Alt-J (∆) Announce Second Australian Tour For 2013

Alt-J have announced they will be returning to Australia, fresh off their appearance at T In The Park 2013, for a handful of headlining dates this July. As well making stops in Sydney and Melbourne, the band will skip Brisbane and Adelaide this time round and head west for a single date in Perth, which makes Alt-J a strong possibility to play Splendour In The Grass 2013.

The band only recently visited Australia as part of St. Jeromes Laneway Festival, taking the opportunity to play an intimate gig at Sydney’s Metro Theatre. Obviously fans and band alike couldn’t get enough of each other, with Alt-J’s July trip set to be their biggest national tour to date, including their first ever WA performance.

When speaking with Music Feeds backstage at Laneway, Alt-J said they weren’t worried about any supposed curse that has affected past winners of the British Barclaycard Mercury Prize.

“I suppose some people look at some artists that have won it and go, ‘Oh, where are they now?’ But you wouldn’t say that Arctic Monkeys or The xx [or] PJ Harvey have been cursed,” explained Alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton.

Perth general public tickets go on sale from 12pm, local time, Wednesday 13th March. Sydney and Melbourne go on sale from 9am, local time, Wednesday 13th March

UPDATE: Organisers have now announced supports for the tours, tagging City Calm Down and Snakadaktal performing at Sydney and Melbourne. Interestingly enough, Snakadaktal are confirmed for Splendour In The Grass, lending credit to the ALT-J – SITG 2013 rumours.

Alt-J – Australian Tour Dates

Saturday, 27th July

Challenge Stadium, Perth (All Ages) | Ph: 136 100

Tuesday, 30th July

Festival Hall, Melbourne (All Ages) | Ph: 136 100

Wednesday, 31st July

Horden Pavilion, Sydney (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Watch: Alt-J at St. Jeromes Laneway Festival 2013 Interviews

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