A Wave Of New Alt-J Dates

Alt-J has picked up even more gigs throughout the states, giving the band more chances to show off why its debut album has earned so much praise. The English indie rock band’s biggest U.S. tour yet now includes new dates from April through September.

Released in May, An Awesome Wave was named the iTunes Alternative Breakthrough Album of 2012. The LP was included on the Top 10 lists on both sides of the Atlantic, from the BBC and The Guardian to The Wall Street Journal and NPR.

“Alt-J is a quirky band that, over the past few months, has found its way to the top of my listening pile and is now my favorite album of the year,” NPR’s Bob Boilen said. “I’m not alone.”

And MTV named Alt-J as one of its artists to watch in 2013. Now, here’s your chance to watch the band live.

Previously announced U.S. headline dates (the majority of which are sold out) are scheduled March 2 through April 10. U.S. festival appearances are scheduled at SXSW, Coachella, Sasquatch!, Governors Ball Music Festival and Bonnaroo.

Here are the new North American dates:

April 14 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades     
April 16 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern     
April 17 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory     
June 10 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre     
June 11 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues     
June 12 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe     
Aug. 29 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater     
Sept. 1 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Orpheum     
Sept. 3 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Sept. 5 – Denver, Colo., Fillmore Auditorium     
Sept. 7 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue     
Sept. 10 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre     
Sept. 11 – Toronto, Ontario, Echo Beach     
Sept. 13 – Boston, Mass., Bank Of America Pavilion     
Sept. 18 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
Sept. 23 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle     
Sept. 24 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues     
Sept. 27 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues     
Sept. 28 – Austin, Texas, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.     
Sept. 29 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues

A presale begins Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 1 at 10 a.m. local time.

For more information visit AltJBand.com.