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News: The xx announce Australian tour; new shows added!

The xxUK indie trio The xx have quickly become one of the most in demand acts on the planet, and they’re bringing their incredibly atmospheric and captivating live show back to Australia this April. New shows have been added to both Sydney and Melbourne, as the first dates sold out in fifteen minutes.

First hitting Australian shores as part of the Laneway Festival back in 2010, the talented trio – Jamie Smith, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim – pre-empted the release of their latest album Coexist in July 2012 by playing two triumphant Australian shows which sold out in minutes. Not to be outdone, Smith – who under his alter-ego Jamie xx is rapidly building a global reputation as a formidable producer and remixer – also sold out two solo shows in the same cities in next to no time.

Coexist was one of the most eagerly-awaited releases of 2012 and the wait proved to be more than worth it when the record finally dropped in September. The album impressively debuted at number two on the ARIA charts, with similar chart-topping results around the globe. It was roundly lauded by both critics and fans alike as being a more than worthy successor to their acclaimed 2009 self-titled debut.

But now, with their new album under their arms and their stocks at an all-time high, The xx are returning to Australia to bring their minimalist, melancholic and emotive music to the masses once more! Don’t expect demand to be any less intense this April when The xx return to unveil the gorgeous arrangements and aural delights of Coexist in the live setting, alongside the early favourites which made them so revered to so many so damn quickly.

[via Remote Control]

The xx – April 2013 tour
Supported by triple j, Channel [v], FasterLouder, frankie magazine, Spotify and X-Press

Perth – Tues 2nd April @ Metro City
Melbourne – Thurs 4th April @ Festival Hall Sold Out
Melbourne  – Fri 5th April @ Festival Hall New Show
Sydney – Sat 6th April @ Hordern Pavilion New Show
Sydney – Sun 7th April @ Hordern Pavilion Sold Out
Brisbane – Tues 9th April @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Click here for ticket info

The xx’s ‘Coexist’ is out now on XL Recordsings via Remote Control

Posted in News on January 16th, 2013 - By Leo / Tags: , , , ,