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After headlining Latitude Festival at the weekend, British band alt-J have announced a new UK tour for October in support of new album REDUXER.
The new album, which is a set of eleven reinterpretations of tracks from their award-winning third album RELAXER, features artists such as hip hop superstar Pusha T, Grammy-nominated US hip hop high flyer GoldLink, platinum-certified Parisian rapper Lomepal, Berlin powerhouse Kontra K, Dublin-born breakthrough, rapper Rejjie Snow, Australian auteur Tuka, Puerto Rican rapper PJ Sin Suela and London’s acclaimed Little Simz.
“It’s no secret that we love and are influenced by hip-hop, and it’s always been a dream of ours to work with hip-hop artists in reimagining our music,” the band explained. “With REDUXER that dream has come true. We couldn’t be happier with the results. This album is truly global, featuring rappers and producers from all over the world. After a very long time in the making, we are stoked to share it with you all.”
The band have now announced a new autumn tour of the UK, taking in six shows, including a very special performance at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London.
Take a listen to Deadcrush (feat. Danny Brown) (Alchemist x Trooko version) below:
alt-J – made up of Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green – are one of the most successful British bands of the last decade. Their 2012 Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award-winning debut An Awesome Wave was followed by their number one, Grammy and BRIT Award-nominated album This Is All Yours. Their third studio album, RELAXER, was released last year and flew straight to the top 10 of the UK album chart.
Between them, alt-J’s albums have sold in excess of two million copies and their songs have been streamed more than one billion times.
Here are those UK autumn dates in full:
21 October 2018 – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
23 October 2018 – Leeds Town Hall
24 October 2018 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
25 October 2018 – The Sage, Gateshead
28 October 2018 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
29 October 2018 – Royal Albert Hall, London
30 October 2018 – Royal Albert Hall, London
Tickets for the new alt-J tour are on sale now through Ticketmaster.co.uk