The xx’s Melbourne and Sydney shows sold out, new shows added
Words by Scenewave Australia - Published on January 15, 2013
After announcing yesterday they would return to Australia in April 2013, The xx have sold out their initial shows in Sydney and Melbourne within 15 minutes after going on sale to the general public. Due to the unprecedented demand, additional dates in both cities have been added, with tickets on sale now.
Young UK 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 Down Under this April.
First hitting Australian shores as part of the Laneway Festival back in 2010, the precociously talented trio – Jamie Smith, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim – pre-empted the release ofCoexist in July of this year 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.
The band’s second album, 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. Coexistimpressively 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, which among a slew of similar awards and accolades garnered them the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2010, and has achieved Gold sales here in Australia.
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.
The xx – April 2013 tour
Supported by triple j, Channel [v], FasterLouder, frankie magazine, Spotify and X-Press
Tickets on sale now from http://handsometours.com/
Tuesday 2nd – Metro City, Perth – SELLING FAST
Thursday 4th – Festival Hall, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Friday 5th – Festival Hall, Melbourne – NEW SHOW ADDED
Saturday 6th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – NEW SHOW ADDED
Sunday 7th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 9th – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane