X, one of the leaders of the L.A. punk-rock movement, announce plans to continue touring throughout the year, celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band. Xis the last musical group out of the iconic “class of ’77”, that includes such greats as The Ramones, The Clash and The Sex Pistols, who remain intact and touring!
For the first time since 1980, X will be joined by Los Angeles album producer Ray Manzarek, and play the album in its entirety, at The Roxy during the Sunset Strip Music Festival on August 17th. Just prior to this historic show, the band reunites at the Indie West Fest in Ventura, CA on July 29th.
As announced earlier, the band will travel across the country for one East Coast show where they will, once again, join Pearl Jam as a special guest on their “Made in America” Festival with Jay Z, taking place on September 1 & 2ndinPhiladelphia.
After a West Coast tour this past May, the band headed across the pond for a sold-out European Summer run, where X once again joined Pearl Jam as their special guests. The bands hit Manchester, the Isle of Wight, Amsterdam, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and Norway, before wrapping up in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 10th. 13 shows in 9 countries!
This past November, X first joined Pearl Jam on their South American tour, visiting various parts of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico City for the first time. During the tour, leader of Pearl Jam – Eddie Vedder – joined X on-stage each night during their encore. The X song “Devil Doll” was recorded during these impromptu performances and Pearl Jamhas just released it as the ‘b’ side to their 2011 “TenClub Single,” available to Pearl Jam fan club members exclusively.
The L.A. punk scene in the late 70s saw its share of greatness, but few acts as talented as the now world-class, live, rock & roll band X. Their 2008 “13-31” Tour across the U.S. was really something special, 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 to helped select each night’s set list. Last year, X celebrated the 31st anniversary of the legendary album, Los Angeles, one that not only defined their career, but an entire musical genre as well. The band also celebrated the re-release of their landmark award winning rock-umentary, X: The Unheard Music.
The original line-up of X is John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.
X-35 Tour Itinerary: