Brittany Howard announces new album, shares tour dates

Watch the music video for the title track of her upcoming sophomore solo album, What Now.

October 13, 2023
Brittany Howard announces new album, shares tour dates Brittany Howard. Photo by Bobbi Rich  

Brittany Howard has announced What Now, the second solo album from the band leader of the acclaimed blues rock group Alabama Shakes. The album doesn’t have an official release date yet, but its lead single and title track drop today.


“What Now” is a brooding and vengeful post-disco track co-produced by Howard and Shawn Everett. Howard calls it “maybe the truest and bluest of all the songs” in a press statement.

“It’s never my design to hurt anyone’s feelings, but I needed to say what was on my mind without editing myself,” she continues. “I like how it’s a song that makes you want to dance, but at the same time the lyrics are brutal.”


In the music video, directed by Danilo Parra, Howard takes on the role of a guitar-playing cyberpunk, shredding while some superheroes battle it out for supremacy. Watch that below and scroll down for Howard’s upcoming tour dates with L’Rain and Becca Mancari.

Brittany Howard tour dates

November 6 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City *
November 7 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
November 9 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre *
November 10 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall *
November 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Eastern *
November 14 - Houston, TX - House of Blues *
November 15 - Dallas, TX - The Factory in Deep Ellum *
November 17 - Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital Festival &
February 6 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall &
February 9 - Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall &
February 12 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur &
February 16 - New York, NY - Webster Hall &
February 20 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club &
February 23 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel &

* with L'Rain
& with Becca Mancari

Brittany Howard announces new album, shares tour dates