The xx 2017 tour dates announced
- Henry Northmore
- 16 November 2016
This article is from 2016.
Live shows from Jamie xx's trio in support of third album I See You
The xx have announced a 2017 tour of the UK. Including dates in Nottingham, Manchester, London and Cardiff in March preceded by European dates in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt and Brussels in February to promote forthcoming third album I See You.
The London trio won the Mercury Music Prize for their eponymous debut album in 2010. Mixing influences as diverse as The Cure, Joy Division, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Mariah Carey for an atmospheric mix of indie rock, soul and electronica. The stripped down minimalism of follow up Coexist (2012) was similarly critically acclaimed. Jamie xx's solo album, 2015's In Colour, showcased a deep love of house and club sounds alongside his remix work for Florence + The Machine, Adele, Radiohead and Four Tet.
Their long awaited third album, I See You, will be released in January 2017. Once again produced by Jamie xx himself, recent single 'On Hold' (which samples Hall & Oates 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)') hints at a crisper, up-tempo pop sound embracing club culture.
'The record sounds triumphant and celebratory,' says Jamie xx. 'It's strange to like the record as much as I like it. It's about seeing reflections of yourself in other people. It's basically us understanding each other better. Being pals again. We went through lots of ways of saying that and I See You seemed the best.'
The xx tour dates:
Sun 4 Mar – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Sun 5 & Mon 6 Mar – O2 Apollo, Manchester
Wed 8–Sat 11 Mar; Mon 13–Wed 15 Mar – O2 Academy Brixton, London
Fri 17 Mar – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Tickets for The xx on sale 10am Fri 25 Nov.