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The xx

The xx are doing a pretty unconventional residency in NYC, as Pitchfork reports. They'll be playing 25 shows at Park Avenue's Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall from March 19-29, and each one only holds 40 people. $55 tickets are/were available here via internet, phone, and in person.

The event description reads:

The xx has made big noises across the pop landscape while barely raising their voices above an ear-grazing whisper. Their poignant, minimalist music is a tribute to their unflinching drive for originality, which has ensured their position as one of the most in-demand bands of our time.

After headlining major festivals and huge outdoor venues like Coachella and Lollapalooza and sold-out runs at quintessential venues like Radio City Music Hall, the Mercury Prize-winning trio comes to the Armory for a much more intimate experience. Defying perceptions of a traditional concert, the xx creates a site-specific environment to delve into uncharted levels of depth in their sound where dark and light collide as the memory of the outside world falls away. This uniquely voyeuristic and deeply personal setting is the perfect oasis for the band to perform, while in the process redefining their music and their relationship to the audience that surrounds them.

Originally commissioned by Manchester International Festival.

The Armory thanks Burberry for their support in this production of The xx.

Public support has been provided to by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the NYC Council.

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Tags: The xx

Comments (47)

Gone like the wind. Pretty shitty way to handle an on sale.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:08 PM

yeah these were sold out before any of the news even got reported anywhere besides twitter and the armory mailer.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:09 PM

Way too late, BV.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:09 PM

if you care about this, get your shit together

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:10 PM

Brilliant idea. Would love to see so many bands give this sort of thing a shot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:13 PM

Cannot wait for this. Got my two tix!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:16 PM

The only issue I see is that it might be difficult to walk the fuck out of one of these gigs. 40 people isn't a lot to cover you - could get embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:20 PM

Cool idea.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:22 PM

I'm an armory subscriber and wasn't notified. Eff 'em!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:23 PM

"The only issue I see is that it might be difficult to walk the fuck out of one of these gigs. 40 people isn't a lot to cover you - could get embarrassing."

Doesn't one 'walk the fuck out' of a show like this to make a statement, though?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:26 PM

I suspect these never really went on sale except to a few insiders. Straight to Stub Hub, see some listed for $399.99, lol. Oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:28 PM

$55 is a lot for a collective nap.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:28 PM

^ good point. Maybe I could do a kickstarter to raise the money to buy scalped tix and do a walk the fuck out for 25 straight nights?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:29 PM

If each night is 40 people figure probably 12-15 went to people who are affiliated with the venue. Then the difference went to people who that group of people told.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:31 PM

someone needs to figure out via twitter who all 40 people are for one show and have them sit on their hands the entire show and not make a sound.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:32 PM

i bought 2 for 2 shows so they were definitely on sale - but when i was looking there were only 3-4 available shows already

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:32 PM

wow - only $55,000 total?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:33 PM

Tix went on sale at 1pm

Posted by ME | December 12, 2013 4:33 PM

normally, a lot more people would be falling asleep at their shows, so 40 each performance really isn't that many

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:48 PM


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The Armory thanks Burberry for their support in this production of The xx.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:51 PM

That would be cool if Metallica did this.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:52 PM

This just won't be a tree falling in a 40 person forest. There has to be something else to it: live stream, filming for a future DVD or webcast, or something...

Posted by LJA | December 12, 2013 4:52 PM

^ that's way deep, man.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 4:59 PM

420 Why would anyone want to walk out? They are very good live. More BV stupidity on your part. 448 You too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 5:03 PM

defying the conceptions of a traditional blah blah blah

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 5:32 PM

$55 is a complete joke.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 5:57 PM

ding dongs

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 7:21 PM

Right up front, stare 'em down, walk the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 7:21 PM

The xx suck

Posted by Only Bill Is Real | December 12, 2013 7:44 PM

7:21 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 8:53 PM

Hi 5:03. It's nappy time, snookums.

Posted by Mama | December 12, 2013 9:03 PM

start a mosh pit

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 9:54 PM

I'm gonna take a ton of laxatives before hand and go GG Allin everywhere with my shit.

Posted by D | December 12, 2013 11:09 PM

who even gets embarassed walking out? if you really did go to see an opening act, that's the best time to leave, after the first or second song opnce the headliner starts playing. might as well go up front and give them a little death stare to get your money's worth. They are probably the only ones getting paid anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2013 11:12 PM

i like hummus

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 12:58 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 1:00 AM

Why would someone pay $55 to see a band play that has already played 2 shows that day, and probably not play as well because of it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 1:22 AM

because VIP, bb

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 1:34 AM

because ViPods

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 2:33 AM

you know you gave dead steve jobs a hard on with that comment

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 5:42 AM

11:12 has no sense of BV history. You must learn before you comment.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 6:48 AM

"Why would someone pay $55 to see a band play that has already played 2 shows that day, and probably not play as well because of it."

I am assuming you don't do well in your career.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 9:37 AM

The xx suck

Posted by Only Bill Is Real | December 13, 2013 10:03 AM

40 fans...which is to say their entire fanbase. Snoozefest. Go take some heroin instead. Way better time.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 12:43 PM

9:37- they aren't going to give it their all. They are just trying to make a ton of money so its a waste for someone that wants to rock out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 1:13 PM

What the fuck? Really?? I fucking subcribe to the Armorys email? NOTHING. What a fucking joke. And, you guys. Reporting on shit after the fact. WTF, really? Is your job to be on top of it. Dumb. This is all fucking dumb. Even me. I'm dumb for even following this site and thinking anything good can come of it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2013 1:37 AM

This is my favorite venue in NYC--the Armory drill hall is an incredible space. I'm so-so on the xx, but for fans this will be a real treat. I saw them at the also really nice Snug Harbor Music Hall on Staten Island last summer and enjoyed it. And BTW it was lousy with gorgeous women.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2013 12:48 PM

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