Critically acclaimed trio the XX have been forced to cancel the remainder of their European tour following the death of singer-guitarist Romy Madley Croft’s father.
The affected dates will be re-scheduled for later this year and at time of writing, the band’s tour dates in the UK, US and Japan remain unaffected.
The band, who broke through with their self-titled debut in 2009, have cancelled the following dates:
Rome Brancaleone, Rome, Italy (Feb. 23)
Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy (Feb. 24)
Tonhalle, Munich, Germany (Feb. 25)
E Werk, Cologne, Germany (Feb. 27)
The XX, whose sound skillfully straddles an indie sensibility with dance beats, topped off 2009 with a numbernine placing in Rolling Stone’s Albums of 2009 while securing a number six slot in NME’s Future 50 list. They were also named Band of the Week by Spinner before the release of their debut album.
Originally a four-piece, the band was forced to downsize after keyboardist Baria Qureshi left band citing exhaustion caused by a punishing work schedule.