Posted in music | tour dates on February 29, 2012

Xiu Xiu @ Le Poisson Rouge in 2010 (NYC) (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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As mentioned, Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches have joined forces for a limited edition Record Store Day split 7", consisting of Erasure's "Always" (Xiu Xiu) and Francoise Hardy's "Tu Ne Dis Rien" (Dirty Beaches).

The two acts will also be touring together this spring, tagging Chicago's Lincoln Hall on May 17. Tickets go on sale this Friday (March 2), at noon CST. A complete list of 2012 tour dates can be found at the bottom of this post.

To quote BrooklynVegan:

And, "Always" isn't just the name of the Erasure track that Xiu Xiu is covering. It's also the name of Xiu Xiu's new album which comes out on March 6 via Polyvinyl and was produced by Greg Sauiner of Deerhoof.
Stream Always in its entirety via BrooklynVegan.

All 2012 tour dates (including some with Canada's Yamantaka // Sonic Titan), below..

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XIU XIU - 2012 TOUR DATES
03/11 Den Bosch, Netherlands FebriQ Festival
03/12 Bristol, England The Fleece
03/13 Manchester, England The Ruby Lounge
03/14 Glasgow, Scotland The Captain's Rest
03/15 Brighton, England Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
03/16 London, England Rich Mix
03/17 Lille, France La Peniche
03/18 Paris, France Point Ephemere
03/19 Strasbourg, France Stimultania
03/21 Bordeaux, France Le Saint Ex
03/22 San Sebastian, Spain Lugaritz
03/23 Murcia, Spain Microsonidos
03/24 Barcelona, Spain Sala Be Cool
03/25 Santander, Spain Black Bird
03/27 Madrid, Spain Teatro Lara
03/28 Valencia, Spain El Loco
03/29 Seville, Spain Malandar
03/31 Marseille, France Grim
04/01 St. Gallen, Switzerland Grabenhalle
04/02 Bologna, Italy Locomotiv Club
04/03 Milan, Italy Salumeria della Musica
04/05 St. Petersburg, Russia Zal Ozhidaniya Club
04/06 Moscow, Russia Avant Fest
04/07 Istanbul, Turkey Salon IKSV
04/09 Vienna, Austria WUK
04/10 Munich, Germany Kranhalle
04/11 Berlin, Germany Festsaal Kreuzberg
04/12 Hamburg, Germany Kampnagel
04/13 Copenhagen, Denmark Stengade 30
04/14 Stockholm, Sweden Strand
04/16 Amsterdam, Netherlands OT301
04/17 Brussels, Belgium Botanique
04/18 Ghent, Belgium Vooruit
05/01 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
05/02 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
05/03 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church *
05/04 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *
05/05 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs *
05/07 Northampton, MA Iron Horse *
05/08 Portland, ME SPACE Gallery *
05/10 Montreal, Quebec La Sala Rossa *
05/11 Ottawa, Ontario Mavericks *
05/12 Toronto, Ontario Lee's Place *
05/14 Pontiac, Michigan Crofoot Ballroom Pike Room *
05/15 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme *
05/17 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
05/18 Madison, WI Memorial Union Terrace *
05/19 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club *
05/21 Omaha, NE Waiting Room *
05/22 Lawrence, KS The Jackpot Saloon
05/23 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater *
05/24 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge *
05/27 Seattle, WA Neumos ^
05/28 Vancouver, British Columbia Biltmore Cabaret ^
05/29 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge ^
05/31 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill ^
06/01 Los Angeles, CA Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock ^
06/02 San Diego, CA Soda Bar ^
06/05 Marfa, TX Padre's ^
06/06 Austin, TX The Mohawk ^
06/07 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks ^
06/08 Birmingham, AL Bottletree ^
06/09 Atlanta, GA The Earl ^

* - w/ Dirty Beaches, Father Murphy
^ - w/ Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Father Murphy
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