BRITTANY HOWARD’S “STAY HIGH” (OFFICIAL LIVE SESSION) IS OUT TODAY
Howard Will Perform At AFROPUNK Brooklyn This Sunday, August 25
North American Tour Includes Toronto on September 22 at Rebel
Jaime, Howard’s Debut Solo Album, Out September 20 On ATO Records
Photo credit: Danny Clinch
(Toronto, ON – August 21, 2019) – Brittany Howard gives a joyful, transcendent performance of “Stay High” – the first single from her debut solo album,Jaime – in a new live video, directed by Danny Clinch. Shot at Sound Emporium in Nashville, the clip debuted earlier today on AFROPUNK.com, coinciding with the announcement that Howard will perform at AFROPUNK Brooklyn this Sunday, August 25. View “Stay High” (Official Live Session) HERE.
Prior to this weekend’s festival, Howard will headline two shows at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club (August 23 and 24). Her North American tour will also include an evening in Toronto on September 22 at Rebel, New York City’s Beacon Theatre (September 24) and a two-night stand at Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel (October 8 and 9). She’ll be accompanied by the band seen in the new live video: drummer Nate Smith and bassist Zac Cockrell (Alabama Shakes), who both also played on Jaime, keyboardist Paul Horton (Alabama Shakes), guitarists Alex Chakour (Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings) and Brad Allen Williams (José James, CeCe Winans) plus Alabama Shakes’ background vocalists Lloyd Buchanan (who also plays keys), Karita Law and Shanay Johnson.
Tickets are available at www.brittanyhoward.com.
“Stay High” entered Billboard’s Triple A Songs chart at No.15 and is now in the top 10. In Canada it went to #1 on the CBC Music’s Top 20 after being on the chart for just three weeks. Views of the official video, which stars Terry Crews (“Everybody Hates Chris”, The Expendables films, Deadpool 2, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “America’s Got Talent”), have surpassed six million. Fans who pre-order Jaime in digital format will instantly receive “Stay High,” “He Loves Me” and “History Repeats.” The album is set for September 20 release on ATO Records.
In a four star review, MOJO said, “Jaime is a giant leap forward: a testimony of liberation, creatively uncompromising but just as accessible as Howard’s old music.” Rolling Stone hailed it as “her most ambitious recording ever, full of synthed-out psychedelic funk, druggy soul ballads, hip-hop loops, and lyrics grappling with her past, including sexuality, family tragedy, religious guilt and more.” AFROPUNK noted, “It’s an album that is all about turning the things Howard once looked away from – maybe even kept private for understandable reasons – and finds something new and beautiful from it.”
As the front woman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, Howard has become one of music’s most celebrated figures. The band has won four GRAMMY Awards and topped the Billboard 200 with the Gold-certified Sound & Color, the follow-up to its Platinum debut album, Boys & Girls.
Brittany Howard – North American Tour
8/17 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel
8/18 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel
8/19 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
8/23 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
8/24 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
9/18 | Milwaukee, WI | Riverside Theater
9/19 | St. Paul, MN | Palace Theatre
9/20 | Chicago, IL | Riviera Theatre
9/22 | Toronto, ON | Rebel
9/24 | New York, NY | Beacon Theatre
9/25 | Boston, MA | House of Blues
9/27 | Philadelphia, PA | The Fillmore
10/5 | Austin, TX | ACL Festival
10/8 | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/9 | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/12 | Austin, TX | ACL Festival
10/13 | Atlanta, GA | AfroPunk Festival
8/29 | London, UK | EartH Hackney
8/31| Stradbally, IRL | Electric Picnic
9/2 | Amsterdam, NL | Paradiso
9/4 | Paris, FR | Alhambra
11/2 | Bilbao, ES | BIME Live