photos by Paul Birman
"In a recent interview, the xx talked about expanding their sound. So much has happened to them in the short space of time since they recorded this debut that their next record can't fail to be infused with this experience. All the more reason to cherish this album, then. For this was more than just the sound of 2009, it was a distinctive musical statement of the like we may never get to hear again." [The Guardian]The xx finished a tour with Friendly Fires at Webster Hall in NYC on December 5th. We already did a post about that show, but then the very talented Paul Birman mentioned he had a set of pictures that could use a home. Those are the pictures in this post.
Five days after the NYC show, The xx made their network television debut on the Carson Daly show. Video from appearance is below.
And I'm not sure what brings them back, but The xx must be hanging around a bit because they have another NYC appearance scheduled for January 2nd.. It's not a live show though, they are just DJing at Le Poisson Rouge at a late night party with VHS or Beta Dee Jays and Finger On The Pulse. Tickets are $5+fee if you buy them in advance or slightly more if you wait for the door.
Tickets are also still on sale for the show that The xx is playing with Hot Chip at Terminal 5 on April 22nd.
All dates with the rest of those pictures and the video below...
The xx on Carson Daly
The xx - 2010 Tour Dates
Mon 03/22/10 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge LA *
Wed 03/24/10 The Earl Atlanta GA **
Thu 03/25/10 Cats Cradle Carrboro NC *
Sun 03/28/10 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Washington DC *
Mon 03/29/10 First Unitarian Church Sanctuary Philadelphia PA *
Sat 04/03/10 Le National Montreal QC *
Mon 04/05/10 Wexner Center Columbus OH *
Tue 04/06/10 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Bloomington IN *
Thu 04/08/10 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL *
Fri 04/09/10 Varsity Theater Minneapolis MN *
Mon 04/12/10 The Nightlight Lounge Bellingham WA *
Tue 04/13/10 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC *
Wed 04/14/10 Aladdin Theater Portland OR *
Fri 04/16/10 Fox Theater Oakland CA **
Mon 04/19/10 Riviera Theatre Chicago IL **
Tue 04/20/10 INK / Guvernment / Koolhaus Toronto ON **
Thu 04/22/10 Terminal 5 New York NY **
Sat 04/24/10 9:30 Club Washington DC **
* w/ jj
** w/ Hot Chip