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The xx Australian tour

The xx have made a surprise announcement on their Facebook page this morning posting news of two special balloted shows in Australia this July.

“We are very excited to be returning to Australia soon for two small shows,” the band announced. “We will play Melbourne Forum on July 18th and Sydney Metro on July 20th. To try and stop touts getting all the tickets, there is a lottery system which you can apply for starting at 10am today.”

The first 450 Registrations received will win an invitation to purchase up to two tickets to the gigs and will be able to purchase tickets from Wednesday 6 June 2012, 9am until Thursday 7th June 2012, 9am using a unique password provided. The remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public. At 9am AEST on Thursday 7th June.

The group is set to release the follow up to their self-titled, Mercury Award winning debut in September. According to Jamie xx, the new album Coexist is heavily inspired by the club music scene that the trio missed out on as a result of their early success.

The xx tour:
Wednesday 18th July – Forum, Melbourne
Friday 20th July – Metro, Sydney

Melbourne ballot
Sydney ballot

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Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 4th Jun, 2012



Your legs will be broken and you shall be stuffed in a sports bag

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 4th Jun, 2012

2 shows isn't a tour. I definitely think these guys will be on one of Harvest/Falls/BDO/Laneway.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 4th Jun, 2012

Two shows?

I wonder if those shows will be in Sydney and Melbourne?

grattan

grattan said on the 4th Jun, 2012

Two shows?

I wonder if those shows will be in Sydney and Melbourne?

Adelaide farken
Brisbane :(
Perth is not a city


etc...

lang-lands

lang-lands said on the 4th Jun, 2012

From the ballot website;



That'll cause a riot on the website

shazie

shazie said on the 4th Jun, 2012

Awww man, another band touring while I'm away :(

WHY DON'T BANDS ONLY TOUR WHILE I'M HERE!

Can't they see how much it inconveniences me? Gawd!

But yeah, were awesome when they played laneway, I hope they don't take too long to come back.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 4th Jun, 2012

Spicey I was thinking $40 with ballot

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 4th Jun, 2012

I'm pretty keen to fly down for this but I feel it would be one of those shows where people just talk the whole way through..

Also, some info I thought would be useful from the T&Cs:

. At 9am AEST on Thursday 7 June 2012, the invitation to purchase will be
invalid and all remaining concert tickets will be available for sale to the general public via Ticketek
(including the Ticketek website, call centre and booking/ retail outlets

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 5th Jun, 2012

anyone won the lottery?

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 5th Jun, 2012

from Handsome Tours

Tickets for these intimate shows are strictly limited and will be available via a ballot. The ballot will open at 10.00 am AEST on Monday 4 June and close at 11.59pm AEST on Tuesday 5 June. Winners will be notified at 9.00 am AEST on Wednesday 6 June.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 5th Jun, 2012

suck my asshole taco bender!

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 5th Jun, 2012

I dont wanna get shived

benwest96

benwest96 said on the 5th Jun, 2012

i will cry if i don't get these tickets tomorrow.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 5th Jun, 2012

Come to Brisbane ya carrrrrrrrrrrrnts

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 5th Jun, 2012

so no one here got tickets?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 5th Jun, 2012

I blame scalpers and the french

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 6th Jun, 2012

http://oi48.tinypic.com/flambr.jpg

ignore the date.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 6th Jun, 2012



Nope but I was offered a bargain price on viagra

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 6th Jun, 2012

i got free enlargement trials.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 6th Jun, 2012

not that you need them ey greg ;) (there is such a thiing as too big)

grattan

grattan said on the 6th Jun, 2012

Where's my damn ballot code?!

bjw1

bjw1 said on the 6th Jun, 2012

@Handsometours "If you signed up to the ballot- you'll get an email from the ticketing company either way to let you know if you made it through #thexxjuly"

mattchew

mattchew said on the 6th Jun, 2012

I got my tix to the forum show :D

orange delight

orange delight said on the 6th Jun, 2012



http://chzichcafterdark.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/funny-pictures-well-fuck-you-too.jpg

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 6th Jun, 2012

anyone else have any luck.

katiehiggs1

katiehiggs1 said on the 6th Jun, 2012

prayin to the music gods that i'll get my hands on some tickets

bjw1

bjw1 said on the 6th Jun, 2012

they sure are taking a long time.

mattchew

mattchew said on the 6th Jun, 2012

Surely I can't be the only one on here that is going to be coping hate for getting tix?

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 6th Jun, 2012

no, but as for right now, go fuck yourself.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 6th Jun, 2012

You get no hate from me, young man. I honestly could not give a shit.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 6th Jun, 2012



i see what you did there.

freyalouise

freyalouise said on the 6th Jun, 2012

yay just got my ticket! was a bit worried as i entered the ballot before 10am, i guess it didnt matter in the end..

bjw1

bjw1 said on the 6th Jun, 2012

23 Minutes Ago: @HandsomeTours "Ok folks: all the ballot confirmation emails have now been sent out. If you got one- make sure you confirm by 8am tomorrow!"

