Brittany Howard, the power-house voice behind the blues-rock group Alabama Shakes, has announced her first solo album, Jaime, along with a round of headlining tour dates.
She will kick-off the brief tour with a two-night gig in Asheville, North Carolina at the Orange Peel in late August, followed by gigs at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia’s The Fillmore. Early October, she’ll close-out the run with two shows at Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel before appearing at Austin’s ACL Festival and AfroPunk Festival in Atlanta.
Jaime is due September 20 via ATO. The record is named after Howard’s sister, who died of cancer when they were teenagers. In a statement released on Twitter, Howard noted that she wrote this album as a “process of healing” and did this so “her name would no longer bring me memories of sadness and as a way to thank her for passing on to me everything she loved: music, art, creativity.”
“But, the record is not about her,” Howard wrote. “It’s about me. It’s not as veiled as work I have done before. I’m pretty candid about myself and who I am and what I believe. Which, is why I needed to do it on my own.”
Brittany is excited to announce “Jaime”, her debut solo album coming September 20.
— Alabama Shakes (@Alabama_Shakes) June 25, 2019
Check out Howard’s full list of upcoming tour dates below.
Brittany Howard Tour Dates 2019
08-17 — Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
08-18 — Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
08-19 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
08-23 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
08-24 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09-18 — Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
09-19 — St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
09-20 — Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
09-22 — Toronto, Ontario @ Rebel
09-24 — New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
09-25 — Boston, MA – House of Blues
09-27 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10-05 — Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
10-08 — Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at Ace Hotel
10-09 — Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at Ace Hotel
10-12 — Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
10-13 — Atlanta, GA @ AfroPunk Festival