alt-j New Zealand Headline Show announced

The mainstays of British alternative pop Alt j return to Aotearoa for the first time since 2017 for one night only at the Spark Arena in Tāmaki. On the way in September as part of The dream tourthe iconic trio of Joe Newman, Thom Sonny Green and Gus Unger-Hamilton will be celebrating their fourth studio album The dream, which is due out in full tomorrow. Despite alt-j’s penchant for electronic soundscapes and crunchy loops, the band know how to transfer their digital dance tracks to the stage, undoubtedly filling Spark Arena with infectious synth floor fillers in the spring. Tickets go on sale tomorrow noon – set your reminder now and read the band’s brief statement below…

“We are bringing The Dream Down Under. It’s been too long since we’ve visited beautiful Australia and New Zealand. See you there in September 2022. Let’s go.


alt-j ‘The dream visit’

Saturday September 17 – Auckland, Spark Arena

Tickets on sale at 12pm NZT on February 18

Enjoy the Wellness Trail ‘Golden Hard Drive’ and its ironic apocalyptic music video…


Press release:

Frontier Touring are delighted to welcome back to Australia and New Zealand British alternative rock band alt-J, who will headline six massive shows in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth for The Dream Tour 2022.

The band will perform at: Spark Arena, Auckland, Saturday September 17; Riverstage, Brisbane, Tuesday 20 September; Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Thursday 22 September; Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Saturday 24 September; Adelaide Entertainment Center Theatre, Adelaide, Tuesday September 27; and HBF Stadium, Perth, Thursday 29 September.

The Frontier member presale kicks off at 12:00 a.m. AEDT and 2:00 p.m. NZDT on Tuesday, February 15 before the general public on-sale at 12:00 p.m. local time on Friday, February 18. Tickets via: frontiertouring.com/altj

“We are bringing The Dream Down Under. It’s been too long since we’ve visited beautiful Australia and New Zealand. See you there in September 2022. Let’s go.

The tour announcement comes ahead of the release of their new album The Dream (out tomorrow via Liberator Music/Infectious Music) featuring their latest single “The Actor” and the tracks “Hard Drive Gold”, “U&ME” and “Get Better “. ‘. Pre-order the album HERE. The Dream will be alt-J’s fourth studio album, following the smash hits Relaxer (2017), This Is All Yours (2014) and An Awesome Wave (2012).

“In the new album The Dream they have created a masterpiece” – Rolling Stone UK

Relaxer debuted on the ARIA charts at #4 with the singles “Deadcrush” and “3WW”, which feature guest vocals from Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell. Their second album This Is All Yours reached No. 2 on the ARIA Charts and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, featuring the singles “Hunger of the Pine”, “Left Hand Free” and “Every Other Freckle”. “all certified. Gold in Australia. An Awesome Wave – alt-J’s debut album – peaked at No. 9 on the ARIA charts and is certified Platinum in Australia.

Formed in Leeds, England, the band consists of Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Thom Sonny Green (drums) and Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals). Together, the trio produce an intoxicating sound that won them the 2012 British Mercury Prize.

“When it comes to live performances, there’s a fine line between sounding like a studio band forced to perform on stage and an outfit capable of delivering total live magic. British indie band alt-J have come together to blur that line, creating a live performance of incredible value and heart-pounding pace. – Renowned for sound

“Three years on from their last live public performance and there’s no indication that the passage of time has hindered their ability to create magic.” – gigwise

‘An Alt-J live show is both a treat to watch and to hear. Every element is designed to incredibly high standards. -SYN

alt-J are one of Britain’s most successful millennial bands. Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green have released three studio albums which between them have sold over two million copies and their songs have been listened to over two and a half billion times.

The Dream Tour will be an electrifying live show that aims to bring friends together and leave audiences feeling that nothing in life could be better than it is right now.

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