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alt-J releases "This Is All Yours" (10/16/2014)
Hey, alt-J … this is all yours. The success, that is.
The English band's sophomore album, "This Is All Yours," bowed on September 22, 2014 on Infectious Records and immediately went to number one on the UK Official Albums Chart. The release marked the culmination of a six-month recording process which took place at Iguana Studios (the same location their first album was laid down).
The new project was preceded by the release of the first single, "Hunger of the Pine," which debuted on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 back on June 18. It was streamed later that day, and released as a single on the iTunes Store the day after that. The tune "Left Hand Free" was released to US radio on July 15 as the album's second single.
"This Is All Yours" received positive reviews from fans and critics, and its release was the catalyst for a North American tour that officially kicked off October 14th in Vancouver, Canada (and was preceded by a pair of dates in Melbourne, Australia). The tour appears it will wrap most North American dates by December 6th before continuing overseas in the New Year. The first concert scheduled on the 2015 calendar is at The O2 London on January 24, and continues with stops in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
The band is slated to return stateside once again with a headlining show at New York's famed Madison Square Garden on March 30. Phantogram is currently scheduled to be the supporting act on that show.
Alt-J ride "An Awesome Wave" to success (Created 9/19/2013)
The quirky quartet known as Alt-J has been turning heads in the UK for a while, and now that wave of popularity has extended across the pond and around the world.
Alt-J, also known as nothing more than the uppercase Latin symbol delta, came together in Leeds, England in 2007. All four members attended University together, and ultimately began recording in their hall's rooms with the software application GarageBand. The process ultimately influenced their sound in a big way, as they were unable to use bass guitars or drums during that process.
The guys (Joe, Gwil, Thom and Gus) ultimately recorded their debut album in Birxton, then spent two years rehearsing before signing a deal with Infectious Records. "An Awesome Wave" eventually bowed on May 25, 2012 and had traces of everything from folk and pop to hip hop and electronic heavy synth riffs. The album also contained a wild number of film and literary references from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Luc Besson's "Leon: The Professional" and Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are."
Alt-J initially played as an opener for other bands, then later traversed the festival circuit in England. They finally landed a small headlining tour in the UK, which started on October 27, 2012 and played in Birmingham, Brighton, London, Oxford and Bristol. A full US tour followed in the spring of 2013. They are also expected to be a main stage act at the Rocking The Daises music festival in South Africa in October.
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It’s hard to believe that Leeds-based alternative rock group Alt-J made their New York City debut at the teeny-tiny Mercury Lounge (capacity: 250 people) just about two years ago. But those two years have been something for this band (a Mercury Prize and many a festival appearance helped) because they’re now set to headline Madison…Read more
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date city state venue 03/30/2015 New York NY Madison Square Garden 03/28/2015 Sao Paulo Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace (formerly Interlagos) 02/21/2015 Oslo 03 Oslo Spektrum 02/20/2015 Stockholm Munchenbryggeriet 02/19/2015 Copenhagen 147 Tap 1 02/17/2015 Munich ?? Zenith - Munich 02/16/2015 Vienna 9 Gasometer 02/15/2015 Milan CA Alcatraz 02/14/2015 Milan LM Mediolanum Forum 02/13/2015 Winterthur ZH Eishalle Deutweg 02/11/2015 Berlin BE Columbia Halle 02/09/2015 Hamburg HH Alsterdorfer Sporthalle 02/08/2015 Koln NW Koln Palladium 02/07/2015 Offenbach ?? Stadthalle Offenbach 02/05/2015 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 02/04/2015 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 02/03/2015 Brussels Bru Vorst Nationaal NV 01/24/2015 London The O2
Alt-J Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/16/2014 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 12/14/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 12/13/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 12/13/2014 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 12/12/2014 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 12/10/2014 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 12/08/2014 New Orleans LA The Civic Theatre 12/06/2014 Saint Petersburg FL Vinoy Park 12/03/2014 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 12/02/2014 Milwaukee WI Eagles Ballroom 12/02/2014 Milwaukee WI Eagles Ballroom 12/01/2014 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 11/30/2014 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 11/19/2014 Washington DC Echostage 11/18/2014 Boston MA Orpheum Theatre 11/16/2014 New York NY Beacon