Forty years ago, country supergroup Alabama paid their dues as the summertime house band of a tiny bar in Myrtle Beach, S.C. called The Bowery. As they prepare to launch their 2013 Back to the Bowery Tour, Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook are holding a special fan appreciation concert to relive the memories made from the very stage where it all started back in 1973.
On Thursday, April 4, they’ll perform at the historic Bowery in a free concert for those who have supported their career over the past 40 years. Current fan club members will have the opportunity to win their way into the intimate concert through a special lottery drawing, with the remaining standing room only capacity being available to follow on a first come, first serve basis.
As all Alabama fans know, after the group left The Bowery they went on to break records and make history as one of the most recognized and respected bands in country music. At next month’s show, fan are guaranteed to enjoy a stellar show with back-to-back hits, including “Song of the South,” “Love in the First Degree,” “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band),” and many more.
The 2013 Back to the Bowery Tour officially kicks-off April 5 and 6 with two sold-out performances at the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach. With more than a dozen dates previously announced, additional dates continue to be added to the tour, including Atlanta, where a second show is set for May 18 at the Fox Theatre.
In addition to their new tour, the group will also set sail on their very first ALABAMA & Friends Festival at Sea cruise October 24-28, bringing many of the group’s musical friends together for a floating party from Miami to the Bahamas and Great Stirrup Cay. With lots of musical entertainment planned for everyone on board, fans will not only get to meet the band and take home autographed memorabilia, but will also be treated to several one of a kind activities over the four days, including all of the amenities of the Norwegian Pearl: gaming casinos, spas, exclusive dining options, bars, multiple pools, hot tubs and more. Cabins for the cruise go on sale Wednesday, March 20 and can be purchased by logging onto www.alabamafestivalatsea.com.
For additional information on the tour, cruise and more, visit www.thealabamaband.com.