The xx Drop New Single And Announce 2017 European Tour

Written By Harry Howes-Watson and Kai Feltham

English Indie pop band, The xx, have released exciting news of a huge tour to launch their new album I See You in 2017, while also releasing a new single On Hold.

Their shows will be performed in ten European countries; starting in Sweden in February and ending in the United Kingdom in March.  The album’s lead single On Hold was released on the 10 November 2016 and has kick-started the excitement of their upcoming tour.

You can see the band’s tour dates below.  The tickets will go on general sale on Friday 25 November 2016 at 10:00; but if you cannot wait to get your hands on those tickets they are available to buy through pre-sale from 10:00 on Tuesday 22 November 2016.

Feb 08 – Sweden, Stockholm Hovet
Feb 10 – Denmark, Copenhagen Forum
Feb 12 – Germany, Hamburg Sporthalle
Feb 13 – Holland, Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall
Feb 14 – France, Paris Zénith
Feb 17 – France, Strasbourg Zénith
Feb 18 – Switzerland, Basel St Jakobshalle
Feb 20 – Italy, Milan Mediolanum Forum
Feb 21 – France, Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
Feb 23 – Austria, Vienna Marx Hall
Feb 24 – Germany, Munich Zenith
Feb 25 – Germany, Berlin Arena
Feb 26 – Germany, Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
Feb 28 – Germany, Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Mar 01 – Belgium, Brussels Forest National
Mar 04 – UK, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Mar 05 – UK, Manchester 02 Apollo
Mar 06 – UK, Manchester 02 Apollo
Mar 08 – UK, London 02 Academy Brixton
Mar 09 – UK, London 02 Academy Brixton
Mar 10 – UK, London 02 Academy Brixton
Mar 17 – UK, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

The new single On Hold sees the band return to full collaborative mode after focusing separately on their solo output since second album Coexist. The most notable of these solo ventures was from Jamie xx, and his influence is paramount to the sound of this new single. Still self-reflective and sombre at times, the band’s unique original sound is still apparent amidst an increased use of textured layers of drums and synths. As this combines with vocal samples taken from Hall and Oates, The xx present an all together bigger sound than their previous output, directly influenced by the more central role given to Jamie xx’s electronic composition.

Set to be “more outward-looking, open and expansive” than their earlier work, time will tell as to whether The xx’s new material continues to receive the same critical acclaim as their previous two albums. This change of direction is successful in ‘On Hold’ though, as Jamie xx’s solo work appears to open up exciting possibilities for the band’s future collective musical output.

Check out the new single ‘On Hold’ here:

Credit: The xx

 

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