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Mercury-winning indie trio Alt-J have announced a UK tour for 2022 including two nights at The Barrowlands on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May!
Formed in a Leeds uni dorm room in 2007, alt-J was the GarageBand passion project of Newman, Gwil Sainsbury, Thom Sonny Green and Gus Unger-Hamilton. Moving to Cambridge after graduation, the band released an early four-track demo containing what would later become some of their biggest hits – Breezeblocks, Hand-Made, Matilda and Tesselate. Recording new tracks between other sessions in studio downtime, alt-J eventually had enough material for their first album, and An Awesome Wave was released in May 2012.
Nominated for an Ivor Novello and winning the Mercury Prize, An Awesome Wave crashed over the British music scene when it landed. Mixing genres, alive with new ideas, and crackling with both irony and tenderness, the album signalled alt-J’s arrival with a blast of smart, catchy folktronica that filled clubs, airwaves and film soundtracks with seven separate singles over the next two years.
By 2014, Sainsbury had left the group and alt-J were releasing their second album, This Is All Yours, as a trio. Featuring the southern rock single Left Hand Free and Miley Cyrus sampling Hunger Of The Pine, the album helped bump the band to the headline slot of festivals around the world, topping the UK charts and earning them their first Grammy nomination.
Heading into their third album with a new sense of self-confidence (now teasing albums in binary code, releasing singles as playable online games and duetting with Wolf Alice), alt-J announced Relaxer ahead of a small seaside tour and a massive headline slot on Glastonbury’s Other Stage. Widening their reach to take in classic folk ballads, Velvet Underground nods and The House Of The Rising Sun, Relaxer carried alt-J’s wry geometric pop poetry to bigger, broader places.
In 2021, the single U&ME started the road to release for alt-J’s fourth album, The Dream, due out on 11 February 2022.
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Other Events at The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
21st May 2022
Denver rock outfit Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats take their glorious third album, The Future on the road, don't miss them live at The Barrowlands on Saturday 21st May!
23rd May 2022
Beach House are one of the most acclaimed American musical groups of the past 15 years, don't miss them live at The Barrowlands, Glasgow on 23rd May!
26th May 2022
In 2022, UB40 are embarking on one of their biggest UK tours, catch them at the Glasgow Barrowlands on 26th May!
27th May 2022
Get ready, The Flaming Lips are back and are bringing their American Head tour to The Barrowlands on Friday 27th May!
28th May 2022
Fatherson will support their newly announced album, Normal Fears, with a spring tour including a night at The Barrowlands on Saturday 28th May!
30th May 2022
Swedish prog-metal kingpins, Meshuggah, have announced a UK tour including a night at The Barrowlands on 30th May!
31st May 2022
Indie legends The Music have announced they'll play a very special show at Glasgow's Barrowland on Tuesday 31st May!
2nd June 2022
Kassidy return for one night only, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of 'Hope St', catch them live at The Barrowlands on Thursday 2nd June!
3rd June 2022
Back with a bang with new single 'Traps' and news of sixth studio album Alpha Games, Bloc Party have announced a show at The Barrowlands on 3rd June!
4th June 2022 - 5th June 2022
Run The Jewels have announced four UK tour dates for June 2022 including two nights at The Barrowlands on the 4th & 5th!
9th June 2022
Del Amitri are set to play a free show for Scottish NHS staff at The Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on Thursday 9th June!
10th June 2022 - 11th June 2022
Del Amitri have announced their first full UK headline tour since the summer of 2018 which includes two nights at The Barrowlands on the 10th and 11th June!
15th June 2022
Brooklyn's post punk innovators Parquet Courts are heading out on tour! Catch them live at The Barrowlands on Wednesday 15th June!
17th June 2022
After being voted 'best gig of the year' by The Barrowland crowds in 2019, Goodbye Mr Mackenzie are returning for another storming night on 17th June!
18th June 2022
Northern Soul, Mod and 60s R&B alldayer, Barraloadasoul, returns to The Barrowlands for another outing on Saturday 18th June 2022!
21st June 2022
Singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten is bringing her Darkness Fades Tour to The Barrowlands Glasgow on Tuesday 21st June!
24th June 2022
Vault44 will bring eleven hours of raw, no-holds-barred, industrial Techno to The Barrowlands on Friday 24th June!
15th July 2022
Self-taught Aussie music-making sensation Tones And I has announced a headline show at The Barrowlands on Friday 15th July!
