"To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the album that changed our lives, we are thrilled to announce these extra gigs in Australia where we will play An Awesome Wave in full."
Alt-j have announced a new tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album An Awesome Wave.
Starting at Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre on Friday 23 September and then heading on to play Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Sunday 25 September, the band have added two additional shows in between dates on their The Dream Tour, giving Australian fans an extra two nights of alt-j mania.
The band plan on playing the album in full, from start to finish, including bonus tracks. It is tipped to be a show full of fun nostalgia, commemorating the anniversary and reflecting on a career-defining body of work. Reviews of the UK anniversary shows are detailing that the tour will remind listeners exactly why An Awesome Wave was the album that put alt-j on the map in the first place, and bring back a bucket-load of formative memories for original alt-j lovers.
Released in 2012 with songs like 'Breezeblocks', 'Tessellate' and 'Fitzpleasure', An Awesome Wave was a hit from the start and soared up charts across the world, earning them the UK Mercury prize and a 2012 ARIA platinum certification. Dubbed as a genre-defying album, the complexity and ingenuity of their music won over the heart and ears of Australians and from there, they became a fan favourite, consistently touring and finding an eager audience wherever they went.
Commenting on the new tour dates, alt-j said "To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the album that changed our lives, we are thrilled to announce these extra gigs in Australia where we will play An Awesome Wave in full. We know how much this record means to our Aussie fans and can’t wait to turn back the clock to 2012 with them in our favourite country."
Frontier Members presale kicks off at 12 noon AEST Thursday 28 July before the General Public on sale 12noon AEST Monday 1 August. Tickets via frontiertouring.com/anawesomewave
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If you're unable to score tickets to these once-in-a-lifetime shows, details of The Dream Tour are also featured below.
alt-J AN AWESOME WAVE 10TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM SHOWS SEPTEMBER 2022
Friday 23 September - Northcote Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 25 September - Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW
alt-J THE DREAM TOUR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND SEPTEMBER 2022
Presented by Frontier Touring, triple j (AU), NZME and Coup De Main (NZ)
ALL SHOWS ARE LICENSED ALL AGES
ON SALE NOW
Saturday 17 September - Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ
Tuesday 20 September - Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 22 September- Margaret Court Arena | Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 24 September- Hordern Pavilion | Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 27 September- Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre | Adelaide, SA
Thursday 29 September- HBF Stadium | Perth, WA