The xx announce UK and European tour through fan mail
The xx surprised fans around the world by sending them invites to their unannounced European and UK tour in 2017
The xx have announced a massive UK and European tour by sending letters to their fans.
The electronic pop duo - comprised of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie xx - will head out in support of the eagerly-anticipated third studio album, 'I See You', which comes out on January 13, 2017.
The tour kicks off at Stockholm Hovet in Sweden on February 8 and winds up at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales on March 17.
And several fans have been sent letters announcing the shows and some even claim to have been sent free tickets in the post.
The note shared by several fans on social media site Instagram, reads: "We would like to invite you (and a friend) to our show at Mitsubishi Electric Hall in Dusseldorf on February 28th 2017.
Your name will be on the guest list at the venue where you can pick up your tickets on the night of the show
xx The xx (sic)"
On Hold' is the lead single from The xx's new album 'I See You', which is released on January 13, 2017.
Announcing the record, they said: "We know these are uncertain times and we hope the joy & love we found making the record will get out into the world, in however small a way."
Their third studio album is the follow-up to 2012's 'Coexist'.
The xx teased the record by sharing a playlist of music they'd been listening to in a bid to get inspired.
Tracks they'd chosen to share included Aretha Franklin's 'Day Dreaming', Solange's 'Weary', Drake's 'With You', Frank Ocean's 'Ivy' and Radiohead's 'Ful Stop'.
Meanwhile, they also announced their first tour in two years, which takes place in November and December in Eastern Europe and Japan.
The xx's UK and European tour dates for 2017 are as follows:
08 - Sweden, Stockholm Hovet
10 - Denmark, Copenhagen Forum
12 - Germany, Hamburg Sporthalle
13 - Holland, Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall
14 - France. ParisZénith
17 - France, Strasbourg Zénith
18 - Switzerland, Basel St Jakobshalle
20 - Italy, Milan Mediolanum Forum
21 - France, Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
23 - Austria, Vienna Marx Hall
24 - Germany, Munich Zenith
25 - Germany, Berlin Arena
26 - Germany, Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
28 - Germany, Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
01 - Belgium, Brussels Forest National
04 - UK, Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
05 - UK, Manchester, 02 Apollo
06 - UK, Manchester, 02 Apollo
08 - UK, London, 02 Academy Brixton
09 - UK, London, 02 Academy Brixton
10 - UK, London ,02 Academy Brixton
17 - UK, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena