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The xx announce first tour dates in three years

London outfit will be previewing new material from their upcoming third album

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    Following a three-year hiatus from the stage, The xx recently confirmed appearances at Lollapalooza’s South American festivals in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil scheduled for next spring. Prior to that, the London trio will embark on a small European and Japanese tour to close out 2016.

    Kicking off on November 28th, the dates find the band playing “in places we don’t get to go to so often,” including Croatia, Poland, and the Czech Republic. There’s also a December date in Tokyo.

    According to a band newsletter announcing the tour, The xx will be “testing out some of our new songs.” They’ve been working on their follow-up to 2012’s Coexist for nearly a year, and these shows will be the first opportunity to hear the new material.

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    Check out their full itinerary below.

    The xx 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
    11/28 – Zagreb, HR @ Bocarski Dom
    11/29 – Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
    11/30 – Poznan, PL @ Hala Nr 2 MTP
    12/01 – Warsaw, PL @ Nowy Teatr
    12/03 – Vilnius, LT @ Compensa Arena
    12/06 – Tokyo, JP @ Toyosu PIT
    03/23-25 – Bogota, CO @ Festival Estereo Picnic
    03/25-26 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
    03/31-04/01 – San Isidro, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina
    04/01-02 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile

    The xx have also shared a playlist of music they’ve had playing in the studio while working on the LP. Included are songs from  Frank Ocean, Radiohead, Drake, Björk, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Cure. Listen to the playlist here, and read their note below.

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