They are nowhere as big as this point as those acts were last year or in 2010
Alabama Shakes looks likely to be playing
01/15 – Auckland, NZ @ The Power Station
01/17 – Sydney, AU @ The Metro
01/18 – Sydney, AU @ Big Day Out
01/20 – Gold Coast, AU @ Big Day Out
01/24 – Melbourne, AU @ The Forum
01/25 – Adelaide, AU @ Big Day Out
01/26 – Melbourne, AU @ Big Day Out
01/28 – Perth, AU @ Big Day Out
01/30 – Tokyo, JP @ Liquid Room
03/01 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
03/02 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
03/03 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
03/05 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theater
03/06 – Davis, CA @ Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
03/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Saltair
03/09 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
03/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
03/12 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
03/15 – New Orleans, LA @ The Sugar Mill
03/16 – Jackson, MS @ Hal + Mal’s Street Dance
03/30 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
04/06 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
Unless the radio stations in Lansing, MI are really on top of things, Alt-J isn't blowing up on modern rock radio. By early 2011 Mumford & Sons were everywhere - in addition to the singles, they got a lot of attention from the Grammy awards and their first album hit #2 on Billboard after their performance on that televised craptacular. So sure, if Alt-J starts burning up the charts and lands themselves in a prime spot on a huge ratings fest like the Grammys, then you might have a point. M&S also made imminently catchy/pop-friendly music that quickly got them a huge following among the casual music fan/festival set. I don't see the same crowd of teens and collegiate bros cottoning on to a band that consists of some guy making odd yelps and chirps in lieu of lyrics half the time.
I swear a year ago at this time I got excited by a lot of the rumored names. This year I'm shrugging nearly everything off. I'll take a Killers confirmation at this point just so I have something to look forward to
Also - I don't listen to the radio much, thanks. I'm just saying Alt-J is being incredibly hyped up right now and they'll probably likewise have their egos undeservedly stroked by Goldenvoice when the poster comes out in January. That's all I'm saying, so get off my dick.
2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012b, 2013a, 2014a
Mumford and Sons were second to Black Keys on Alt Nation on Sirius XM as 2010 was ending. Alt-J just started getting played less than a week ago and people r so divided on them. Alt-J will be in the Mojave or Gobi. That's my guess
Woods - 8/20 - Holy Mountain
Jamie xx - 8/27 - The Mohawk
Little Dragon - 8/31 - Moody Theater
Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town
DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater
10/8 - Little Dragon @ Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
11/10 - The Black Keys @ US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ)
4/10/15 - 4/12/15 - Coachella
You may be right. Who knows, Alt-J may blow up in the next 6 weeks and wind up second row. But comparing them to Mumford & Sons in 2011, when the only similarity between the two is the number of albums they've put out by this point in their respective careers, is crazy.
And speaking of undeservedly hyped bands, hey, Alabama Shakes.
Look, buffoons. AltJ isn't going to be on the second line of any poster. Anywhere. Not with all the other "second line" rumoured acts. YYYs. Grizzly Bear. Sigur Ros. Passion Pit for fucks sake. Think about it.
Am I the only one who has never heard of Nick Cave and the Bad Seed?
All this guys are playing in Colombia 1 week before Weekend 1, I would like to see some of those names at the lineup...
New Order plz
The Killers and Steve Aoki. Blech.
Last year the only band that played at Coachella from Estereo Picnic was Caifanes
I would like to get New Order, Crystal Castles, Foals, Aoki (crappy but fun), Passion Pit and Major Lazer from that lineup