X, the perennial L.A. punk-rockers, announce plans to continue touring throughout the year, celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band. X is the last musical group out of the iconic “class of ’77”, including such greats as The Ramones, The Clash and The Sex Pistols, who remain intact and touring!
After a West Coast tour this past May, the band is getting ready to head to Europe this month where X will once again join Pearl Jam as special guests on their European Summer Run. The bands will be hitting Manchester, the Isle of Wight, Amsterdam, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and Norway before wrapping up in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 10th.
This past November, X 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, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam– joined X on-stage each night during their encore. The X song “Devil Doll” was recorded during these impromptu performances and Pearl Jam has just released it as the ‘b’ side to their 2011 “TenClub Single,” available to Pearl Jam fan club members exclusively.
Once X returns from Europe, the band will continue with two West Coast shows; July 13th at Hollywood Park and July 29th, where they will join the Indie West Fest in Ventura, CA. The band will also 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 & 2nd in Philadelphia.
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 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. 2010 saw Ray Manzarek of The Doors fame, and producer of X’s first four records, join them on stage in San Francisco for two very special performances of the Album Los Angeles.
The original line-up of X is John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake.
Has it really been 35 years since Billy, John, Exene & DJ first came together as X… We’re still here, are you with us?
X-35 Tour Itinerary:
EUROPE with…PEARL JAM
We are heading across the pond! Sincere thanks to Pearl Jam for making this possible.
June 20/21 M.E.N. Arena Manchester, UK
June 23 Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight, UK
June 26/27 Ziggo Dome Amsterdamn, The Netherlands
June 29 Werchter Festival Werchter, Belgium
June 30 Main Square Festival Arras, France
July 2 O2 Arena Prague, Czech Republic
July 4/5 O2 Arena Berlin, Germany
July 7 Ericsson Globe Arena Stockholm, Sweden
July 9 Spektrum Oslo, Norway
July 10 ForumCopenhagen Copenhagen,Denmark
July 13 Hollywood Park Los Angeles, CA
July 29 Indie West Festival Ventura, CA
September 2 Made in America Festival Philadelphia, PA
More Dates TBA