The xx

Biography

Atmospheric English indie pop group the xx formed in London around the talents of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, Baria Qureshi, and Jamie Smith, when the bandmembers were still in high school. Captivating and cool, the group cites influences that run the gamut from R&B (Aaliyah and Rihanna) to classic alternative rock (the Cure and the Pixies). Built around the duel vocals of Croft and Sim, the group's signature brand of moody, soulful indie rock first appeared on the public radar in early 2009 with the single "Crystalised," which created a huge buzz among critics and fans alike. The xx released their self-titled debut LP in July of that year in the U.K.; it was released in the U.S. the following month. Late that year, Qureshi was no longer part of the group; the rest of the xx released a statement via NME saying this was due to "personal differences." During 2010, the live dates continued, including spots at several high-profile summer festivals, and in September, their album won Britain's coveted Mercury Prize. Meanwhile, Smith worked with Gil Scott-Heron on the remix album We're New Here (in turn spawning the Drake song "Take Care," which sampled the pair's "I'll Take Care of U"). In mid-2012, a pair of singles, "Angels" and "Chained," heralded the release of the group's second album, Coexist, that September. The following year, the band's song "Together" appeared on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The xx began working on their third album in 2014, and recorded in locales as varied as Marfa, Texas, London, Reykjavik, and Los Angeles. Jamie xx's solo debut In Colour, which featured contributions from Sim and Croft, arrived in 2015. Late in 2016, the single "On Hold" introduced the more energetic, eclectic direction of I See You, which was released in January 2017.

Genre: Alternative 

Years Active: '00s, '10s

    Albums

    No albums available

    Concerts

    15

    Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

    Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, April 15, 2017

    San Francisco, CA

    Artists: The xx


    16

    Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

    Sunday, April 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, April 16, 2017

    San Francisco, CA

    Artists: The xx


    17

    Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Monday, April 17, 2017

    San Francisco, CA

    Artists: The xx


    19

    Mesa Amphitheatre

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Mesa, AZ

    Artists: The xx


    23

    Veterans Memorial Coliseum

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Portland, OR

    Artists: The xx


    24

    WaMu Theater

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Monday, April 24, 2017

    Seattle, WA

    Artists: The xx


    25

    UBC - Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Vancouver, BC

    Artists: The xx


    28

    Palace Theatre-MN

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, April 28, 2017

    St. Paul, MN

    Artists: The xx


    29

    Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Milwaukee, WI

    Artists: The xx


    1

    Aragon Ballroom

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Monday, May 1, 2017

    Chicago, IL

    Artists: The xx


    2

    Masonic Temple

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Detroit, MI

    Artists: The xx


    3

    Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (formerly Nautica Pavilion)

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Cleveland, OH

    Artists: The xx


    5

    EXPRESS LIVE!

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Friday, May 5, 2017

    Columbus, OH

    Artists: The xx


    8

    South Side Ballroom

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Monday, May 8, 2017

    Dallas, TX

    Artists: The xx


    9

    Revention Music Center

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Houston, TX

    Artists: The xx


    10

    Moody Theater - Austin TX

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Austin, TX

    Artists: The xx


    11

    Moody Theater - Austin TX

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Austin, TX

    Artists: The xx


    14

    Red Hat Amphitheater

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Raleigh, NC

    Artists: The xx


    16

    STAGE AE

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Artists: The xx


    17

    Skyline Stage at the Mann

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Philadelphia, PA

    Artists: The xx


    22

    Echo Beach

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Monday, May 22, 2017

    Toronto, ON

    Artists: The xx and Kelela


    23

    Echo Beach

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Toronto, ON

    Artists: The xx and Kelela


    26

    Thompson's Point

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Start: Friday, January 13, 2017

    Ends: Friday, May 26, 2017

    Portland, ME

    Artists: The xx


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    Genres: Alternative