The xx announce Manchester International Festival 2013 residency - ticket details

Band will spend next July performing intimate shows in the city

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The xx have announced plans for a series of intimate shows at the Manchester International Festival next year.

The gigs, which will be held in the city from July 4-21 in 2013 will be performed in front of no more than 100 people. Tickets go on sale next January. For information head to Mif.co.uk. The event is held every two years in the city. The last festival in 2011 saw Bjork, Snoop Dogg, Wu Lyf and Damon Albarn perform.

Before their MIT residency, The xx will embark on a UK tour next month. The jaunt begins at the Brighton Dome on December 6 and ends on December 16 when the band play London's O2 Academy Brixton. The band will also play shows in Wolverhampton, Bristol and Newcastle as part of the tour.

They will play:

Brighton Dome (December 6)
O2 Academy Newcastle (11)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (12)
Bristol Colston Hall (14)
O2 Academy Brixton (16)


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