Alabama 3 go Shoplifting 4 Jesus

Alabama 3 are back with renewed vigour and a new album, Shoplifting 4 Jesus, released on February 27th 2012 through Hostage Music as well as a UK tour starting this week [November 16th]. The album was inspired by the London Riots, with frontman Larry Love stating “It was perfect for the record…a symphony of sirens.”

As has happened so often in this peculiar band's long and winding story, the mood of the streets mirrored the mood of the band's new music. They were in their studio recording their latest album, ‘Shoplifting 4 Jesus’, which, in Larry's own words, "Is the sound of middle England's worst nightmare, a celebration of all that is dynamic in club culture, and a finger on the pulse of those on the wrong side of the tracks. Everyone is fearful of kids today, of hoodies. Perhaps if we just stopped and listened to them a bit more, we wouldn't be …"

To build the excitement for next year’s album release, the band are hitting the road from November 16th, ending their run with a show at London’s Forum on December 2nd. Selected dates will also see legendary band Ruts DC provide support, as marked below.

Wed 16 CARDIFF, Coal Exchange
Thu 17 MANCHESTER, Ritz **
Fri 18 GLASGOW, Academy
Sat 19 NEWCASTLE, Academy
Sun 20 LEEDS, Academy
Mon 21 NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
Tue 22 YORK, Duchess
Thu 24 OXFORD, Academy
Fri 25 BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
Sat 26 BRISTOL, Academy **
Sun 27 WREXHAM, Central Station
Mon 28 WHITEHAVEN, Civic Hall
Tue 29 NORTHAMPTON, Roadmender
Wed 30 SWANSEA, Pontardawe Arts Centre

Thu 01 BOURNEMOUTH, Academy **
Fri 02 LONDON, Forum **

** denotes support from Ruts DC

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