Zola Jesus to tour with The XX

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Blake Gillespie | June 24, 2010

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It seems like only yesterday we were introducing Zola Jesus to Harmony Korine in an Austin taquería. Now she's about to hit the big stage with a fall tour alongside The XX.

Darkwave meets minimalist new wave sounds like a match made in wave heaven. Zola's epic ballads will soar now that she's performing with a four piece, including a live drummer. The XX invite won't begin until September 22, giving us all plenty of summer tour spots to jump on the Zola bandwagon before the name rings among the stars. The XX is the hype-of-the-moment tour friend, but Zola's summer dates are equally headline worthy as she shares the bill with Wolf Parade, Bear In Heaven and Fever Ray – melted vanilla face meets drippy black tar face!

Zola Jesus is releasing a yet-to-be titled EP on Sacred Bones on October 12. She will have copies available at her The XX dates. The EP contain the three European bonus tracks
from Stridulum II, and two previously unreleased tracks that
will be recorded in New York City next month.

Our little road warrior:

June
25 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
(w/ Dada Trash Collage, Jabon)
26 – Madison, WI – The Frequency (w/
Dada Trash Collage, Jabon)
27 – Chicago, IL – Schubas (w/ Dada
Trash Collage, Jabon)

July
03 – Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Festival
09 – New York, NY – South Street
Seaport (w/ Bear in Heaven)

13 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (w/ Wolf
Parade)

17 – Milwaukee, WI – Radio Summer Camp
(w/ Wolf Parade)
24 – Seattle, WA – Capital Hill Block
Part
25 – Portland, OR – Holocene (w/ Pete
Swanson, Slaves)
30 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre (w/ Wolf
Parade)
31 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater
(w/ Wolf Parade)

August
01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo – Part
Time Punks

September
06 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC (w/ Fever
Ray)

08 – London, UK – Brixton Academy (w/
Fever Ray)

09 – Paris, FR – La Cigale (w/ Fever
Ray)

With The XX:
22 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
23 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
25 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
October
01 – Montreal, QC – Place Des Arts –
Maissoneuve
02 – New York, NY – United Palace
Theatre
04 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theatre
05 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
06 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
08 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

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