UPDATE: WIN TICKETS!

alt-J at Outside Lands 2017 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Kamasi Washington at Terminal 5 in 2017 (more by Stephanie Augello)

alt-J have been announcing 2018 dates in continued support of their very solid third album, 2017's Relaxer, including such festivals as Indio, CA's Coachella, Manchester, TN's Bonnaroo, Dover, DE's Firefly, and Upstate NY's Mountain Jam.

Right before Mountain Jam, alt-J will make their way to Queens for a big show at Forest Hills Stadium on June 15. It's an awesome double bill, with crossover jazz great Kamasi Washington, who released his Harmony of Difference EP last year (and also plays Coachella). This is the only show that the two artists have together (for now at least), and it's a unique show that will be in surround sound. Here's more details:

The Forest Hills Stadium performance will mark the largest venue alt-J 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.

Tickets go on sale Friday (2/2) at 10 AM. All dates for both artists are listed below.

Forest Hills Stadium has been revealing a good amount of killer bills lately, including Belle & Sebastian/Perfume Genius/Frankie Cosmos and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats/The Head and the Heart/Hiss Golden Messenger.

alt-J -- 2018 Tour Dates
JAN 29 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway
FEB 01 Palalottomatica Rome, Italy
FEB 03 Wiener Stadthalle Halle D Vienna, Austria
FEB 04 Forum Karlin Prague, Czech Republic
FEB 05 Torwar Warsaw, Poland
FEB 06 The Hall Compessa Vilniskiai, Lithuania
FEB 09 VH1 Supersonic Festival Pune, India
FEB 20 The Garage London, United Kingdom
APR 14 Coachella Indio, CA
APR 18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
APR 21 Coachella Indio, CA
APR 23 Pavilion at the ARC Davis, CA
MAY 04 WAM Estrella Festival Murcia, Spain
JUN 07 Bonnaroo Festival Manchester, TN
JUN 14 Firefly Festival Dover, DE
JUN 15-17 Mountain Jam Festival Hunter, NY
JUN 15 Forest Hills Stadium Forest Hills, NY w/ Kamasi Washington
JUL 11 Gurtenfestival Bern, Switzerland
JUL 12 BBK18 Bilbao, Spain
JUL 14 Dour Festival Dour, Belgium
JUL 27 Les Nuits Secrets Festival Aulnoye-Aymeries, France
AUG 17 Fete Du Bruit Festival Landerneau, France

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Kamasi Washington -- 2018 Tour Dates
MAR 09 Forum Melbourne Melbourne, Australia
MAR 10 Golden Plains Festival Melbourne, Australia
MAR 11 Womadelaide Festival Adelaide Sa, Australia
MAR 13 Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia
MAR 14 The Triffid Newstead, Australia
MAR 16 Powerstation Auckland, New Zealand
MAR 17 Womad Festival New Plymouth, New Zealand
APR 15 Coachella Music and Arts Festival Indio, CA
APR 22 Coachella Music and Arts Festival Indio, CA
MAY 02 Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
MAY 04 Albert Hall Manchester, United Kingdom
MAY 05 Queen Margaret Union Glasgow, United Kingdom
MAY 06 Cheltenham Jazz Festival Cheltenham, United Kingdom
MAY 08 Nuits Sonores @ Auditorium de Lyon Lyon, France
MAY 09 Bataclan Paris, France
MAY 11 Jazz Sous les Pommiers @ Salle Marcel Hélie Coutances, France
MAY 12 Festival Jazz a Comminges @ Parc des Expositions St.-Gaudens, France
MAY 13 Riviera Madrid, Spain
MAY 14 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
MAY 16 Santeria Social Club Milano, Italy
MAY 17 Kaufleuten Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
MAY 18 Theatrefabrik Munchen, Germany
MAY 19 Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna, Austria
MAY 20 INNtone JazzFestival Diersbach, Austria
MAY 22 Studio Kraków, Poland
MAY 23 Archa Theatre Prague, Czech Republic
MAY 24 Stodola Warsaw, Poland
MAY 25 Astra Berlin, Germany
MAY 28 Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands
MAY 29 Paard The Hague, Netherlands
MAY 30 SALLE DE LA MADELEINE Bruxelles, Belgium
JUN 01 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
JUN 02 ELBJAZZ FESTIVAL Hamburg, Germany
JUN 15 Forest Hills Stadium Forest Hills, NY w/ alt-J