 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 09 AB - Brussels, Belgium
Nov 10 La Cigale - Les Inrocks - Paris, France
Nov 12 Academy 1 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 13 Barrowlands - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 14 Olympia - Dublin, Ireland
Nov 16 Coronet - London, United Kingdom
Nov 17 Forum - London, United Kingdom
Nov 30 Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Dec 01 The Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
Jan 15 The Power Station - Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 17 The Metro Theatre - Sydney, Australia
Jan 18 Showground - Big Day Out - Sydney, Australia
Jan 20 Parklands - Big Day Out - Gold Coast, Australia
Jan 24 The Forum Theatre - Melbourne, Australia
Jan 25 Showground - Big Day Out - Adelaide, Australia
Jan 26 Flemington Racecourse - Big Day Out - Melbourne, Australia
Jan 28 Claremont Showgrounds - Big Day Out - Perth, Australia