Alt-J to Rekindle the Romance in 2013
Dear Alt-J (∆),
It was a whirlwind romance.
You quietly seduced us with your initial run of intimate and very much sold out club shows in October last year, shortly before winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize for your incredible debut album An Awesome Wave. You delighted us at the Laneway Festival just gone, and romanced us with a surprise sideshow at Sydney’s Metro – announced mid-set at Laneway no less, you charmer. We really thought things were getting serious when we voted ‘Breezeblocks’ into the number 3 spot in the Hottest 100, and we officially fell head over heels when An Awesome Wave reached it’s highest chart position globally at #9 on the ARIA albums chart. But then, almost as quickly as it began, you left Australia in February without so much as a kiss goodbye, and our whirlwind summer of romance was over. We were despondent, inconsolable, and may have cried our way through a whole thing of icecream. We thought you were the one, Alt-J (∆)!
With the help of a few months of therapy and some confidence-boosting one night stands, we managed to pull ourselves together. Just when we’d accepted that you’d walked out of our lives forever (or at least until you released a new highly acclaimed, commercially successful and arty-yet-widely-appealing album), you waltz right on back here, announcing today that you’ll return in 2013 for your biggest headline tour of Australia. How dare you, Alt-J (∆)! Weren’t you the ones who tried to break us with desire? Did you think we’d crumble, that we’d just lay down and die?
Alt-J (∆), as much as we’d like to pretend we don’t need you any more, that we’ve moved on and don’t spend our Saturday nights stalking your Facebook page and wondering who this bitch Stacy is who keeps liking all your pictures, deep down we know we’ll come crawling back. We’ll be there front and center for your run of three shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, occurring suspiciously close to Splendour in the Grass.
Oh Alt-J (∆). We wish we could quit you.
Alt-J (∆) Australian Headline Tour 2013
Sat 27 July – Perth | Challenge Stadium Ticketmaster.com.au
Tue 30 July – Melbourne | Festival Hall Ticketmaster.com.au
Wed 31 July – Sydney | Hordern Pavilion Ticketek.com.au
Tickets on sale Wednesday 13 March, Frontier members presale from Wednesday 6 March