COUNTRY SUPER GROUP ALABAMA ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY
AND WILL PLAY THE FOX THEATRE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON MAY 17
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, February 15
Atlanta, GA (February 11, 2013) - After 40 years of making music, selling millions of records and performing for fans all over the world, country music's most famed group ALABAMA will embark on a brand new tour to celebrate their very first concert at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Back to the Bowery Tour will stop in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre for the first time ever on Friday, May 17. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 15 at 10 AM. Tickets start at $49.00 and can be purchased at www.FoxAtlTix.com, by calling 855-ATL-TIXX ((855-285-8499) or at the Fox Theatre ticket office.
"I'm so excited to celebrate 40 years since our first show at The Bowery," says ALABAMA frontman, Randy Owen. "We still love one another, have played music together all these years, and are blessed to still be around. Most importantly, we are ever grateful for the fans, many having been with us since we used to play for tips, so to be able to go back out and play for them will make this a very special year."
Their career to date has resulted in 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and multi-Platinum ® albums, 43 number one singles and more than 73 million records in sales. They have received over 150 industry awards, including eight honors for Entertainer of the Year, two Grammy wins and two People's Choice Awards, as well as their very own "star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band received the Academy of Country Music's Pioneer Award in 2003, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and most recently won the American Country Awards' "Greatest Hits" Award in 2011.
For more information, visit www.thealabamaband.com
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The fabulous Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment and was declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. In addition, The Fox Theatre was nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines. For the past decade, The Fox Theatre has been consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres worldwide for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre was ranked #1 in the Social Media Power 100, compiled by Venues Today Magazine and #8 worldwide among all venues. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts 250 performances a year. An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies continue to attract over 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, The Fox is host to wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 83rd year. Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.FoxAtlTix.com, and at all Atlanta Ticket Alternative locations including Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 855-ATL-TIXX. For group sales information contact The Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org. The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE.