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Band release third album 'I See You' in January

The xx have added two extra London shows to their 2017 UK tour.

The trio, who will release their third studio album ‘I See You’ on January 17, will hit the road in March of next year for their first live dates in the UK since July 2013.

The band had already been scheduled to play five dates at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, now adding shows for March 14 and 15. Should all seven shows sell out, as expected, the band will set the record for the longest run of sold-out shows at Brixton Academy.

See all the UK dates in full below. Tickets are on sale now.

Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (March 4, 2017)
Manchester O2 Apollo (March 5-6)
London O2 Academy Brixton (March 8-11, 13-15)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (March 17)

Read more: The xx’s New Album ‘I See You’ – Release Date, Tour Dates, New Tracks And Everything You Need To Know

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‘I See You’, The xx’s third studio album, is set for release on January 13, 2017. It was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Texas, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London and produced by the band’s Jamie Smith alongside longtime collaborator Rodaidh McDonald. The group have described it as “more outward-looking, open and expansive”.

The band recently appeared as musical guests on Saturday Night Live, where they performed their new single ‘On Hold’ and the previously-unheard track ‘I Dare You’.

‘On Hold’ features a sample of Hall and Oates’ 1981 track ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’, which Daryl Hall claims he hasn’t been paid for yet.

Read more: The xx’s ‘On Hold’ Is Deliciously Gloomy – Their Comeback Track Reviewed