For immediate general release.
The xx - first show In New Zealand in 8 years.
This is an all-ages show with a licensed bar available for over 18’s.
It’s a long anticipated and hugely welcome return for The xx who last played in New Zealand in 2010. The xx are coming back as a band who have now taken their place alongside the all-time greats, performing in the area where the alternative meets the electronic to produce what, for many people, is simply perfect atmospheric pop for today.
Eight years ago The xx recalibrated the musical landscape with their groundbreaking debut release xx. Its distinctive style became the most critically acclaimed release of the year. Featuring crowd favourites ‘Intro’, ‘Crystalised’ and ‘Shelter’, xx won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2010 for best album of the year.
Fast forward to 2017 and The xx are one of the most in-demand bands on the planet, selling out arenas in Europe and the USA and headlining festivals around the world. Just last week their new album I See You was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize and it’s in this synchronistic moment that The xx announce their return to New Zealand!
The xx are Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, production), also known as Jamie xx. The London based trio are touring at an all-time high following the January release of I See You - universally lauded as the band’s biggest critical and commercial success to date, reaching number one in charts around the world.
The xx launched their new album with a record-breaking seven consecutive sold out nights to 35,000 people in their hometown at the legendary and iconic venue Brixton Academy.
"Britain’s most influential modern band set the Brixton Academy alight... No act has captured the musical zeitgeist of the past few years quite like The xx." - The Telegraph, UK
"There's really no comparisons to The xx. And if you don't get it, see them live. You'll get it." - Music News
"The xx are truly magical beings." - Reverb
"I See You pulls off the feat of managing to sound both exactly like The xx and unlike anything they have done before.” - The Guardian
“It's the sound of The xx moving out of their natural habitat – the shadows – and towards the more experimental, wide-ranging palette that producer Jamie ‘xx’ Smith painted… The future looks bright.” -
Solid Entertainment are thrilled to bring you the musical treat that is the majestic power of The xx, one of the most magnetic, mesmerising and compulsive shows you will ever see.
Tickets go on sale on Friday August 25th at 10am. Don’t miss out. Magic will happen.
The xx Fan Club pre-sale via the website.
Begins: Monday 21 Aug (12pm noon NZ)
Ends: Thursday 24 Aug (10pm NZ) (or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)
The xx have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket purchased will go towards local LGBT+ programs in each city of the tour. Visit plus1.org for more information on the organisation.