covering alt-J since 2012, and they've been consistently selling out all their shows across America. Will that happen this Halloween at the Myth in Minnesota? I would bet YES, but we'll have to wait and see.
alt-J today announce the release of their second album, This Is All Yours, the follow-up to their million-selling Mercury Prize-winning debut record, An Awesome Wave.
This Is All Yours is available to pre-order immediately; the album will be released on September 22 via Canvasback / Infectious Music in CD, digital and double-vinyl editions.
Starting today, fans who pre-order This Is All Yours via www.altjband.com will receive a code to buy tickets for the U.S. and European tours ahead of anyone else. U.S. tour pre-sale will start 10am local time on Wednesday, June 11 and end 10pm on Thursday, June 12. General on-sale follows 10am local time on Friday, June 13. See below for the full list of European and North American shows.
alt-J are Joe Newman [guitar/vocals], Gus Unger-Hamilton [keyboards] and Thom Green [drums]. They released their debut album An Awesome Wave to critical acclaim in September 2012 (May 2012 in the UK). The New York Times called the band's sound "a handsome alloy of dry acoustic timbre and reverberant effect, suggesting a very British convergence of texture-minded electronic music and psychedelic folk." The album won the Mercury Music Prize in November 2012 and was nominated for 3 Brit Awards in February 2013. By the end of 2012 An Awesome Wave was Bob Boilen of NPR's Album of the Year, iTunes Alternative Breakthrough Album of the Year and was on the top 10 lists of numerous critics, including NPR's Robin Hilton, The Wall Street Journal, and Billboard. It has now sold over one million copies world-wide and has been streamed more than 200 million times on Spotify.
SEE BELOW FOR COMPLETE EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
This Is All Yours
see www.altjband.com for ticket information
alt-J European tour - September 2014
September 18 - Glasgow - Academy
September 19 - Manchester - Apollo
September 22 - Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
September 23 - Brighton - Centre
September 24 - London - Alexandra Palace
September 27 - Dublin - The O2 Arena
September 29 - Paris - Casino de Paris
alt-J North American tour - October & November 2014
October 14 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theater
October 15 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater
October 16 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
October 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater
October 21 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
October 24 - San Diego, CA - Soma
October 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
October 28 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
October 31 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
November 02 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
November 04 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
November 05 - Dallas, TX - Southside Ballroom
November 06 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
November 07-09 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 10 - Detroit, MI - The Filllmore
November 11 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
November 12 - Montreal, QB - Metropolis
November 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater
November 16 - New York, NY - Beacon Theater
November 18 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theater
November 19 - Washington, DC - Echostage