alt-J announces a unique concert at Forest Hills Stadium on June 15. It will mark the largest venue the band has ever headlined in North America, and is the only immersive sound show in the continent. In another first for the band, the show will feature a surround speaker system enveloping the entire audience. The speakers will be used throughout the show to position sound effects mixed into a variety of the band’s material, thus creating an immersive sound experience. The band has recently won the prestigious ‘Knights Of Illumination’ award for lighting production in an arena, which will also be featured at this show. For this special event, the entire venue will be general admission, including floor and bowl, so that fans can enjoy the show from every angle.
Additionally, the band is happy to announce that Kamasi Washington will be appearing as special guest on the bill.
alt-J is Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green. Their first album An Awesome Wave won the prestigious Mercury Prize in the UK and sold Gold in the US and Canada. Their second album, This Is All Yours received a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative album was certified Gold by the RIAA in the US. The band’s third album Relaxer was released in June, 2016.