Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard Wore Prince Earrings on SNL

Nothing compares 2 Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard with Prince earrings.

Nothing compares 2 Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard with Prince earrings.

Alabama Shakes' return to Saturday Night Live over the weekend was both soulful and stylish. A pair of emotionally crushing new tracks, "Don't Wanna Fight" and "Gimme All Your Love," effectively stoked anticipation for April's release of their sophomore full-length, Sound & Color. But did you see frontwoman Brittany Howard's ears?

Update: Alabama Shakes are coming to Minneapolis in May! Details below.

Amidst her plentiful hammering on her seafoam green SG and emotional outpouring on the mic, two tiny Prince faces were taking in all the action. Here's a closer look.
-- aliifuerza (@aliifuerza) March 1, 2015 Fortunately for all interested parties, AliiFuerza is a Los Angeles-based Etsy artist selling these post earrings for only $10 a pair here. How did they end up on Howard's ears?

"Brittany's stylist, Christiane Hultquist, contacted me for a few things to provide as options for Brittany to wear to a couple shoots and events, including Saturday Night Live," AliiFuerza proprietor Amanda Rodriguez tells Gimme Noise. "Turns out she loved [the earrings]."

Rodriguez says orders have increased since the appearance -- and not just for the Prince earrings. There are also designs featuring Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Erykah Badu, and several others. She says she hasn't received any word from the Purple One yet.

Here are Alabama Shakes (and the Prince earrings) in action:


The Alabama Shakes 2015 tour schedule doesn't include anything in the Twin Cities... yet.

Update: Alabama Shakes will perform at Hall's Island in Northeast Minneapolis on Saturday, May 30. Father John Misty will be the opener. Hall's Island is the parkland north of the Plymouth Street bridge, on the east bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Ticket info.

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