Brittany Howard Announces Tour Dates, New Album On Island Records

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Brittany Howard (Photo by Bobbi Rich)

Brittany Howard, an artist Pollstar once called “Divine Transcendent Superstar Goddess Extraordinaire” on its cover, today announced select tour dates kicking off Nov. 6, and which coincides with new music and her signing to Island Records.

The news, which was announced today by Justin Eshak, Co-CEO of Island Record, includes eight performances across the southern U.S. and Mexico with shows set for Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Nov. 7, Knoxville’s Tennessee Theater Nov. 9, Atlanta’s The Eastern on Nov. 11 as well as a festival stop at Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City on Nov. 17. (full dates below).

“I cannot wait for the world to hear my new music and to start touring again.” Howard said in a statement, adding that she “couldn’t be happier to announce my new partnership with Island Records, a label with such an incredible legacy and team.”

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Brittany Howard on the cover of Pollstar’s Jan. 27, 2020 issue. (Photo by Danny Clinch).

Howard, a five-time Grammy winner, most recently performed at several festivals including Evolution Festival at Forest Park in St. Louis, Wonderbus in Columbus, OH, and Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA. In March, she performed at the “Love Rising Let Freedom Sing (and Dance)” at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Howardl next performs at Louiville’s Bourbon & Beyond on Sept. 15 before her headline tour kicks off on Nov 6 with support from L’Rain through all U.S dates.

Howard is managed by Red Light Management’s Christine Stauder and Kevin Morris. Her agent is Matt Hickey at High Road Touring.

Straight out of Athens, Alabama, Howard established her music career with Alabama Shakes  who broke through with their massive hit “Hold On,” from their 2012 debut Boys & Girls. The group would subsequently win four Grammys for 2015’s Sound & Color.   

Though Howard, 34, dabbled outside of the Shakes in 2017-18 with Bermuda Triangle (with Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser) and the harder rocking Thunderbitch (with members of Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle and Clear Plastic Masks), her solo career exploded in 2019 with the release of Jaimie.

That album, and subsequent tour with a versatile and slamming nine-piece band, drew praise across the globe garnering NPR’s Album of the Year honors, The New York Times’ No. 2 album of the year, and a Best New Music designation by Pitchfork. Jaime would receive seven Grammy noms and its hit single “Stay High” would win a Best Rock Song Grammy.

“I’m a huge admirer of Brittany. She’s already solidified herself as one of the great talents of her generation and is just getting started,” Island Records Justin Eshak stated. “Her artistry fits perfectly with Island’s unique legacy, and I’m delighted we get to play a role in her career moving forward.”

Brittany Howard 2023 Select Tour Dates:

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