Alt-J will be giving out condoms at their shows this year

The band are teaming up with LIFEbeat to talk about safe sex

Alt-J will be giving out condoms at their upcoming shows in America and Canada.

The band are teaming up with LIFEbeat, a leading national nonprofit focused on educating America’s youth (13-29) about HIV and STI prevention.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Alt-J wrote: USA + Canada. “We’re teaming up with @Lifebeat to talk about safe sex, risks + support services while on the road this spring. Look for them at our upcoming shows to say hi, grab some condoms and learn how to stay safe.” You can see the tweet below.


You can see the full tour dates for the alt-J/LIFEbeat collaboration below:

Tue, April 10 • Salt Lake City, UT • The Great Saltair
Thu + Fri, April 12 + 13 • Phoenix, AZ • The Van Buren
Mon, April 16 • Santa Barbara, CA • Santa Barbara Bowl
Wed, April 18 • San Francisco, CA • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Fri, April 20 • Las Vegas, NV • The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
Mon, April 23 • Sacramento, CA • Pavilion at the ARC, UC Davis
Wed, June 6 • St. Louis, MO • Peabody Opera House
Thu, June 7 • Chicago, IL • Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Mon, June 11 • Charlotte, NC • Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tue, June 12 • Pittsburgh, PA • Stage AE
Fri, June 15 • Queens, NY • Forest Hills Stadium
Wed, June 20 • Toronto, ON • RBC Echo Beach

The organisation has collaborated with artists and bands before, having toured with A$AP Ferg earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Alt-J have told fans to expect a ‘passionate’ set from them as they return to headline Latitude Festival for a second time.

The band previously headlined the festival in 2015. This year they’ll be joined by The Killers and Solange alongside performances from the likes of Mogwai, Wolf Alice, The Vaccines and many more.


“Well, we have an award-winning light show and we’ve become more competent at playing our songs than the last time we played,” frontman Joe Newman told NME. “We really love Latitude, and it’s a festival very close to our hearts so I think there be a certain amount of passion.”

Asked if this was a stepping stone to the band going on to headline the likes of Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds in the future, Gus Unger-Hamilton replied: “It would be lovely. We don’t like to count our chickens before they’re hatched.

“We focus on the gig themselves and Latitude to us is a milestone, not a stepping stone.”