TOUR | The grunge-pop duo aim to take over the country this year.
The breakout duo are straight up fire these days, ahead of their forthcoming nationwide tour.
Off the heels of an acoustic reading of "I Still Wait for You" (watch here), XYLØ, fronted by Paige and Chase Duddy, return to electro-pop perfection with "Alive," a club vibe paired with moody house and delicious drops. "Wake up 'cause I'm on my way. 2 a.m. in the cab, and it's only Monday. And the driver knows my name--yeah, I hope that I am on your mind," Paige mutters, brazenly. "My head's out the window tonight. Staying up till the club shut down. Yeah, I've had too much so I had to get out. Tell me where you wanna go--back to your place, I don't mind. My head's out the window tonight."
The song, anchored with Paige's flighty but strong lead vocal, is "about needing an escape from your day to day life and finding the perfect person to do it with. To live is the rare… most people exist," the band said. "Alive" is just the latest in a long chain of impressive tracks, from "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" and "America" to "Afterlife," "Get Closer" (with the Chainsmokers) and the original version of "I Still Wait for You."
If you've read plenty about the duo here on Popdust, that's because we jumped on the bandwagon years ago. "It's been really interesting and cool," Chase once told us. "There's a 10-year age difference between Paige and I. I'm 10 years older than her. People probably expect, I imagine, since we're brother and sister, we grew up doing this together and working on this our whole lives. That really wasn't the case. This was an accident kind of thing. It's been more effortless than what people might think. We've only been working on it for a year and a half."
Their blood, sweat and tears are finally paying off. The moody duo are slated to mount their first-ever headlining tour this fall, launching Sept. 6 in Santa Barbara. They are expected to hit up such cities as Portland, Vancouver, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and every stop in between.
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Check out the tour dates below:
Sept 6 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Music Club
Sept 7 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Sept 9 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
Sept 10 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
Sept 12 - Portland, OR - Holocene
Sept 15 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Sept 16 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Sept 17 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
Sept 19 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Sept 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Miramar Theatre
Sept 21 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
Sept 22 - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
Sept 23 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
Sept 24 - Montréal, QC - Petite Campus
Sept 27 - Washington, DC - DC9
Sept 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
Sept 29 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
Sept 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Coda
Oct 3 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Purgatory Stage
Oct 4 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
Oct 6 - Houston, TX - The Studio at Warehouse Live
Oct 7 - Dallas, TX - Dada Dallas
Oct 10 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Oct 11 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Oct 12 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Oct 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram
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