Theatre 11/14/2014 Upper Darby PA Tower Theatre 11/12/2014 Montreal QC Metropolis 11/11/2014 Toronto ON Kool Haus 11/10/2014 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 11/07/2014 Austin TX Auditorium Shores 11/06/2014 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 11/04/2014 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 11/02/2014 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 11/01/2014 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 10/31/2014 Saint Paul MN Myth 10/29/2014 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 10/28/2014 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium 10/27/2014 Salt Lake City UT The Complex 10/25/2014 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/24/2014 San Diego CA Soma 10/24/2014 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/21/2014 Pomona CA Fox Theater Pomona 10/19/2014 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/18/2014 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/18/2014 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/17/2014 Portland OR Roseland Theater 10/16/2014 Portland OR Roseland Theater 10/15/2014 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 10/14/2014 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 10/07/2014 Newtown ?? Enmore Theatre 10/06/2014 Melbourne Vic Forum Melbourne 09/29/2014 Paris Ile Casino de Paris 09/27/2014 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 09/24/2014 London Lnd Alexandra Palace 09/23/2014 Brighton Bnh Brighton Centre 09/22/2014 Wolverhampton West Midlands Wolverhampton Civic Hall 09/20/2014 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 09/19/2014 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 09/18/2014 Glasgow Glg O2 Academy Glasgow 03/22/2014 Atlanta GA Atlanta Civic Center
Alt-J Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/12/2013 Milwaukee WI Eagles Ballroom 12/11/2013 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 12/10/2013 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 12/08/2013 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 12/07/2013 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 12/05/2013 Reno NV Grand Sierra Theatre 12/04/2013 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 12/03/2013 Seattle WA Key Arena 12/02/2013 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 10/02/2013 Paris Ile Olympia Hall 09/29/2013 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 09/28/2013 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 09/27/2013 Kansas City MO Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park 09/26/2013 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 09/25/2013 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 09/23/2013 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 09/21/2013 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 09/20/2013 Charlotte NC The Fillmore Charlotte 09/19/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 09/18/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 09/17/2013 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 09/15/2013 New York NY Rumsey Playfield - Summerstage - Central Park 09/14/2013 New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom 09/13/2013 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 09/11/2013 Toronto ON Echo Beach 09/10/2013 Royal Oak MI Royal Oak Music Theatre 09/09/2013 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 09/08/2013 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 09/07/2013 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 09/05/2013 Denver CO Fillmore Auditorium 09/03/2013 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 09/01/2013 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 08/31/2013 Seattle WA Seattle Center 08/31/2013 Seattle WA Seattle Center 08/30/2013 Oakland CA Fox Theater 08/29/2013 Oakland CA Fox Theater 08/28/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 08/27/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 08/23/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/07/2013 Mexico City ?? El Plaza Condesa 08/04/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/04/2013 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 08/03/2013 Philadelphia PA The Piazza at Schmidts 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 07/18/2013 Beccles Sfk Henham Park 07/12/2013 Kinross ?? Balado Airfield 07/11/2013 Bilbao Basque Country Kobetamendi Park 06/26/2013 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/21/2013 Scheessel Lower Saxony Eichenring 06/21/2013 Hilvarenbeek North Brabant Beekse Bergen 06/14/2013 Landgraaf Lim Megaland 06/13/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/12/2013 Indianapolis IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre 06/11/2013 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 06/08/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 06/07/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 05/24/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/24/2013 Londonderry Dry Ebrington Square 05/17/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 05/16/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 05/15/2013 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 05/14/2013 Cambridge Cambridgeshire