Jamie xx on solo album shows: ‘I’m not going to play gigs as Jamie xx. I’m just going to DJ’

The producer and band member for The xx releases his debut solo album 'In Colour' on June 1

Jamie xx has confirmed details for the shows surrounding his debut solo album ‘In Colour’.

Speaking to The New York Times, the producer and band member for The xx explained that he would not be playing the gigs as Jamie xx and that he is just going to DJ because he is “not comfortable performing my songs on a stage.”

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“I’m not going to play gigs as Jamie xx. I’m just going to DJ,” he told the site. “I’m not comfortable performing my songs on a stage. It’s not something I think I’m particularly good at.”

Jamie xx has confirmed a series of dates supporting the new album. Following a headline show at Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit last night (May 30) he will play multiple festivals this summer, including Reading and Leeds in August. The producer also recently confirmed that he’ll play a trio of gigs in October. These include London’s Brixton Academy on October 15, followed by gigs in Manchester and Glasgow. See all those dates in full below.

Jamie xx plays:

London St. John’s Church (June 5)
Manchester Parklife Festival (6)
Brighton Wildlife Festival (7)
Wales Green Man Festival (August 22)
Leeds Festival (28)
Reading Festival (30)
Isle of Wight Bestival (September 10)
London O2 Brixton Academy (October 15)
Manchester Albert Hall (16)
Glasgow Arches (17)

Jamie xx is streaming his new solo album online.

The producer and band member for The xx will release his debut lone effort ‘In Colour’ on June 1. Featuring guest appearances from Four Tet, Young Thug, Popcaan and The xx’s own Oliver Sim and Roby, the LP can be streamed now as a visual album at iTunes.


Meanwhile, New York a cappella group The Persuasions have retracted their initial allegation that Jamie xx failed to gain clearance on a sample that features on his new album track ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’. The song features a sample of The Persuasions’ 1972 single ‘Good Times’. The band originally claimed that they were never approached by the producer to use the song on his record, but now member Jimmy Hayes has stated: “I was told about it but forgot”.

Jamie xx is part of a new audio-visual exhibition set to launch at the National Gallery in London. ‘Soundscapes’ will see a number of musicians and sound artists creating recordings based on paintings of their choosing from the gallery’s collection. Jamie xx and the other artists will each take over a different soundproofed room in the gallery’s Sainsbury Wing. The exhibition will launch this coming summer.

To check the availability of Jamie xx tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.