alt-J announces a headlining tour of North America starting on April 7 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO. The tour includes festival stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Mountain Jam. A show at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY will mark the largest venue the band has headlined in North America (see more info on that below).
On top of touring, alt-J are currently at work with various collaborators on a re-interpretation of their most recent album Relaxer. More news on this album coming soon.
04.07.2018 Sat – Denver CO – Fillmore Auditorium
04.10.2018 Tue – Magna UT – The Great Saltair
04.12.2018 Thu – Phoenix AZ – The Van Buren
04.14.20018 Sat – Indio CA – Coachella
04.16.2018 Mon – Santa Barbara CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
04.18.2018 Wed – San Francisco CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04.20.2018 Fri – Las Vegas NV – The Chelsea Theatre – The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
04.21.2018 Sat – Indio CA – Coachella
04.23.2018 Mon – Davis CA – UC Davis – Pavilion at ARC
04.24.2018 Tues – Eugene OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
04.25.2018 Wed – Spokane WA – Knitting Factory
06.06.2018 Wed – St. Louis MO – Peabody Opera House
06.07.2018 Thu – Chicago IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06.08.2018 Fri – Louisville KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
06.07-10.2018 – Manchester TN – Bonnaroo
06.11.2018 Mon – Charlotte NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06.12.2018 Tue – Pittsburgh PA – Stage AE
06.14-17.2018 – Dover DE – Firefly
06.15-17.2018 – Hunter NY – Mountain Jam
06.15.2018 Fri – Forest Hills NY – Forest Hills Stadium
06.18.2018 Mon – Portland ME – Thompson’s Point
06.20.2018 Wed – Toronto ON – Echo Beach
06.24.2018 Sun – Monterrey MEX – Teatro Banamex
06.26.2018 Tue – Mexico City MEX – Pepsi Center
ALT-J ANNOUNCES SHOW AT FOREST HILLS STADIUM IN NEW YORK ON JUNE 15 WITH SPECIAL GUEST KAMASI WASHINGTON
VENUE SOUND WILL BE AUGMENTED BY THE USE OF IMMERSIVE HYPERREALISM TECHNOLOGY
alt-J announces a unique concert at Forest Hills Stadium on June 15. It will mark the largest venue the band has ever headlined in North America, and is the only immersive sound show in the continent. In another first for the band, the show will feature a surround speaker system enveloping the entire audience. The speakers will be used throughout the show to position sound effects mixed into a variety of the band’s material, thus creating an immersive sound experience. The band has recently won the prestigious ‘Knights Of Illumination’ award for lighting production in an arena, which will also be featured at this show. For this special event, the entire venue will be general admission, including floor and bowl, so that fans can enjoy the show from every angle.
Additionally, the band is happy to announce that Kamasi Washington will be appearing as special guest on the bill.
alt-J is Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green. Their first album An Awesome Wave won the prestigious Mercury Prize in the UK and sold Gold in the US and Canada. Their second album, This Is All Yours received a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative album was certified Gold by the RIAA in the US. The band’s third album Relaxer was released in June, 2017
Civil Twilight, originally from South Africa, and now Nashville based, are living proof of what happens when you stop worrying about being the chosen one and make music built on both the roots that grew you and the love that keeps you thriving every day.
Civil Twilight’s songs embrace every corner of human emotion, balancing delicate, poetic lyrics with sweeping arrangements that touch all the senses: a phrase to make you think; a rolling drumbeat you can feel in your bones; a guitar vamp as illustrative as a picture; a shimmer of keys whose light can nearly be seen and heard.
The same goes for their most recent release – a gorgeous, goose-bump giving acoustic rendition of their album, Story of an Immigrant
, which premiered via Billboard
. “It was a lot of fun breaking these songs down to their core, stripping them naked and giving them a new outfit,” singer Steven McKellar tells Billboard. “To see what else we could bring out of them and what else they could say. These versions allow the listener a closer look and hopefully a more intimate experience of the original album.”
Available via Wind-up Records and one year since the release of the original record, the acoustic record also features three bonus tracks, “Letters from the Sky” and “Save Yourself”, plus an ethereal cover of Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself,” that premiered a few weeks prior via Consequence of Sound.
Following appearances at Bonnaroo and Firefly this Summer, the band will continue across the country on a headlining tour this July. With a handful of upcoming shows with Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, the band also announce today that they will be direct support for Nothing But Thieves this Fall. The tour sees them travel to Canada, down the west coast of America through the Pacific North West and into Southern California, with another leg in October that brings them to the East Coast and into the South.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
* with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
**with Nothing But Thieves
7/19 The Old Rock House – St Louis MO
7/20 Schubas Tavern – Chicago IL
7/21 Wooly’s – Des Moines IA *
7/22 The Blue Note – Columbia MO *
9/14 Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre**
9/16 Edmonton AB @ The Starlite Ballroom**
9/17 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth**
9/19 Seattle, WA @ Neumos**
9/20 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom**
9/22 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall**
9/23 Santa Ana, Ca @ Constellation Room**
9/24 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Voodoo Room**
10/21 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry**
10/22 Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AE**
10/23 Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel**
10/25 Nashville, TN @ Exit In**
10/26 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground**
10/28 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn**
10/30 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West**
11/01 Orlando, FL @ The Social**