Indie sensation AJR to play Wells Fargo Arena Sept. 14

AJR, one of the biggest indie bands in the world today, are returning to Iowa as part of the “OK Orchestra Tour” at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Tickets are priced from $35 – $65 and go on sale to the public Friday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena Ticket Office or

Three Met brothers — Adam (bass, vocals), Jack (vocals, guitar), and Ryan (ukulele, piano, vocals) — comprise the multiplatinum indie pop who will be promoting their latest album, “OK Oklahoma.” The band writes, produces, and mixes their material in the living room of their apartment in New York City. Their musical style has been described as “eclectic,” combining elements of pop and electronic music.

Their most successful songs include “I’m Ready”, “Burn the House Down”, “Way Less Sad”, “Weak”, and “Bang!” which won the award for Top Rock Song at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.

Since 2012, the band has generated billions of streams and earned one triple-platinum single, one double-platinum single, four platinum singles and one platinum album. 2019’s “Neotheater” marked their biggest first-week debut, bowing at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Top Alternative Albums Chart, and #1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart. Cemented as part of the modern zeitgeist, Spotify touted “Sober Up” (feat. Rivers Cuomo) among the Best Rock Songs of the 2010s, while Apple Music included “Weak” on its Best Alt Songs of the 2010s.

AJR was scheduled to perform at Lauridsen Amphitheater in Water Works Park in Des Moines on May 31, 2020, but the show was cancelled due to COVID-19.