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Rough Trade signing Alabama Shakes, whose debut album ‘Boys & Girls’ is set for release on 9th April, have announced new 2012 UK/European dates (below). The four piece from Athens, Alabama will also be playing three sold out dates at Boston Arms in London on 22nd, 23rd and 24th February. The band are giving away ‘Heavy Chevy’ – an exclusive non-album track and live favourite.

25th April – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
26th April – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
27th April – Comet, Berlin, Germany
29th April – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam (4pm), Netherlands
30th April – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
2nd May – La Fleche D’Or, Paris, France
3rd May – Brixton Electric, London, UK
5th May – Academy 2, Dublin, Ireland
6th May – Kilkenny Roots Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland
9th May – King Tuts, Glasgow, UK
10th May – Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
11th May – HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK
12th May – The Great Escape (Komedia), Brighton, UK