jj Releasing New Record on Secretly Canadian, Touring with The xx (Knitting Factory, Webster Hall)

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The forthcoming album by Sweden’s mysterious jj, jj nº 3, will be released in the US on March 9, 2010 by Secretly Canadian in conjunction with Sincerely Yours. For those of you who may have missed it, jj’s most recent album, jj nº 2, earned a “Best New Music” nod from Pitchfork in 2009. Starting in March of this year, jj will embark on a North American tour in support of jj nº 3 with UK’s The xx, where I’m sure they will spend many a night arguing over who has the most minimalist band name and album name. jj will be headlining a show at The Knitting Factory on March 30, 2010 (Buy Tickets) and jj will be supporting The xx at (an as of yet unannounced date at a just confirmed date at) Webster Hall on March 31, 2010 (Tickets TBA). (The upside of all this is that I won’t be forced to see The xx at Terminal 5 when they open for Hot Chip.)

All jj and xx tour dates after the jump.

The xx w/ jj 2010 Tour Dates
03/22/10 Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge LA *
03/23/10 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL *
03/24/10 Variety Playhouse – Atlanta GA *
03/25/10 Cats Cradle – Carrboro NC *
03/26/10 Big Ears Festival – Knoxville TN *
03/28/10 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue – Washington DC *
03/29/10 First Unitarian Church Sanctuary – Philadelphia PA *
03/30/10 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY #
03/31/10 Webster Hall – New York, NY *
04/02/10 Paradise – Boston, MA *
04/03/10 Le National – Montreal QC *
04/04/10 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON *
04/05/10 Wexner Center – Columbus OH *
04/06/10 Buskirk-Chumley Theater – Bloomington IN *
04/08/10 Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL *
04/09/10 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis MN *
04/12/10 The Nightlight Lounge – Bellingham WA *
04/13/10 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver BC *
04/16/10 Bottom of The Hill – San Francisco CA #

* The xx w/ jj
# jj headlining

Hot Chip w/ xx 2010 Tour Dates
04/16/10 Fox Theater – Oakland CA
04/19/10 Riviera Theatre – Chicago IL
04/20/10 Koolhaus – Toronto ON
04/22/10 Terminal 5 – New York NY
04/24/10 9:30 Club – Washington DC

The xx 2010 International Tour Dates
01/11/10 Stuttgart, Germany – Longhorn
01/12/10 Hamburg, Germany – Grunspan
01/13/10 Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
01/14/10 Groningen, Netherlands – Eurosonic
01/15/10 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
01/16/10 Aarhus, Denmark – Vox Hall
01/18/10 Oslo, Norway – Garage
01/19/10 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Slussen
01/20/10 Gothenburg, Sweden – Pusterviksbaren
01/21/10 Malmo, Sweden – Debaser
01/22/10 Berlin, Germany – Astra
01/29/10 Brisbane, Australia – Laneways
01/30/10 Sydney, Australia – Laneways
01/31/10 Melbourne, Australia – Laneways
02/01/10 Auckland, Australia – Laneways
02/03/10 Melbourne, Australia – Corner Hotel
02/05/10 Adelaide, Australia – Laneways
02/06/10 Perth, Australia – Laneways
02/07/10 Singapore – Laneways
02/11/10 Lille, France – Grand Mix
02/12/10 Angouleme, France – La Nef
02/13/10 Nantes, France – Olympic
02/14/10 Toulon, France – Midi Festival
02/16/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
02/17/10 Brussels, Belgium – AB
02/18/10 Paris, France – La Cigale
02/20/10 Saint-Malo, France – Route du Rock Winter
02/21/10 Strasbourg, France – Laiterie
02/23/10 Rome, Italy – Brancaleone
02/24/10 Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
02/25/10 Munich, Germany – Backstage Werk
02/27/10 Cologne, Germany – Essikfabrik
03/01/10 Brighton, England – Komedia
03/03/10 London, England – Shepherds Bush Empire
03/05/10 Birmingham, England – Birmingham Academy 2
03/06/10 Manchester, England – Manchester Academy 2
03/08/10 Leeds, England – Cockpit
03/09/10 Edinburgh, Scotland – Studio 24
03/10/10 Liverpool, England – Kazimer

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