Tickets to alt-J’s concert at Auckland Town Hall on Tuesday 12th December sold out in rapid time today. Frontier Touring can now confirm that a second Auckland show has been added to meet demand. The new concert will be held at the Auckland Town Hall on Wednesday 13th December. Tickets for this new show are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Tickets for alt J’s Wellington concert at TSB Bank Arena on Thursday 14th December are also on sale now from Ticketek.
Quietly, resolutely, impressively, singularly, alt-J have become one of the biggest British bands of whatever it is we’re calling the 21st century’s second decade. Art-electro, math-folk, hymnal-rock, call it what you will, the music made by alt-J is the muscular sound of cutting edge innovation pumped by a melodically bleeding heart. Ten years after forming at Leeds University, alt-J are a post-guitar group for the new-pop generation. And as audiences all over the world know, when they get going, they rock hard.
‘..but ultimately the album is a return to form that pushes new boundaries while still maintaining the sounds that captivated audiences on their debut.’ – The New Zealand Herald
‘..RELAXER’S ambition is matched by its execution, it is an absolute joy of a record’– Under The Radar
The release of RELAXER follows alt-J’s Grammy and Brit Award-nominated This Is All Yours, which debuted at #5 in New Zealand and #1 in the UK. Their debut An Awesome Wave won the 2012 Mercury Prize and an Ivor Novello Award. Between them, the two albums have sold in excess of two million copies worldwide and their songs have been streamed well over 1 billion times.
Three years of worldwide touring have forged alt-J’s reputation as a fierce live act. alt-J have headlined festivals across the globe, and on their last international tour, alt-J sold out the London’s famous O2 Arena and New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden.
alt-J will play their first ever headline tour of New Zealand this December following shows throughout Europe and the United States.
alt-J – with special guests
Presented by Frontier Touring and Radio Hauraki
Tickets on sale Tuesday 6 June, 12noon local time
For more tour info, click here
Tue 12 Dec | Auckland Town Hall | Auckland, NZ (All Ages)
Wed 13 Dec | Auckland Town Hall | Auckland, NZ (All Ages)
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999
Thu 14 Dec | TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, NZ (All Ages)
ticketek.co.nz | Ph: 0800 842 538