Hot Chip touring with The xx in support of “One Life Stand”

Hot Chip will be playing a show on April 19, 2010 at Chicago’s Riviera Theater in support of their forthcoming album One Life Stand. Also on the bill for this show are The xx, one of 2009’s breakout bands.

One Life Stand is set for a February 1 release date, and features 10 new tunes. The album’s title track was also the lead single, released in early December 2009, with a remix by Carl Craig spotted in the wild. The band is currently on tour in Europe, with a US leg starting early April.

I was able to attend their live show last year on their Made In The Dark tour, and Hot Chip have one of the most lively and animated stage shows of any electronic band I’ve seen to date.

Joining Hot Chip for the Chicago date are The xx, still gigging to promote their 2009 breakout smash album Young Turks. Equal parts old soul and hipster panache, The xx played a sold-out date recently at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge, to rave reviews.

There’s also this limited-edition Hot Chip t-shirt designed by Nick Relph that’s hilarious (does it get any funnier than R Kelly in a Devo flowerpot lid?) as well as super-dope. Get yours here.

Keep an eye on this blog since I’m working on setting up (1) a ticket giveaway for the show and (2) a meet-and-greet with the bands.

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