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 6th Jun, 2012



I liked this for the above average amount of effort put into this post

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 6th Jun, 2012

http://images.wikia.com/simpsons/images/1/14/MolemanFilm.jpg

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 6th Jun, 2012

[butthurt]

meh didn't really want to go anyways. will end up costing $75 or something after fees. crowd will probably be shit and talk through it all. would much rather stay at home and listen to their album with my awesome headphones.

[/butthurt]

grattan

grattan said on the 6th Jun, 2012

Any unclaimed tickets will be available for sale via the internet only using the password COEXIST from Noon Thursday 7th June.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 6th Jun, 2012

none for gregg, pissed,

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 6th Jun, 2012

Wait, I thought the Metro had a larger capacity than 900? The website says it is 1350 so where are the other 450 tickets going?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 6th Jun, 2012

Those 450 are going to all the corporate fat cats, man. Just trying to kill our buzz.

aellea

aellea said on the 6th Jun, 2012

thanks for the info re left over tickets grattan - any chance of a link? please??

grattan

grattan said on the 7th Jun, 2012



Forum website already says that it's sold out. :(

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 7th Jun, 2012

it's not. it said that yesterday, even before the ballots. i just emailed handsome, there's tickets available.

Highroad001

Highroad001 said on the 7th Jun, 2012

got 2.... to buy or not to buy?

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 7th Jun, 2012

got 4, anybody need any?

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 7th Jun, 2012

What a shamazle this ticketing system has been

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 7th Jun, 2012

I just bought 17! Take them! Take them all!

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 7th Jun, 2012



offer is retracted ex mrs gregg told me not to buy the other two.

Highroad001

Highroad001 said on the 7th Jun, 2012

decided against buying them. I'm over The mehmeh now anyway. 2 years ago and would have gone without a doubt.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 7th Jun, 2012

http://static.tvfanatic.com/images/gallery/boy-scoutz-picture.jpg

GET ME 700 KRUSTY BURGERS!

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 7th Jun, 2012



your username certainly suits you.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 7th Jun, 2012



He only has it because Attention Seeking Hipster Fuckwit was already taken.

shazie

shazie said on the 7th Jun, 2012



I think you're mistaken, the band name is "The xx".

Oh wait, I see what you did there! Hahaha oh gosh that's funny. You traded out the letter 'x' and instead put 'meh' to show your impartial feelings towards the band and your cool hip nature of getting over bands.

God you're so funny!

grattan

grattan said on the 7th Jun, 2012

Melbourne show is now SOLD OUT. Sydney there are some tickets left #thexxjuly

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 7th Jun, 2012



I keep getting that message though for just 1 ticket :(

shazie

shazie said on the 7th Jun, 2012



I'm glad I'm missing out on this show by being away so I don't have to deal with the hassle of getting tickets

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 7th Jun, 2012



Sydney show is also now SOLD OUT. Thank you everyone for your patience! #thexxjuly

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 7th Jun, 2012

Oh well scalpers it is

grattan

grattan said on the 7th Jun, 2012

Tickets for both intimate shows were exhausted immediately.

Reckon the ballot system created a panic that sold out the shows faster than normal?

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 7th Jun, 2012

any tips on who will bring them back in 2013? wouldn't be surprised to see Laneway secure them once more.

Jaaaaaccckk

Jaaaaaccckk said on the 7th Jun, 2012

Yeah, I'm hoping/thinking it'll be Laneway. I just really hope it isn't BDO.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 7th Jun, 2012

The xx for laneway is pretty much indisputable.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 7th Jun, 2012

Gregg would prefer The xxx.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 7th Jun, 2012

my favourite song of theirs is crystallized (in semen).

neuroticwill

neuroticwill said on the 7th Jun, 2012



I think this was a very clever strategy. I'm sure these shows would have sold out regardless, but this has created an increased sense of demand, which I'm sure will carry over to additional shows or future tours.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 7th Jun, 2012

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/XX-TICKETS-SYDNEY-GENERAL-ADMISSION-TICKETS-METRO-THEATRE-/261035595533?pt=AU_Tickets&hash=item3cc6ef170d

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 7th Jun, 2012

i was going to sell mine at cost like a good boy.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 8th Jun, 2012



Fark, I didn't even pay that for Bon Iver

Samwise

Samwise said on the 11th Jun, 2012

Can anyone explain what was the point of a ballot just in case I missed it? Free candy or blow jobs for the real answer (of which I'm sure there is none). :rolleyes:

crob

crob said on the 14th Jun, 2012

Jamie XX will also do some solo shows.

