CHINATI PRESENTS: THE XX



All reservations for this show have now been claimed.

The Chinati Foundation is pleased to announce a free concert by the English band the xx on Monday, April 7, 2014. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. and will take place in the Arena, on the museum grounds. This performance is part of the museum’s ongoing Chinati Presents series.

The xx includes Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, and Jamie Smith. The band was formed in 2008 in the London borough of Wandsworth and released its self-titled debut album in July 2009. Featuring layered, atmospheric arrangements of synthesizer, bass, and vocals, the album won Britain’s Mercury Prize for Best Album in 2010. The group released their second album, Coexist, in September 2012. The Guardian has described their work “as spare and enigmatic as their curious name” and their performances as retaining “the mystery of a unique, extraordinary experience.”

Their concert at Chinati follows headlining sets at Coachella and Lollapalooza, sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, and an eleven-day residency at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. According to the band, “We decided to play some shows in towns we’ve never played before, to try out some new things. These shows will be in smaller venues with a stripped down production.”

Please note that Chinati members and tri-county residents will be given first access to a limited number of tickets.  Chinati members may reserve on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, February 24.  Tri-country residents may reserve on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Wednesday, February 26. Tickets for the performance are free but limited and should be reserved in advance. There is a two-ticket limit per person.  Membership or local residency does not guarantee your reservation.  To become a member or to renew your membership, please visit our membership page or call 432.729.4362.

Chinati members can make early reservations by calling the museum Monday, February 24 – Friday, February 28, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tri-county area residents may reserve in person by visiting the Chinati front office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 26 – Friday, February 28 with proof of residence.

Beginning Monday, March 3, tickets will be available to the general public, at which point all reservations must be made through the Chinati website.

Chinati Presents is a series of lectures, performances, and presentations launched in 2013 that continues Donald Judd’s tradition of hosting contemporary artists, writers, and musicians in Marfa.


Chinati’seducational and public programming is supported with generous grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Brown Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, The Hearst Foundations, Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, City of Marfa, Permian Basin Area Foundation, Rosenthal Family Foundation, Warren Skaaren Charitable Trust, Tillapaugh Public History Fund of Permian Basin Area Foundation, and Susan Vaughan Foundation.