alt-J Release New Track “The Actor”

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Big Hassle Media*



Photo credit: George Muncey

Mercury Prize-winning band alt-J have released their new track “The Actor,” the final song to be released in advance of their album The Dream which came out Friday, February 11.  

Listen to “The Actor” 
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Pre-order/pre-save The Dream 

Describing the inspiration behind “The Actor,” the band says: “Hollywood, 1982. Another hopeful young movie star arrives in search of The Dream. What follows is a tale of desperation, drugs and death in LA’s most famous hotel. It’s ‘The Actor’.”  

alt-J has previously announced an arena tour of North America, which started, February 25 in Pittsburgh and ending April 17 in Toronto. 

For full routing, see below or go: .   

Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green have released three studio albums that have sold in excess of two million copies and their songs have been streamed over two and a half billion times. Their debut album An Awesome Wave won them the 2012 Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Award and was followed by GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated album This Is All Yours. The album RELAXER, released in 2017, debuted #5 on the Billboard album chart.  

The Dream is available on CD and vinyl as well as various limited color vinyl formats. There will also be a limited-edition hardback book CD that reproduces the notebook Joe Newman used to write The Dream featuring his original handwritten lyrics and drawings. The official artist store includes merchandise bundles with signed print and exclusive cassette and vinyl formats.   

alt-J 2022 North American Tour With Portugal. The Man
with special guest Sir Chloe 2/25-3/20
with special guest Cherry Glazerr 3/23-4/17 

March 19, 2022 – Chicago IL – Credit Union 1 Arena
March 20, 2022 – Minneapolis MN – The Armory
March 21, 2022 – Omaha, NE Baxter Arena (Portugal The Man On is not on this date)
March 23, 2022 – Denver CO – 1STBANK Center
March 25, 2022 – San Diego CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
March 26, 2022 – Santa Barbara CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
March 27, 2022 – Los Angeles CA – STAPLES Center
March 29, 2022 – Seattle WA – WAMU Theatre
March 30, 2022 – Vancouver BC – Pacific Coliseum
April 1, 2022 – San Francisco CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 2, 2022 – Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
April 3, 2022 – Las Vegas NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
April 5, 2022 – Salt Lake City UT – UCCU Center
April 7, 2022 – Kansas City MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
April 8, 2022 – Cincinnati OH – PromoWest Pavillion at Ovation
April 9, 2022 – Columbus OH – Schottenstein Center
April 11, 2022 – New York NY – Madison Square Garden
April 13, 2022 – Philadelphia PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann
April 14, 2022 – Boston MA – Agganis Arena
April 15, 2022 – Montreal QC – Place Bell
April 17, 2022 – Toronto ON – Coca-Cola Coliseum 

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