The xx @ Covo Club, Bologna 10/17/09

By Amrit Singh / October 19, 2009 - 11:49 am

It took them twelve hours to get there, thanks to a broken down tour bus that forced a hellishly long train ride, but the xx eventually made it to Bologna, Italy’s Covo Club, at 11PM, working through their excellent debut xx and a cover of Womack & Womack’s “Teardrops” to a very sold-out crowd. (Some 150 people lined the sidewalk hoping in vain to get in, says photographer Elena Morelli.) The band’s soon on their way to here for a few CMJ-related sets before bouncing back to Europe for a string of dates. If you can’t make it for the NYC fall classic, though, they’ve got a bunch of US dates lined up. Plan accordingly, pray for operational tour buses:

10/21 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (CMJ)
10/22 – New York, NY @ Apple Store SoHo (7PM)
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg (w/School Of Seven Bells)(CMJ)
10/27 – Brighton, UK @ Audio
10/28 – London, UK @ Village Underground
10/29 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ EKKO
10/30 – Luxembourg @ Luxembourg City Exit 07
10/31 – Brugge @ Music In Mind Festival
11/02 – Stuttgart @ Universum Club
11/03 – Frankfurt @ Nachtleben
11/04 – Prague @ Klub 007
11/05 – St. Gallen @ Theater Palace
11/06 – Fribourg @ Le Transformateur
11/07 – Zurich @ Mascotte
11/09 – Barcelona @ Razzmatazz
11/11 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time at Pure
11/15 – Washington, D.C. @ DC 9
11/16 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11/17 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
11/19 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
11/20 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/24 – Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento State University
11/25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
11/26 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Commodore Ballroom
11/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
11/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
12/01 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
12/02 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix
12/03 – Montreal, Quebec @ Les Saints
12/05 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall