Alabama 3 announce new album “Cold War Classics Vol.2”, UK dates

Alabama 3, the legendary band from Brixton, South London are back with a brand-new track from their forthcoming 14th studio album ‘Cold War Classics Vol.2′ which is the follow-up to their 2021 album ‘Step 13’. ‘Thank You’ is the first taster from the new set of recordings and the single is described as finding the band on “fine, funk-laden form, continuing their 20+ year mission to deliver sublime sonic joy combined with the hard-hitting, socially and politically conscious lyrics they’re rightly celebrated for.”

Lead singer Larry Love commented on the new single: “Who’d have thought Laurel and Hardy’s “That’s another mess you’ve got me in to” could be so prescient today. We are all living in some black and white movie where politicians are comedians and where memories of the Cold War keep us all hot under the collar. Thank You for sweet FA.”

The new album was co-produced by Danton Supple and Greg Fleming and promises to take fans on a musical journey back in time, to the era of mutually assured destruction and pre-glasnost paranoia. Love goes on to describe it as “a trip to that warm place in your mind where spying on your neighbour was de rigueur and fall out shelter ballads and Checkpoint Charlie funk ruled the airwaves.” Look out for a review on AUK nearer its landing.

Alabama 3 will also be undertaking an extensive UK tour in the autymn, bringing their live performances to fans across the country. The tour dates are below. About the tour, Larry Love added, “Come and get yourself in the party mood before the bomb goes off.”

Alabama 3 UK Dates 2023

09 Nov 23 – Northampton Roadmender
10 Nov 23 – Newcastle University
11 Nov 23 – Liverpool O2 Academy
16 Nov 23 – Holmfirth The Picturedome
17 Nov 23 – Glasgow SWG3
18 Nov 23 – Edinburgh La Belle Angel
19 Nov 23 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
23 Nov 23 – Cambridge Junction
24 Nov 23 – Birmingham O2 Academy 2
25 Nov 23 – Manchester O2 Ritz
30 Nov 23 – Southampton The 1865
01 Dec 23 – Exeter The Phoenix
02 Dec 23 – Cardiff Tramshed
06 Dec 23 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
07 Dec 23 – Brighton Concorde 2
08 Dec 23 – Bristol O2 Academy
09 Dec 23 – London O2 Kentish Town Forum

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