20th July 2022
Portland rockers Modest Mouse are heading out on tour, don't miss them live at The Barrowlands on Wednesday 20th July!
25th July 2022
Internationally regarded as one of the world's finest live draws, Fat Freddy's Drop return to the Glasgow Barrowlands on Monday 25th July!
28th July 2022
Don't miss an evening with Peter Hook And The Light for Joy Division: A Celebration at The Barrowlands performing the albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer plus an opening set of New Order material!
12th August 2022
Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene will play four dates at the Barrowlands in December 2021!
6th September 2022
After a 9 year hiatus, Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott have re-grouped to record and tour, don't miss Bright Eyes at Glasgow Barrowlands on September 6th!
17th September 2022
After an amazing anniversary show at The Barrowlands, Trail West have announced a return gig on Saturday 17th September!
18th September 2022
Don't miss Godspeed You! Black Emperor performing live at the legendary Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on Sunday 18th September!
23rd September 2022
Not many ten-year-olds get to headline the Barrowlands but Highland folk-fusioneers Elephant Sessions will do just that on 23rd September!
6th October 2022
American pop-punk rock pioneers The Menzingers roll into Glasgow on the 6th of October to take over the Barrowland Ballroom!
13th October 2022
Maximo Park will 'play as many of their singles as they can cram in before last orders' when they bring their upcoming 'Singular' Tour to The Barrowlands Glasgow on 13th October!
15th October 2022
Exciting alt-indie artist, Beabadoobee, is about to head out on a worldwide tour! Catch her live at The Barrowlands Glasgow on Saturday 15th October!
18th October 2022
Don't miss Pavement, widely renowned as one of the most popular and influential bands to come out of the American underground in the last three decades, at The Barrowlands on 18th October 2022!
26th October 2022
The Pretty Reckless have announced they'll be touring their critically acclaimed album, 'Death By Rock & Roll' this autumn! Don't miss them live at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 26th October!
28th October 2022
Band of Horses will bring their anthemic blend of country rock and indie folk from the Pacific Northwest to The Barrowlands on 28th October!
Selected dates between 12th November 2022 - 9th December 2022
To celebrate 30 years of touring, The Saw Doctors have announced a handful of special headline shows including two nights at The Barrowlands on 12th November & 9th December!
20th November 2022
Insane Championship Wrestling brings its annual Fear and Loathing event to the world-famous Barrowland Ballroom on Sunday 20th November!
21st November 2022
British heavy metal legends Saxon are set to rock Glasgow Barrowlands on Monday 21st November!
24th November 2022
The Reytons are kicking the doors down and taking on some of the biggest music venues in the UK on their Uninvited Tour including The Barrowlands Glasgow on 24th November!
26th November 2022 - 27th November 2022
Happy Mondays have announced a massive headline tour including two nights at The Barrowlands on 26th & 27th November featuring special guests Cast!
27th November 2022
Pale Waves have announced a UK tour in support their new album 'Unwanted', don't miss the Manchester four-piece live at The Barrowlands on Sunday 27th November!
10th December 2022
After their phenomenal sold out show, GUN will return to their hometown once again with another end of year Barrowlands extravaganza!
17th December 2022
Glasgow's finest 4 piece, Glasvegas, have announced they will play The Barrowlands on Saturday 17th December!
21st January 2023
Swedish post-punk band Viagra Boys have announced they'll bring their Cave World Tour to The Barrowlands Glasgow on Saturday 21st January!
22nd January 2023
The enigmatic contemporary folk music outfit, Heilung are bringing their other-worldy vocals and dark ambient soundscapes to The Barrowlands on 22nd January!
24th February 2023
Hundred Reasons have announced a show at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 24th February 2023 with support from special guests Hell Is For Heroes!
14th March 2023
Beartooth will support their new album 'Below' with a UK and European tour in March 2023 which includes a night at The Barrowlands on the 14th!
15th March 2023 - 16th March 2023
Critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Father John Misty has announced two nights at The Barrowlands Glasgow on 15th and 16th March!
2nd April 2023
EELS have announced that they will bring their 'Lockdown Hurricane' tour to The Barrowlands on 2nd April!
18th May 2023
Midge Ure & Band Electronica are delighted to return to the road with the 'Voice & Visions' tour! Catch them live at The Barrowlands on 18th May!
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