The xx Extend World Tour into 2013
The xx have announced make-up dates for two concerts cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. As an added bonus, the band has also released a slew of new concerts for next year.
The group was forced to cancel shows in Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York, and concerts for the first two of those cities have been rescheduled during the new North American leg of the band’s tour early next year. A rescheduled New York date will be announced soon.
The new Philadelphia date will kick off the tour on January 27, 2013 at the Electric Factory, and the Baltimore gig will be held at Ram’s Head Live! the following night. The trek is then scheduled to run through a February 17 show at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson. In between, the band will also hit cities including Nashville, Atlanta, Miami Beach, Tampa, New Orleans, Houston and Dallas.
“As promised, we’re pleased to announce the rescheduled Philly and Baltimore dates that we had to cancel, and also a lot more shows next year!” the band wrote in a statement. “The rescheduled shows will honor all tickets for the cancelled shows. If you have questions about the specific ticket policies you should please contact the venues directly… Details of a rescheduled New York date to come very soon.”
The tour will continue to support the English trio’s sophomore album, Coexist, which was released in September. The album peaked at the number one position on the UK albums chart, and debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the US.
Coexist is the group’s first record since their self-titled debut was released in 2009. In between, band member Jamie Smith (also known as Jamie xx) has kept busy as a producer. In that role he has worked with Drake and remixed songs by Radiohead, Adele and Florence and the Machine.