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The xx – Mercury show moved to Bowery (Best New Music), 2nd Webster Hall date added (CMJ w/ School of Seven Bells)

The xx @ South Street Seaport in August (more by Chris La Putt)
The xx

“Strongly influenced by modern R&B– the [xx] made hay with an early cover of Womack & Womack‘s “Teardrops”, while UK copies of xx come packed with their version of Aaliyah‘s “Hot Like Fire”– the xx use a drum machine to complement their copiously tidy compositions. Unlike contemporary R&B fetishists Hot Chip or Discovery, who have clearly spent long hours internalizing Timbaland, the Neptunes, and other radio cognoscenti, the xx incorporate more abstract elements of the genre: a liberal use of bass tones and an unwavering focus on sex and interpersonal relationships.” [P4k – Best New Music]

The xx‘s December 5th show with Friendly Fires at Webster Hall is still on sale, but a bit far off. The band has some sooner shows lined up for NYC.

The xx play a show on November 11th at Bowery Ballroom – the new date and location for their previously-scheduled November 12th show at Mecury Lounge (“All tickets will be honored.”). Tickets are currently listed on Ticketmaster (for “November 12″), but not actually back on sale yet.

And before that, they’ll be in NYC for a CMJ show with School of Seven Bells (who they opened for at the Seaport this August) on Friday, October 23rd. Also on this Webster Hall bill are First Aid Kit and Magic Wands. Tickets are still on sale (and we assume some CMJ badgeholders will be let in). More SOSB dates HERE.

Clips from an August 20th in-store in Brighton, UK, with updates tour dates (including a few more new November shows) are below…

The XX – Intro/Crystalised (1+2 of 7)

The XX – VCR (3 of 7)

The XX – Shelter (5 of 7)

The xx – 2009 Tour Dates
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
Oct 23 – Webster Hall, New York, NY (CMJ) +
Nov 11 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Nov 15 – DC9 Washington DC
Nov 16 – Local 506 Chapel Hill NC
Nov 17 – 529 Atlanta GA
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/ School of Seven Bells
*** w/ Florence and The Machine

Magic Wands – 2009 Tour Dates
09.25.09 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
09.26.09 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar *
09.27.09 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
09.28.09 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 *
09.29.09 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *
10.04.09 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah *
10.05.09 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
10.06.09 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s *
10.08.09 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
10.09.09 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore *
10.10.09 – Seattle, WA – Neumos *
10.13.09 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
10.14.09 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
10.15.09 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
10.16.09 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street *
10.17.09 – Boston, MA – The Paradise *
10.29-10.21 – New York, NY – CMJ
* with School of Seven Bells

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