We’ll admit it: When we saw Jamie xx had announced a North American tour for this summer, we didn’t think the xx founding member and solo producer was going to hit Boston. We were wrong, and making the release of new single “Gosh” all the more sweeter is the news that Sir xx will be playing Royale on August 9.
The tour is to support new album In Colour, which is out June 2, and will take him everywhere from New York’s Terminal to London’s O2 Brixton Academy to Yotaspace in Moscow. Full tour dates are listed below, and before the tour begins, Jamie xx will play a slew of festivals, including Sonar (Spain), Hard Summer (Los Angeles), Melt (Berlin), Pitchfork (Chicago), Rock En Seine (Paris), and the U.K.’s Parklife, Wildlife, Bestival, Greenman and Reading & Leeds.
The fine print on the club shows: “Pre-sale tickets are available from 10 a.m. on Wednesday April 29. To be eligible for presale tickets, fans can sign up here before 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST on Tuesday, April 8. Tickets then go on general sale on Friday May 1.”
On the record:
The release of In Colour comes on the back of an incredible six year creative period for Jamie xx, which has seen him alternate effortlessly between his role as founding member and producer of The xx, and creator of more electronic and club orientated music as Jamie xx. A string of acclaimed productions in recent years including debut solo single “Far Nearer,” remixes for the likes of Adele, Radiohead and Florence &The Machine, production work for Drake and Alicia Keys plus We’re New Here – Jamie’s seminal reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s final studio album – hinted at what was to come. With In Colour – a bold, celebratory, emotional record that features collaborations with The xx band mates Romy Madley Croft (“Seesaw” and “Loud Places”) and Oliver Sim (“Stranger In A Room”), Young Thug and Popcaan (“Good Times”) and Four Tet (“Seesaw”) – Jamie delivers his definitive artistic statement.
Listen to “Gosh” below.
JAMIE XX IN COLOUR TOUR DATES
June 5 – London, UK – St. John at Hackney Church
July 21 – Denver, CO – The 1up – Colfax
July 22 – Calgary, AB – HiFi
July 23 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
July 25 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
July 27 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
July 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
July 31 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
August 1 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
August 5 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
August 8 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
August 9 – Boston, MA – Royale
October 15 – London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
October 16 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
October 17 – Glasgow, UK – The Arches
October 19 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
October 20 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – den Atelier
October 22 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
October 23 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
October 24 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
October 29 – Helsinki, Finland – Ääniwalli
October 30 – Moscow, Russia – Yotaspace
October 31 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Glavclub