The xx celebrate own minimalism by touring minimal amount of America, putting out (sort of) minimalist video

The xx celebrate own minimalism by touring minimal amount of America, putting out (sort of) minimalist video

Say what you will about The xx, but they seem rather committed to this whole minimalism thing. Pairing bare-bones and downtrodden pseudo-R&B with a tour that goes to, you know, a whole lot of different places would just betray the whole spirit of the band, right? Right, so that’s why The xx are only adding a handful and change of new dates to their US touring itinerary. Also, most of those dates are in California. No reason to clutter things up with those states in between New York and California, you know? Of course, the rest of the dates will see the band in Europe.

In other xx news, the group just released a pretty great video for their pretty great song “Islands.” The video features a series of short clips of choreographed dancers surrounding The xx, with each clip boasting slight changes to the routine. Once again, it’s all very minimal. Well, until things catch fire. That’s not so minimal. The video can be seen here or, if you live in the UK or Ireland, here.

The xx dates:

05.30.10 - Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06.01.10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
06.02.10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
06.03.10 - Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Memorial Library
06.05.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater (The Music Box)
06.06.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
06.08.10 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
06.10.10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06.14.10 - Paris, France - Olympia
06.18.10 - Neuhausen - Southside Festival
06.19.10 - Scheessel - Hurricane Festival
07.01.10 - Belgium - Rock Werchter
07.02.10 - Saint-Clair - Festival Beauregard Hérouville
07.03.10 - Belfort - Eurockeennes
07.08.10 - Oeiras - Optimus Alive!
07.10.10 - Trencin - Pohoda Festival
07.13.10 - London, UK - Somerset House
07.16.10 - Ferropolis - Melt!
07.17.10 - Southwold - Latitude
07.18.10 - Lyon, France - Les Nuits de Fourvière
08.0810 - Chicogo, IL - Lollapalooza
08.13.10 - Gothenburg - Way Out West
08.14.10 - Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
08.15.10 - Helsinki - Flow Festival
08.20.10 - Hasselt - Pukkelpop
08.21.10 - Luxembourg - Den Atelier
08.22.10 - Biddinghuizen - Lowlands
08.26.10 - Koln, Germany - E-Werk
08.27.10 - Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
09.10.10 - Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival

* Hot Chip

• The xx: http://thexx.info
• Young Turks: http://www.theyoungturks.co.uk

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