|Fri 08 May, 2015||Riverstage - Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane - All Ages|
|Sat 09 May, 2015||Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney - All Ages|
|Sun 10 May, 2015||Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - All Ages|
|Wed 13 May, 2015||Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide - All Ages|
|Fri 15 May, 2015||HBF Stadium, Perth - All Ages|
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Joining alt-J as very special guest will be Icelandic melodic-folk marvel Ásgeir.
At merely 22 years of age, Ásgeir has become one of Iceland’s biggest break-out stars. His debut release Dyrd í dauðathogn has broken multiple sales records in his homeland – it has become the country’s fastest and highest selling album by a native artist; with one in ten of the Icelandic population owning the album and it has outsold even the combined debuts of countrymates Björk and Sigur Rós.
With the help of indie rock maestro John Grant, Ásgeir translated the album into English and In The Silence (out now through Inertia) was born, garnering equal acclaim. Spawning the hit single ‘King And Cross’, the triple j Feature Album debuted at #18 in the ARIA Album Chart and quickly surged to #8 in its second week.
BRISBANE, SYDNEY & MELBOURNE ONLY
Joining alt-J and Ásgeir for the East Coast leg of their upcoming Australian tour this May will be emerging Sydney three-piece Mansionair, making an already powerhouse tour simply unmissable.
Lachlan Bostock, Alex Nicholls and Jack Froggatt as Mansionair have quickly ascended the ranks of the Australian music landscape with their debut single ‘Hold Me Down’ which has rapidly amassed over 10 million online streams.
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09 Apr 2015
ALT-J announces Mansionair as special guests alongside Ásgeir for East Coast showsApr 09, 2015
Frontier Touring is ecstatic to confirm that joining alt-J and Ásgeir for the East Coast leg of their upcoming Australian tour this May will be emerging Sydney three-piece Mansionair, making an already powerhouse tour simply unmissable.
Lachlan Bostock, Alex Nicholls and Jack Froggatt as Mansionair have quickly ascended the ranks of the Australian music landscape with their debut single ‘Hold Me Down’ which has rapidly amassed over 10 million online streams. The trio also released their similarly titled debut EP through CHVRCHES very own label Goodbye Records, a masterful exploration of sound that draws comparisons to Flume and James Blake while gathering high praise from NME, the Guardian and Stereogum among others.
‘Hold Me Down’ is truly infectious with its soaring vocals, creating an echoed, mellowed-out ride that manages to warm your earlobes… a pretty exciting start for the guys of Mansionair’ — Earmilk
“I love [it]!… It’s a beautiful record” — BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe
Mansionair also collected acclaim on their recent sold-out Australian headline tour and Laneway Festival performacnes plus making their debut North American appearances at SXSW in Austin and headline shows in Los Angeles and New York. This January, the band performed a chill-inducing version of Future Islands’ ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ for triple j’s Like A Version that exemplifies the clean and powerful live sound that Mansionair is fast becoming synonymous with.
Joining Mansionair as special guest is 22-year Icelandic wunderkind Ásgeir, whose debut English-language album In The Silence (out now through Inertia) made him one of 2014’s biggest break-out stars. With the effortlessly rhythmic hit single ‘King And Cross’, In The Silence was named Feature Album for triple j and climbed to #8 in the ARIA album chart. Ásgeir received much high praise for his headline shows at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre and Sydney Opera House and was a festival highlight at Splendour in the Grass and Falls and Southbound Festivals.
‘Rapturous applause and a standing ovation from every single crowd member followed. With a humble bow, he exited with a minimum of fuss. The hour-long set had flown by; such was Ásgeir’s ability to completely engross an Opera House audience.’ — Music Feeds
Having notched up a Mercury Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave, alt-J’s equally impressive sophomore effort This Is All Yours (out now through Liberator Music) scored nominations for ‘Best British Group’ and ‘British Album of the Year’ at the 2015 Brits and ‘Alternative Music Album’ at the 2015 Grammys. The band were also named Spotify ‘Breakout Artist of 2014’ and won a 2015 YouTube Music Award for the darkly engrossing video for ‘Pusher’.
