Alt-J to Take Arena Stage at MSG
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 Square Garden on March 30 (capacity: 18,200 people), with Phantogram opening. But you don’t have to wait until March to see Alt-J—they’re just about to start a tour, kicking things off in Vancouver, BC at Orpheum Theatre and visiting cities like Portland, OR; Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; Toronto, ON; Dallas, TX; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY (at the Beacon Theatre); and Boston, MA, among many others. Mikky Ekko will open most of these dates. For ticketing information for all of these shows, visit Alt-J’s website.
Formed in 2007, Alt-J is comprised of vocalist Joe Newman, keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton, and drummer Thom Green. Their debut album, An Awesome Wave, was released in 2012, and the band won that year’s Mercury Prize for their efforts. Their sophomore album, This is All Yours, was released in 2014 and went straight to No. 1 on the United Kingdom music charts.
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