Following the announcement of The xx’s new album Coexist and their upcoming Australian tour, which sold out in minutes, Handsome Tours and Fuzzy are pleased to announce solo shows for Jamie xx in Melbourne and Sydney.

Catch Jamie xx performing at New Guernica in Melbourne on Tuesday 17 July 2012 and at Goodgod Small Club in Sydney on Thursday 19 July 2012. Tickets for both shows are on sale at 9am AEST on Friday 15 June 2012 .

The past two years have been meteoric for Jamie xx, who has earned a name for himself as one of the world’s hottest producers. In 2011 he crafted the underground hit ‘Far Nearer’ and collaborated with Gil Scott-Heron on the album We’re New Here, a re-envisioned version of Scott-Heron’s 2010 masterpiece I’m New Here. We’re New Here features Jamie’s brilliant remixes of ‘NY Is Killing Me’ and ‘I’ll Take Care of U’, which was later reworked by Drake and Rihanna for their worldwide #1 ‘Take Care’.

Jamie xx has also garnered universal praise for his remixes of Adele and Radiohead, and The xx remix of Florence & The Machine’s ‘You’ve Got The Love’ was a massive internet sensation.

http://handsometours.com/current/jamie-xx/

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 20th Jun, 2012

The xx and Handsome Tours would like to thank fans for their overwhelming response to the band’s announcement of an intimate Australian tour this July, which went on sale through a ballot two weeks ago. The two shows at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Wednesday 18 July 2012 and The Metro in Sydney on Friday 20 July 2012 sold out immediately. Jamie xx solo shows also went on sale last week and sold out in minutes.

Demand for tickets to all of the shows exceeded everyone's expectations and Handsome would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused throughout the ticketing process.

While no further shows will be added to the upcoming July tour, The xx and Handsome Tours would like to assure fans that plans are already underway for a larger return tour in 2013. To thank everyone for their patience and support, all who entered the ballot will be offered priority pre-sale tickets to the 2013 shows once they are announced, so stay tuned for further information.

Last week the Mercury Music Prize winning UK artists announced the details of their forthcoming album Coexist, to be released in Australia on 7 September 2012 via Young Turks / Remote Control. Coexist was produced by The xx's Jamie Smith and was recorded between November 2011 and May 2012 in the band's own studio in London.

grattan

grattan said on the 18th Jul, 2012

Set-times for tonight:

Flume: 8:45pm
The xx: 10pm

crob

crob said on the 18th Jul, 2012

wish I was going to this.... sigh

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 18th Jul, 2012

i'm going, i'll tell you how it was.


anyone from FL coming along?

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 18th Jul, 2012

what a band. and what an album coexist is going go be.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 19th Jul, 2012

disappointed by the lack of fap. maybe not many people got tickets. jamie is kind of hidden in the shadows, but i pretty much watched him the whole gig, so talented. well they all are. can't wait til they're back.

longorange

longorange said on the 21st Jul, 2012



I went to the Melbourne gig and loved it. The big X that filled with smoke during the encore was epic.

Seriously didn't expect them to play Intro for the encore as well. All their new stuff sounded great. There was 2 or 3 tracks in the middle of the set where Jamie went behind a set of CDJs and was playing some dope beats.

Flume as support was a fantastic choice. That kid is so talented.

Did anyone else go to Jamie xx's club show? The one in Melbourne was good.

Jestarrr

Jestarrr said on the 21st Jul, 2012

I went to the Melbourne gig and loved it. The big X that filled with smoke during the encore was epic.

Seriously didn't expect them to play Intro for the encore as well. All their new stuff sounded great. There was 2 or 3 tracks in the middle of the set where Jamie went behind a set of CDJs and was playing some dope beats.

Flume as support was a fantastic choice. That kid is so talented.

Did anyone else go to Jamie xx's club show? The one in Melbourne was good.

Yeah it was a pretty good night. For $40 it was probably overpriced, but it was still good. Also, does he ever fucking smile?

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 21st Jul, 2012

Scooter wanted to go, Scooter didn't get tix

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 21st Jul, 2012

Frenzal were a better option anyway

russel crowe band > anything by the XX

shazie

shazie said on the 22nd Jul, 2012



From interviews I saw a few years ago he seemed to smile (haven't watched any interviews in a while). It's probably just a part of the act or to help him get in the right frame of mind.

crob

crob said on the 23rd Jul, 2012

Frenzal were a better option anyway

russel crowe band > anything by the XX

Frenzal were a good replacement... got one of the tin tin shirts

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 23rd Jul, 2012



I wore one of those to work a few weeks ago....it didnt go down to well

crob

crob said on the 23rd Jul, 2012

i was going to wear it to work today... decided against it

billroyguy

billroyguy said on the 24th Jul, 2012

also got one of those brilliant tin tin shirts. it's almost suttle enough to get away with, but if you are going to any shady train stations where shit rats dwell then leave it at home, it was hard to shake 'em.

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