Selling-out every one of their Australian performances to date, alt-J are set continue that trend with their biggest shows yet next month. With no less than three entries in this year’s triple j Hottest 100 countdown and coveted appearances at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Falls and Southbound Festivals and Field Day, audiences and critics alike have proven that they just can’t enough of the UK trio.
‘Alt-J closed the show with the clear crowd favourite ‘Breezeblocks’, bringing on a sing along of “please don’t go - I love you so”, which I think the audience really meant! Those not already on their feet gave a well-deserved standing ovation to what was a faultless performance.’ — Take 40
With the collective talent of Ásgeir and Mansionair (East Coast only), alt-J’s all-ages tour next month looks to be one of the most talked about events of the year. Tickets are selling quickly, don’t miss out!
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6.00pm | Doors Open
7.00pm | Mansionair
7.40pm | Ásgeir
8.40pm | alt-J
6.20pm | External Doors Open
7.05pm | Internal Doors Open
7.50pm | Mansionair
8.30pm | Ásgeir
9.30pm | alt-J
6.30pm | External Doors Open
7.15pm | Internal Doors Open
7.50pm | Mansionair
8.30pm | Ásgeir
9.30pm | alt-J
ADELAIDE & PERTH
7.00pm | Doors Open
8.00pm | Ásgeir
9.10pm | alt-J
* Please note times are a guide only and subject to change without notice
Returning to Australia this May to play massive headline shows!
with special guests Ásgeir & Mansionair (East Coast only)
Australia just can’t get enough of alt-J, so we’re bringing them back!
Frontier Touring will be bringing the loved UK lads back to play some of their biggest Australian headline shows to date, starting with Brisbane’s Riverstage on Friday 8 May and wrapping it up in Perth at HBF Stadium on Friday 15 May.
This welcome news follows the band’s short trip Down Under earlier this month– including Melbourne & Sydney shows that sold out in seconds - in support of their hugely successful sophomore album This Is All Yours (out now through Liberator Music) – the follow up to 2012’s Mercury Prize winning album An Awesome Wave.
‘alt-J never lose their way, though, and their comeback is one of the best British albums of the year’ – Evening Standard
‘”Please don’t go, I’ll eat you whole, I love you so, I love you so” it’s clear that audience feel exactly the same way. alt-J put on a solid performance, with a killer light show, used to maximum effect with lights synchronised to the beat of each song.’ – The AU Review
‘With an equal balance of material from An Awesome Wave and This Is All Yours…It became evident that alt-J’s sophomore record could be delivered as flawlessly as it was in studio. The band’s knack for creating soothing, goosebump-inflicting harmonies and their aptness for dynamics highlights why they’re one of the fastest-growing bands at the moment – and why they sell out just about every single show.’ – Tone Deaf
There was always going to be huge pressure to create an equally successful follow up to their critically acclaimed debut, but the UK indie outfit – Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) decided to do what they do best: make music for each other, and leave all thoughts of the outside world and its expectations behind when they walked into the studio.
They did not disappoint. This Is All Yours debuted at #1 in the UK, #2 in Australia, #4 in the USA and within the top 10 for most parts of Europe.
With their first single from the latest album ‘Hunger Of The Pine’ (watch here) closing in on 4.3 million views in 3 months, the band have not lost momentum proving that they are a band of longevity who have spent the time between albums, gelling as a band and honing their craft.
With no headline shows scheduled for their January trip (playing Falls Festival / Southbound & Field Day), make sure you catch the band play the biggest Australian headline shows of their career next May. This tour is sure to sell FAST!
Friday 8 May Brisbane | Riverstage (All Ages)
Saturday 9 May Sydney | Qantas Credit Union Arena (All Ages)
Sunday 10 May Melbourne | Rod Laver Arena (All Ages)
Wednesday 13 May Adelaide | Entertainment Centre - Theatre (All Ages)
Friday 15 May Perth | HBF Stadium (All Ages)