‘Artists Den Presents alt-J’
to Premiere in Select U.S. Cinemas September 2
The 80-Minute Concert Was Filmed at the Hollywood American Legion for a Packed Crowd of alt-J Fans, Exclusively for the Artists Den
DENVER – August 3, 2015 – On September 2, 2015 the Artists Den and Fathom Events will premiere their first-ever joint cinema event starring U.K. rock group alt-J with “Artists Den Presents alt-J.” The event includes an exclusive performance during which the group played hits from its most recent albums for a packed crowd of 600 invited guests for a private performance inside the soaring, historic meeting hall of the Hollywood American Legion in Los Angeles. Watch a trailer here.
The event includes this rare and intimate concert performance with interview footage captured exclusively for the big screen. Theaters across the country will have a unique cinema experience for this one-time event, showcasing many of alt-J’s hits from its debut album, 2012’s An Awesome Wave, and songs from the band’s most recent album, This Is All Yours, which was released in 2014 and received a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Alternative Music Album.
Tickets for “Artists Den Presents alt-J” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Artists Den Presents alt-J” captures an intense, moody set by the band, filmed at Los Angeles’s Hollywood American Legion. The surging, boisterous set includes hit singles “Fitzpleasure,” “Breezeblocks,” and “Left Hand Free,” as well as exclusive concert footage and band interviews that will not been seen anywhere else. The Hollywood American Legion, with its grand vaulted ceilings, made for a historic and dramatic setting that lent itself well to alt-J’s edgy, dynamic rock songs.
“It’s quite a historic room, a really beautiful room with a huge ceiling,” singer and keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton said in an interview that was captured for the film. “I don’t think the size of the room normally affects the set list, but I think there’s a different kind of rapport with the crowd. You can feel it’s more personal.”
“You just know that crowds are really kind of hungry, and they’re just going to eat it up,” lead singer and guitarist Joe Newman echoed.
“We’re excited to be working with the iconic Artists Den to bring this exclusive concert event to U.S. audiences,” said Kymberli Frueh, Fathom Events VP of Programming. “Alt-J captivated an intimate crowd in Los Angeles and now they can offer this same compelling concert to the entire country and with additional bonus content.”
- Hunger of the Pine
- Left Hand Free
- Dissolve Me
- Bloodflood Part 2
- Interlude 1
- Every Other Freckle
- Warm Foothills
- The Gospel of John Hurt
- Lovely Day (Bill Withers Cover)
- Leaving Nara
British rock band alt-J, named for the delta symbol that appears when pressing “Alt” and “J” on a Mac keyboard, formed in 2008 after its members met at Leeds University and began playing music together. The band’s first album, An Awesome Wave, debuted in 2012, selling over a million copies worldwide and winning the prestigious Mercury Prize. Following months of touring and festival appearances around the world, the band released its follow-up album, This Is All Yours, in 2014. The album debuted at the top of the charts in the UK and earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album.
About the Artists Den
The Artists Den is a critically acclaimed television and digital music series now in its 10th season and best known for presenting secret concerts by extraordinary artists in non-traditional, often historic settings. Live from the Artists Den is a popular series on public television, broadcasting nationally in 270 US markets and internationally in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, and Latin America. The series has become hugely important as a tastemaker and trusted outlet for the very best of live music. .
Featured artists have included Adele, Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Zac Brown Band, Robert Plant, Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Tim McGraw, Ringo Starr, Kid Rock, Jason Mraz, The Killers and Alabama Shakes (full list here). Featured venues have included
Graceland, the first art museum in America, a Masonic temple, a former Archdiocese cathedral, a 1930s silent movie theater, the New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.