The xx Returns To North America

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– xx Marks The Spot
Romy Madley Croft, left, and Jamie Smith of the band The xx at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, Tenn.

I See You is the follow-up to The xx’s sophomore effort, 2012’s  Coexist. To go along with the new tour dates, the group released the single “Say Something Loving.” 

“Today, we’re so excited to announce our North American tour,” the group posted on Facebook. “It’s been 3 years since we’ve played in the states and we can’t wait to see our friends and fans in the US and Canada this spring!”

Ahead of the official announcement, some fans apparently got the scoop on the tour via the U.S. mail. Pitchfork points out that select fans received a letter with an invitation to a nearby concert, with the promise that the fan’s name would be on the guest list at the venue. The xx previously mailed out free tickets to its European tour.

The North American tour kicks off April 15 in San Francisco. Here’s the plan:

April 15 – San Francisco, Calif., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 19 – Mesa, Ariz., Mesa Amphitheatre
April 21 – Indio, Calif., Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 23 – Portland, Ore., Rose Quarter
April 24 – Seattle, Wash., WaMu Theater
April 25 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Thunderbird Stadium
April 28 – St. Paul, Minn., Palace Theatre
April 29 – Milwaukee, Wis., Eagles Ballroom
May 1 – Chicago, Ill., Aragon Ballroom
May 2 – Detroit, Mich., Masonic Temple Theatre
May 3 – Cleveland, Ohio, Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
May 5 – Columbus, Ohio, Express Live!
May 6 – Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 8 – Dallas, Texas, South Side Ballroom
May 9 – Houston, Texas, Revention Music Center
May 10 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
May 14 – Raleigh, N.C., Red Hat Amphitheater
May 16 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
May 17 – Philadelphia, Pa., Skyline Stage @ Mann Center For Performing Arts
May 19 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium
May 23 – Toronto, Ontario, Echo Beach
May 24 – Montreal, Quebec, Parc Jean Drapeau
May 26 – Portland, Maine, Thompson’s Point 

A fan presale begins Jan. 10 at 12 p.m. EST. Additional presales are scheduled next week. Tickets go on sale to the general public Jan. 13. 

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