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