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The xx’s Oliver Sim cancels upcoming ’Hideous Bastard’ solo tour


The xx bassist and vocalist Oliver Sim has canceled his upcoming tour dates in support of his debut solo album, Hideous Bastard.

In an Instagram post, Sim writes, “Part of the reason Hideous Bastard came to be was imagining playing the songs live. But timing is everything and sometimes things don’t quite come together the way we’d hoped.”

“The shows booked for September and October are sadly not able to happen so we’ll have to wait a little longer to hear these songs in a room together,” Sim continues. “I’m sorry for any inconvenience cause but I look forward to putting on a truly hideous show for you very soon.”

If you’re disappointed by the news, your heart may be warmed by a comment left by Sim’s The xx bandmate Romy Madley Croft, who writes, “When the time is right I’ll be in the front row.”

Hideous Bastard will be released September 9.

The xx’s most recent album is 2017’s I See You.

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