After celebrating their 40thAnniversary in style last year, X are ready to close out their 41styear with the announcement of their annual, west coast holiday show run. Beginning on November 23rdin San Francisco, for a pair of shows at the Fillmore, before heading north – hitting Petaluma, Portland and Seattle. X then head back to Southern California for shows in LA, Orange Country and San Diego. Joining the LA punk icons for the “A Los Angeles Story” tour will be Los Lobos, Jane Wiedlin’s new band – Elettrodomestico and another “Special Guest.” See below for full itinerary and for specific show line-ups.
X‘s four original members – Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake– quickly established the band as one of the best in the first wave of L.A.’s flourishing punk scene. Last year the quartet celebrated its 40thyear in music when X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles was unveiled at the Grammy Museum last October and held court on the second floor of the museum well into 2018. In a very special moment for the band last fall, they had the chance to celebrate with the red-hot L.A. Dodgers, where Exene threw out the first pitch and John Doe sang the National Anthem at one of Dodgers’ record-breaking season game winners.
In 1977, X quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in the first wave of LA’s flourishing punk scene; becoming legendary leaders of a punk generation. Featuring vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom, and drummer DJ Bonebrake, their debut 45 was released on the seminal Dangerhouse label in 1978, followed by seven studio albums released from 1980-1993. Over the years, the band has released several critically acclaimed albums, topped the musical charts with regularity and performed their iconic hits on top television shows such as Letterman and American Bandstand. X’sfirst two studio albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift are ranked by Rolling Stoneamong the top 500 greatest albums of all time. The band has now signed a deal with Fat Possum to re-release the bands first four albums. The band continues to tour with theoriginal line-up of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.
X “A Los Angeles Story” Tour Dates: Nov 23 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore * Nov 24 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore * Nov 25 – Petaluma, CA – Mystic ** Nov 27 – Portland, OR – The Crystal ** Nov 28 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox ** Dec 07 – Los Angeles, CA – NOVO *** Dec 27 – Orange Country, CA – Observatory *** Dec 28 – Orange Country, CA – Observatory *** Dec 29 – San Diego, CA – North Park *** Dec 30 – San Diego, CA – North Park ***
* X, Los Lobos, Elettrodomestico (Jane Wiedlin) ** X, Elettrodomestico (Jane Wiedlin) *** X, Los Lobos, Special Guest TBA