Posted in music | tour dates on August 19, 2009

DOWNLOAD: The xx - Basic Space (Micachu Remix) (MP3)

The xx @ South Street Seaport on 8/14 (more by Chris La Putt)
The xx

"The XX played 972 shows in NYC this weekend but the one we saw at Mercury Lounge after they played [Mark] Ronson's Authentic Shit on [East Village Radio] was mangled by bad sound until Ronson himself handed singer/guitarist Romy Croft a new guitar and the band played one more song. Their mics worked the whole time though, along with the drum machine for the most part, so aside from some light picking, not much was missed. In fact, their eerie spareness was enhanced, and for the first time in recent memory, the people in the back stopped talking to hear what was going on." [FADER]
After their epic run of NYC dates, culminating in their South Street Seaport gig on August 14th (which ones did you see?), the xx are planning another round of NYC appearances. The band opens for Friendly Fires (again) at their sort-of-previously-announced December 5th show at Webster Hall (and at other shows on that Friendly Fires tour). Tickets for the NYC Show are on AmEx presale now, general sale on Friday, August 21st at noon.

The xx also have their own headlining gig at the Mercury Lounge on November 12th. Same deal with tickets for that.

Friendly Fires and The xx played Music Hall of Williamsburg (where the girl danced) one night after Friendly Fires played Le Poisson Rouge with The Phenomenal Handclap Band (who play PS1 this Saturday, 8/22). Micachu, who remixed the xx song available for download above under the name M.A.T.H.E.S., was scheduled to play Le Poisson Rouge on October 3rd, but that has been canceled.

All FF & xx tour dates are below...

The xx - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 29 Leeds Festival Leeds
Aug 30 Reading Festival Reading
Sep 17 O2 Academy *** Bristol
Sep 18 O2 Academy *** Bournemouth
Sep 20 O2 Academy *** Birmingham
Sep 21 O2 Academy *** Leeds
Sep 22 ABC *** Glasgow
Sep 24 O2 Academy *** Newcastle
Sep 25 O2 Academy *** Manchester
Sep 27 Shepherds Bush Empire *** London
Sep 28 Shepherds Bush Empire *** London
Sep 29 Shepherds Bush Empire *** London
Oct 01 Cooler Bristol
Oct 02 Jericho Tavern Oxford
Oct 03 Cluny Newcastle
Oct 04 Deaf Institute Manchester
Oct 05 Captain's Rest Glasgow
Oct 06 Korova Liverpool
Oct 07 Bodega Nottingham
Oct 13 Lido Berlin
Oct 14 Gruner Jager Hamburg
Oct 15 Luxor Cologne
Oct 16 59-1 Munich
Nov 12 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Nov 19 - The Mohawk Austin TX *
Nov 20 - Casbah San Diego CA *
Nov 23 - The Independent San Francisco CA *
Nov 24 - Sacramento State University Union Ballroom Sacramento CA *
Nov 25 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR *
Nov 26 - Venue Vancouver BC *
Nov 27 - Neumos Seattle WA *
Nov 30 - Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN *
Dec 01 - Bottom Lounge Chicago IL *
Dec 02 - Phoenix Theatre Toronto ON *
Dec 03 - Les Saints Montreal QC *
Dec 05 - Webster Hall New York NY *
* w/ Friendly Fires
*** w/ Florence and The Machine

Friendly Fires - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 19 La Tristienda Buenos Aires
Aug 21 Velvet Mexico City
Aug 23 Glasshouse Concert Hall Pomona
Aug 24 El Rey Los Angeles
Aug 28 Reading Festival Reading
Aug 29 Creamfields Liverpool
Aug 30 Leeds Festival Leeds
Sep 01 Instore @ Arndale HMV Manchester
Sep 02 Instore @ HMV Oxford Circus London
Sep 03 Instore @ HMV St Albans St Albans
Sep 03 St Albans Arena St Albans
Sep 11 Bestival Isle of Wight
Oct 21 Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg
Oct 22 Philipshalle Dusseldorf
Oct 23 Pier 2 Bremen
Oct 24 Arena Berlin
Oct 26 Liederhalie-Beethovensaal Stuttgart
Oct 27 Zenith Munich
Oct 28 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt
Oct 29 Gebaeude9 Cologne
Oct 31 Trebendo Paris
Nov 13 Warehouse Project Manchester
Nov 19 - The Mohawk Austin TX *
Nov 20 - Casbah San Diego CA *
Nov 23 - The Independent San Francisco CA *
Nov 24 - Sacramento State University Union Ballroom Sacramento CA *
Nov 25 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR *
Nov 26 - Venue Vancouver BC *
Nov 27 - Neumos Seattle WA *
Nov 30 - Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN *
Dec 01 - Bottom Lounge Chicago IL *
Dec 02 - Phoenix Theatre Toronto ON *
Dec 03 - Les Saints Montreal QC *
Dec 04 - Paradise Boston MA
Dec 05 - Webster Hall New York NY *
* w/ The xx

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Comments (9)

Finally, they're getting a headlining show. The XX have earned it. Years of touring. Self-releasing music. All I can say is, "It's about time!"

Posted by Elmira Gulch | August 19, 2009 9:59 PM

^ you maaaaddddd

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 4:08 AM

WTF- what about boston this fucking blows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 6:40 AM

Is this band any good?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 9:22 AM

^best ever! You should go out and buy anything/everything you can get your hands on. You'll love them!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 9:56 AM

Band is boring, incredibly boring, so boring, painfully boring.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 12:20 PM

i heard this band is the best ever. but yet i also heard they are painfully boring. i don't really know what to think.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 12:40 PM

^Don't think! Just listen. And not to their music. Just listen to me. They're the best ever. You'll love them. In fact, start telling people right now that you're totally into The XX. They'll be very impressed that you have such good taste.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2009 12:56 PM

I'll stick with The Ex, thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 9:46 AM

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