alt-J announce Australian 10th anniversary shows of ‘An Awesome Wave’

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alt-J announce Australian 10th anniversary shows of ‘An Awesome Wave’

alt-J Australian shows
alt-J Australian shows

alt-J have announced two special live performances of their 2012 ARIA platinum selling and UK Mercury-prize winning debut album 'An Awesome Wave' in Melbourne and Sydney.

Celebrating the album’s 10th anniversary, the band will be playing the game-changing debut in full from start to finish, plus bonus tracks at Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre on Friday 23 September and Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Sunday 25 September.

Speaking of their decision to perform the album live in Australia the band say: “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.”

alt-J Australian One Awesome Wave shows

  • Friday 23 September: Northcote Theatre | Melbourne, VIC
  • Sunday 25 September: Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here. 

alt-J are one of the more successful British indie bands of the last decade, releasing four studio albums that, between them, have sold in excess of two million copies and their songs have been streamed over two and a half billion times. Their 2012 Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning debut An Awesome Wave, was followed two years later by their number one, This Is All Yours.

For that reason, seeing their debut performed in full is set to be a truly momentous show, a celebration of the album that introduced the world to Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Sonny Green’s beautifully imaginative, and genre-defying, music. The two shows are to take place during the band’s Australia and New Zealand run across Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth in support of their fourth and most recent album, The Dream.

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

Frontier Members presale kicks off at 12noon AEST Thursday 28 July before the general public on sale 12noon AEST Monday 1 August. Tickets via