alt-J Plot North American Tour, Detail New Album 'The Dream'

Watch their Prosper Unger-Hamilton-directed video for new single "U&ME"

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BY Allie GregoryPublished Sep 22, 2021

alt-J have emerged from the ether to announce a headlining North American tour in support of an upcoming batch of new music — their first studio album in four years.

Kicking off the trek in early 2022, the group will hit three Canadian cities along the way — including a stop in Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum in March, as well as a night each in Montreal at Place Bell and Toronto at Coca-Cola Coliseum in April.

Portugal. The Man and Cherry Glazerr will offer support along the way. Tickets go on sale on October 1 at 10 a.m. local time at Alt-J's website.

The group have also shared a new single from their upcoming fourth studio album The Dream, which is due to arrive on February 11 via Canvasback/Infectious Music.

Today, we're getting a first glimpse at what's to come in the form of their previously teased lead track, "U&ME," which arrives with its own video directed by the alt-J keyboardist/vocalist Gus Unger-Hamilton's brother, Prosper. It's the first video in the band's catalogue to feature all three members.

As for the song, Gus Unger-Hamilton explained in a statement: "It's about being at a festival with your best friends, having a good time, togetherness, and the feeling in life that nothing could be any better than it is right now."

It's one of 12 tracks on their forthcoming effort and marks their first new material since 2017's Relaxer.

Watch the video for "U&ME" below, where you'll also find the group's upcoming tour dates.

alt-J 2022 Tour Dates:

03/01 Nashville, TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium
03/02 Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
03/04 Tampa, FL - Yuengling Center
03/05 Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
03/06 Orlando, FL - Orlando Amphitheater
03/09 Dallas, TX- The Factory in Deep Ellum
03/12 Austin, TX - Germania Insurance Amphitheater
03/13 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
03/15 St Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena
03/16 Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Detroit
03/19 Chicago, IL - Credit Union 1 Arena
03/20 Minneapolis, MN - The Armory
03/23 Denver, CO - 1STBANK Center
03/25 San Diego, CA - Pechanga Arena San Diego
03/26 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
03/27 Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
03/29 Seattle, WA - WAMU Theatre
03/30 Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
04/01 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04/03 Las Vegas, NV - The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
04/05 Salt Lake City, UT - UCCU Center
04/07 Kansas City, KS - Cable Dahmer Arena
04/08 Cincinnati, OH - PromoWest Pavillion at Ovation
04/09 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
04/11 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
04/13 Philadelphia, PA - TD Pavilion at the Mann
04/14 Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
04/15 Montreal, QC - Place Bell
04/17 Toronto, ON - Coca-Cola Coliseum

The Dream:

1. Bane
2. U&ME
3. Hard Drive Gold
4. Happier When You're Gone
5. The Actor
6. Get Better
7. Chicago
8. Philadelphia
9. Walk a Mile
10. Delta
11. Losing My Mind
12. Powders

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