On Tour: The xx

The xx have announced a trio of intimate UK shows for the second week of September.

The London band will take to the stage at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on September 10th - coinciding with the release or their second album Coexist. They will follow this hometown show with gigs at The Coal Exchange in Cardiff on September 11th and Edinburgh's Usher Hall on the 12th. The xx are also scheduled to perform at Bestival on the Isle of Wight the week before on September 7th.

The xx previewed material from Coexist, their follow-up to 2009's Mercury Prize-winning eponymous debut, at a trio of London shows in May. Plus, earlier this month they unveiled the album's lead single Angels.

The band unveiled the track via a message on their official website stating:

"It’s been a long time since we've played you anything new. This song is called 'Angels', it is the first single from our new album, 'Coexist'. We've been playing this song live recently, so it feels good to share with you the version we've been working on for so long. We hope you like it."

The xx play the following UK dates:

  • Bestival, Isle of Wight (September 7th)
  • London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (September 10th)
  • Cardiff The Coal Exchange (September 11th)
  • Edinburgh Usher Hall (September 12th)

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (July 27th).