Back in September 2012 Cheese on Toast reported that The xx had stated they intended to return to New Zealand in “spring” on a Facebook post they had made.
A Cheese on Toast reader, Rebekah has commented tonight, on that post, that tickets for a show at The Festival Hall in Melbourne on 4 April have already gone on sale. Indeed, a quick check of the band;s official website confirms four Australian dates in early April
April 2 – Metro City, Perth
April 4 – Festival Hall, Melbourne
April 7 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
April 9 – Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane
There are no shows on listed on their website before these Australian dates after their last US date in Tuscon, Arizona on Feb 17th and no shows booked after the Australian dates until Spain in early May. So, there is a strong chance that The XX will make good on their promise to return to NZ either before or after these confirmed Australian dates.
Of course, as always – keep your eyes peeled to Cheese on Toast for any firm news confirmations.
And, thanks for the tip Rebekah!
UPDATE 8.45AM 23 JAN – Overnight two further dates were added to the xx’s website in mid April back in the USA; reducing the window of availability to head to NZ post Australia.