LA’s own punk legends X will embark on a 32 date US tour in celebration of their 40th anniversary—commencing May 1st Albuquerque New Mexico, and ending in Philadelphia on September 22nd

The tour will see original members Exene Cervenka, John Doe, D.J. Bonebrake and Billy Zoom rocking coast to coast, with the addition of musician Craig Packham contributing to drums and rhythm guitar.

On X’s website, Exene Cervenka writes this about the tour:

For a long time interviewers and X people we’ve met have asked us did you think when X started you’d still be playing together now? And our answer is surprisingly – No! Of course not! In 1976 I was 20; now I’m 60. How’s that for weird?! DJ Bonebrake, Billy Zoom, John Doe and Exene Cervenka are STILL together! We are still touring, and guess what? We now have Billy Zoom on saxaphone, DJ on vibes! We added another fine musician, Craig Packham to fill in on drums and rhythm guitar to make that happen. Our harmonies are somewhat perfected, our souls are still in tact, and against all odds, maladies and distractions, all the set backs and obstacles- we are still here! Just some friendly advice- you should probably come see us play while you still have the chance. Not that X is going away anytime soon! A couple weeks ago we were in the van coming home from a show, and started talking about this very exciting 40th Anniversary year coming up. Then Billy said: ” That’s nice. What are we doing for our 50th anniversary?” Aren’t you glad X is still around? I am!

— Exene

X’s 40th anniversary tour dates:

May 1: Historic El Rey Theater, Albuquerque, NM
May 3: Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
May 5: Knuckleheads, Kansas City, MO
May 6: Delmar Hall, St. Louis, MO
May 7: City Winery, Nashville, TN
May 8: Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte, NC
May 9: Cat’s Cradle, Carborro, NC
May 11: St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine, FL
May 12: Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 13: Beacham Theater, Orlando, FL
May 14: State Theater, St. Petersburg, FL
May 16: Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
May 18: One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
May 22: Heights Theater, Houston, TX
May 23: Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX
May 24: Mohawk, Austin, TX
May 25: The Kessler, Dallas, TX
July 2: Burger Boogaloo – Mosswood Park, Oakland, CA
Aug. 18: Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
Sept. 6: Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 8: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
Sept. 9: Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
Sept. 11: The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
Sept. 13: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 14: TBA, Milwaukee, WI
Sept. 15: TBA, Chicago, IL
Sept. 16: El Club, Detroit, MI
Sept. 17: Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Sept. 19: Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
Sept. 20: Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
Sept. 21: Stage48, New York, NY
Sept. 22: Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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