Benedum Center | Pittsburgh
Mathematically speaking, Alt-J means 'to change'. And they've been doing just that in the realm of music. Alt-J continually blazes new and experimental trails that only a selected few or maybe no one has dared to tread before. From the confines of their college dorms and garage studios, they crafted a potent mixture of electro pop, dance, and indie rock sensibilities, which they unleashed through albums that earned a new generation of fans among indie aficionados. Now they're taking their innovative sound on the road and on to the live stage. Check out Alt-J as they hit the stage of the Benedum Center on Thursday 2nd April 2015. Fans from all over will definitely storm the gates. The easy way to get in is to get hold of those precious tickets, now, before it's too late!
From the confines of their college dorms in 2007, bassist Gwil Sainsbury, vocalist and guitarist Joe Newman, percussionist Thom Green and keyboardist Gus Unger-Hailton formed a band of what they're now known today, Alt-J. After graduating from college, they released their debut album "An Awesome Wave", released in May 2012 in Europe and September 2012 in the United States. Much to their surprise, this album also brought home the award 2012 British Mercury Prize. In 2014, their sophomore album "This Is All Yours", was released on the 22nd of September and went straight to number 1 in the UK charts.
Touring and festivals contributed much to the band's success. They quickly built a cult following, following them around festival stages all across Great Britain and Ireland. And soon enough, their fan base swelled into massive proportions, reaching beyond the transatlantic ocean. The inevitable next stop were the shores of North America. They spent almost all of 2013 touring around the American continent, which included milestone performances at legendary festivals such as Chicago's Lollapalooza, California's Coachella Music and Arts Festival, San Diego's Wrex the Hall, and Washington state's Sasquatch! festival. And in-between, they managed to gain critical acclaim and bagged several prestigious awards such as numerous Brit Awards, Album of the Year from BBC Radio 6, and another Album of the year win from the Ivor Novello Awards.
Alt-J truly lives up to it's name, or rather its Mathematical symbolism. Their sound is continuously evolving, their concerts are consistently jam-packed due to their growing fan-base. There are no signs of them slowing down. Well, that's your cue. Tickets to their Benedum Center show on Thursday 2nd April 2015 are definitely moving fast. So get on the move and buy your tickets now!