Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Xiu Xiu Expand North American Tour

Xiu Xiu is heading out on a North American tour with legendary art-rockers Swans. And today, the band is happy to announce that they’re expanding their summer tour. The tour expansion finds Xiu Xiu starting in their hometown of Los Angeles and playing dates across the Western United States. To coincide with the tour Xiu Xiu has made the video for “New Life Immigration” available to view. Directed by Aaron Mirkin, the video is a beautiful intimate meditation on love, set to one of Xiu Xiu’s more tender tracks. 

Angel Guts: Red Classroom, released earlier this year on Polyvinyl, is the beginning of Xiu Xiu’s descent from grayness into the deepest blackness endurable. It is the sound of Xiu Xiu’s death. This is a bold proposition, even for a band that has never so much pushed the envelope as pulled it (forcefully) away from the line other musicians are willing to toe. And now, in what is unquestionably their darkest hour, Xiu Xiu have lit the envelope on fire and are using it as a torch to light the path ahead.


6/17: Quebec, Canada @ Le Cercle $

6/18: Montreal, Canada @ Theatre National $

6/21: Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall $

6/22: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall $

6/24: St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room $

6/26: Dallas, TX @ Trees $

6/27: Austin, TX @ Mohawk Austin $

6/28: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs $

6/30: Nashville, TN @ Exit / In $

7/1: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre $

7/2: Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage $

7/5: Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall $

7/6: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place $

7/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *#

7/31: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium At The Catalyst #

8/01: San Francisco, CA @ The Bottom Of The Hill #^

8/2: Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya #

8/3: Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir #

8/4: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #

8/5: Seattle, WA @ Barboza #

8/6: Boise, ID @ The Crux #

8/7: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #

8/8: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #

8/9: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister

8/10: Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom #


$ w/Swans, Xiu Xiu solo show

* w/ Dead Rider

# w/ Circuit des Yeux

^ w/ Father Murphy

Xiu Xiu Release New Video for “New Life Immigration”

Watch the Video HERE