The Frontier Touring Company are delighted to confirm that acclaimed British outfit alt-J (∆) will be returning to Australia this July, continuing their love affair with our beautiful country.
This tour will see the band playing their biggest Australian shows to date and heading west to play their very first headline performance in Perth.
It is clear that alt-J (∆)’s love for Australia is mutual – their Mercury prize winning debut An Awesome Wave (out now through Liberator Music) has been certified gold by ARIA and achieved its highest chart placement globally in Australia, peaking at #9 on the album chart earlier this year.
Adding to the critical acclaim and commercial success, tracks from An Awesome Wave made three appearances in Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown of 2012, including an impressive 3rd place finish with ‘Breezeblocks,’ a song described by NME as ‘a delicate, macabre triumph’.
The band featured as part of Laneway Festival this year, performing to packed out crowds across Australia and gaining a whole new legion of fans along the way. Their set left critics raving and the swelling crowds hypnotised, singing and swaying in unison.
Whilst in the country, alt-J (∆) announced a surprise headline show at Sydney’s Metro Theatre. In a similar fashion to their debut Australian performances in October last year, the show sold out in minutes. Those lucky enough to attend were treated to an intimate and polished set from the quartet.
With alt-J (∆)’s dedicated and loyal Australian following, and a tradition of selling out their shows in minutes, best be quick to snap up your tickets to see these incredibly talented music makers at work.
Saturday 27th July – Challenge Staidum, Perth
Tuesday 30th July – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Wednesday 31st July – Horden Pavillion, Sydney