X Announces Additional Summer Tour Dates

X Announces Additional Summer Tour Dates

The iconic punk rock band, X, have announced additional dates to be added to their spring/summer tour plans. Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake will join The Damnedfor two co-headline dates; in Chicago on May 30, as well as an appearance at the Orange County Fair in California on July 6. Additional summer tour dates announced below will feature an exciting variety of supporting acts such as Dead Rock West, Skating Polly, Folk Ukeand the Reverend Horton Heat. All of this in addition to the joint tours already announced with Violent Femmes in May, Squeeze in September and additional dates still to be announced in the near future!

The quartet will also hit several high-profile festivals this summer including; May 2 in Hermosa Beach, CA at a VIP party for the Beach Life Festival, in Dallas, TX for the KAABOO Festival on May 11 and Camp Anarchy Festival on May 31in Thornville, OH.

X recently announced the reissuing and remastering of their first four classic albums via their collaboration with Fat Possum Records. Los Angeles (1980) was released on February 22nd, Wild Gift (1981) on March 22nd, while Under The Big Black Sun (1982) and More Fun In The New World (1983) recently came out on April 12th. In addition, the band recently re-entered the recording studio for the first time since 1984. In two days, with producer Rob Schnapf, five new songs were recorded and release plans are pending.

Formed 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. X's first two studio albums, Los Angelesand Wild Giftare ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 greatest albums of all time. 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. In 2017, the band celebrated their 40th anniversary in music with a Grammy Museum exhibit opening, a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles and being honored at a Los Angeles Dodgers game, where Exene threw out the first pitch and John Doe sang the National Anthem. The band continues to tour with the original line-up.

X on Tour
May 02 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Beach Life Festival (VIP Party) *
May 03 - Big Bear, CA - The Cave (w/Dead Rock Fest)
May 05 - San Diego - Humphrey's (w/ Violent Femmes)
May 07 - Phoenix - Van Buren (w/ Violent Femmes)
May 09 - Austin, TX - ALC Live (w/ Violent Femmes)
May 10 - Houston, TX - HOB (w/ Violent Femmes)
May 11 - Dallas, TX - KAABOO Festival *
May 13 - San Antonio - The Aztec (w/ Violent Femmes)
May 14 - Tulsa, OK - Caines (w/ Violent Femmes)
May 16 - Memphis, TN - Graceland (w/ Violent Femmes)
May 17 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant (w/ Violent Femmes)
May 21 - Detroit, MI - El Club (w/ Skating Polly)
May 22 - Kent, OH - The Kent Stage (w/ Skating Polly)
May 24 - Albany, NY - The Skyloft (w/ Skating Polly)
May 25- Holyoke, MA - The Gateway City Arts (w/ Skating Polly)
May 28 - Pawling, NY - Daryl's House (w/ Skating Polly)
May 30 - Chicago, IL - HOB (w/The Damned)
May 31 - Thornville, OH - Camp Anarchy Festival *
June 20 - Ft. Collins, CO - Washington's (w/Dead Rock West)
June 22 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads (w/Dead Rock West)
June 23 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room (w/Folk Uke)
June 25 - Louisville, KY - The Mercury Ballroom (w/Folk Uke)
June 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest (w/Folk Uke)
June 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Rock the Garden (w/Folk Uke)
July 1 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Tower Theatre (w/Folk Uke)
July 3 - Santa Fe, NM - The Bridge Patio (w/Folk Uke)
July 6 - Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre (w/ The Damned & Revered Horton Heat)
September 6 - Arvada, CO - Aravada Center (w/ Squeeze)
September 7 - Park City, UT - Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater (w/ Squeeze)
September 9 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox (w/ Squeeze)
September 10 - Salem, OR - Elsinore Theatre (w/ Squeeze)
September 12 - Oakland, CA - The Fox Theater (w/ Squeeze)
September 22 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle (w/ Squeeze)

More X tour dates to be announced soon...

*Festival Date

Photo credit: Gary Leonard

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