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The xx announce UK and European tour through fan mail

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The xx announce UK and European tour through fan mail

The xx have announced a massive UK and European tour by sending letters to their fans.

The electronic pop duo - comprised of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie xx - will head out in support of the eagerly-anticipated third studio album, 'I See You', which comes out on January 13, 2017.

The tour kicks off at Stockholm Hovet in Sweden on February 8 and winds up at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales on March 17.

And several fans have been sent letters announcing the shows and some even claim to have been sent free tickets in the post.

The note shared by several fans on social media site Instagram, reads: "We would like to invite you (and a friend) to our show at Mitsubishi Electric Hall in Dusseldorf on February 28th 2017.

Your name will be on the guest list at the venue where you can pick up your tickets on the night of the show

xx The xx (sic)"

On Hold' is the lead single from The xx's new album 'I See You', which is released on January 13, 2017.

Announcing the record, they said: "We know these are uncertain times and we hope the joy & love we found making the record will get out into the world, in however small a way."

Their third studio album is the follow-up to 2012's 'Coexist'.

The xx teased the record by sharing a playlist of music they'd been listening to in a bid to get inspired.

Tracks they'd chosen to share included Aretha Franklin's 'Day Dreaming', Solange's 'Weary', Drake's 'With You', Frank Ocean's 'Ivy' and Radiohead's 'Ful Stop'.

Meanwhile, they also announced their first tour in two years, which takes place in November and December in Eastern Europe and Japan.

The xx's UK and European tour dates for 2017 are as follows:

FEBRUARY

08 - Sweden, Stockholm Hovet

10 - Denmark, Copenhagen Forum

12 - Germany, Hamburg Sporthalle

13 - Holland, Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall

14 - France. ParisZénith

17 - France, Strasbourg Zénith

18 - Switzerland, Basel St Jakobshalle

20 - Italy, Milan Mediolanum Forum

21 - France, Lyon Halle Tony Garnier

23 - Austria, Vienna Marx Hall

24 - Germany, Munich Zenith

25 - Germany, Berlin Arena

26 - Germany, Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle

28 - Germany, Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle

MARCH

01 - Belgium, Brussels Forest National

04 - UK, Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

05 - UK, Manchester, 02 Apollo

06 - UK, Manchester, 02 Apollo

08 - UK, London, 02 Academy Brixton

09 - UK, London, 02 Academy Brixton

10 - UK, London ,02 Academy Brixton

17 - UK, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena