Photo Credit: Frank Gargani



Set To Perform First Four Albums – In Their Entirety – For Fans in New York, Chicago & Cleveland
Additional East Coast Shows Announced
Previously Announced West Coast Exclusive Acoustic Tour
Headlining Portland’s Pickathon Festival

X will present a special four-night engagement at Los Angeles’s The Roxy this July. The band will play their first four groundbreaking albums, in their entirety, performing the songs and albums exactly as they were recorded. Three more cities will get this exclusive engagement: New York, Chicago and Cleveland (see below for dates).

The series begins with the band’s debut, Los Angeles, followed by Wild Gift (both of which appear on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time), Under the Big Black Sun and finally finishing the fourthnight with More Fun in the New World the band will play for one hour each night, rotating albums. A number of songs (“Bad Thoughts”, “Come Back to Me”) have never been performed live – they will all be performed that night! This also means band members will play instruments you’ve never seen them play before–Billy on sax, DJ on vibes. It’s going to be four nights of special music not to be missed!

In-between, the band will perform their amazing live electric show for fans in Boston, Philly, Pittsburgh, Ferndale and Grand Rapids, MI.  In addition, X are planning an exclusive west coast acoustic trek culminating with a headlining spot on the Portland, OR based Pickathon Festival” on August 2 and 3.  This marks the first time all four original members (Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake) have left the electric guitars behind and will play X material acoustically.

The L.A. punk scene in the late ‘70s saw its share of greatness, but few acts were as talented as the now world-class, live, rock ‘n’ roll band X. Their 2008 13-31 Tour across the U.S. was extraordinary, celebrating the band’s 31st anniversary. 2009 shaped up to be just as amazing for the veteran rockers, with appearances at SXSW and Coachella Festivals, along with their own “X – TRL” Tour, where fans helped select each night’s set list.  In 2011, X celebrated the 31st anniversary of the legendary album, Los Angeles, one that not only defined their career, but an entire musical era as well. The band also celebrated the re-release of their landmark award-winning rock-umentary, X: The Unheard Music.

X remains John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.  

Full X Summer Itinerary:

The Roxy Theatre

July 10                   X to play Los Angeles

July 11                   X to play Wild Gift

July 12                   X to play Under the Big Black Sun

July 13                   X to play More Fun in the New World

July 17                   X at the OC Fair with Bad Religion                    Orange County, CA

West Coast Acoustic Tour

July 19                  Pappy & Harriets                                      Pioneer Town, CA

July 20                   Belly Up                                                 Solano Beach, CA

July 23                   Slo Brew                                                San Luis Obispo, CA

July 24                   PAC                                                       Grass Valley, CA

July 26                   City Winery                                            Napa, CA

July 30/31              Triple Door                                             Seattle, WA

Aug 2/3                  Pickathon                                               Portland, OR *

East Coast/Mid-West Tour

August 18            Center Stage                                             Atlanta, GA

August 20            Black Cat                                                  Washington, DC

August 21            City Winery – X to play Los Angeles             New York, NY

August 22            City Winery – X to play Wild Gift                 New York, NY

August 23            City Winery – X to play Under the Big Black Sun           

August 24            City Winery – X to play More Fun in the New World

August 26            The Sinclair                                                                  Cambridge, MA

August 28            The Trocadero                                                               Philadelphia, PA

August 29            Webster Theater-TNT Fest-X to play Los Angeles             Hartford, CT

August 31            Alter Bar                                                                       Pittsburgh, PA

September 2      City Winery – X to play Los Angeles                               Chicago, IL

September 3      City Winery – X to play Wild Gift                                    Chicago, IL

September 4      City Winery – X to play Under the Big Black Sun             Chicago, IL

September 5      City Winery – X to play More Fun in the New World          Chicago, IL

September 6      The Magic Bag                                                              Ferndale, MI

September 8      The Pyramid Scheme                                                    Grand Rapids, MI

September 9      Music Box Supper Club – Concert Hall – X to play Los Angeles      Cleveland, OH

September 10   Music Box Supper Club – Concert Hall – X to play Los Angeles      Cleveland, OH

September 11   Music Box Supper Club – Concert Hall – X to play Los Angeles      Cleveland, OH

September 12   Music Box Supper Club – Concert Hall – X to play Los Angeles      Cleveland, OH

*Headlining the Pickathon Festival

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