Mercury Prize-winning indie-pop band The xx are all set to finally release the much-awaited follow-up to their critically-acclaimed debut album.
Coexist, as the sophomore set is titled, will see release on September 11th. Leader Jamie xx has repeatedly said that "Club music has definitely had an influence", and if the new tracks performed live so far are any indication, that diagnosis is spot on.
"After a long time on the road, we took a break, created our own studio, and wrote these new songs that we're so looking forward to playing to you," reads a statement on the group's Facebook page. "We will be touring throughout the summer and beyond, and hope to play somewhere near you soon."
So far, the group have only announced a handful of US dates, but sources tell us that we can expect a full-scale North American jaunt later in the Fall.
The xx 2012 Tour Dates:
June 8 – Turin, Italy @ Traffic Festival
June 9 – Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Sound
June 15 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Northside Festival
June 16 – Hultsfred, Sweden @ Hultsfred Festival
June 22 – Scheessel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 23 – Neuhausen, Germany @ Southside Festival
June 27 – Haervic, Norway @ Hove Festival
June 29 – Arras, France @ Main Square Festival
June 30 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
July 7 – Gdynia, Poland @ Heineken Open’er Festival
July 14 – Joensuu, Finland @ Ilosaarirock Festival
July 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
July 25 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
July 28 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theater
July 29 – Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
July 31 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
August 2 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
August 9 – Sibinek, Croatia @ Terraneo Festival
August 10 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival
August 11 – St Pere, France @ La Route du Rock
August 18 – St Polten, Austria @ FM4 Frequency Festival
August 19 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
August 31 – Laois, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
September 7 – Isle of Wight, England @ Bestival