Cambridge Corn Exchange 05/13/2013 Nottingham Ntt Rock City 05/11/2013 Liverpool Lan O2 Academy Liverpool 05/10/2013 Leeds Yorkshire O2 Academy Leeds 05/09/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Academy 05/08/2013 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W O2 Academy Newcastle 05/06/2013 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow 05/05/2013 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 05/03/2013 Dublin D Olympia Theatre 04/23/2013 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 04/22/2013 Salt Lake City UT The Complex 04/21/2013 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2013 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 04/14/2013 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/10/2013 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 04/09/2013 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 04/08/2013 Portland OR Roseland Theater 04/07/2013 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 04/06/2013 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 04/03/2013 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 04/02/2013 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 04/01/2013 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 03/30/2013 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 03/29/2013 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre 03/28/2013 Chicago IL Metro 03/27/2013 Toronto ON Sound Academy 03/25/2013 Montreal QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre 03/24/2013 New York NY Terminal 5 03/22/2013 New York NY Webster Hall 03/21/2013 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 03/19/2013 Louisville KY Headliners Music Hall 03/16/2013 Dallas TX Granada Theater 03/11/2013 Austin TX The Parish 03/10/2013 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 03/08/2013 New Orleans LA Mardi Gras World 03/08/2013 Birmingham AL Bottle Tree 03/06/2013 Atlanta GA Masquerade 03/05/2013 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 03/04/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 03/03/2013 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 03/02/2013 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 02/26/2013 Utrecht UT Muziekcentrum Vredenburg 02/24/2013 Paris Ile Le Trianon 02/22/2013 Cologne NW E-werk Koln 02/15/2013 Brussels Tour & Taxis 01/19/2013 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 01/18/2013 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Alt-J Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/17/2012 Seattle WA The Crocodile 12/16/2012 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 12/15/2012 Portland OR Star Theater 12/13/2012 San Diego CA The Casbah 12/12/2012 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 12/11/2012 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill 12/09/2012 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 11/30/2012 Milan MI Tunnel 11/29/2012 Rome RM Circolo Degli Artisti 11/27/2012 Zurich ZH Plaza 11/26/2012 Lyon Le Marche Gare 11/24/2012 Hamburg HH Grosse Freiheit 36 11/23/2012 Berlin Berlin Astra 11/21/2012 Offenbach HE Capitol - Offenbach 11/20/2012 Munchen BY Tonhalle Munchen 11/19/2012 Cologne NW E-werk Koln 11/17/2012 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 11/16/2012 Tourcoing B4 Le Grand Mix 11/15/2012 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 11/14/2012 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 11/09/2012 Evreux A7 L'Abordage 11/06/2012 Brussels Bru Ancienne Belgique 11/05/2012 London London Electric Ballroom 11/04/2012 Brighton Sxe Concorde 2 11/03/2012 Bristol Bst Bristol Trinity Centre 11/02/2012 Oxford Oxf O2 Academy Oxford 10/31/2012 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 10/30/2012 Norwich Nfk Norwich Waterfront 10/29/2012 Glasgow Dby Oran Mor 10/28/2012 Leeds Yorkshire The Cockpit 10/27/2012 Manchester Lancashire Royal Northern College of Music 10/27/2012 Manchester Lancashire Royal Northern College of Music 10/20/2012 Melbourne Vic Ding Dong Lounge 10/14/2012 Austin TX ACL Live At The Moody Theater 10/13/2012 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 10/09/2012 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 10/08/2012 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 10/04/2012 Las Vegas NV The Boulevard Theater 10/03/2012 San Diego CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 10/01/2012 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 09/30/2012 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room 09/29/2012 Los Angeles CA Bootleg Theater 09/22/2012 Minneapolis MN Triple Rock Social Club 09/21/2012 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 09/20/2012 Ann Arbor MI Blind Pig 09/19/2012 Toronto ON Wrongbar 09/18/2012 Montreal QC Petit Campus 09/17/2012 Allston MA Great Scott 09/15/2012 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 09/14/2012 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's 09/12/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 08/07/2012 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery 08/06/2012 New York NY Mercury Lounge 08/05/2012 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 08/02/2012 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop 08/01/2012 Los Angeles CA Echo