Xiu Xiu Reissue The Air Force, Announce Tour

Six years after it’s original release, and long out-of-print, Xiu Xiu’s groundbreaking The Air Force makes its return this fall. Xiu Xiu frontman, Jamie Stewart, and his brother, long-time Xiu Xiu designer, Joe Stewart, have since completely re-imagined the album packaging, remastered the tracks and pressed the record on 180 gram black vinyl.The Air Force will be available on October 9, just in time for Xiu Xiu’s worldwide tour supporting Swans.

Per fan requests, Xiu Xiu’s set-list for this tour will be comprised of B-sides, “deep cuts,” rarities and 7″ songs, many of which have never been played live before. Via e-mail, Xiu Xiu turned to their fans to determine which choices would eventually make the final cut.

TOUR DATES

Aug 28, 2012 – Gallery 5, Richmond, VA BUY TICKETS

Aug 29, 2012 – Golden West Cafe, Baltimore, MD +

Aug 30, 2012 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY #

Sep 2, 2012 – APK Live, London, Canada

Sep 3, 2012 – Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL ^

Sep 6, 2012 – Venue, Vancouver, Canada *

Sep 7, 2012 – Neumos, Seattle, WA *

Sep 8, 2012 – Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR *

Sep 10, 2012 – Regency Center Grand Ballroon, San Francisco, CA *

Sep 11, 2012 – Music Box @ The Fonda, Los Angeles, CA *

Sep 12, 2012 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ *

Sep 14, 2012 – La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX *

Sep 15, 2012 – Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX *

Sep 16, 2012 – Trees, Dallas, TX *

Sep 18, 2012 – ACM @ UCO Performance Lab, Oklahoma City, OK *

Sep 19, 2012 – Beaumont Club, Kansas City, MO *

Sep 20, 2012 – Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE *

Sep 21, 2012 – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN *

Sep 22, 2012 – Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI *

Sep 24, 2012 – Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO *

Oct 11, 2012 – Kings Arms, Auckland (NZ)

Oct 14, 2012 – This Is Nowhere, Perth (AUS)

Oct 17, 2012 – Goodgod, Sydney (AUS)

Oct 18, 2012 – Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane (AUS)

Oct 19, 2012 – Gasometer, Melbourne (AUS)

Oct 25, 2012 – TBA, Rome (IT)

Oct 26, 2012 – Ravenna, Bronson (IT)

Oct 27, 2012 – Auditorium Malchovic, Verona (IT)

Oct 28, 2012 – TNT, Jesi (IT)

Oct 30, 2012 – Tvornica, Zagreb (HR)

Oct 31, 2012 – Korjaamo, Helsinki (FI)

Nov 1, 2012 – Revolver, Oslo (NO)

Nov 2, 2012 – Ahoi Pop Festival, Linz (AT)

Nov 3, 2012 – PMK Bogen, Innsbruck (AT)

Nov 4, 2012 – K4, Nuernberg (DE)

Nov 5, 2012 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden (DE)

Nov 6, 2012 – Theater Am Palais, Erfurt (DE)

Nov 7, 2012 – Beatpol, Dresden (DE)

Nov 8, 2012 – Cafe Cairo,Wuerzburg (DE)

Nov 9, 2012 – TBA, Brno (CZ)

Nov 10, 2012 – Arena, Wien (AT)

Nov 11, 2012 – Klub Strahov 9007, Prague (CZ)

Nov 12, 2012 – Baustelle Kalk, Koeln (DE)

Nov 13, 2012 – Eureka, Zwolle (NL)

Nov 14, 2012 – Trix, Antwerp (BE)

Nov 15, 2012 – Karlstorbahnhof,Heidelberg (DE)

Nov 16, 2012 – Musiques Volantes Festival, Metz (FR)

Nov 17, 2012 – Fri-Son,Fribourg (CH)

+ w/ Celebration

# w/ Les Bon Hommes (Greg Saunier of Deerhoof), Talk Normal

^ w/ Mister Lies

* w/ Swans

LINKS

Pre-order Xiu Xiu’s The Air Force re-issue: www.polyvinylrecords.com/airforce

Listen to The Air Force‘s “Boy Soprano” cover by Accelerated Readers:

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