UPDATE 15/07/2013
The xx will perform an additional show on August 1; tickets for the August 2 show were all sold out within a week, said the concert organisers.

Concert tickets for the August 1 show will go on sale from July 16, 2013 at 9am, from SISTIC.

LAST UPDATED ON 28/03/2013

The xx to stage first concert in Singapore
The xx to perform in Singapore this August. PHOTO: Jamie-James Medina

English indie pop band The xx will perform in Singapore on August 2, 2013, at The Star Theatre; tickets go on sale from April 17, 2013, at SISTIC.

The band first broke news of their 2013 Asia tour on their Facebook page, with a poster that announced their concert dates in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

The xx was last seen in Singapore at the Laneway Festival 2011; the band performed a set with Florence + The Machine at their first gig here.

While the group’s debut album xx was critically well-received — it topped the 2009 best album lists on zines like Rolling Stone, NME, Pitchfork — The xx’s second album Coexist was released only in September 2012. After the departure of guitarist and keyboardist Baria Qureshi due to “personal differences”, the band also took a short hiatus in late 2010.

Whether you first heard them on TV series Suits or if you’ve got every tune of theirs on repeat, this is the band to catch for a night of soulful, “intimate” indie pop.

The xx Live in Singapore
Date and Time:
August 1 and 2, 2013, at 8pm
Venue: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01
Prices: $148, $128, $108, $88, $68; prices listed exclude the $3 SISTIC booking fee

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