The State Theatre and Forefront Events today announced the first show of the 2017 State Theatre Presents Summer Concert Series at Thompson’s Point, with The xx set for Friday, May 26. Tickets, which are $40 in advance and $45 on the day of the show, go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 by calling 800-745-3000, in person at the Port City Music Hall Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays, and online at
The xx was founded by Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith when the band members were still in high school. The xx’s debut self-titled album, blending electronic, indie rock and pop, came out in 2009 and spawned the hit single “Crystalized.” A follow up album came out in 2012, and the band will release their latest album, “I See You,” on Jan. 13.
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