The xx Score Global Chart Success With New Album – Headline Tour Starts February 8

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On January 13, 2017, London trio The xx released their highly-anticipated third album I See You via Young Turks. The album’s widespread critical acclaim has been matched this week by global chart success, with I See You debuting at number 1 in seven countries including The U.K., Germany, Portugal, The Netherlands, Ireland, Australia and Belgium. I See You was also the best selling album in the U.S. and Canada last week and currently sits at number 2 in the Billboard consumption chart.
Overall, I See You is The xx’s biggest worldwide chart success to date. It follows in the footsteps of the band’s previous two albums—2009’s xx and 2012’s Coexistwhich have now sold over 3 million copies between them.
“The xx have never been so unguarded, either emotionally or in their musical ambitions.
The result is as haunting as ever.”—Rolling Stone
I See You is a leap forward on every front”—Q Magazine
“A triumphant return… The most colourful and pop-focused music the band has ever made – without sacrificing the precision and poignancy that makes them distinct”—Metro
“A cohesive mix of devastating vulnerability and quiet strength built on the British trio’s blend of floating synths and delicate guitars.”—ELLE
“‘I See You’ is not simply an album then, but a moment of realisation. The moment where The xx stop glancing shyly at their reflection and confront themselves in the mirror. What they discover is infectious”—NME
“I See You…sounds like an attempt to incorporate everyone’s talents into a new version of their sound, one true to their roots but richer and more varied.”—Pitchfork
“On its ambitious new album, the xx has created a vital, magnetic blend of
electronica, balladry and pop.”—Wall Street Journal
“One of the most compelling acts around”—Uncut
“That flourishing of ambition is heartening to witness here in the form of some of the band’s most impressive, persuasive songs yet”—Loud & Quiet
Meanwhile, The xx will soon embark on an extensive European and North American tour. The tour, which starts on February 8 in Stockholm, which will feature some of their biggest headline shows to date, including a record breaking seven night sold out run at London’s legendary O2 Academy Brixton (where they will play to 35,000 people). The xx have today also announced supports for the European dates of their tour. They will be joined by Kelela (Stockholm, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Paris, Strasborg, Basel) and Floating Points (solo) (Milan, Lyon, Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Brussels).
For full ticket details, please head to thexx.info/tour
The xx Live 2017
February 8                  Hovet – Stockholm, Sweden
February 10                Forum – Copenhagen, Denmark
February 12                Sporthalle – Hamburg, Germany
February 13                Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands – SOLD OUT
February 14                Zénith – Paris, France – SOLD OUT
February 15                Zénith – Paris, France – SOLD OUT
February 17                Zénith – Strasbourg, France
February 18                St. Jakobshalle – Basel, Switzerland
February 20                Mediolanum Forum – Milan, Italy – SOLD OUT
February 21                Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
February 23                Marx Halle – Vienna, Austria
February 24                Zenith – Munich, Germany – SOLD OUT
February 25                Arena – Berlin, Germany – SOLD OUT
February 26                Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany – SOLD OUT
February 28                Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Düsseldorf, Germany
March 1                      Forest National – Brussels, Belgium – SOLD OUT
March 2                      Forest National – Brussels, Belgium – SOLD OUT
March 4                      Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham, UK
March 5                      O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
March 6                      O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
March 8                      O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 9                      O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 10                    O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 11                    O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 13                    O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 14                    O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 15                    O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 17                    Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
March 23-25               Festival Estereo Picnic – Bogota, Columbia
March 25                    Lollapalooza – Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 31                    Lollapalooza – Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 1                          Lollapalooza – Santiago, Chile
April 14                        Coachella – Indio, CA – SOLD OUT
April 15                        Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
April 16                        Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
April 19                        Mesa Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
April 21                        Coachella – Indio, CA – SOLD OUT
April 23                        Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR
April 24                        WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
April 25                        Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – Vancouver, BC
April 28                        The Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN – SOLD OUT
April 29                        The Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
May 1                         Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
May 2                         The Masonic Temple Detroit – Detroit, MI
May 3                         Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
May 5                         Express Live! – Columbus, OH
May 6                         Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
May 8                         South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX – SOLD OUT
May 9                         Revention Music Center – Houston, TX – SOLD OUT
May 10                       ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX – SOLD OUT
May 11                       ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX – SOLD OUT
May 12-14                  Shaky Knees – Atlanta, GA
May 14                       The Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
May 16                       Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
May 17                       Skyline Stage at the Mann – Philadelphia, PA
May 19                       Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY
May 22                       Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
May 23                       Echo Beach – Toronto, ON – SOLD OUT
May 24                       Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montreal, QC
May 26                       Thompson’s Point – Portland, ME
May 26-28                  Boston Calling – Boston, MA
June 8-11                    Bonnaroo ­– Manchester, TN
July 6                           NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal
August 10                    Oya Festival – Oslo, Norway
August 11-13               Flow Festival – Helsinki, Finland
August 18-20               Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
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