Alt-J have announced details of an arena tour scheduled for later this year.
The trio, who released their second album ‘This Is All Yours’ in September 2014, will play dates in Manchester, Bournemouth, Exeter, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and Nottingham during November and December.
The Horrors have been confirmed as supporting special guests for the gigs. Tickets go on sale at 9am next Thursday (September 3).
Alt-J will play both Reading And Leeds Festivals this weekend (28-30 August). The festival’s Melvin Benn recently labelled the band as a potential future headliner for the festivals.
See all the dates of the arena tour in full below.
Manchester, Central (November 29)
Bournemouth, International Centre (December 1)
Exeter, Westpoint (2)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff (3)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (6)
Glasgow, SSE Hydro (7)
Nottingham, Capital Fm Arena (8)
Alt-J’s ‘This Is All Yours’, the band’s second record, and the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning debut ‘An Awesome Wave’, recently went gold in the UK. The LP spawned the singles ‘Hunger Of The Pine’, ‘Left Hand Free’ and ‘Every Other Freckle’.
Meanwhile, Alt-J recently responded to recent criticism from Noel Gallagher, stating that being insulted by the singer is “a rite of passage” and a sign that “they’ve made it”.
In an interview, Gallagher admitted that he is a fan of the Alt-J song ‘Left Hand Free’ but that he dislikes the band. “Alt-J can fuck right off as far as I’m concerned. It’s a great tune, and I paid 79 pence for it, but I am in no way a fan of Alt-J.” he said. Focusing in on what annoys him about the band the most, he added: “One of them’s got a moustache, and that’s unacceptable.”