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The xx announces new tour after sending out free tickets to fans

Photo: Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images
Photo: Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images

Critically acclaimed British indie group The xx is currently working on its third album of dreamy, electronica-tinged pop, due out on January 13. Now, to build anticipation for the release of I See You, the band has quietly announced a new European tour, kicking off in Sweden on February 8.

News of the tour—which will run in addition to shows the band is playing in Europe and Japan later this year—actually broke yesterday, when fans of the band began reporting that they’d been sent free tickets to some of the shows. It’s not clear what criteria the band used to select the lucky fans, but it’s a pretty nice gesture for their musical admirers in the U.K., Germany, and other stops on the tour. You can see the full itinerary for the tour below.


The xx European Tour 2016

11/28/16—Bocarski Dom*—Zagreb, Croatia

11/29/16—Forum Karlin*—Prague, Czech Republic

11/30/16—Hala Nr 2 MTP*—Poznan, Poland

12/1/16—Nowy Teatr*—Warsaw, Poland

12/3/16—Compensa Arena*—Vilnius, Lithuania

12/6/16—Toyosu PIT—Tokyo, Japan

2/8/17—Hovet—Stockholm, Sweden

2/10/17—Forum—Copenhagen, Denmark

2/12/17—Sporthalle—Hamburg, Germany

2/13/17—Heineken Music Hall—Amsterdam, Holland

2/14/17—Zénith—Paris, France

2/17/17—Zénith—Strasbourg, France

2/18/17—St Jakobshalle—Basel, Switzerland

2/20/17—Mediolanum Forum—Milan, Italy

2/21/17—Halle Tony Garnier—Lyon, France

2/23/17—Marx Hall—Vienna, Austria

2/24/17—Zenith—Munich, Germany

2/25/17—Arena—Berlin, Germany

2/26/27—Jahrhunderthalle—Frankfurt, Germany

2/28/17—Mitsubishi Electric Hall—Düsseldorf, Germany

3/1/17—Forest National—Brussels, Belgium

3/4/17—Motorpoint Arena—Nottingham, England

3/5/17-3/6/17—02 Apollo—Manchester, England

3/8/17-3/10/17—02 Academy Brixton—London, England

3/17/17—Motorpoint Arena—Cardiff, Wales

3/23/17-3/25/17—Festival Estereo Picnic—Bogota, Colombia

3/25/17-3/26/17—Lollapalooza—Sao Paulo, Brazil

3/31/17-4/1/17—Lollapalooza—San Isidro, Argentina

4/1/17-4/2/17—Lollapalooza—Santiago, Chile

* with Jenny Hval

[via Pitchfork]