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X - Downtown LAX proved once again why they are still a leader in the city of Los Angeles.  The band played a free show on Saturday, August 17th, as part of the Pershing Square live summer concert series.  Crowd estimates have now topped 7,500, easily making it the most popular show the series has ever produced!

“Looking out over the crowds, with the downtown skyscrapers as a backdrop behind us, was a pretty awesome experience for us in our hometown,” exclaimed X bass player and vocalist, John Doe.

Senior Recreation Director, Louise Capone, said “The downtown stage audience was great and for X to give back to the Los Angeles community was fantastic. The dept of Recreation and Parks was proud to be a part of it.”

The popular Saturday summer concert series included LA’s home grown rock legends, British pop stars and everything in between.  This summer featured the likes of the Psychedelic Furs, Bow Wow Wow, The Tubes, Dave Alvin and The Smithereens

Next Up:  X will join their east coast comrades, BLONDIE, as a Special Guest on their fall U.S. “No Principals Tour”.   Set to kick off September 5th, the bands will hit U.S cities including Atlantic City, Washington, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta and Philadelphia before wrapping October 4th in New York City at Roseland Ballroom.

Photo Credit:  Brandise Danesewish

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