The xx announce NZ show

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It’s a long anticipated and hugely welcome return for The xx who last played in New Zealand in 2010. The xx are coming back as a band who have now taken their place alongside the all-time greats, performing in the area where the alternative meets the electronic to produce what, for many people, is simply perfect atmospheric pop for today.

Eight years ago The xx recalibrated the musical landscape with their groundbreaking debut release xx. Its distinctive style became the most critically acclaimed release of the year. Featuring crowd favourites ‘Intro’, ‘Crystalised’ and ‘Shelter’, xx won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2010 for best album of the year.

Fast forward to 2017 and The xx are one of the most in demand bands on the planet, selling out arenas in Europe and the USA and headlining festivals around the world. Just last week their new album I See You was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize and it’s in this synchronistic moment that The xx announce their return to New Zealand.

The xx are Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, production), also known as Jamie xx. The London based trio are touring at an all-time high following the January release of I See You - universally lauded as the band’s biggest critical and commercial success to date, reaching number one in charts around the world. The xx launched their new album with a record-breaking seven consecutive sold out nights to 35,000 people in their hometown at the legendary and iconic venue Brixton Academy. 

The xx have now released three hugely acclaimed albums to date - the Mercury Prize winning debut xx and its follow up, Coexist in 2012. Since the release of Coexist, Jamie xx’s debut solo album, 2015’s In Colour went on to become one of the year’s most successful electronic records. The xx’s new album I See You has scaled yet further heights with unanimous praise for the band’s even richer and wider tableau of technicolour sounds and absolute mastery of their craft.

The xx

Thursday 11th January: Trusts Arena, Auckland

Tickets via Ticketek

Begins: Friday 25 Aug (10am NZ)

Begins: Monday 21 Aug (12pm noon NZ)
Ends: Thursday 24 Aug (10pm NZ)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

The xx have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket purchased will go towards local LGBT+ programs in each city of the tour. Visit for more information on the organisation.

There is parking available onsite at The Trusts Arena and spaces for several thousand vehicles within minutes of the venue.

This is an all-ages show with a licensed bar available for over 18’s.