South London roots-futurists – ALABAMA 3 – will head out on a UK headline tour this Winter in support of their new album ‘Cold War Classics Vol.2’.
Born at an all-night squat party during the ‘90s, the group formed when charismatic frontman and co-founder Rob Spragg started singing the lyrics to a Hank Williams song over an acid-house beat. Meanwhile other co-founder, the late Jake Black, a diehard Jazz fan, joined in with some bebop skat stylings. On that unforgettable night, the mutant embryo of Alabama 3 was conceived.
Having released their inaugural smash hit “Woke Up This Morning” in 1997, the track’s marriage of Howlin’ Wolf samples and trip-hop beats provided the theme music for long-running HBO series ‘The Sopranos’ and is still adored the world over. Alabama 3 have continued to explore their uniquely British absurdist twist on Americana ever since.
Driven by post-rave aesthetics, savage socio-political satire and lowlife narcotic misadventure, the band released their latest album — and their first following a turbulent few years that included the death of legendary songwriter Jake Black — ’Step 13’ in 2021. A record that refused to wallow in pity and instead saw the Brixton collective exceed their own standards of cross-pollinating experimentation and street polemic. A bounce-back for the band and a pick me up we all needed, ‘Step 13’ landed as a reminder to leave band news in the past, throw caution to the wind and live life to the fullest.
Set to release their latest album ‘Cold War Classics Vol.2’ this October, Alabama 3 will hit the road in support of the new record armed with a set full of newer tracks and trusty old favourites. Set to bring their fantastical sound and the ferocious energy that cemented them as one of the UK’s most beloved trip-hop acts to cities across the country this November/December, find full dates and details below.
ALABAMA 3 COLD WAR CLASSICS VOL.2 TOUR 2023
11 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
24 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy2
25 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
06 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
08 BRISTOL O2 Academy
09 LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town
Tickets on sale now here.
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