Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches Team Up for Split Seven-Inch, North American Tour

Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches Team Up for Split Seven-Inch, North American Tour
Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches both specialize in dark and gloomy sounds, so it's only fitting that these two acts will be joining forces for what's bound to be a very bleak split seven-inch and tour.

The single will be out on Record Store Day (April 21). Xiu Xiu's half of the split will feature a cover of Erasure's "Always," while Dirty Beaches' side will boast his version of Françoise Hardy's "Tu Ne Dis Rien."

In May, the two acts will link up for a North American tour that includes Canadian stops in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Then, later in the month, Xiu Xiu will come to Vancouver with Montreal-based psych-mongers Yamantaka//Sonic Titan.

See Xiu Xiu's tour schedule below. This busy itinerary will give the band a chance to promote their new album, Always, which is due out March 6 through Polyvinyl Records. The video for "Hi" is streaming at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.

Tour dates:

3/11 Den Bosch, Netherlands - FebriQ Festival

3/12 Bristol, England - The Fleece

3/13 Manchester, England - The Ruby Lounge

3/14 Glasgow, Scotland - The Captain's Rest

3/15 Brighton, England - Sticky Mikes Frog Bar

3/16 London, England - Rich Mix

3/17 Lille, France - La Peniche

3/18 Paris, France - Point Ephemere

3/19 Strasbourg, France - Stimultania

3/21 Bordeaux, France - Le Saint Ex

3/22 San Sebastian, Spain - Lugaritz

3/23 Murcia, Spain - Microsonidos

3/24 Barcelona, Spain - Sala Be Cool

3/25 Santander, Spain - Black Bird

3/27 Madrid, Spain - Teatro Lara

3/28 Valencia, Spain - El Loco

3/29 Seville, Spain - Malandar

3/31 Marseille, France - Grim

4/1 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Grabenhalle

4/2 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv Club

4/3 Milan, Italy - Salumeria della Musica

4/5 St. Petersburg, Russia - Zal Ozhidaniya Club

4/6 Moscow, Russia - Avant Fest

4/7 Istanbul, Turkey - Salon IKSV

4/9 Vienna, Austria - WUK

4/10 Munich, Germany - Kranhalle

4/11 Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg

4/12 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel

4/13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Stengade 30

4/14 Stockholm, Sweden - Strand

4/16 Amsterdam, Netherlands - OT301

4/17 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique

4/18 Ghent, Belgium - Vooruit

5/1 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade

5/2 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *

5/3 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *

5/4 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *

5/5 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs *

5/7 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse *

5/8 Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery *

5/10 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa *

5/11 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks *

5/12 Toronto, ON - Lee's Place *

5/14 Pontiac, Michigan - Crofoot Ballroom - Pike Room *

5/15 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme *

5/17 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *

5/18 Madison, WI - Memorial Union Terrace *

5/19 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club *

5/21 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room *

5/22 Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot Saloon

5/23 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *

5/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *

5/27 Seattle, WA - Neumos ^

5/28 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret ^

5/29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge ^

5/31 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill ^

6/1 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock ^

6/2 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar ^

6/5 Marfa, TX - Padre's ^

6/6 Austin, TX - The Mohawk ^

6/7 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks ^

6/8 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree ^

6/9 Atlanta, GA - The Earl ^



* with Dirty Beaches and Father Murphy

^ with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and Father Murphy