alt-J Australasian Tour Announcement

alt-j promo image 2016. Image by Gabriel Green.

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce one of the return of alt-J, one of the most successful British bands of the millennium, to New Zealand and Australia this December.

Quietly, resolutely, impressively, singularly, alt-J have become one of the biggest British bands of whatever it is we’re calling the 21st century’s second decade. Art-electro, math-folk, hymnal-rock, call it what you will, the music made by alt-J is the muscular sound of cutting edge innovation pumped by a melodically bleeding heart. Ten years after forming at Leeds University, alt-J are a post-guitar group for the new-pop generation. And as audiences all over the world know, when they get going, they rock hard.

Presented by Frontier Touring, triple j & The Music (Australia), and Radio Hauraki (NZ)

Tue 5 Dec AEC Theatre | Adelaide, SA (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Thu 7 Dec Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC (All Ages) | Ph: 136 100

Sat 9 Dec ICC Sydney Theatre | Sydney, NSW (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Sun 10 Dec Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD (All Ages) | Ph: 136 100

Tue 12 Dec Auckland Town Hall | Auckland, NZ (All Ages)

Wed 13 Dec Auckland Town Hall | Auckland, NZ (All Ages) | Ph: 0800 111 999

Thu 14 Dec TSB Bank Arena | Wellington, NZ (All Ages) | Ph: 0800 842 538

Begins: Thu 1 Jun (12noon AEST / 2pm NZST)
Ends: Fri 2 Jun (12noon AEST / 2pm NZST)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

Begins: Tue 6 Jun (12noon local time)

Press Release:

‘alt-J aren’t just masters of their trade – they’re innovators.’ – Digital Spy

‘The band’s eccentricity and musical genius [are] a welcome part of the Australian music tour scene.’ – Music Feeds

alt-J’s highly anticipated third album RELAXER will be released next Friday 2 June (via Liberator Music/Infectious Music/BMG) on CD, heavyweight vinyl and digitally.

Ahead of its release, ‘3WW’ as well as ‘In Cold Blood’ have both been made available to fans, and today, alt-J have released ‘Adeline’ as a further taste of what’s to come on RELAXER.

The release of RELAXER follows alt-J’s Grammy and Brit Award-nominated This Is All Yours, which debuted at #5 in New Zealand and #1 in the UK. Their debut An Awesome Wave won the 2012 Mercury Prize and an Ivor Novello Award. Between them, the two albums have sold in excess of two million copies worldwide and their songs have been streamed well over 1 billion times.

Three years of worldwide touring have forged alt-J’s reputation as a fierce live act. alt-J have headlined festivals across the globe, and on their last international tour, alt-J sold out the London’s iconic O2 Arena and New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden.

alt-J will return to New Zealand and Australia this December following shows throughout Europe and the United States.

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