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The xx Release “I Dare You” video

The xx today release a brand new music video for “I Dare You.” Taken from their acclaimed, number one album I See You, the “I Dare You” video is directed by Alasdair McLellan in collaboration with The xx and CALVIN KLEIN Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons. The video was filmed in Los Angeles at Lloyd Wright’s Sowden house and John Lautner’s Rainbow House and continues The xx’s longstanding visual collaboration with McLellan, who also directed the band’s “On Hold” and “Say Something Loving” videos, in addition to their collaboration on the It Could Be Love photo book zine.

Raf Simons also has had a longstanding appreciation of The xx—Jamie Smith, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim—and was drawn to the band’s recent work with McLellan. Seeing a connection between the videos and his own work at CALVIN KLEIN, Simons was pleased to collaborate on the third video of the trilogy, lending his eye to the architectural and atmospheric elements and utilizing an eclectic cast including Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, Paris Jackson, Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes.

Watch the “I Dare You” video HERE

Speaking about the video, the band say:

“We are so happy to share our new video for ‘I Dare You’. Our love letter to Los Angeles, a city close to our hearts where we wrote and recorded parts of our album I See You. This is the third video our friend, the wonderful Alasdair McLellan, has directed for us. He collaborated with a hero of ours, Raf Simons, on the creative concept and direction. It was amazing to work with both of them and such a pleasure to meet and work with Millie, Paris, Ashton, Lulu and Ernesto! Thank you to CALVIN KLEIN and everyone involved. We hope you enjoy watching! xx The xx”

Released in January via Young Turks, The xx’s third album I See You has been their biggest critical and commercial success to date, reaching number one in charts around the world. On Friday, the band also released a deluxe version of the album online, featuring three new songs: “Naïve,” “Seasons Run” and “Brave For You (Marfa Demo).”

Meanwhile, following a prestigious Main Stage slot as main support to Radiohead at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday (https://youtu.be/terwtMv4FYI?list=PLlJ6mcpK7uj5wwcEePqnU5OOYG5eTJeIY), The xx will continue to perform live across the globe. All the dates below, with further information from http://thexx.info/tour/

The xx Live 2017

Jun 29             Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

July 1               Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland

Jul 6                 NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal

Jul 10               Postepay Sound Rock In Roma, Rome, Italy

Jul 21               Splendour in the Grass, North Byron Parklands, Australia

Jul 25               Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore

Jul 28-30          Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan

Jul 29-30          Holiday Land Festival, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Aug 5              Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL

Aug 10            Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway

Aug 10-12       Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden

Aug 12            Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland

Aug 14            Sunset Festival, Tallinn, Estonia

Aug 15            Sunset Festival, Sigulda, Latvia

Aug 17            Pukklepop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium

Aug 18-20       Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

Aug 25            Zürich Openair, Zürich, Switzerland

Aug 27            Rock En Seine, St. Cloud, France

Aug 29            SWG3 Galvanizers Yard, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Aug 30            SWG3 Galvanizers Yard, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Sep 1               Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland

Sep 7-10          Bestival, Dorset, United Kingdom

Sep 10             Lollapalooza Festival, Berlin, Germany

Sep 24             Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, NV

Sep 26             Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA

Sep 27             Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA

Sep 29             The Forum, Inglewood, CA

Oct 3               Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO

Oct 6-8            Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX

Oct 9               Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Oct 10             The Great Saltair, Salt Lake City, UT

Oct 12             The Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK

Oct 13-15        Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX

Oct 13-15        III Points Festival, Miami, FL

Oct 17             Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta, GA

Oct 19             Champions Square, New Orleans, LA

Oct 21             Live Out Fest, Monterrey, Mexico

Nov 18-19       Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

The xx online:

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