Alabama to hit Connecticut on reunion tour

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Alabama have announced plans to return to the road this spring to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Dubbed the “Back to the Bowery” tour in honor of the first venue the band played, the country legends will kick things off where it all started in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina next month. The tour includes one stop in New England with Alabama scheduled to perform at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut on Friday, April 26. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $45 to $75, are available through Live Nation.

“I’m so excited to celebrate 40 years since our first show at The Bowery,” said frontman Randy Owen in a press release. “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.”

The “Back to the Bowery” tour marks the first time Alabama have toured since their 2002 “Farewell” tour. Their last offering of all new country material was 2001’s When It All Goes South. The group’s last studio releases were a pair of gospel albums: 2006’s Songs of Inspiration and 2007’s Songs of Inspiration II.

Original members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook have reunited several times over the past few years for individual performances, including a set at the 2012 Stagecoach Festival in California.

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