Mark XX on your 2018 calendars, music fans, because acclaimed indie rock band The xx will be bringing its unique brand of music to Kuala Lumpur in January.

Presented by Upfront Arena, the band’s ‘I See You Tour Asia’: Live in Kuala Lumpur show will be held on Jan 25, 2018, at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC).

Formed in London in 2005, The xx comprises Romy Madley Croft (vocals, lead guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals, bass guitar), and Jamie Smith, also known as Jamie xx (beats, MPC sampler). It gained a global following thanks to its signature intimate and minimalist musical style.

The trio rose from obscurity to win the 2010 Mercury Prize for its self-produced debut album xx, which included hits like Heart Skipped A Beat, VCR, Islands and Crystalised. The band has released two more albums since – 2012’s Coexist and I See You earlier this year.

With I See You, The xx revealed a more playful, eclectic and expansive musical direction, winning over critics and fans alike with singles such as On Hold and Say Something Loving.

Earlier this year, the band completed seven sold-out shows at the 02 Brixton Academy in London, setting a record for the longest run of sold-out shows at the legendary venue.

Ticketing details

Tickets are priced at RM 220 (early bird), RM 270 (pre-sale), RM 330 (regular), and will be available for sale at 10am on Oct 18 through Ticketpro (all tickets subject to a ticketing fee of RM 4).

The early bird promo period will end at 10pm on Oct 19, after which pre-sale tickets will go on sale officially at 10am, Oct 20.

Fans who sign up to the band’s email list at The xx’s website will be able to purchase tickets earlier via a special fan-exclusive presale.

For more information, visit Upfront’s event page. The event is organised by Freeform, and presented by Upfront Arena, which will also be bringing indie folk band Fleet Foxes in January.